Ask any of our members why they come out on our rides, whatever the season or weather, and while some will immediately talk about the cake at our favourite coffee stops (no names mentioned!), most will say that if there's one thing that's better than being out on the bike, enjoying the fantastic and diverse scenery in this part of the world, it's doing so with other people.
Forget the science of being in a peloton: it's a tried and tested fact about local clubs that the views are better, the hills are easier to climb, and your legs and lungs recover far more quickly when it's shared with others. Time and the miles seem to vanish when you are chatting away happily ... oh, and did we mention the coffee stops?!
Joining (or going out with) a club for the first time can be daunting - you are unlikely to know anyone else and it's natural to worry that you will not be able to keep up.
Don't let these issues concern you. You won't be a stranger for long in Cycle Somerset - everyone is friendly, welcoming and keen to provide help and encouragement. As for being left behind, our rides always go at the "club" pace, which is basically as slow as the slowest rider. After all, it's only fun if everyone is having fun.
Come out on one of our rides and find out for yourself!
You do not have to be a member before you come out on one of our rides. We provide a free guest membership for anyone who wants to try before they buy.
Membership of Cycle Somerset costs £10.00 per household per annum. Your membership fee will ensure you get sent reminders of all our rides / events to your registered email address. It entitiles you to participate in all our events and gives you priority (over non members) when booking for a ride or event.
To join, fill in the membership form (bottom of the page) and send it with your cheque to the address detailed on the form. If you have any queries please do get in touch with us via this contact sheet.
NOTE: the "Join Group" Button, on the right hand column of our website pages, ONLY enables registration (full access) to the Cycle Somerset web site. It does not make you a "paid" member of the club and hence does not entitle you to all the benefits listed above. It is a bit confusing, but unfortunately we have no control over the text used on the web site button! To Join Cycle Somerset you must use the membership form at the bottom of this page and pay the £10 fee.
Membership of Cycle Somerset does not provide you with personal insurance and we strongly recommend that all our members take out their own third party liability cover.
For more information about third party liability cover, follow this link to our page on INSURANCE
Last updated: 7th December 2015
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We strongly recommend that our members take out their own insurance for theft of their cycle and third party liability as Cycle Somerset membership does NOT provide you with any form of insurance - even when on our club cycle trailer.[more]