Which Edinburgh Cycling Club?

Discussion in 'Cycling Clubs' started by DaveK, 20 Aug 2013.

  1. amir

    amir Über Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    I go in from Dalkeith myself. I haven't been with them for a while as I have been recovering from an accident, plus holiday and rides with others.

    You could try emailing info at porto-velo.com .
     
  2. Thanks Amir, I would aim at meeting the group in the middle of the ride as it would be too much and too early for me to get to the meeting point.
     
  3. User33236

    User33236 Guest

    Holy thread resurrection! :laugh:

    I'm moving to Edinburgh in 6 weeks. Has much changed from the information above regarding the clubs in the area?

    Looking at the map Ronde CC is likely going to be my closest.
     
  4. Flick of the Elbow

    Flick of the Elbow Wage Slave

    Location:
    West Lothian
    Ronde is very welcoming and very active. Their Saturday clubruns are particularly well attended and offer a good choice of speeds and distance over about 5 groups. Not sure if any of their members ride TT's but quite a few ride road races and cross.
    Other options, ERC, Musselburgh RCC to the east, West Lothian Clarion to the west.
     
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  5. DaveReading

    DaveReading Veteran

    Interesting to see from their FAQ that on rides they favour calling "Nose"/"Tail" rather than the more usual "Car Up/Down".
     
  6. Flick of the Elbow

    Flick of the Elbow Wage Slave

    Location:
    West Lothian
    There's also a few informal clubs, not clubs at all really, that organise themselves over the internet and meet up for weekly rides. I know of two, Pentland Velo who I believe start their rides from Craigdon Mountain Sports near Swanston and Dalmeny 801 who start from Dalmeny train station just out of South Queensferry. There may be others.
     
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  7. Jimidh

    Jimidh Über Member

    Location:
    Midlothian
    This is correct - know lads who ride with both.

    Also Portovelo is one of my favourite club names.
     
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  8. Flick of the Elbow

    Flick of the Elbow Wage Slave

    Location:
    West Lothian
    Cycling Weekly’s take on Ronde. Very astute of them (or were they told ?) to focus on the professional occupations of their members.
    http://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/latest-news/ride-with-ronde-cycling-club-354090
    I tried going out with Ronde earlier in the year. They were very friendly but the main impression I got was very much in line with the review, a club for the smart and professionally accomplished. I suppose if cycling is the new golf then Ronde felt very reminiscent of those stories you hear about golf clubs, a place to rub shoulders and make connections with the ‘right’ sort of people.
     
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  9. Flick of the Elbow

    Flick of the Elbow Wage Slave

    Location:
    West Lothian
    Musing on this some more, still trying to put my finger on why the club just didn’t seem right for the likes of me, it occurs to me that it felt less like a homely club and more like a professional body, the sort that would entitle you to initials after your name. MRCC, Member of Ronde CC.
     
  10. Alex1982

    Alex1982 Active Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    People use ronde for training purposes, the 930 group is very socialable and the 920 group is as well.

    You should try the Wednesday morning ride as well.
     
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