Join our Cycling Club!
One of the first things we did when opening the Freewheel Pub and Cycling Cafe in May 2015 was to set up an informal recreational cycling club. Every Sunday at 9.00 am people of all ages and abilities turned up at the cafe to join the weekly ride. Due to popular demand we increased the Sunday rides and grouped them into different abilities, speed and also length of ride.
The rides became so popular that in March 2017 we thought let’s make The Freewheel CC an official club and have now registered it with British Cycling. It’s a fun club, easy and affordable to join and we already have a pretty cool cycling kit which is available to purchase from the pub.
We are a cycling club for those interested in a sociable ride out and always welcome new members. All our rides can be adapted to suit different abilities, we also go out as a happy group and always come back as a happy group!
There will be regular training sessions throughout the year, sportives, group rides, lots of events in the workshop and even Retro Bike rides outs. Cycling is our passion and we’re keen to get more people on their bikes, so whether you are a regular cyclist, beginner, a bit rusty in the saddle, are thinking about taking up the sport, or know someone that would like to start cycling, please do get in touch with us.
We also have our own pub and cafe which serves delicious home-cooked and locally produced food. So either pop in before your ride and have a coffee or come back to after your ride to relax, eat fantastic cakes, drink coffee or have a well-deserved pint of local beer whilst chatting to like-minded cycling enthusiasts!
Our members are important to us, so if you have a great idea on how we can make the club better please don’t hesitate to let us know.
You can still join any of the rides, book into training sessions and without being a member. As the club grows so will the ride outs – below is what’s happening now:
Sunday at 9.00 am – ‘club run’ leaves the Freewheel for a 35-40 miles ride and will ride at the pace of the slowest rider
Sunday at 10.00 am – meet at the Freewheel for a shorter ride to various locations in East Kent – approx 30 miles
Midweek – most Wednesdays at 9.00 am for a 30-40 mile ride, paced at 13-14 mph
Please contact the pub to find out details for other midweek rides
Here’s what you need to know
Full details on how to join can be found at thefreewheel.cc
Membership : Adult Individual= £15 per annum + £1 admin fee
Family Membership : £25 per annum + £1 admin fee
Join us on Strava: Freewheel CC www.strava.com/clubs/150896
Like us on Facebook: Club page www.facebook.com/freewheelcc
Follow us on Twitter: @freewheelers_cc
If you have any questions regarding membership, what we do and when we go out please give Graham Hines a ring on 07907 256393 or call Adrian Oliver at the Pub on 01795 538143