Sofa to Saddle

Cycling UK Affiliated Group

Sofa to Saddle

Sofa to Saddle is a cycling group dedicated to nervous and novice riders.
Our aim is to make cycling accessible to everyone.

Our activities 
MTB/Offroad rides
Audax/Sportive road rides
Leisure/Touring rides
Family rides
Women only rides
About us 

What does it cost

If you just want to join any of our #SocialRides, it’s completely free. You will have to register as a Social Member, but that’s free as well.

Our regular Club Rides are for paid members only, but you're welcome to come and try them out. You can find out more about our membership plans by clicking here. We also occasionally organise a Feature Ride, which may involve refreshments or even overnight accommodation. These are charged on an individual basis.

Who can join

Absolutely anyone! There are no age limits. Although under 18s will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. We do however, have to consider the needs of the group, so if you have any concerns about any abilities, please contact us directly.

What kind of bikes are suitable

Most of our #SocialRides are on tarmac, so pretty much any bike will be suitable, although we don’t recommend full suspension mountain bikes or knobbly tyres, because they make it harder for you, on the road.

If you have any concerns, take your bike into West Malling Cycles and ask Tim to give a quick look over. If you don’t have a bike or your’s isn’t suitable, with prior notice, we can usually lend you one, FREE of charge.

Information about the group rides 

Our Social Sunday rides, which are at 10:00 on every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, follow one of our 10 mile routes, at a pace suitable for complete beginners. Our experienced Ride Leaders are on hand to make sure that you're never the last one home. 

We also run a variety Club Rides, which offer a slightly more of a challenge but still have the same Social ethos.

Our area 
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