In light of the Government’s advice of 16 March 2020, and British Cycling’s statement today, 17 March 2020, all our club-organised rides are suspended until further notice.
Unfortunately, this includes all New Joiner Rides.
We will continue to monitor the situation in light with Government and British Cycling advice, so please do keep an eye on our website for any updates, or send us an email on [email protected] to let us know you’d like to join one of our rides and we’ll let you know when they start up again, because we’d love to hear from you!
In the meantime, ride safe and stay healthy.
Looking to join one of the friendliest cycling clubs in London? You’ve come to the right place.
If you fancy getting a flavour for what we are about, you can join one of our ‘new joiners’ rides’ that take place on the first Sunday of each month during our regular club run. Please contact us to register your interest and receive info on the meeting point and route details. We have a number of favourite routes and these can be seen here: Routes
If you enjoy your first ride with us, we will add you to a joining list and contact you when a space becomes available. You can then sign up and join the club.
When registering your interest please let us know if you are under-18 as you will be required to fill in a consent form and if you are under 16 you will need a ride guardian.
We meet every Sunday morning at 9am in the car park of the Laithwaites wine shop, at the junction of Portsmouth Road and Brighton Road in Surbiton.
Any non-member interested in riding and joining the club can sign up for the monthly dedicated new joiners ride by contacting us. This is a great way to experience Kingston Wheelers, meet members and be taught the basics of safe group riding. Once you have joined a club ride, you can apply to be added to the joining list. For more on this, please refer to our joining and membership page.
Most rides will stop for coffee and cake about halfway through the ride but some will ride non-stop, all will be advertised before they leave. Club runs can be anything from 40 miles and back within a couple of hours, to upwards of 100 miles riding all day!
Kingston Wheelers relies on all members to help out with all activities and duties the club needs to fulfils to serve its purpose. Whether this is helping lead a club ride on a Sunday morning, baking a cake, marshalling a road race or being on the committee, everyone has to do their part or the club won’t exist. As with all amateur sport the members serve the club as much as the club serves them. Volunteering is great fun, a good way to meet lots of members and to get to know them socially off the bike.
When you join Kingston Wheelers, you sign up and agree to the Members Terms, which require you to volunteer at least once a year to help the club. Kingston Wheelers has a duty to help maintain and develop cycling at a grassroots level. This requires us to put on events such as road races and time trials, not only for our members, but cyclist across the area and country. As one of the largest clubs in the south east we have obligations to the cycling community in helping maintain and grow the sport for current and future cyclists.
As well as open races, we also put on private events for our membership. These include yearly events such as the race skills day, club TT series, velodrome track days, club championship race, awards night, summer BBQ and much more. With such a wide range of events going on, everyone is required to pitch in and help where they can.
If you love cycling and want to get involved in all aspects of a great cycling club, then Kingston Wheelers is the club for you.