Before you commit to membership Wild Bikes Cycling Club offers you three free taster rides – simply pick an appropriate ride from the ride calendar and join us at the meeting point. Bring along a completed guest registration form (available here) and make yourself known to the appropriate ride leader.
After you have had your free taster sessions with Wild Bikes, we ask that you become a member of Wild Bikes Cycling Club and pay an annual subscription.
The fees are currently £15.00 annually for adults (over 16s) plus a £1 administration fee. Membership runs from 1st April to 31st March.
As a member of the club the benefits you receive are:
- Weekly led rides
- 20% discount off in-house labour at Cheshire Cycles
- 10% discount off parts at Cheshire Cycles
- Subsidised maintenance courses at Cheshire Cycles
- Members also receive a discounted annual membership with Cycling Club UK and British Cycling (through our affiliation with these two cycling bodies)
Details on all discounts will be provided to you when you sign up.
Wild Bikes Cycling Club committee will support the club through:
- Promotion of the club to new members
- Volunteer ride coordinators who will plan and advertise rides
- Volunteer ride leaders who will lead and manage the rides
We are sure you’ll agree that for the fee you get a lot for your money!
To join simply complete an online application form via our Club Page on the British Cycling website – look out for the icon ‘Buy Club Membership’. Payments are made using a secure process managed by British Cycling. Upon submission, you will receive an email confirmation that your membership has been accepted. If you have any queries or experience any problems with completing your membership, please contact us via our website.
For junior members (all riders over 9 and under 18 years old) will also be required to provide a Parental Consent Form when joining.
Once you’ve joined, please pop onto Facebook and request to join our Members Only Facebook Group – it’s a great way to get to know other members, see what’s going on etc. It may take a day or two for us to validate that you have in fact joined, so please be patient. You can also link up with us on our Wild Bikes Strava group.
All our members are required to abide by our Ride Rules. All members are asked to confirm that they abide by these rules when taking out their membership with us. However, if any rider has any queries about them, please speak to your Ride Leader. We have also produced some guidelines on Ride Etiquette to help members understand how best to ride in a group.
Wild Bikes Cycling Club is affiliated to Cycling Club UK through which it has Organisers’ Liability insurance of up to £10 million for claims made against the club (ride leaders, club officials, event organisers). However, this insurance does not provide any member with Third Party Cover. We strongly recommend that all our riders take out appropriate third party cover, available from either Cycling Club UK or British Cycling. In fact, you can get discounted insurance cover as part of your discounted membership offer as outlined above. It is worth considering Third Party Cover as this provides you with cover for injury or damage caused by you to a third party while you are cycling. The specific details of the cover will vary accordingly to the provider.