A Welcome Note and Information for New Members
Dear New Member
I am delighted to welcome you to the Fife & Kinross Cycling UK Member Group. Whether you get a buzz from a leisurely ride to your favourite cafe, or relish a bigger challenge such as riding from Land’s End to John o’Groats, the group will enable you to connect with others in your area who share your enjoyment of cycling.
Because our Group covers a fairly large geographical area, for our regular meets we nominate a lunchtime rendezvous, to which members make their own way. Details of the venue for each meet, which are held on Saturdays and alternate Wednesdays, are given on the Runs List. When the destination is someone’s home, you should bring a packed lunch and the host/hostess will provide tea/coffee. Commonly, members will team up with other riders from nearby in order to ride to the day’s venue, and in time you may enjoy making similar such arrangements. Newcomers will have no need to be a Cycling UK member at this time, but will hopefully join as you continue to ride with us.
Understandably, newcomers may feel reticent about turning up alone at a first-time meet, especially when this is at a private address. However, I can assure you that you will receive a warm welcome and will quickly befriend others who simply enjoy cycling, discussing ideas and sharing experiences. Please do take the time to explore the website, but feel free to contact a committee member by completing the contact details on our main page [just underneath the Club photo], and we will be happy to answer any queries you may have regarding the Group’s activities.
We look forward to having your company.
Linda Body, Chairperson Fife & Kinross CTC part of Cycling UK
Check List for your bike:
Bike in good working order (be it mountain bike, road, hybrid, tandem, trike, recumbent ….)
Spare inner tube
Puncture Repair Outfit
Toolkit (especially to remove wheels and tyres in case of puncture)
Map (OS Landranger are the most popular for cyclists)
Waterproofs (it will rain at sometime, this is Scotland)
Food and drink (unless we’re going to a cafe/pub/restaurant)
Money (if we are going to a cafe/pub/restaurant/community hall)
Joining Cycling UK
Cycling UK Scotland is the main body representing Cycling UK in Scotland
www.cyclinguk.org is the national club’s main website and is a good place to explore everything that the club is doing
Cycling UK is actively involved in campaigning to make the UK a better and safer place for cycling of all types
To the north, CTC Tayside, covering Angus, Dundee and Perthshire
To the South, www.cyclinguk.org/local-groups/lothian-and-borders covering Lothians and the Borders
To the West, CTC Glasgow, covering the Glasgow area