Club type: Club
Affilation status: Active
Total club members: 210
About our club
We are an active group of cyclists who are happy to call each other “friends”; founded by people who wish to ride road bikes on a regular basis, in most types of weather, throughout the year.
Many people take up cycling as part of a lifestyle change; whether you are younger or older, CM is the ideal club to help you reach your goals. With our friendly group rides you can improve your cycling, make new friends and have fun, all at the same time.
Some of our members are experienced cyclists and some are new to the sport, all are welcomed. It is our aim to encourage the less confident riders to start slowly with our introductory rides, and then take the advice of the ride leader as to which ability group will suit you on our Sunday rides. As confidence and fitness improves, you can ride with the different speed groups and there will always be a faster cyclist for you to ride alongside (or draft behind!) to challenge yourself to ride further, increase your average speed or achieve that climb that defeated you.
The routes - total distance, elevation, average speed per group – are shared with members via Facebook so that CM cyclists can make an informed decision, taking into account their current fitness and health, to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride. The routes are provided to all registered members to download onto GPS devices so that you know where you are going.
The CM members who volunteer to guide our rides are just that – volunteers; individuals that love cycling and are enthusiastic about sharing their passion and are very happy to give you help and advice about technique, hydration and nutrition when cycling. After your first trial ride, we will ask you to complete a membership form and join our club.
Facebook is used as a means of sharing routes, spontaneous rides planned at short notice and the occasional social event – it is intended to disseminate information to those that ride with us. It is a closed group and new members must complete and return the application form. Cycle Mickleover trust that all members are genuine in their wish to cycle as part of a group and encourage all to join us on a ride.
We also have a monthly club night with coaching at the velodrome.
How to join our club
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If you are not yet a member of this club we recommend that you contact the club using the details in the contact tab before you buy your subscription. Please note the £1.00 application fee is non-refundable.