Who is the club for?
We strive to be the most inclusive club in London and have something for everything, representing all disciplines of the sport. We foster an engaged community who make an outstanding contribution to their own club and the wider cycling community. Through an active volunteering programme, our members are encouraged to give back in a way that is a positive experience for everyone.
When are club rides?
What sort of speed and distance can I expect?
There are a range of rides that head out each Sunday, which are categorised by a speed rating from K1-K4. If you’re not sure you’ll be able to keep up, you can start with a slower K3 or K4 ride and build up to a faster paced ride. Club rides usually head into the Surrey Hills or towards Windsor but you’ll also regularly find rides heading into Sussex, Kent and the Chilterns. Rides tend to vary in distance from about 35 miles at the shortest to over 100 miles at the upper end.
Can I just turn up and ride?
If you are interested in joining the club, we ask that everyone attends a new joiner ride. These are a good introduction to the club and a chance to meet existing members.
Do I have to have a racing bike?
Most riders at the club run will be on a road bike but we do also have members taking CX and MTB rides out. We also have a thriving group of track riders. Enthusiasm for cycling and being part of a club are the most important things.
Do I have to live in Kingston?
We have members from all over London and even some members who live abroad.
How do I become a member?
How many women are members?
We currently have around 50 female members and a dedicated women’s area of the forum. Whether you want to ride socially or race, you’ll find the club welcoming and inclusive. We have dedicated women’s reps who you can chat with prior to joining to see if this is the right club for you.
What's the age range of members?
We have members from 16 to over 80. We do accept membership if you’re under 18, you get a junior rate but please contact us first by email.
I'm under 18 can I join?
If you are aged 16-18 we only require that you have a consent form signed by a guardian and returned to us before you are able to ride with the club. If you are under 16 we require you to have a ride guardian; they must be a member or willing to join the club to attend rides with you.
Can I race for the club?
We have a number of members who race across multiple disciplines. We are one of the top ranked BC clubs in the south east for road racing. We have lots of members who compete at time trials, from those on road bikes up to national level. There are a number of members who regularly race on the track, indoor and out.
What about CX and off-road?
We have an active cyclo-cross scene with several members racing both the London and Central CX Leagues, as well as hosting our own race at Bedfont Lakes each September. Several club members also compete in MTB events and many just enjoy hitting the North Downs for off-road social rides and training.