Welcome to Clapham Cycle
Each week we host rides heading out to the beautiful countryside of Surrey, Kent, Windsor Park, and Richmond Park. It’s important to note that this is not a serious, competitive cycling club. We do some challenging rides, but it’s as much about building a social group and having fun as it is the cycling. <br>
If you are new to distance cycling, or are worried about your pace, we encourage you to attend our Sunday Rides first. These run most weeks and typically it’s no more than a couple of laps of Richmond Park. This is a great way to improve your fitness, get to know the group, and get some advice on our Saturday rides.
Saturday Rides <br>
Our more challenging rides, between 35 - 70 miles and sometimes quite hilly. These are hosted every week, and range in difficulty and pace. <br>
Our social ride intro ride, a great way to build fitness.
A few drinks and a chat in the pub.
Want people to train or keep you company on a sportive? Many of our members are signed up for the likes of Ride London, London to Brighton, Dunwich Dynamo etc. We plan meetups beforehand prior to the events and have a whats-app group if you wish to do some extra training in addition to the normal rides. <br>
Please read out Do's & Donts before attending any of our rides (link below)
Pace Groups <br>
We will never allow more than 10 people in a group, so we if have more than one leader we will split into two or three groups. We will then split the pace the best we can, the faster riders in group 1 and so fourth. So 1 leader equals 10 cyclists, this is why you will see wait-list for a while until another leader confirms. <br>
RSVP Rules <br>
Our rides are getting very popular, please only RSVP if you are serious about coming. There is nothing worse than having no-shows and then people on the wait list missing out. If you no-show 3 times without 24 hours cancellation notice you will be removed from the group.
DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU ARE ON THE WAITLIST! - As the name suggests this is for the purpose of waiting in case we get drop outs. Keep a close eye on the group, more often than not we open the wait-list up once we have additional ride leaders confirmed.
<br> <br> Use Strava? <br>
We have our own club, please join! https://www.strava.com/clubs/199520
Join our group on facebook, this is where we post videos and photos of all the rides!
Like us on Facebook! This builds awareness and helps u grown the community. https://www.facebook.com/Clapham-Cycle-1021910764524300/ <br>
Want to lead or become an organizer? <br>
If you are/have any of the following: <br>
- An experienced road cyclist
- Good knowledge of Kent & Surrey
- Experience in leading rides
- A GPS device
Or a desire to learn... Please speak to me (txt/call 07583494184 or PM me) as we are seeking ride leaders/organizers for both Saturdays and Sundays.
<br>Happy Cycling :-)
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Saturday, December 17, 2016 8:30 AM
Saturday, December 17, 2016 6:00 PM