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SallyB

Member since Sep 2016 • Last active Aug 2019
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    @MikeMC do you have it now? I ran your email through the system last night but let me know if it didn't work - it can sometimes be a bit temperamental!

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    Hi John,

    Mostly the different groups will ride different routes although there may be a small number of groups who go on similar rides. With a club as big as ours it would take over the roads if everyone were to ride the same route. Our week day rides are different, with everyone riding the same route - but these are much lower in turnout than our Sunday rides.

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    Hi John,

    We no longer operate A, B and C rides as we found 3 categories too restrictive for the number of people we have in the club now. We split into four groups: Black (fastest, hardest effort, approximately 35km/h average on the flat), Blue(30km/h average), Grey (25km/h average) and Green (Slowest, reduced effort, 20km/h average).

    I suggest you start with a Green group (there will be a new riders group called every Sunday so join that one) and then move up a grade as appropriate. Joining the 'new riders' ride will also help you learn our group riding skills in a less pressured environment.

    There is little point going along with a fast group if you don't think you'll be able to hold on for the duration, especially as we operate a no drop policy on our rides unless otherwise stated at the set off. It is unlikely that other riders in the group will let you fall off the back so if your speed is exceptionally slower than theirs then it is slightly unfair to join their ride.

    All of our club rides are operated in the same way, you will find that only the distance and speed varies really.

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    Hi John,

    I'm the membership manager for the club and will happily send you all the info you need if you send me an email as Sean suggests above. Just one thing to note is that we can only have guests come along on our Sunday rides for up to 3 occasions before becoming a member, this is for insurance purposes. As such, the Saturday laps and the Weekday rides are only available to club members.

    On Sundays, sometimes the routes are posted in advance and sometimes not - it really does depend on who wants to lead a ride that day and how organised they are! Generally we suggest all new riders go on a Green ride (easiest pace), these can vary but there will always be one taken out that is around 60-65km. You won't need the route in advance as you'll be well taken care of by the ride leader(s) on the day.

    As for crit racing, there is a good turnout by Islington at crits and it tends to be decided among participants as to what, if any, the strategy of the race will be. There isn't anything set by the club for this. For example, if an individual needs some points to go up a category then likely the other ICC club mates will help them achieve that goal, but other times it will just be a free for all.

    If you have anything else you need to know then by all means drop any questions into an email to me and I'll be more than happy to help. Send me an email anyway and I can give you more information on the joining/trying us out process.

    Thanks,

    Sally

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    Hi Dan,

    it's actually up to you which membership you get. As your membership ha lapsed for more than 6 months you will need to do a intro/group skills session but you've already signed up to that, so that ticks that box. Once you've done that you can decide whether you want to come back to the club as an ex member or a new one.

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    Hi,

    If you want to join the club then you need to do so by following this link: https://islington.cc/membership. If you've already done so then your application will be processed shortly (this usually takes place on a Monday and Thursday evening)

    Other than sending a message on the forum, we don't have any way to contact those who attended the intro and group skills ride, and due to forum usernames being different to the names given on the register taken on the ride, it's quite difficult to match forum users to those that turned up on the day.

    Hope that helps.

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    Hi Dean, in order to come along you need to click on the 'Yes, I'm attending' button at the top of the page. Thanks.

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    No problem at all, late notice is much better than no notice!

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    Hi Dean, if you haven't already done so, you'll need to sign up to an Intro Ride or a Group Skills session. After you've done that, I'll be able to approve your membership application.

    You can sign up here:
    https://forum.islington.cc/microcosms/13­05/
    https://forum.islington.cc/microcosms/13­04/

    Just so you know, we don't take the money from your account until I tick that box that says 'accept'.

    If you need any more info, feel free to drop me an email on [email protected]

    Thanks,

    Sally

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    @user100561, @user100712, @user100630, @anps, @CharlotteRidley, @markusedwardius, @alexander_green, @RobStratton, @user8519, @user101315, @user101372, @KaceyCarter, @Evan, @robin_brz, @Sarah989, @Guven, @user101482

    Thanks for signing up to this group skills session.

    As this session is now full, if you are no longer able to attend this session PLEASE can you remove yourself from the attendance list. It's not fair on those who couldn't get a space on a skills session to find out that only half the people turned up on the day. We also need to manage the number of volunteers needed for the session (simply put: if the ride isn't full, we don't need to recruit as many volunteers to lead it).

    Also, if you haven't already done so, can you change your user name to something more memorable than 'User12345', makes it a lot easier to know who's who!

    Thanks,

    Sally

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