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Membership Information

New riders start here

wobbly bikeThe club particularly welcomes those new to cycling or considering starting, and can provide advice on all aspects of cycling including types of bikes, clothing and equipment, preparation for rides, basic maintenance, cycle clothing, training plans and nutrition. We also offer training and advice on riding in groups, as well as providing opportunities to ride with other club members on easy-paced, social rides - which feature a cafe stop for tea and cake. There are also ladies rides, and for lady beginners and returning cyclists there are monthly Breeze rides. Any new riders are very welcome to come along and try a couple of our rides without obligation - see the full list of club rides

The links above will take you to more information on the various topics, but if you have any questions or need specific advice please contact the membership secretary, the clothing secretary or any of the ride contacts.

If you'd like to know more about the benefits of membership, look here.

Joining The Club & Membership Renewals

Membership applications and renewals can be processed through the website, using Paypal. Go to the membership store to purchase your membership. You can use your existing login details for the site, or if you haven't set up a login, you can register here. Alternatively, you can:

Membership runs for 12 months from the first day of the month following that in which you join. 

You can also edit your data from the menu.  If you have a query about membership, contact the Membership Secretary. If you have a query about the store operation, contact the web servant

The club is run entirely by volunteers, and we ask all members to help the club by marshalling or otherwise assisting at (at least) one of our promotions during the season, and to wear club kit in races and club training rides wherever possible.

Could all members and prospective members please read the Club Rules.

 

A note about first and second claim membership - this is only relevant to those who are members of two or more clubs. In that case, first claim is the club you wish to compete for, Second claim is another club you may join but cannot compete for. So, if you are joining one club only you are always first claim; it's nothing to do with renewals.

 

Benefits Of Membership

Club CollageThe membership of the club is from teenagers to members in their 90s! We have members that are just looking for fitness improvement or weight loss, members who take part in sportives and charity rides. We have those interested in time trialling and road racing and the club is involved with track cycling at Calshot and Reading.

Members of the club can take advantage of various offers and benefits, including discounts online and at local cycle shops and huge savings (up to 30% on top brands) on sports drinks, gels, etc. Some of our members save two or three times the cost of membership in this alone! See the Member Offers section of the site for more details. The club also subsidises club cycling clothing.

The club runs training and 'social and novice rides' every week, both during the week and at weekends. There are ladies-only rides.

Further information on the various offers, and details of administration of club purchases, can be found in the members forums section of this site. If you have any questions, please contact the Membership Secretary. Click here for information on joining FCCC.

Club members also have the benefit of lower prices (just £2 entry fee) on club Time Trials.

For those that like competition, the club has annual competitions, a lot of trophies and an annual awards dinner.

We have a forum that can be used to chat to other members and find local riders with similar interests, and there are regular club meetings, both social and informative, at 8.30pm on the first and third Fridays of every month at All Saints Hall, Chapel Lane, Hawley (at the junction with Fernhill Road). The first club night each month usually has a presentation or theme on topics such as Training and Sportives as well as providing an opportunity for members and prospective members to meet and chat. The third Friday is just a social gathering.

The club welcomes approaches from potential partners or suppliers who may have a product or service of possible interest to club members. Club members are also very welcome to suggest ideas and opportunities. Please contact the Membership Secretary.

Club Activities (2)

Most of the club's activities tend to be based on road cycling, although some members are also involved in mountain biking and track racing.

There are regular social/novice/training rides on Wednesdays and Sundays at different speeds as well as faster rides on Sundays, training rides on Saturdays and chaingang rides during the week. Please see the rides section for details. The club also helps to organise races and club members take part in the Surrey League racing. The club has weekly time trials on Thursday evenings during the summer and monthly events on Saturdays during the winter.

There is also a social side to the club and during the winter there are a number of social events including an annual dinner and prize-giving and a skittles evening, and other events are arranged throughout the year. There are regular 'club nights' at 8.30pm on the first and third Fridays of every month at All Saints Hall, Chapel Lane, Hawley (at the junction with Fernhill Road). The first club night each month usually has a presentation or theme on topics such as Training and Sportives as well as providing an opportunity for members and prospective members to meet and chat. The third Friday is just a social gathering.

Members of the club can take advantage of various offers and benefits, including discounts at local cycle shops and huge savings (up to 30% on top brands) on sports drinks, gels, etc. Some of our members save two or three times the cost of membership in this alone! See the Member Offers section of the site for more details. The club subsidises club cycling clothing.

The club has a number of qualified cycling coaches that are happy to help for track, racing, time trialling or other riding skills.

If you have any questions about membership, please contact the Membership Secretary.

Club Activities

Most of the club's activities tend to be based on road cycling, although some members are also involved in mountain biking and track racing.

There are regular social/novice/training rides on Wednesdays and Sundays at different speeds as well as faster rides on Sundays, training rides on Saturdays and chaingang rides during the week. Please see the rides section for details. The club also helps to organise races and club members take part in the Surrey League racing. The club has weekly time trials on Thursday evenings during the summer and monthly events on Saturdays during the winter.

There is also a social side to the club and during the winter there are a number of social events including an annual dinner and prize-giving and a skittles evening, and other events are arranged throughout the year. There is  a regular 'club night' at 8.30pm on the first and third Fridays of every month at All Saints Hall, Chapel Lane, Hawley (at the junction with Fernhill Road). The first club night each month usually has a presentation or theme on topics such as Training and Sportives as well as providing an opportunity for members and prospective members to meet and chat. The third Friday is just a social gathering.

Members of the club can take advantage of various offers and benefits, including discounts at local cycle shops and huge savings (up to 30% on top brands) on sports drinks, gels, etc. Some of our members save two or three times the cost of membership in this alone! See the Member Offers section of the site for more details. The club subsidises club cycling clothing.

The club has a number of qualified cycling coaches that are happy to help for track, racing, time trialling or other riding skills.

If you have any questions about membership, please contact the Membership Secretary.

Club publicity - flyers

To help publicise the club and hopefully attract new members, Bob has very kindly prepared and printed a batch of flyers which have been distributed to various locations including local bike shops and tea-rooms. A pdf copy of the flyer is attached to this article.

The flyers are displayed in transparent brochure holders.

If any members can identify work or leisure locations that would be effective places to publicise the club and also be willing to take a holder and batch of flyers, please contact Alan.

Seeking new club members

FCCC is looking to increase membership, and with the increased revenue and resource to provide more events and even more support for members. We would therefore like to ask all club members to act as recruiters for the club - suggest to any family, friends and workmates who are interested in cycling that joining FCCC could provide them with many opportunities to improve their cycling skills and general fitness, having access to the full range of club rides and events, and also to benefit from the many offers and discounts available to club members.

Please ask anyone interested to contact Alan if they have questions that are not answered on the website. Joining the club is easy.

Club Rules

Here are the Club Rules in pdf format. Could all members please read. (Note that you need to be registered on the site and logged in to see the attachment).

 

FCCC is affiliated to British Cycling, and unless otherwise stated will follow their policies.

Concerning the recent press reports concerning the use of performance enhancing drugs in professional cycling, FCCC's position on this is as follows:

  • All the current allegations are related to professional cycling not to amateur clubs such as FCCC.
  • The club condemns the use of prohibited substances to enhance performance in cycling or any other sport
  • As FCCC is affiliated to British Cycling, the club also has a zero tolerance policy on the use of prohibited substances - see http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/membership/article/bcst-Anti-Doping-Home) (Note also that all members of British Cycling who participate in competitive cycling are subject to anti-doping testing both in and out of competition).

 

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