newbie wanting a cycling partner

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by zelly, 31 Jan 2008.

  1. zelly

    zelly New Member

    stoke on trent
    Hi there,

    I am new to the site and just thought i'd say hi :biggrin:
    I'm not sure if this is the right place for this post , but i am looking for a cycling buddy, preferably female, in the stoke on trent area, as i prefer company when out on rides. I am not a serious cyclist, it's more leisurely really, anything upto 15 miles at present, mainly main and country roads. If there is anyone out there who is of similar cycling ability, and who would like a cycling partner, please contact me. Look forward to hearing from someone soon. :biggrin:

  2. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Hi Zelly,

    Welcome to the forum. You will find plenty to amuse and inform you here and I've never come across anyone who bites. I can't offer to supply your request but I'm sure other worthies will assist. Best of luck and enjoy your riding.
  3. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Meanwood ,Leeds
    Hello and welcome plenty to do and see on here.Do enjoy yourself.Also ask any question nothing is too silly.We were all new to cycling once.
  4. punkypossum

    punkypossum Donut Devil

    Would offer my services as could do with a buddy myself, but stoke is unfortunately a bit out of the way... :biggrin:
  5. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    Again, wrong part of the country for me... Have you thought of seeing if a local bike shop has a noticeboard (for clubs, second hand sales etc) and sticking a request up there?

    And welcome!;)
  6. DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    Hi Zelly

    i'd love to find a riding partner too but unfortunately i live in Rotherham :sad:. Hopefully you'll find someone on the forum from your area :smile:.
  7. OP

    zelly New Member

    stoke on trent
    Hi guys,

    Thanks for all your replys, it seems i'm not the only one wanting a cycling buddy. I have put up adverts in the past with no success :biggrin:
    User, i am a female, not a man with a lycra fetish,:smile: lol.
    I'll keep looking, and hope you guys find yourself a buddy too. Take care. x

  8. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    tried local cycle clubs? quite a few are very much more leisure/family orientated
  9. friendlybike

    friendlybike New Member

    Zurich, CH
    I think this is a very good idea. I did the same myself when I moved here, and well it was easy enough!!!!:smile:
    I started with a group of five, and now there is only the two of us doing the occasional ride on weekends. It is important that you have the same level of fitness more or less because otherwise noone enjoys it. :biggrin:
    Hope you find someone soon!!!
  10. Archie

    Archie Errrr.....

    Hello Zelly,

    If you join they will send you details of your local group and the rides they organise. You could join a few and maybe meet someone there.

    Even so, joining a cycling organisation is a good idea for the 3rd party insurance cover they (usually) provide.

    Good luck with the search and happy riding.
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