The Forty Plus Cycling Club is a sociable cycle club for cyclists over the age of 18 in Bedfordshire, North Herts, East Herts, Essex, Kent, Northamptonshire, London, Surrey and Sussex. Bicycle rides in the Home Counties around London.
The club offers leisurely cycle rides near Letchworth Garden City, Bedford, St Albans, Hatfield, Hertford, Ware, Chelmsford, Northampton, Stevenage, Harlow, Southend, Welwyn, Horsham, Dorking, East Grinstead, Crawley, Sevenoaks, Maidstone, Colchester. Each section organises rides between one and three times a week. We welcome all those in London and the South-East seeking a friendly club to ride with, whether experienced cyclist, returnee or the relative newcomer.
Our members are aged from 40 (or under) to their late 90s. The majority are retired or semi-retired, but some are part-time or shift workers, unemployed, self-employed, full-time “mums” or teachers on holiday. The bikes they ride range from lightweight carbon, titanium machines, through conventional tourers and hybrids, to “shoppers” and electric assisted bikes. Some are former competitive cyclists or experienced cycle tourists, but some have only taken up cycling in retirement.
Our sections vary in their speed and the distance they ride, so ask around if the section you try does not suit you.
The countryside and terrain we ride in varies, but all areas have a network of quiet lanes that are perfect for exploration by bike. You can ride to the start or get there by car or train.