Dunfermline Cycling Club
Where are you based?
Road, Cyclocross, Mountain Biking
What is your club ethos?
Dunfermline Cycle Club is a friendly inclusive club with a strong focus on cake.
What is the best thing about your club?
What club rides do you run?
Every Saturday we have the “bun run” which consists of two groups each riding 35 miles:
- The 8:30am group ride at 17-18mph.
- The 9am group ride at 15mph.
Every Sunday there are also two rides:
- A longer, faster ride (50 miles at 17-18mph) leaves at 9am.
- A bun run (35miles at 15mph) leaves at 10am.
Over the summer there is also a monthly ‘new starts’ ride for those new to group riding (around 25 miles at 12mph) and also a women’s friendly ride once a month (35miles at 12-13mph).
There is a monthly longer ride of 60-100 miles at 15mph.
There are also turbo sessions through the winter, and subsidised coaching sessions at the traffic free Fife Cycle Park throughout the year.
There is a Mountain Bike ride on a Tuesday evening.
Adhoc rides are arranged through the Women’s facebook page.
Do you wait for dropped riders / mechanicals on some or all of your rides?
Yes (except for on the chaingang)
What is the minimum standard you would expect from new club riders?
For the new start ride you should be fine if you can ride 20-30 miles at around 12 mph. For the women’s rides the same applies and in addition you should be able to fix a puncture (We sometimes run basic mechanic evenings to help with this).
For the 9 am bun run you should be able to manage 35 miles at around 14mph when cycling on your own.
What do you expect riders to bring on club runs?
Puncture repair kit/inner tube and pump, money for the café, phone in case of more major mechanicals.
Are bikes other than road bikes acceptable on any rides?
Hybrids are fine for the Women’s and new start rides.
Mountain bikes for MTB Tuesdays
Aspects of cycling the club is involved in:
Coached sessions for adults and youth/juniors
Competing in races
Designated ‘race squad’
Taking part in sportives
Taking part in audax
Track sessions at the Velodrome
Cycling holidays abroad
Do you run club social events?
The Club Curry nights are very popular. We also usually have a Christmas Night out and the Annual Club Dinner and prize giving.
Number of members (roughly):
Current percentage of female members:
We have 28 female members which is 14% of the total membership
Do you have a women’s development officer?
Yes, this role is covered by the Diversity Secretary
Please give details of any projects you have or are running to support and encourage women.
We have a Direct club investment grant from Sport Scotland with one of the key goals being to increase female membership through subsidised coaching and coach development and training. The coaching sessions are particularly popular with our women members.
Do you also have a children’s / youth section / Go Ride club?
We have Youth and Junior members of the club and close links with the Carnegie Cyclones Club
Do you offer opportunities for members to train as coaches, ride leaders, etc?
Yes. The club has funded coach training and plans to arrange ride leader training. Women are strongly encouraged to by the club to take up these opportunities.
Website / social media / etc:
There is a members facebook page and also a separate women’s facebook page/
Annual fee is £17 (+£1 admin). You can join through the club page on the British Cycling website:
Contact the club committee through the form on the Dunfermline Cycling Club website.
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