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Members - please stay uptodate with our guidance, available via the 'How We Ride' page (and also via the Weekly Brief - a link to this is on the homepage). Then please check your chosen #pace group on Slack for any available rides. Run Leaders will post these during the week, as they arrange them, so you can express your interest to join up.


About Club runs (members only):

Cafe destinations are circulated each week to all members via the Weekly Brief and routes are frequently shared by runs leaders on Slack (VCC members messaging platform). Please register to join VCC and gain access.

Our club runs take place every Sunday - except on certain holidays such as New Year's Day.

We typically have around 50 riders out and split ourselves across 10 different pace groups. Departure is at 9.00am (meet up from 8.45am) and there is always a planned coffee stop at around 11:00am, which is approximately at the half-way point, before heading back to St Albans.

Sometimes groups share the same location, so riders can ride out with a faster group and, if they wish, return with a slower one, a good way to move up as you progress. Occaisionally, all groups share the same cafe stop but this is rare due to numbers.

Each group will go at the speed of the slowest rider, re-grouping when necessary. No one is left behind!

Please note that it is our club policy to meet up and brief all new applicants, whatever their experience and ability level, before riding with us on our Sunday Club runs. And before you ride out with us we require that you join one of our regular new joiners introdutory rides, which we run on Saturday mornings, so you know better how we ride and we know better how you ride too. Please contact us if you would like to ride with us and we will arrange a time to meet with you. We will run through some important safety points, our rider etiquette and will explain other facilities available to you within our club. We will let you know where and when we meet and explain the procedures for our Club runs. 

Please do not just turn up on a Sunday morning because unfortunately you'll be turned away - it's in all our interests to ensure safe riding!

Please also note that you must have 3rd party liability insurance to ride with the club. Acceptable policies include British Cycling (BC), Cyclists Touring Club (CTC), British Triathlon Association (BTA) and League of Veterans Racing (LVRC - only applicable to over 40's).

Whilst we require you to join and pay the annual subscription before you ride with us, rest assured, if it's not for you, we will refund you (max 4 rides).