Kent Velo Girls Cycling Club welcomes new members with varying levels of cycling experience. Please note however that the Club only accommodates members aged 18 years or over; if you are under 18, please consider joining our associated club, Kent Velo Kids (www.kentvelokids.co.uk).
To enable members to benefit from limited liability, Kent Velo Girls Cycling Club has incorporated as a company limited by guarantee. Every member must undertake to guarantee, to a maximum of £1, the debts and liabilities of the Company if the Company is wound up whilst they are a member or within a year of ceasing to be a member. As a Company, we operate within the confines of our Memorandum and Articles of Association and ask members to agree to be bound by the provisions of the Company’s Articles and Rules; links to which are at the bottom of the page beneath the address.
There are three steps to becoming a member of Kent Velo Girls Cycling Club.
The induction process is dependent on whether you will be joining the female (Kent Velo Girls) or male (Kent Velo Boys) section of the Club. All bike types are accepted at the induction session/ride, although should you wish to join the Club and take advantage of the range of rides offered, you will need to be prepared to invest in a drop-handlebar road bike.
For prospective members, wishing to join the female (Kent Velo Girls) section of the Club:
Induction sessions for women are run by female members who are British Cycling qualified coaches and cover group riding techniques and the associated safety issues. The first part of the session takes place in a traffic free environment (for example a school playground) and is followed by a group ride of approximately 10 miles on local roads to practice the skills covered. There will be several Kent Velo Girls members on hand to help at the induction session, so it is a great opportunity to hear about the Club’s activities and ask as many questions as you wish.
If you feel that your current fitness may not extend to the Club’s entry-level “easy” group rides of circa 20 miles for women, then it is worth considering local Breeze Rides (letsride.co.uk/breeze) to help you build some fitness and confidence.
Our next induction sessions for women are:
Monday 30th March CANCELLED
Saturday 18th April
Monday 11th May
Saturday 13th June
Monday 6th July
For prospective members wishing to join the male (Kent Velo Boys) section of the Club:
Induction rides for men are offered on a twice-monthly basis throughout the year and are led by a male member of the Club who is a British Cycling qualified coach, along with another experienced male member of the Club. The rides will take place as part of the club’s weekly Saturday morning ride and will be of approximately 30 miles on local roads to practice group riding techniques and the associated safety issues within a group of club regular riders.
Induction rides for men are once a month on a Saturday. Our next ride is:
Saturday 28th March. CANCELLED
In the interests of safeguarding the Club and its members against liability to third parties during Club rides and events, it is a condition of membership that all members MUST have third party liability insurance. This can be obtained through membership of British Cycling, Cycling UK or British Triathlon Federation.
The Club’s insurance only covers guests on their first two rides (e.g., their induction session). Our membership form asks to which association you are affiliated and for your membership number.
If you have any queries about insurance cover please mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March with a current annual fee of £52 per annum applying to all members.
Applications received between 1st September and 31stDecember attract a reduced fee of £35.
Applications received between 1st January and 31st March will expire on 31st March the following year and will be £52 for this term.
If you wish to become a member of Kent Velo Girls Cycling Club, please click the ‘Join Now’ button which will take you to our online membership form.