An introduction to club cycling - October 15, 2022

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  • "An Introduction to Club Cycling" is a monthly ride run by ICC for people who would like to try out club cycling in a non-pressured and supportive group.

    If you wish to join ICC you must complete one of our training sessions, either this Intro Ride or the Group Skills in Regents Park.

    You must be signed up for the event on this page to take part.

    Please read our Group Skills Guide before attending:

    https://islington-cc.squarespace.com/s/I­CC-Group-Riding-Guide.pdf

    ABOUT YOU

    You should be used to cycling regularly, familiar with your bike and confident riding it on London's roads. If you've only just bought your bike, take it out for a couple of spins on your own before you join a group ride with us.

    You should have a moderate level of fitness and be able to ride 50 km at an average speed of at least 20 km/h on the flat, with several steep hills and only brief stops. If you're not yet comfortable at that distance or pace please build up with solo rides before coming along.

    Unfortunately, we cannot offer this session to complete cycling beginners as we are not teaching cycling proficiency.

    THE SESSION

    We will cycle a 50 km route with some hills. We will discuss group formation, signals, and group communication and you can ask questions about the club.

    There may be a cafe stop Highgate at the end of the ride for those who are interested. Depending on pace, we should get there between 11.30am - 12.30pm.

    Your ride will be led by an experienced club member and a support rider, who have given up their morning to introduce you to club riding. We hope you will reciprocate by volunteering to support intro and group skills rides and other club activities once you have been riding with the club for a few months.

    HOW DO I JOIN IN?

    If you wish to attend this session you should register as a user on the forum then click the 'Yes I'm Attending' button above to confirm your attendance. We will ask you to reconfirm a few days before the ride. You will need do this on the Forum.

    Click Register in the top right corner and change your user name from the default User12345. To make sure you receive messages please click “Edit Profile” in the top right corner, then click “Notification Settings”, and tick “Enable Notifications”, “When you are @mentioned in a comment” and “When an event you are attending is imminent”.

    These rides get booked up quickly. If no places are left, the session is full. We do not maintain a waiting list so please keep checking back in case a place becomes available.

    If you do sign up but cannot attend, please remove yourself from the attendance list so someone else can take the spot. You can do this by clicking the ‘Can’t Make It’ button above which appears once you have signed up.

    If you do not attend and do not remove yourself, we reserve the right to restrict your attendance of future Intro Rides and Group Skills. This is due to high demand for places.

    If you are a former ICC member please add a note below to let us know.

    WHAT TO BRING

    As with all club rides, you must wear a helmet to take part in this ride.

    Your bike must be in a good and roadworthy condition. Check your wheels are straight, that your gears shift reliably and your brakes work correctly. Ensure your tyres are inflated to the correct pressure.

    Spare inner tubes, tools and a pump. Other riders may help you if you are in trouble but you should be self-sufficient and at the very least be able to fix a puncture.

    Food and water. We're only doing a short ride, so an energy bar or banana should be enough, but do start the day with a decent breakfast! Make sure you can easily carry water with you on your bike.

    The weather can change quickly so check the forecast and dress appropriately (waterproofs/warm clothing when appropriate).

    Money for the cafe stop or to get a train or taxi home in case of an emergency.

    Please leave your heavy D lock at home! You will not need it on this ride.

    You should be able to stuff all your things into jersey pockets or a saddle bag. Please aim to travel light.

    OTHER STUFF

    ALL RIDERS MUST observe the Highway Code AT ALL TIMES when riding with Islington CC. This includes: riding no more than two abreast; riding in single file to allow traffic to pass on narrow roads; obeying traffic lights and signs; not riding on pavements; and not abusing other road users.

    Please acknowledge any courtesy shown to you by other road users and stop at pedestrian crossings where necessary.

    Riders attend club rides strictly at their own risk. Please listen to your ride leaders and follow their instructions.

    JOINING THE CLUB

    Once you have completed an Intro or Group Skills ride you will qualify to pay the membership fee and join the club. Once you’ve signed up through British Cycling our membership secretary will process your application and be in touch shortly to welcome you to the club. See https://islington.cc/membership

    Look forward to seeing you!

    David,
    Development Secretary

  • If you find this session full please note that as of today there is still space on the Group Skills session of Saturday 29th October

    Also keep checking back here as places often become available nearer the day

  • Hi there. How do I get on this ride? I regularly check to see if any places have opened up - so far without success. But I have received a couple of messages telling me that “a new attendee is coming to the event”. I’m “following” the event but so far all that seems to do is result in me receiving emails that someone else has managed to get a space! Am I missing something - or not doing something I should be doing?

  • Hi @user51920, I think people are just getting in there quickly when a space opens.
    You are not missing any special notification.
    I'll be sending out a chase reminder of the event tomorrow, so keep an eye out then as people often drop out after that, or the day before.

  • Thanks Richard. Good to know I’m not doing something wrong with settings etc! Will keep my 👀 open!

  • @BabyJ, @Bellelame, @camilleb, @Carolinesilb88, @Chris_Packwood, @DavidKaye, @DavidWong, @FrankieWilliams, @George85, @Glithero.J , @iainrhill, @jackcbrown, @Kasia, @Litun, @Pietro, @seanwoon, @SimonG, @user117768, @user147382, @user148857, @user149206, @user149450, @user149474, @user41557

    We hope you’re looking forward to the Intro Ride this Saturday and look forward to meeting you.

