Frequently Asked Question
Who can join Surrey Cycling Club?
When are the club rides held?
Where is the meeting point?
What is the expected speed during the rides?
What is the expected distance during the rides?
Can I join without prior registration?
Do I need a road bike?
How do I become a member?
Do I need Club Jersey?
What equipment do I need?
Do you offer MTB or Gravel rides?
How do you communicate?
Do you organise special trips or events?
How can I contact you?
What if I have never ridden in a group before?
Can I bring a friend on a ride?
Can I cancel my membership?
What happens if I have a mechanical issue on a ride?
How long does my membership last?
Do you offer coaching or training?
What happens if a ride is cancelled?
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Riding in a Chain Gangs
Is riding in a club for me?
Social Interaction: Do you enjoy the camaraderie that comes with group activities, and are you open to making new friends who share your interest in cycling?
Group Rides: Are you comfortable riding in a group? Group riding can be different from solo cycling and requires awareness of others, good communication, and adherence to certain protocols for safety.
Fitness Level: Are you able to maintain a reasonable pace over extended periods, usually between 2-4 hours? Each group has its 'Cruising Speed' which is the pace we expect our riders to maintain.
Challenge and Progress: Are you interested in improving your cycling skills, increasing your endurance, and pushing your limits in a supportive environment?
Safety & Respect: Are you willing to respect the rules of the road, adhere to our club's safety protocols, and show consideration for your fellow riders, drivers, and pedestrians?
Community Involvement: Do you enjoy being part of a community that organises events, social gatherings, and club rides?
Consistent Participation: While we do not mandate a minimum attendance, are you keen to take part in our rides on a fairly regular basis? We understand that life can be busy, and you're always welcome to join us whenever you can!