Joining the Club

Rides begin at Woodies Freehouse, Thetford Road, New Malden, KT3 5DX (see map) 

  • Most rides take place Sunday morning, with different groups leaving at various times from 7am. Norm is to head towards the Surrey Hills or Windsor (depending on weather or how fit we are feeling!)

  • We usually have several groups heading at different start times, varying speeds, distance, elevation and locations – agreed on our WhatsApp groups and Google planner each week

  • On the last Sunday of every month we have an ‘Introductory Ride’, starting at 9am, returning 11.30-12pm after a coffee stop, travelling approx. 25-30 miles at around 14mph, towards Cobham or Walton

  • There are usually plenty of other ad hoc rides arranged thru the week, ie Richmond Park evening laps and pints, and Saturday rides – usually discussed and arranged over our WhatsApp groups

  • We have also just started a ‘Women’s only introductory ride’ each month too

It’s usual to come out for a couple of rides, see if you like it, and then join officially, paying a subscription fee of £20 first year, £10 per year thereafter.  Payment is made to our club Treasurer.

 

Benefits of joining us include: -

  • Access to our WhatsApp group chats and Facebook to view pre-planned routes and rides, including club Zwift races and rides, and membership of our Strava club

  • Access to our list of selected routes on quieter roads 

  • A chance to go on fantastic rides, taking in breath-taking countryside in beautiful Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire or Kent countryside and best café selections

  • The opportunity to purchase our high quality Le Col club kit at great prices 

  • Participation in club trips – previously we have been to the Alps, Pyrenees, Majorca, as well as UK trips

  • Club affiliation to “British Cycling” – benefits listed on the next page

  • “Cycling Time Trials” club membership, enabling you to take part in time trials if you so wish

  • On-the-road learning – getting riding tips from fellow riders 

  • Safety in numbers – it’s safer on the roads to be seen and cycle in groups

  • Access to local cyclists in the club for advice and tips on all things bike-related!

  • …and above all a chance to ride with a nice bunch of like-minded people

 

All we would ask is that you let us know that you are coming out for one of our rides.

Hope to see you soon!
Simon, Hayley, Jeff, Karl and Luca

New Malden Velo

 


BRITISH CYCLING BENEFITS

Personal membership details are on the below link, but summarised as follows:-

  1. Insurance, including 3rd party liability insurance and preferential rates

  2. Retail discounts - loads, but probably the best part is discount at Halfords and Chain Reaction

  3. Magazine subscription discounts

  4. Early bird ticket offers

  5. Access to race licenses

  6. Ability to participate in national and regional events

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/membership/benefits#8zsXXjsjT5te0Aq6.99

 

Club Affiliation brings slightly different benefits, into 4 parts:-

  1. Discount for club members when joining British Cycling first time around (pretty helpful actually)

  2.  Public liability insurance of up to £10million for club activities
    - especially helpful if anything untoward happens in covering newcomers taking part in club activities and protecting club officials

  3. Enables 0.5m British Cycling website visitors per month to potentially find NMV (that would be a big Sunday ride...)

  4. If need be we can get entry into national and regional rankings, as well as getting support from the regional British Cycling team for any events and activities we might be planning

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/clubs/article/20140530-Club-Affiliation-0

 

CYCLING TIME TRIALS (CTT)

  1. Enables our members to participate in CTT events

  2. Gives us the opportunity to put on our own organised time trials