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Introductory Rides 

We believe it is important that you have a good understanding of the nature of the club and what we offer before deciding whether to join. And the best way to get this is to join one of our introductory rides – usually held on the first Saturday of each month – when you’ll have the opportunity to speak to a few of our friendly members. Nobody gets left behind on these (or any of our regular) rides, but if you’re particularly nervous about the distance, then you may want to check out our Commute to Club programme instead.

It is definitely not a test – no-one will be assessing your fitness or ability, we will simply be enjoying the ride together! Everyone is welcome – we are particularly keen to encourage more women and more people of Black, Asian and other ethnic minority backgrounds to join us.

More details about the intro ride here.

We know that the timing can make it hard for some committed people to access the club. If so, get in touch and we will try to arrange an alternative for you. Similarly, if you are sure that you want to join and you have some experience of group riding (e.g. with another club) we will consider applications without an intro ride. If you want to discuss taking either approach email membership@dulwichparagon.com

Insurance and Legal Support

Many of our members are also members of British Cycling, as this both provides third-party insurance and access to a race licence that is usually required in order to race road, track, cyclocross, and other disciplines. If you want to race you will need either the BC Race Silver or Race Gold membership. If you decide to join BC please add Dulwich Paragon as your club and add your BC membership number to your club details on RiderHQ.

However, if you don’t race, BC membership is not mandatory. A number of organisations provide this as a member benefit, for example Cycling UK and the London Cycling Campaign, as well as commercial providers. We strongly recommend that all members have suitable third-party liability insurance and legal support in place, to provide cover in the event of any incidents on the road.

Joining the club

Once you have completed the introductory ride you can join the club here:

Join Dulwich Paragon on RiderHQ

Please ensure that you select the correct membership type and take care to fill in all details accurately (date of birth, contact numbers, etc,). If you are a member of British Cycling include your BC membership number.

At this point you will asked to confirm that you agree to help (volunteer) with at least two club events each year. More information about volunteering.

Once your application has been confirmed you will receive an email from RiderHQ with a link to pay the annual subscription. Your membership will not be activated until you complete this payment. From that point you will be able to join all club-related rides, events and activities.

Dulwich Paragon membership lasts for 12 months from the date of joining – you will be emailed a renewal reminder.

Subscriptions

Our annual membership fee is £30 (£10 for youths / young-adults)

Joining the club online forum

The club forum is a useful resource available to all current club members.  Under the various sections you will see all the activities that are going on in and around the club – rides, racing, for sale, announcements and general chit-chat. You log in to the forum using your existing RiderHQ email and password – it will recognise that you are a member and automatically create an account for you.

Communication and Privacy

In accordance with privacy rules DPCC does not hold your personal details – these are managed by Rider HQ on behalf of the club. However the club may contact you from time to time and your details will be used as part of volunteer activities.

Members are requested to ensure that emails are not blocked or filtered into spam folders – we try to keep communication to core club activities and these are regarded as part of being a club member. You can read the Club’s full Privacy Policy here.

Managing your membership

After you become a member you can manage your DPCC membership on Rider HQ by logging into your account, selecting Details by clicking on the ‘down-arrow’ next to Actions, which is next to ‘Dulwich Paragon CC’ Membership, then clicking ‘Edit Membership Details’.

You can also use this page to change your personal details or to cancel your membership should you need to do so.

Please note that there are no refunds.

If you have any questions please e-mail membership@dulwichparagon.com.