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John.Ridley

Member since Aug 2019 • Last active Oct 2019
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    Thank you so much!
    For some reason the first reply didn’t come up on my inbox but luckily the second one did. I have read it and look forward to joining the club ride as a guest this Sunday.

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    Hi again,

    Last Saturday afternoon after having got home from a ride I sent an email to [email protected] asking for details and an invitation regarding the Sunday club run. I got no reply and then sent a message via the British Cycling website in the evening in the hope this may be seen.

    Neither of these attempts to communicate were replied to and so I was unable to join a the Sunday club ride. It is now Friday and I would like to join the club ride this Sunday. Could you please reply to my emails or reply on here telling me what I have done wrong and how I should make contact and then join the Sunday ride. (I have attached a screenshot of the initial email I sent on Saturday afternoon - my email address is [email protected])

    Thanks,

    John

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    Okay thank you for informing my about the changes to the groups. I will join green first then go with grey and then I’ll decide whether to ride with grey or blue for my last ride as a guest depending on how I go with grey. Do the different groups ride different routes or do all the groups ride the same route as each other.

    Thank you for your helpful and informative replies!

    John

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    Thank you both for replying so quickly. I am currently away but will be back in London by Sunday. I will email once I am sure that I am free on Sunday. Seeing as I am unable to join the Saturday laps or midweek rides I will probably try to attempt 3 Sunday rides. The first time going in the C group, the second time going with the B group and the third time I might try the A group if I can get the route beforehand as I am likely to get dropped and I will tell the leader that they should not wait for me.

    Yours faithfully,

    John

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    Hi there!
    I am unsure how to create a new conversation so I thought I would just comment on this one and hope it is seen. I have just turned 16 and am looking to join a cycling club. I am experienced enough at cycling both on road and track (I used to go to Herne Hill regularly when I lived closer to there and also managed to somehow obtain VC Londres kit and become a member although not an active one). I cycle a decent amount but usually solo and want to change this by joining a cycling club. I am looking at different clubs such as London Dynamo, Hackney CC etc. I particularly want to join ICC as I live in between Regent’s Park and swains lane so not far from any Islington CC meeting point. I am also leaning towards joining this club as the adult group is from 16+ which would allow me to ride with adults and challenge my fitness whereas in other clubs I would have to join the junior section of the club. I was wondering if I could join you on up to 3 rides to see the different types of rides you have on before I make a decision as to what club to join. I am usually quite shy and as I will not know anyone just yet I will just pedal quietly and keep myself to myself. I plan to join a Regents Park Saturday morning ride, a north London hills midweek ride (as I want to see the pace which is set up climbs such as swains lane and whether I will be able to hold on) and finally will hope to join a Sunday ride. On Sunday rides is there any way I can know the Sunday route in advance or would I just turn up at the meeting point and follow the leader of my group?

    Also, after riding for a while with the club, should I choose Islington, I would like to start racing crits; I see on the British Cycling website that some members of this club participate in the type of events I will hope to compete in and my question is: If there are multiple members in a race do we ride as a team, as individuals or only as a team if we are already familiar through previous rides?

    I will of course email to let you know in advance what rides I hope to join but I just wanted to ask these questions about the club first.

    Yours faithfully,

    John

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