Joining Dulwich Paragon is an easy, 3-step process.
1. Do The Non-Members’ Introductory Ride
These are held on the 1st Saturday of each month and you MUST register before as numbers are restricted (see “Getting Started”).
1) YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A BRITISH CYCLING MEMBER to do this ride. If you enjoy it and decide to apply for membership follow STEPS 2 and 3 below.
2) If you are an existing British Cycling member DO NOT ADD DPCC to your BC membership UNTIL AFTER YOU HAVE ATTENDED AN INTRODUCTORY RIDE.
More details about the intro ride here.
Whilst we think that our intro rides are the best way for you to experience the club and decide if it is right for you, we know that the timing and limits on numbers can make it hard for some committed people to access the club. So if you are sure that you want to join and you have some experience of group riding we will consider applications without an intro ride from April. If you want to discuss taking this approach email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Join British Cycling (BC) or add DPCC to an existing BC membership
At Race Silver, Race Gold or Ride level, nominating Dulwich Paragon CC as one your clubs on the form. Bronze level is NOT acceptable. ALL members of DPCC MUST be British Cycling members, regardless of any other cycling-related memberships (eg: National Tri. CTC, LCC etc). This is for insurance purposes and to emphasise DP’s ethos as sporting, competitive cycling club.
Note: If you have an existing BC membership you must add Dulwich Paragon Cycling Club as one of your clubs with BC, before requesting to join. This includes those looking to join as a second claim member.
3. Join Dulwich Paragon
Finally, once you have your British Cycling membership number, click on the link below to join Dulwich Paragon via the Rider HQ website. Please ensure that you select the correct membership type.
Please take care to fill in all details accurately (DoB, BC number, contact numbers, etc) and make sure the name(s) you enter on the sign-up page is(are) IDENTICAL to those on your BC membership.
At this point you will asked to confirm that you agree to help (volunteer) with at least two club promotions each year. This is a NON-NEGOTIABLE REQUIREMENT FOR ALL MEMBERS. If you cannot satisfactorily fulfil this obligation your membership MAY BE CANCELLED.
Once approved you will receive a 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.
Our annual membership fee is £30 (£10 for youths / young-adults)
Joining the club online forum
The club forum is a lively and 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, races, events, special offers and general chit-chat. To participate you must be a paid-up member and you must use your full name (first name and surname) when applying to join. This ensures clarity and security. Non-members are welcome to visit but may not post to the forum.
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.
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 or want to be added to our email list to be kept informed, please e-mail email@example.com.