FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Please find below a list of questions that are most frequently asked of us. Hopefully you will find the answer you are looking for on this page or the pages that the answers link to.

 

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CLUB RIDES

Q. Can I just turn up on a Sunday and join in?

A. Yes, just turn up and introduce yourself.  There are rides of different standards every Sunday.  Whilst the ride leaders will generally have planned a route in advance, it will be atapted to suit the ability of the riders who turn up on the day.

Please be aware that occasionally we have longer rides that are based around various groups all aiming to get to the same destination (Cafe stop).  This is achieved by some of the members travelling part of the way by car.  These events, know as ‘Park and Ride’, can be seen in the ‘Club Ride Calendar‘ and normally involve the riders who meet a Preston college setting off at 8am.

 

Q. Where do the club rides start?

A. They start at Preston College, St Vincents Road, Fulwood. PR2 8UR.  Every Sunday at 9:00 am.

Please be aware that occasionally we have longer rides that are based around various groups all aiming to get to the same destination (Cafe stop).  This is achieved by some of the members travelling part of the way by car.  These events, know as ‘Park and Ride’, can be seen in the ‘Club Ride Calendar‘ and normally involve the riders who meet a Preston college setting off at 8am.

 

 

 

Q. How fit do I have to be?

A. There are rides catering for most standards, but we would recommend that you are able to ride at least 20 to 30 miles at a reasonable pace (10 to 15 mph).

 

Q. What type of bike do I need?

A. It does not have to be the latest in cycling technology, but it is recommended that the bike is in good working order, lightweight and serviceable.

For more details see:

www.ribblevalleycrc.org.uk/club-rides/description-of-rides

 

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JOINING (Membership)

Q. How do I join and how much is it?

A. You can join either by coming to the Club on a Monday night or online using ‘Membermojo’.  This is accessible via the Membership page on our website.  The cost is £25 per year with concessions at £12.50.  The concessions are for junior members, social members and 2nd claim members.

Our membership runs from 1st April to 31st March each year and there is a discount for existing members who renew their membership early or during the month of April.  There is also a reduction in cost to new members who join part way through our club year.

For more details check the link below:

www.ribblevalleycrc.org.uk/about-rvcrc/membership

 

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OTHER QUESTIONS (and answers)

Q. Do I have to be a member of British Cycling if I join Ribble Valley?

A. No, but we strongly recommend that you join either British Cycling (BC) or the Cyclists Touring Club (CTC) as one of the benefits of membership is that you secure third party insurance cover.

See our “Affiliations” page or our “Links” page for links to the various cycling organisations:

 

Q. Is Ribble Valley involved in racing?

A. Yes, we are involved in most forms of racing.  You can take a look at the cycling disciplines members are actively taking part in within the “Cycling Activities” on the website.  There you can access information regarding the different racing disciplines.  You will also be able to access contact details of members who can assist you with further information on racing.

 

Q. Where and when does the Club meet for its Club night?

A. Ribble Valley meet at Bamber Bridge Catholic Club, Aspden Street, Bamber Bridge, PR5 6TA on Monday evenings at 8.00pm except for Bank Holidays.

Please check out:

www.ribblevalleycrc.org.uk/about-rvcrc/how-to-find-us