An introduction to club cycling - 31 August

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

    If you wish to join ICC then you will need to complete one of the compulsory training sessions, either this Introduction ride or the Group Skills in Regents Park.

    You must be signed up for this event to take part. If you are not signed up here on the forum, you will not be able to participate.


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

    1.You should have already been cycling regularly in some capacity and be confident cycling on London's roads.

    2.You should be familiar with your bike, its set-up and be confident riding it. If you've only just bought your bike, take it out for a couple of spins on your own to gain confidence before you join a group ride with us.

    3.You should have a moderate level of fitness already. Capable of riding 25 miles at an average speed of at least 12 mile per hour, 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.

    4.You should be interested in learning how to ride with a group, and open to improving your cycling skills and communication with other riders.

    We will cycle a 25 mile route and discuss group formation, signals, group communication.

    There will be a cafe stop at the end of our ride where we can discuss things such as endurance fitness, hill climbing and any other questions about the club. Depending on pace, we should get to the cafe stop in East Finchley between 11.30am - 12.30pm.

    If you wish to attend this session you need to sign up to the ride here on the Islington forum.

    Register as a user on the forum (please help us by creating an actual name rather than the default username) then click the 'Yes I'm Attending' button above to confirm your attendance. If you see no places left, it is because the session is full. We do not maintain a waiting list so please keep checking back in case a place becomes available.

    Places are strictly limited - this is to ensure we can safely guide you on our route. Because of this, please do not attend this session if you have not signed up on the forum - you will be turned away.

    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.

    We're only doing a short ride, so an energy bar or a banana will do for food. Make sure you start the day with a decent breakfast!

    Bring water, making sure that you can easily carry it with you on your bike.

    The weather can change quickly so make sure you have checked the weather report and dress appropriately (waterproofs/warm clothing when appropriate).

    Money for the cafe stop or in case of an emergency (you might be in a situation where you need to get a train or taxi home so bring enough cash or your cash card!)


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

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


    ALL RIDERS MUST observe the Highway Code AT ALL TIMES when riding with Islington CC. This includes: riding no more than two abreast and 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.

    Looking forward to seeing you!


    Development Secretary

  • Hi Alec, I am moving to London on the 18th and living around Archway so this club seems like the perfect one to join! I will come to the first available new-joiner session which looks like it'll be the 31st Aug. I'm training for an IM70.3 in Nov so need to get some decent time in on the bike! Looking forward to meeting you. Ash

  • Hi I’d love to attend on 31st. I tried to register and entered the code sent by email but got a ‘forbidden’ message. I wasn’t given the opportunity to provide a username but please do count me in! Phil

  • Hi, I got the same error message as Phil, but please count me in for the 31st. Thanks, Nick

  • Hi yes, signed in too with similar error message- cheers, john 😎

  • Hi, like those above I have tried to log in to the session on 31 August (looks like there is 1 place left)- I too am new to club cycling. Can you please let me know if the registration was received.

  • Hi everyone I hope youre looking forward to Saturday.

    The session is fully booked so please let us know if you can't make it so we can fill your space

  • Hi Alec, do you want us to arrive for 8:30 or earlier with an aim to rollout at 8:30?

  • Hi Ash, it's best to arrive about 5-10 minutes before 830.

  • Hi,

    Would like to book the session but it seems full. Any drop outs?


  • I would like to join the session as well. any drop outs? thanks

  • Hi Alec/team

    I would equally like to join on the 31st if possible? Would appreciate if you are able to let us know.

    Thank you

  • Hi,

    I’m coming in Saturday and booked in as @user10o844 as when I try and change it to my name online via the edit profile tab it doesn’t work.

    My name is Anna!

    See you then x

  • Hi Anna,

    Did you click on the 'save' button, bottom right corner? It is often off screen and overlooked.

    Regards, Mike

  • Yes - it just reverts back to the number after I click save...

  • Yes - it just reverts back to the number after I click save...

    Okay, lets try and find out why this isn't working for you. Have you tried logging in on a different device?
    Any ideas? @SallyB @SeanW

  • My only suggestion is that the username you're trying to change it to is already in use, or is in a format that the forum doesnt like. Can't say for certain as the workings of the forum are such a mystery, but that would be my guess.

  • This is the route tomorrow, just a reminder please don't bring locks/backpacks/emotional baggage etc you wont need it.

    See you then!

  • There seems to be one space available

  • Hi Barry, can I fill that space then? Should i just show up?

  • I’m afraid Tom beat you to it.

    There are plenty of spaces available for our 12 September Group Skills Session­comment14848052

  • **Last Chance Saloon **

    Would anyone who CAN’T make it please take their name off the list as we still seem to have people desperate to join

  • I’d go with Sally’s suggestion - Anna is already in use as a user name; try adding your surname or a few numbers after it.

    We’ll have a go at sorting it at the end of today’s ride

  • On my way, looking forward to meeting you all :)

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An introduction to club cycling - 31 August

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