Life membership

Calderdale cycling touring club cycling uphill
Is cycling a way of life for you, like it is for us?

What better way to express your love of cycling then becoming a life member.

There really is no better time to support the UK’s cycling charity. Be part of our long and illustrious history, from our founding in 1878, to the future of a better world by bike, the whole time we will be here to support the rest of your cycling life. 

Whether you have been with us since you started cycling, or have only just discovered Cycling UK, we want you to be part of something special. Sharing in the love of cycling and our vision for a better world by bike. As one of our members you enable us to have a louder voice to lobby government, campaign for improved rights and inspire millions more people to cycle.  

When you become a life member of Cycling UK, you'll receive a special membership card with your name and the date you very first joined along with your special welcome pack. You will also continue to receive your wonderful member benefits such as 3rd party insurance, retail discounts, Cycle magazine and the ability to ride with Cycling UK member and affiliated groups. 

As a young teenager in the 70s, our cycling club afforded me a real degree of personal mobility that others can't access until they can drive, not to mention a very healthy activity to focus a young person's interests and goals. Pity then that motorbikes lured me away for 30 years. But they say once you've had the cycling bug it always finds you again, and true for me 7 years ago when I re-joined. By then it was clear that the economy of life membership made it the best bet
Simon, Cambridge 
Life membership is changing

We are always looking for ways to improve our memberships and make them simpler for all, so in December 2022 life membership will change to a flat fee of £950, this still represents a £250 saving over the starting rate of £1,200. Don’t worry if you have been considering it for a while as you can still see how much it will be for you at the previous calculation, and of course we will honour any rate that we have confirmed should your membership renewal not be till after November.

We will also be improving the package that comes with being a life member. A special welcome pack, membership card and exclusive gift to begin with, plus we will be seeing what else our life members would prefer to receive that best reflects this wonderful commitment to cycling.

How much does life membership cost?

Currently the cost of life membership varies and is reduced based on the number of years you’ve already been a member, to recognise your loyalty, and predicting how long you are likely to need the insurance cover.  

To simply calculate the price of your membership you will just need to know how long you have been a member and your age. The price starts at £1,200, then based on every year you have been a member and your age (up to 71), you are entitled to a discount of 0.5% or currently £6.00 for each year. Use our handy calculator at the bottom of this page, or get in touch with our membership team who will help you. 

To give you an example of what you could save, if you had been a member since you were 20, and are now 60 years old, you would pay £600 - half the price of the starting rate. 

That is a big reduction and just think how much more you could save by taking up life membership earlier rather than renewing each year. However, it is not just about the saving, it is also about supporting the incredible work that membership enables Cycling UK to do and showing a wonderful commitment to helping more people to cycle.  

How do I apply for life membership?

Once you’ve decided life membership is for you, please contact the membership team on 01483 238301. They can take you through your calculation, and, if you are happy, take payment by credit/debit card. Alternatively, please send a copy of the completed application form to the address below with a cheque made payable to ‘Cycling UK’. 

Cycling UK Membership, Parklands, Railton Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 9JX 

(Due to the variable nature of the cost you can’t currently become a Life Member online) 

If you have any queries regarding your quote or wish to discuss anything in relation to your membership do not hesitate to contact the Membership Team.