    Unfortunately, sometimes people drop out without telling us. Please reconfirm your place by copying the list below and adding your name.

    If you are no longer able to make it, please remove yourself by clicking "Can't Make It" at the top of this page. This means others have a chance to take your place and we can make sure we have the right number of leaders.

    If you reserve a space but fail to attend we may limit you from attending in the future. If you do not reconfirm, we may have to send you away if we don’t have enough leaders.

    Please remind yourself of the information at the top of this thread and read our Group Riding Guide before the ride so we can spend less time standing around during safety briefing and more time riding!

    If you still have an @user username it would help if you could change to something more personal. This makes it much simpler for us to process new members after the rides.

    The meeting place is on Queens Walk which runs directly across the centre of Highbury Fields, see map at the top of this thread. Highbury Fields is close to Highbury Corner and Highbury & Islington Tube.

    This is the route we will be doing: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31883560

  • If you have booked onto the session on Saturday 15th October please confirm that you can attend by copying this entire message and adding your name to the list. (If you remove the @ from your name you won't be emailed each time someone new adds their name).

    If you are no longer able to make it, please remove yourself by clicking "Can't Make It" at the top of this page. This means others have a chance to take your place and enables us to make sure we have the right number of ride leaders.

    This ride is only open to people who have booked by clicking "Yes I'm Attending at the top of page 1. If you haven't booked but would like to join this ride you should check this page regularly to see if places come free.

    0.RichardN1
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  • you have booked onto the session on Saturday 15th October please confirm that you can attend by copying this entire message and adding your name to the list. (If you remove the @ from your name you won't be emailed each time someone new adds their name).

    If you are no longer able to make it, please remove yourself by clicking "Can't Make It" at the top of this page. This means others have a chance to take your place and enables us to make sure we have the right number of ride leaders.

    This ride is only open to people who have booked by clicking "Yes I'm Attending at the top of page 1. If you haven't booked but would like to join this ride you should check this page regularly to see if places come free.

    0.RichardN1

    1. @Fredible2014
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  • 0.RichardN1
    1.Fredible2014
    2.SimonG
    3.Kasia
    4.camilleb
    5.Glithero.J

  • 0.RichardN1
    1.Fredible2014
    2.SimonG
    3.Kasia
    4.camilleb
    5.Glithero.J

    1. MarcusF

  • RichardN1
    1.Fredible2014
    2.SimonG
    3.Kasia
    4.camilleb
    5.Glithero.J

    1. MarcusF
    2. iainrhill

  • RichardN1
    1.Fredible2014
    2.SimonG
    3.Kasia
    4.camilleb
    5.Glithero.J

    1. MarcusF
    2. iainrhill
    3. Frances B (aka user117768)
    1. RichardN1
    2. Fredible2014
    3. SimonG
    4. Kasia
    5. camilleb
    6. Glithero.J
    7. MarcusF
    8. iainrhill
    9. Frances B (aka user117768)
    10. Aleksandr L (@Litun)
  • What is the meeting or depart time please?

  • Hi looks like your meeting in Highbury Fields @9.30 screenshot attached


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    1. RichardN1
    2. Fredible2014
    3. SimonG
    4. Kasia
    5. camilleb
    6. Glithero.J
    7. MarcusF
    8. iainrhill
    9. Frances B (aka user117768)
    10. Aleksandr L (@Litun)
    11. Belinda L (bellelame)

    1. RichardN1
    2. Fredible2014
    3. SimonG
    4. Kasia
    5. camilleb
    6. Glithero.J
    7. MarcusF
    8. iainrhill
    9. Frances B (aka user117768)
    10. Aleksandr L (@Litun)
    11. Belinda L (bellelame)
    12. @jackcbrown
  • RichardN1
    Fredible2014
    SimonG
    Kasia
    camilleb
    Glithero.J
    MarcusF
    iainrhill
    Frances B (aka user117768)
    Aleksandr L (@Litun)
    Belinda L (bellelame)
    @jackcbrown
    @weeksie

  • Sorry all - cant make it so am removing my name from the last list

    RichardN1
    Fredible2014
    SimonG
    Kasia
    camilleb
    Glithero.J
    iainrhill
    Frances B (aka user117768)
    Aleksandr L (@Litun)
    Belinda L (bellelame)
    @jackcbrown
    @weeksie

  • RichardN1
    Fredible2014
    SimonG
    Kasia
    camilleb
    Glithero.J
    iainrhill
    Frances B (aka user117768)
    Aleksandr L (@Litun)
    Belinda L (bellelame)
    jackcbrown
    weeksie
    Chris_Packwood
    Ashley_Seaton (Marcusf replacement)

    Based on Marcusf's comment above, I assume that free's up a space. I have a friend that would really like to come along, I have added him to the above. @RichardN1 is this okay?

    Thanks, Chris

  • Hi @marcusf, ok, hope to see you another time. Could you please also click the button "Can't make it" at the top of page 1, to release your slot?

    Hi, @Chris_Packwood, the master attendance list is based on who has signed up to slots at the top of page 1. This thread is just for re-confirmation, so we can't just add people who haven't signed up directly. Once Marcus releases the slot, if Ashley can register in there first then great, otherwise there may be others who are also waiting and may sign up first.

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