Islington Cycling Club
Islington Cycling Club is a friendly local club offering cycle sport for all. We formed in 2013 and have quickly attracted more than 600 members. We offer a wide range of rides, including nine weekly club rides, training rides and several club and open events.
We use an internet forum as a virtual clubhouse to organise ourselves as this allows all members to help shape our club. Our focus is road cycling, but there is also growing participation for cyclo-cross and track. If there is another kind of cycling you want, members can get on our forum and set it up.
Riding with a cycling club can seem daunting at first, so we require all new and prospective members to attend one of our introductory rides or group riding skills sessions. These are short club rides in which we look at things like what to carry with you, how to ride in group formations and what are those hand signals? Then we head off and do an easy-paced ride and have a practice, followed by a café stop. You can book on to these in the Clipping in section of our club forum: forum.islington.cc
Islington Cycling Club is affiliated to British Cycling and is a Go-Ride club, so we offer coaching for young people, 8-15 years old. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest
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Midweek and Training
We have midweek club rides on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. These are a mixture of club runs on set courses, indoor turbo studio sessions and Velopark training sessions.
As well as our 7am Saturday session in The Regent’s Park, which develops speed and group skills, we have a race-specific training ride on Thursdays at the VeloPark, where we can meet and run exercises and drills safely.
Sunday Club Rides
We run several groups of different distances and speeds to suit the riders and conditions on the day. All of these are friendly rides and we regroup at all hills and turn points. Meet at Whittington Park, Holloway Road entrance, N19 4RS, for an 8.30am depart. Coffee and cake at a handy café at the end of the ride.
Laps of The Regent’s Park, Outer Circle. Meet at the London Zoo entrance, 7am (training ride - fast) and 8am (social pace - not as fast). Coffee stop afterwards.
Plus twice a month we run easy-paced introductory rides and group riding skills sessions for new members.
The Great Escape
Sunday, 19 May 2019
The 200km route will take you from the heart of London to the rolling countryside of Essex and back via quiet roads and picturesque villages. There are two great rest stops at Great Bardfield (the Knead Café at The Blue Egg) and at Great Dunmow.
The Italian Job
Sunday, 16 Jun 2019
For the third year running, Islington Cycling Club is proud to organise The Italian Job, a 107km ride, starting and finishing at Finsbury Park in North London. True to the name, the ride has an Italian theme - riders are encouraged to showcase their Italian spirit in some respect. A prize will be awarded for whoever shows the most Italian style.