F.A.Q. ‘S


We have put together some commonly asked questions about coming out for a ride with us and hoipe that these answer any questions you have. If you have others please contact us via our contacs page.

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  • Obey the Highway Code
  • Red light jumping is very likely to lead to dismissal from the club
  • Ride safely and considerately
  • Always be courteous to other road users or people crossing roads, even if affronted by rude or dangerous behaviour
  • We REQUIRE all members to occasionally help out.
  • Wear club kit on club rides and when representing the club at races of any kind
  • Ride a well maintained bike
  • Wear a helmet
  • Carry a spare tube, tyre leavers and pump/gas
  • Unless already familiar, learn and apply all commonly used hand and oral signals when riding on the road or in racing
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No, we welcome all potential new members, so please feel free to come along. It’s A great way to find out more about us, if you like it, we’d love to see you join.

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Yes, we have regular impromptu rides as well as our ruler Wednesday meet at the Jungle Cafe.

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No, just turn up before 10.00 am and aim to introduce yourself to a member in club kit. They will explain more and introduce you to the ride leaders for that day who will be able to help you assess your abilities.

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Yes, even if it’s snowing members have been known to go out. But check our events page, our social page, Twitter and Facebook feeds just in case there’s a change of plan.

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You can park your car at the meeting point in Farningham by the river, however this is at your own risk.

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The distance varies according to the weather and what people feel like doing, we usually cover between 40-50 miles, ans always take in a cafe stop half way.

When you come along, introduce yourself to some club members and explain that this is your first ride with the club so we can make sure you don’t get dropped or too tired. If you can handle a 30 – 40 mile ride, you’ll be fine otherwise provision can be made for a shorter ride to build you up to a long ride. Remember that riding with others is a lot more fun and easier than riding by yourself.

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It’s always a personal question but you should be comfortable with a 30 – 40 mile ride over mixed terrain.

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We reccomend that you always ride with a helmet, and bring some useful spares like a spare inner tube and pump in case you get a puncture. You should ideally be capable of repairing a puncture. Bring some cash with you so when the ride stops at a cafe, you can get something to eat and drink.

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No, a keen enthusiasm for cycling is the most important thing. Some members do have flashy bikes but the truth is they don’t help you ride that much faster; a roadworthy machine is the main thing.

A road bike is preferable although a mountain bike or hybrid with road tyres woud be OK as well.

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They will help to keep you dry and modern versions can be fitted to most bikes, but there’s no requirement to ride with them. If the weather’s bad, you’ll always get dirty and mucky.

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You should accept responsibility for your own conduct and safety (including the safety of your bicycle and other equipment) during all of our Club activities. You take part in Club rides entirely at your own risk. You must have appropriate third party insurance for your own sake this can be obtained through Membership of British Cycling, LVRC or the CTC and by joining these you’re supporting cycling in this country too. You can access these though our about page HERE

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No, however if you’re under 16 you should be chaparojed by a responsible adult, drop us an email before you come so we can discuss how things work.

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