Amersham Road Cycling Club

Club Name:

Amersham Road Cycling Club.

Where are you based?

Despite our name we are based in Great Missenden, in the heart of the Chilterns, where we do the majority of our riding.

Cycling Disciplines:

We run a varied programme of rides, time trials and social events to make sure there is something for everyone.

What is your club ethos?

ARCC was established in 2006 by a group of local riders to cater for cyclists of all ages and abilities. We aim to promote safe and social cycling at various levels for like minded people. 

What is the best thing about your club?

The club is very friendly and welcoming. We run lots of organised rides each weekend catering across the ‘pace spectrum’. We also hold regular social events, many members participate in local sportives, and in our annual ‘training camp/cycling holiday’ which is usually held in Majorca.

What club rides do you run?

Sunday rides – we have five different group rides, depending on ability/pace, all organised and led individually. Ride details are on the club calendar section of our website

All rides meet in the car park in the Link Road, Great Missenden at 8.45am.

We also run occasional Saturday rides which are usually at a more moderate pace.

Do you wait for dropped riders / mechanicals on some or all of your rides?

Yes.

What is the minimum standard you would expect from new club riders?

New riders should be able to ride around 30 miles in under 3 hours in order to join the slowest club ride. Our other Sunday rides require a significantly higher level of fitness.

All new members must attend a ‘Joiners Ride’ in the first instance in order to be proficient in group riding and comply with club etiquette and rules.

What do you expect riders to bring on club runs?

Spare inner tubes, money, phone, pump, next of kin details. All riders must wear a helmet.

Are bikes other than road bikes acceptable on any rides?

No

Aspects of cycling the club is involved in:

Social runs

Organising races/time trials

Competing in races

Designated ‘race squad’

Organising sportive

Taking part in sportives

Do you run club social events?

Yes. Regular meetings in a local pub with themes/talks. There is an annual dinner/award evening in November and an annual cycling holiday in Majorca.

Number of members (roughly):

We have a thriving membership of over 260 members, ranging in age from 18-80 as more and more people discover the benefits of cycling. Members come from across the Chiltern region and beyond; travelling to us from Windsor, London, Aylesbury and Uxbridge.

Current percentage of female members:

22% of our members are female.

Do you have a women’s development officer?

All groups feature both genders thus we have not thought this necessary.

Please give details of any projects you have or are running to support and encourage women:

There are female riders within the club who are Breeze affiliated. Thus some of our female riders attend both.

Do you also have a children’s / youth section / Go Ride club?

No

Do you offer opportunities for members to train as coaches, ride leaders, etc?

Members are encouraged to train as ride leaders and sessions run at various times throughout the year.

Any other information you would like to share:

You can find more information on the Frequently Asked Questions and the New Joiners pages of our website

Website / social media / etc:

Website: www.amershamrcc.com/

Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/AmershamRCC/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/amershamrcc

Instagram: www.instagram.com/amershamrcc/

YouTube: Amersham RCC channel

Joining Information

New riders may try a ride before they commit to joining and pay the moderate annual subscription. You can find more details on joining on the club New Joiners page. 

Contact details

Email: secretary@amershamrcc.com; ‎

Information last updated

July 2020

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