Still looking for a cycling club in Leicester

Rabbitthekitten

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Does anyone know of any cycling clubs in or around Leicester? Or even anyone who wants to help a beginner get into road cycling? I have emailed a few clubs and people I have been put in touch with but no one has replied. If anyone can help me please get in touch. Thanks. :-D
 

steve52

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there are a few clubs in leicestershire one in melton leicester road club, and leicester forest, i wont coment on them as clubs as i havent had contact with then all and with the one i have , well you may fit in lol but haveing felt ther welcomb i ride on my own or vist frendly clubs, hope to see u out and about
 
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Rabbitthekitten

Rabbitthekitten

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I've emailed them, but they've not replied. Except for one who said I would only be welcome if I was a hardcore racer. It seems cyclists aren't really a friendly bunch. B) I would ride on my own but I don't really have a clue, which is why I'm looking for other people to ride with.
 

Vikeonabike

CC Neighbourhood Police Constable
RK, Disappointing that they haven't made contact really. Best bet is to get along and make contact personally. Either at the club 10 or Sunday ride. YO don't have to ride with them but at least it puts names to faces...
Which one said they were only interested if you were hardcore? Name and shame!
 
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Rabbitthekitten

Rabbitthekitten

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Ha ha, it was Leicestershire Road club. They ignored my email but they had a forum, so I asked on there and I got two responses, one said unless I was into racing then there was no point. The other one said it would be good for me, but when I asked for more details they didn't reply. Maybe I'm just extremely irritating to cyclists. B)
 

Vikeonabike

CC Neighbourhood Police Constable
RK,
I had a friend at both Leicester Forest and Coalville Wheelers. Both friendly clubs from what I gather.

Anyway try ringing the membership secretary at various clubs:

Ratae Road Club
Membership secretary:
Colin Pattison
tel: 0116 2888193
This was the only one I could find a phone number for.
Have you thought about the Cycle Touring Club or Leicester Spokes who are not race orientated or are you intending to build up to some racing?
 
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Rabbitthekitten

Rabbitthekitten

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I just want to go out and learn how to ride properly without killing myself, how to fix things properly without destroying them, get fitter and spend more time outside than in. Leicester Forest would be ideal because it is local to where I live but again they didn't reply. I joined the CTC but didn't get much out of it, I saw the Spokes Facebook page, but it hadn't been updated for ages. So I wasn't sure if it was still going even. I didn't know about this one you've posted, I might have a look into it. Thanks.
 
There are a number of CC forumers in and around Leicester so it shouldn't be too difficult to make a post suggesting a Leicester CC forum ride.

That way you'll get to know your local cyclists and have some good people to ride/socialise with.

Good luck!
 
If you want to contact some local riders, have a look at the forum map!

http://www.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=....521081,-0.878906&spn=11.957409,29.882813&z=5
 

marinyork

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Good idea Dayvoe. There were some rides in the CC and informal rides section somewhere round Leicester last year. Normally if you post something someone will be interested.
 

ianrauk

Tattooed Beat Messiah
Dayvo and marin are right. Post up in the CC and informal rides section and you should get a good few reply's. We did this for some South East London CC'ers last year and is now a regular Sunday ride. We have anything between 2, to last weeks 11 riders. It's a very informal ride, usually stopping for a coffee somewhere en route.
See Here.
 

marinyork

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What was wrong with the CTC anyway? I know they can be a bit patronising and humorous to anybody under 50 as being young and go on about mudguards a lot but they aren't that bad. One always gets things out of riding with other people even if it it isn't exactly what one wants.
 
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