What we're about
Social Cyclists SEQ is a friendly social group for people who enjoy cycling, exploring the great outdoors of South East Queensland and meeting new people. The main focus of this group is to get like-minded people together cycling for fun, fitness, friendship and adventure. We welcome all backgrounds and fitness levels.
Our weekly rides are social, designed to suit riders who are confident and competent in cycling. Most of our rides are scheduled on weekends and from various locations around Brisbane. We ride on bike paths, shared pathways and on roads, with distances ranging from 30 km to 80+ km. Average speed is around 18-23kmph. The emphasis is on enjoyment and friendship, not on speed. And we’ll always stop for coffee and chat either half way or at the end of the ride.
Our events are not limited to road cycling, we will also include some easy to moderate mountain biking events, trips on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, other weekend adventures, dinner, movie nights, walks and more.
We aim to hold rides to suit all fitness levels. So before choosing a ride, please read through the event description and choose the ride that best suits your ability. Some riders will find the slower paced shorter rides more suitable, while others will enjoy a faster pace, longer distances and extra hills.
We are all about sharing and fostering a community of connected cyclists. We want members to feel proud of being part of this group – it’s your group too! We encourage members to be involved and share ideas. If you know a good bike ride location or would like to host an event, please let the organiser or the leadership team know.
If you’d like to join us, please answer all questions and upload a recognisable photo of yourself. This helps organisers and members to recognise each other at an event.
Personal Responsibility Principle:
Social Cyclists SEQ is not a registered organisation or an official cycling club. We do not offer or have public liability insurance of any kind. Principally it is just a group of people enjoying activities together.
Cycling can be a hazardous activity, particularly in traffic or among pedestrians. You must accept you are at risk and may suffer or cause injury or property loss or damage. You must take care to avoid injury or damage to yourself and others.
The event organisers and group leaders are volunteers. We do not claim to be experts in any way. Care is taken in the planning of events and you should read the event information before signing up for any event. By attending an event with this group, you agree that the event organisers and group leaders cannot be held responsible for any accident, injury, loss or damage that may occur as a result of your participation in the event.
You must agree to obey all road rules whilst on the ride.
Emergency Contact: When participating our events, members should carry some form of identification including emergency contact details. It’s a good idea as well to download the personal safety app ICE, in case of emergency ( http://icecontact.com )
RSVP status: We ask members to keep their RSVP status up to date. Members who RSVP for an event but are absent without changing their RSVP status to ‘No’, will be considered as a ‘no show’. We reserve the right to exclude members who accumulate 3 ‘no shows’ from future events.
We would like members to be active, inactive members who don’t attend an event for a period of 6 months may be removed from the group but can re-join if they wish to remain active.
Cost: To help cover the costs of running this Meetup group, a gold coin donation would be appreciated at each event. Regular members may choose to make an annual voluntary contribution of $5 or $10. Thank you for your support.
Look forward to meeting you!
Below is the link to Social Cyclists Facebook Group page. Please feel free to join, it would be fantastic to have you as part of the group.