West Dorset Cycling
West Dorset Cycling is a new affiliated club where all members are involved and contribute as they wish. We have a free and easy organisation appropriate to our free and easy cycling 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 which suits them.
A link to our rides list is in the Contact details above. New members are welcome, beginners through to experts. We have three organised rides every week ranging in length from 25 to 60 miles, come and try one. We have a very active folding bike group which has rides and events 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 led off road rides. We also lead the riders on the Great Dorset Bike ride held on the first Sunday in June each year.
We expect to see, and welcome, a large increase in electric bikes on rides. We also actively encourage car assisted rides. Members drive continuation and change, so rides and other activities are planned and supported by other members.
Existing members are involved in every aspect of cycling from going to the shops to long distance foreign tours, commuting to work to sportive and 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 by email and the various social media platforms so an email address is required.
Members of West Dorset Cycling don't need to belong to Cycling UK but if they do they get a reduced subscription. All members of West Dorset Cycling are encouraged to have third party insurance.
We hope to see you on a ride soon.
On and after 29th March we can ride in groups of up to 15 on the road. This is the latest advice from the Government, CUK and BCF.
Once we are off our bikes we are only allowed in groups of six. We therefore have to continue to be careful at refreshment stops and not exceed the 6 together rule. This will be a bit easier for us after 12th April when pubs and cafes will be allowed to serve outside.
The rides co-ordinators will begin to populate the rides calendar from 29th March. Members please get in touch with any of us if you would like to run extra rides so that we can put them on the calendar.