Velo Club Walcot membership details
We are a friendly cycling club that welcomes both men and women. Our group rides are detailed on our Rides tab above.
Full-year Membership (runs from 1st April to 31st March)
– Senior membership is £15.
– 2nd claim and concessions* membership is £10.
– Youth/Juvenile (under 18s) membership is £2.50.
– Family** membership is £25
* Concessions apply to adults (18 years plus) who are second claim members, and/or are over the State Pension Age, in full time education, unemployed or on low income. Concessions will be applicable at the discretion of the club, so please contact the Club Secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions as we don’t want cost to be a barrier to your riding with us
** Family membership applies to a max of 2 adults (18 years plus) and their dependent youth/junior/juvenile’s under the age of 18 years who are all living in the same household
Half-year membership runs from 1st October to 31st March – half-year memberships are charged at half price
Existing members’ renewal is due on 1st April.
To join you can download a membership form here
Or, you can join via the British Cycling website here. You do not need to be a member of British Cycling to use this facility although there are useful benefits (such as insurance) and you’ll need to join BC and carry one of their licences if you plan to ride road races (but not time trials under CTT rules).
Try before you buy
You are welcome to come along for a few rides before joining to see if it’s for you, although please read the Ride Etiquette post here before you do.
Bike Shop Discounts – available on presentation of a valid membership card
Cadence Bikeshop – 10% on all full-priced items; bikes, parts, clothing, nutrition and accessories. Check with Will or Jonny for discounts on sale items and maintenance/servicing.
Green Park Bikestation – 10% on all clothing, parts, accessories, servicing and maintenance. Excludes sale items.
Avon Valley Cyclery – 15% off all full-priced bikes, clothing, parts and accessories. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.
Total Fitness Bath – 10% on all full-priced parts, clothing and accessories. Excludes bikes and sale items.
What to bring?
We recommend you carry a minimum of a spare inner tube/puncture repair kit, tyre levers, pump, multitool, sufficient food, at least one water bottle, phone, money and something for keeping your phone and money dry.
Helmet or not?
As a British Cycling affiliated club we strongly recommend that you wear a helmet on our rides. But we’re all adults here and it’s very much a personal choice. Your call.
For youth and juveniles we would ask that you wear a helmet for all club related activities.
We are British Cycling and CTT affiliated, which covers club liability – for personal liability we recommend Cycling UK or British Cycling. Traditionally club members have taken part in all competitive forms of cycling; road racing, cyclo-cross and time trials. We have a number of members taking part in each discipline so there’s plenty of knowledge and support there.
All members should remember to carry their membership cards with health and next of kin details completed, when out with the club on a group ride