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Group Skills here - it’s a pinned thread in the Clipping In section of the forum.
The June Intro Ride page will be opened closer to the event. When we opened the event months in advance we found people were signing up to the rides months in advance, forgetting to diarise/turn up, blocking slots that others could have used.
Also, could you please change your forum username from user12701206 to something more recognisable, such as Helene B? There’s a profile link top-right of this page.
Sara, Rahul, Martin and Helene: currently the ride is fully subscribed (where it says 25/25 at the top of the page)
Keep checking back on this page though as people drop out from time to time.... if there is a spare place there will be an obvious “Join Event” button at the top.
We don’t maintain any queuing system or waiting list so check back early and often, right up to day of the ride.
There is an Intro Ride every month. You could otherwise join a Group Skills ride to complete your membership process.
Hi @Geoff, once you’ve officially joined the club and get full forum access you will find there are load of routes on the forum, both “official” club routes and everyone else’s rides which you can download. There are also plenty of people to show you those rides!
We have updated our ride classifications from C/B/A to Green/Silver/Blue/Black, so you may find Green to be the closest to the old C category. There are regular Green Rides offered on Sunday club runs, and sometimes during the week, either arranged ad hoc on the forum or else on the Tuesday Radlett and Wednesday North London Hills rides.
The waiting-list is here: if a space opens up on the ride above then an "I'm attending" button appears at the top: clicking that means you're booked onto the ride. It is up to you to action this (there are no full-time admins maintaining the waiting list) so check back frequently to see if there are any new spaces.
If you have group riding experience then you might also try our Group Skills events which occur more frequently
Yes you can, though we generally steer newcomers towards a C-ride as your first ride with the club, unless you are already experienced in group riding and presumably therefore also confident of your ability to hold the pace of a more rigorous B-ride.
In any case, turn up at Whittington Park, say Hi and let it be know that it's your first ride with the club. We're a friendly bunch.
Three admin points -
- If you aren't attending the Saturday Intro ride then please untick yourself using the "I'm Attending" button at the top. This frees your place for another potential rider
- Can you please email the membership secretary on [email protected] for our insurance purposes
- Can you change your forum name from user96734 to something more identifiable. Profile settings in the top right of your screen :-)
Sally was clarifying that the above Intro Ride is on Saturday 12th whereas you have said "meet you all on Sunday".
If you cannot make Saturday's ride, we allow potential members 3 Sunday rides with the club, after which you are asked to join: part of the joining process is completing either an Intro ride (i.e. the ride this thread advertises) or one of our Group Skills rides which are held more frequently
Assuming a modicum of fitness, you would be welcome to try a C-ride on a Sunday, though currently these are not a "qualifying ride" for membership purposes.
Yes - see forum post here
Have a look at our In the Saddle section which deals with regular rides, amongst other things.
On Saturday our organised ride is laps of Regents Park and there are ad hoc rides organised via the forum. Otherwise, there are a multitude of Sunday club rides leaving Whittington Park at 8-30.
See you on the road some time!