So you want to cycle but… why the but? Is it because you don’t own a bike. No problem with many bike loan schemes and charities lets try to help you get on the road.
Cycling on the road can be quite daunting. Due to the great work by Sustran in conjunction with many national councils, marked and segregated lanes have been provided to aid your journey. Here are some tips in what to wear and how to plan your route.
At the Black Cyclists Network (BCN), Our aim is to connect cyclists from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background. We also want to use our platform to encourage people of colour to take up cycling. We are a majority BAME club, But don’t let that put you off. We are an inclusive group. We welcome supporters and members from all backgrounds who share our vision.
Another wonderful glorious day on the bike for all members of the BCN group ride.If you were not there this is a morsel of what you missed and if this doesn’t whet your appetite i’m not sure what might 😀. There were even more new members joining us this weekend to try group riding for …
Are you coming back? this might seem an odd question but for us its important to know how we can best improve the ride to make sure you enjoy it. This club is a community for all cyclist to enjoy. So when we hear a positive reply it fills us with pride.Remember you make our …
Okay Okay we know its a shameless copy of the GCN intro but its so good we had to bite it 🙂. During lockdown in the UK we haven’t been able to group ride due to guidance by British Cycling. As of 18th of June they have advised group rides may restart but only in …
If you’d like to join us for a ride, please feel free to join us.
Due to Covid-19 guidelines we are meeting in separate areas to avoid groups of over 30.
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Saturday Club Ride Laps.
NO HELMET NO RIDE!
NO BRAKES NO RIDE! FIXED GEAR BIKES MUST HAVE FRONT BRAKE!
There will be 4 types of rider groups to accommodate all members:
- Group 4: Skills group (10-13mph). For riders who are new. This group covers the basics. Hand signalling, Group riding drills & Group riding etiquette. No drop.
- Group 3: Steady group (14-16mph).This group covers signalling, basic group riding rules, etiquette, some complex group drills.
- Group 2: Experienced group (17-19 mph). It is expected that you will know how to ride in a group. This group cover complex drills at a higher pace.
- Group 1: Fast group (20mph+). It is expected that you will know how to ride in a group.
This group cover complex drills at a race like pace.
Overall Difficulty 1 star⭐
Sunday Club Ride
Every three weeks. We head out to Essex, Windsor or Hertfordshire. Usually no more than 70 miles. Invitation only. Riders must have some decent level of fitness and have experience riding in a group.
Overall Difficulty Three Stars ⭐⭐⭐
Takes place once a month. Invitation only. Experienced riders. Riders must have a good level of fitness. Rides go beyond 100 miles such as London to Brighton and Back.
Overall Difficulty Five Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