West Dorset Cycling
West Dorset Cycling is an affiliated club. All members are involved and contribute as they wish. We have a democratic but free and easy organisation appropriate to our cycling and social activities.
Our heritage with CTC goes back to 1926 and the affiliated club status gives us a different and better club future, one where members are fully involved and active at the level they choose.
A link to our rides list is in the Contact details above. New members are welcome, beginners through to experts. We aim to have three organised rides every week ranging in length from around 25 to 60 miles or more. Anyone is welcome to come and try a ride, please contact us first though using the email contact link above. We have a very active folding bike group which has rides and events usually accessed by public transport. We welcome electric bikes on all our rides.
We organise the Dorset Dirt off road ride held on the first Sunday in September each year, though we do not currently have regular led off road rides. We also lead the riders on the Great Dorset Bike ride held on the first Sunday in June each year.
Existing members are active in many aspect of cycling from going to the shops to long distance foreign tours, commuting to work and sportive/road racing. But most of us just enjoy cycling in the country lanes of West Dorset.
Everyone taking part in our rides and events must be a member of West Dorset Cycling. This is because Rides' leaders are only covered by Cycling UK liability insurance where those taking part are members.
It is easy to join West Dorset Cycling and you can do this on your first ride. Communication is primarily by email so an email address is needed.
Members of West Dorset Cycling don't have to belong to Cycling UK but if they do they can get a reduced subscription as an affiliate member. All members of West Dorset Cycling are encouraged to have third party insurance.
Join us for great rides and events in West Dorset, new members always welcome.
Please use Contacts to find out more about our regular rides programme.