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  • Group Skills is a session for prospective and current members of ICC which teaches group riding skills so that we can ride together more safely, more sociably and with less effort.

    If you wish to join ICC you must complete one of our introductory sessions, either Group Skills of our Intro Ride.

    You can find out more about the session and what to bring on this page, which also lists special requirements for under-18s: https://islington.cc/intro-rides

    Before attending please read our Group Skills Guide, our Ride Etiquette and special Ride Etiquette for Regent’s Park:
    https://islington-cc.squarespace.com/s/I­CC-Group-Riding-Guide.pdf
    https://islington.cc/ride-etiquette
    https://islington.cc/regents-park-ride-e­tiquette

    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. For our general club rides you should be able to ride 50 km at an average speed of at least 20kph on the flat, with several steep hills and only brief stops. For Regent’s Park you should expect to cycle at an average speed of at least 24kph, with the benefit of riding in a tight group.

    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.

    HOW DO I JOIN IN?

    If you wish to attend this session 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”.

    If you are a former ICC member or under 18 please let us know in advance by adding a note below.

    We know people’s plans can change so we will ask you to reconfirm your place or release it a few days before the ride.

    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 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.

    RULES OF THE ROAD

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

    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.

    You must wear a helmet to take part in any of our club rides.

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

    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. This normally takes up to a week, so please be patient. See https://islington.cc/membership.

    Looking forward to seeing you!

    David,
    Development Secretary

  • Hello David,

    Former ICC member, been a while! Hope you're doing well.
    I have signed up to this session above.

    Best

    Zack

  • Hi David,

    Also a former member from while back. I joined for the 6th.

    Thanks

    Yiannis

  • How funny, I’m also a former member - before lockdown! Looking forward to getting back into cycling again.

  • Hi @Yiannis and @SarahClay, looking forward to welcoming you back into the club. As returning members have experience of riding with ICC we normally ask them to take the "volunteer" role supporting one of the ride leaders. Hope it's OK if I put you down for that?

  • Hi
    I think I only rode twice and no idea what the role involves so I’m not sure I’d be much use!

  • Hi @DavidMason,

    Sounds great. If this is for a Sunday ride, I am available next on Sunday and I think I can be fine with green and silver pace, up to 100Km. If this is for Saturday laps, also available on Saturday. If I got this completely wrong, please let me know!

    Thanks

    Y.

  • Hello David, I’m a Belsize Park local looking to join the club - looking forward to the sixth!
    Best
    Chloe

  • No problem Sarah

  • Hi Yiannis, this would be supporting one of the ride leaders on Saturday 6th.

  • Thank you, David. That makes sense. I will be there.

  • @zdgm sorry, overlooked your message. Welcome back. I think you had quite a lot of experience when you were riding with the club so would you be happy to take on the volunteer role on Saturday 6th, supporting one of our ride leaders?

  • We hope you’re looking forward to the Group Skills ride this Saturday and look forward to meeting you. @Alexander_C @Alvaroodeh @BDuncan @ChloeS @DeeKuziak @delam @Forrester94 @Georgie @Maddy_B @Marc_Eberle @micheleiacca @PaulC33 @Sam.B @Sam.je @user157018 @user158417 @Yiannis @zdgm

    Unfortunately, sometimes people drop out without telling us. Please could 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 don’t have to organise more ride leaders than we need.

    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 go to islington.cc/intro-rides for full details of what to expect and what to bring, and please 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 the Regent's Park Inner Circle, at the big gates opposite York Bridge.

    Once you have completed the ride and paid the membership fee our membership secretary will process your application and be in touch shortly to welcome you to the club and give you full access to the Forum. This usually takes up to a week so please be patient.

  • If you have booked onto the Group Skills session on Saturday July 6 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 a former ICC member or under 18 please add a note to let us know.

    Please go here for full details of the session, what to bring and how to prepare: https://islington.cc/intro-rides

    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 don’t have to organise more ride leaders than we need.

    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.

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    1. @ChloeS
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  • If you have booked onto the Group Skills session on Saturday July 6 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 a former ICC member or under 18 please add a note to let us know.

    Please go here for full details of the session, what to bring and how to prepare: https://islington.cc/intro-rides

    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 don’t have to organise more ride leaders than we need.

    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.

    At this time of year when there are wet roads we request that you use mudguards as a courtesy to your fellow riders.

    1.@DeeKuziak
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  • At this time of year when there are wet roads we request that you use mudguards as a courtesy to your fellow riders.

    @DavidMason, is this a leftover or a fact about our summer weather?

    Do you know if I should renew or buy a new subscription? Happy with either, as I want the new jersey too, but let me know what is the best process.

    Thanks

  • Hi @Yiannis, let me refer you to @RachelD our membership secretary, who will be leading one of the rides on Saturday.

    And yes, the wet roads comment is a hangover from our winter message - hope it's not relevant on Sunday!

  • If you have booked onto the Group Skills session on Saturday July 6 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 a former ICC member or under 18 please add a note to let us know.

    Please go here for full details of the session, what to bring and how to prepare: https://islington.cc/intro-rides

    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 don’t have to organise more ride leaders than we need.

    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.

    1. @ChloeS
    2. @Yiannis
    3. @DeeKuziak
    4. @Marc_Eberle
    5. @Sam.B
  • If you have booked onto the Group Skills session on Saturday July 6 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 a former ICC member or under 18 please add a note to let us know.

    Please go here for full details of the session, what to bring and how to prepare: https://islington.cc/intro-rides

    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 don’t have to organise more ride leaders than we need.

    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.

    @ChloeS
    @Yiannis
    @DeeKuziak
    @Marc_Eberle
    @Sam.B
    @Maddy_B

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