Date: The first Saturday of the month at 09:00.
Meeting Point: Herne Hill Velodrome, Burbage Road, Dulwich. SE24 9HE map.
Length: 55km (approx.).
Bike: Most people ride a road-bike with drop handlebars. Please ensure: gears are shifting reliably; wheels are straight and true; brakes are effective and tyres in good condition and inflated properly. If it’s wet please use mudguards – you’ll be in a group and the rider behind will prefer not to be sprayed by your rear wheel.
Clothing: A cycle jersey or jacket with pockets. Padded shorts or tights. Possibly a rain jacket or warmer layer – this is a year-round ride and temperatures out in the countryside may be significantly lower! Padded mitts or long-finger gloves. Try to avoid carrying backpacks, heavy locks etc. We strongly advise all riders to wear a suitably-sized and properly adjusted helmet.
Food & drink: At least one water bottle. Two if hot. Hydration is vital to how you feel at the end of this ride – keep drinking, small regular sips, even when the temperature is low. An energy bar or a banana for a snack mid-ride.
Other items: A bike multi-tool. Two spare inner tubes and tyre levers. Pump. Money for coffee/food at the end of the ride.
You: A desire to ride in a close group, improve your riding skills and fitness, enjoy the companionship of other riders, participate fully in club life. Capable of riding 55 kms / 30 miles with several steep hills and only brief stops.
Safety: Carry emergency contact details, with details of any medical conditions/allergies etc.
ALL RIDERS MUST OBSERVE THE HIGHWAY CODE AT ALL TIMES
This includes: obeying traffic lights and signs; riding no more than two abreast and – when instructed by ride-leaders – riding in single file to allow traffic to pass on narrow roads; not riding on the footway; not abusing other road users. Anyone who breaches these rules WILL BE refused membership. Please acknowledge any courtesy shown to you by other road users and stop at pedestrian crossings where necessary. We also raise a hand to fellow cyclists. Riders attend strictly at their own risk! The club is affiliated to British Cycling and is covered for Public Liability Insurance and you are indemnified against risk whilst participating on an ‘invitation prior to membership’ basis
FOR RACERS: Experienced or budding …
DPCC is keen to welcome riders who are interested in racing for the club. Beginner, or established racer, male and female, you are welcome to join the Racers’ Introductory Ride Group. Led by least one senior racing member the speed will be 28-30kph over 50 kms (approx.). We aim to ride as a disciplined group, obeying all the rules of the road. It is not a test or a trial and definitely not a race. There will be a chance to ask questions about the pathway to becoming a fully fledged racing member of Dulwich Paragon. Please scroll to the bottom of the sign-up form to supply us with details of any racing or club experience, BC number, etc..
The club was founded in 1935 by a group of passionate and dedicated cyclists. Dulwich Paragon CC has grown since then and now has over 500 members BUT the passion remains as strong as ever, we love riding our bikes and we are very proud of the fact that DPCC is friendly, inclusive and welcoming to ALL regardless of gender, race, religion and sexual orientation.
Whichever ride you join we want you to relax and enjoy it. And then become part of what we truly believe is the BEST BIKE CLUB IN BRITAIN!