Membership: You don’t need to be a member when you first come out on a ride with Winchester CTC. You can ride with guest membership for 3 rides to see whether you like us. Membership is national and when you join Cycling UK. you can ride with any CTC/Cycling UK group anywhere in the country. Membership also provides you with £10 million 3rd party insurance cover plus free technical and legal advice and a bi-monthly magazine. For more information on Cycling UK and how to join see here
What you need for our rides:
Bike: all you need is a roadworthy bike. You’ll find life a lot easier on a reasonably lightweight road or touring bike rather than a heavy bike or mountain bike with knobbly tyres. Don’t be put off trying one of your rides because you think you don’t have the right bike. We can advise on how you can adapt your existing bike and provide expert advice if you want to buy a new one.
Clothing: Specialist clothing and a helmet are optional. A light, waterproof jacket is almost essential for the British climate. Otherwise just bring something to drink, a spare inner tube and tyre levers and lights for winter and evening rides. Rides stop for refreshments at regular intervals but you may like to pack a cereal bar or similar as emergency rations.
Rides: We offer a full range of leisure rides ranging from short to long at varying speeds. Each ride has a leader who decides the route and makes sure that nobody gets left behind. We also organise open challenge events; they have no leader but you are provided with a full route description.
For a full description of our rides and the current programme, see Our Rides page
South Hampshire. Easy rides, day rides, social events and more!
Tel: 01962 864479. www.southhampshirectc.org.uk