The club offers a number of opportunities for riding, ranging from time trailing and track events through to social Sunday morning club rides. Click on the headings for more detailed information. All the rides organised through the club are listed in the calendar.
We organise a variety of rides throughout the week that range out across our countryside and are suitable for all levels of riders. We also have a dedicated Ladies ride. Most club runs start from Speedy's Chinese takeaway at the West Heath roundabout in Cove. Non-members are always welcome and it is an ideal way to get to know our club before joining.
Between October and March the club run “chain-gang” sessions as base training. These happen twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday evenings) on a 32 mile circular route.
The club has dedicated Ladies rides (although ladies are more than welcome on all club rides). We support the British Cycling Breeze initiative and the club has trained guides.
Between February and the end of October across the UK there are a large number of road races organised by British Cycling and the club supports and encourages members that want to take part.
Sportives and Audax
An Audax is simply an organised long distance ride, with distances between 50km and 1500km. They are not races, but have to be completed at an average speed of between 15kph and 30kph. Sportives are long distance organised events anywhere between 50 and 150 miles, the cycling equivalent of running the marathon and involve completing a set route. Whilst not directly involved in organising and running Sportives and Audax events, the club helps members who do wish to take part and has a trophy for the club member that rides the furthest!
Our nearest track is Palmer Park in Reading and the club is able to offer discounted access to our members. We also organise trips to indoor velodromes in the south east of England.
Time Trials, or TTs, can really provide that extra bit of 'intensity' to boost your training and riding the same course over a season gives a very good way of judging fitness. FCCC runs a series of events of different levels and throughout the year and the TT section has a wealth of detail on our activities.
Details of club rides and routes recommended by members can be viewed and tried!
You ride as an individual with responsibility for your own actions and entirely at your own risk. All members and guests on club rides are advised to consider their own insurance cover. FCCC can recommend the third-party insurance provided to members of British Cycling or the CTC. CTC and BC memberships are available to club members at a significantly reduced cost.
Own Food at Cafes
Please note the article about taking your own food to cafes.