Whether you ride for leisure or sport, cycling is a great way to get fit and stay in shape. A local club is one of the best place to get started, share advice, find out about cycling events and of course, enjoy riding with other keen cyclists.


We try to offer one formal 'Club ride' each Sunday morning. The start point is usually the Car Park of the Pink Pub (the Royal Oak), North Bersted. We use 4 or 5 different routes, each well known to regular club members and all offering a variety of terrains suitable for cyclists of mixed abilities.





We will try to ride in a group of no larger than 10 as an absolute maximum - 8 being the ideal number so, when necessary we will split into 2 or more groups each with its own leader. Group leaders should be listened to and shown respect by the group, please remember they are taking on extra responsibility for the good of the club - please communicate with the leader if you have any concerns whilst riding.


All Sunday rides aim to have a half-way stop point at a local café selected for its offering of good coffee, restorative cakes and other refreshments. Whichever group you ride with, the aim will be for groups to join up meeting the others at the same break point. After taking refreshments we ride back to the Pink Pub with riders parting company as the route nears their homes.


We aim to have a 'ride leader' identified for every 'Club' ride, they will be an experienced club member who knows the routes and will make sure everyone gets out and back safely.




We suggest that before taking on one of the more technical rides, you contact us so that we can get to know you and asses your ability to see which ride would be best for you to join us with. A shorter “introduction” ride can be offered to prospective new members on an “ad Hoc” basis and these will be posted on FB and the website when required. The purpose of these is for you to get to meet us and get to know some of the regular club members, and for us to offer some advice and guidance, where necessary, on the basics of group riding and the expectations of the club and its members.


We will post details on here once the date is confirmed for the next ride, please contact us by email or on our Facebook page if you are interested so that we can gauge numbers and plan the next date.




We are a thriving club with many keen members. Arrangements are often made between individuals and small groups to go on their own routes and rides at times that suit them. We understand that not everyone is able to make the formally arranged club rides or, they want to go out more often than once a week. Sometimes members want to spend some time practicing specific riding styles such as TT pacing or hill climbs.


Whatever the reason, we encourage this initiative and look forward to hearing about their experiences on Facebook, at the next Monday Social evening or when they join us on one of the group club rides.


If you want to organise or get involved in such rides the best place to start is our facebook page.



If you are a member of the club and riding in our Club colours, whilst people may not recognise you as an individual, they will easily remember the club you are representing. We have a solid reputation as being one of the 'good groups' out there who respect all other road users and even the small things like taking litter home with you is important in maintaining the standards we are known by. Please help us to keep this.




  • Obey the Highway Code
  • Ride safely and considerately
  • Never be discourteous to other road users or pedestrians, even if affronted by rude or dangerous behaviour
  • We require all members to at least occasionally help out with club events, TTs etc.
  • Wear club kit on club rides and when representing the club in races of any kind
  • Ride a well-maintained bike
  • Wear a helmet
  • Carry a spare tube, tyre levers, pump/gas and a multitool
  • Learn and apply all commonly used hand and oral signals when riding on the road or when racing
  • Listen to and follow the advice and instructions of “ride leaders” on club runs