Welcome to Amersham Road Cycling Club!
Amersham RCC was established in 2006 by a group of local riders to cater for cyclists of all ages and most abilities. Despite our name we are based in Great Missenden, in the heart of the Chilterns, where we do the majority of our riding.
We run club rides every Sunday – details are given below and also on the Club Rides tab.
Note: It is important that new riders who are thinking of joining our Group 5 (formerly Steady) or Introductory Rides contact Julie Anderson before coming along (Julie@AmershamRCC.com). For Mods/Mods+ please contact Mick at (email@example.com)
Juniors – We do not have the infrastructure to take unaccompanied minors, however, our policy is that we will accept unaccompanied 16 year olds as long as they meet the minimum standards for the specific ride. Children aged 14 & 15 will also be welcome as long as they are accompanied by a parent on every ride, again the minimum standards are required to ensure rider safety. There are a number of clubs who do cater for very young riders and we will happily put you in touch with them.
Prospective new members are welcome to come along and ride with us to see whether the club is for them but we do ask that riders join the club after they have participated in ONE club ride. As there are frequently very large numbers of riders joining our Sunday rides, the club committee will be enforcing this from now on and will be checking people against the membership list in the car park. See Club Rides below for membership details.
————— Current News ———————
Three teams have now been confirmed for the Ride London – Surrey 100 Club Challenge as below:-
MALE TEAM 1:
MALE TEAM 2:
TT results for Thursday 2nd May available here Results
TT – High Wycombe CC are holding their memorial 25 on the 19th May – See forum for details
Regular Saturday riders please see the Saturday Rides page for changes.
2013 ARCC and West London Combine Time Trial schedules has been published, see here: 2013 Schedule
It is our intention to run Introductory rides for beginners to road cycling or those unable to keep up with the Steadies group (average speed 12-14mph over 40 miles). The proposal is to run these on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month but only if there is a demand.
This is also dependent on Leader availability so please refer to the website (Sunday rides pages) and potential riders must contact Julie in advance (Julie@AmershamRCC.com)
There are five ride levels (Groups1-5) to cater for different cycling strengths. You will find more information under the ‘Club Rides’ tab, and more details about each ride from the drop-down menu below the ‘Rides’ tab. (If these tabs don’t work for you for some reason, you get the same information via the site navigation bar on the right.)
Membership forms are available here: Membership Form
Rides leave at 9:00 am from the Link Road Car Park (where parking is FREE on Sundays) in Great Missenden. You can find out more information about club rides by clicking on the Rides tab. View a MAP of where we meet on Sunday mornings.
Rides may be cancelled if it is raining or heavy rain is forecast (or in the event of icy weather in winter). Please check this page for any weather warnings and announcements of cancelled rides.
Before you ride with us, please read this.
- ARCC rides are not coached sessions and there is no organiser or leader with legal responsibility for other riders. A club ride is simply a group of riders on a joint excursion on the open road which may include sections on busy roads.
- ARCC actively encourages all riders to carry emergency contact details at all times and also have some form of 3rd Party liability insurance in place (typically British Cycling or CTC insurance).
If you are fairly new to cycling and need to build up your fitness before joining us on a club ride we may be able to put you in touch with others who are new to riding and are looking for training partners. Contact Julie (Julie@AmershamRCC.com) or Rachelle (Rachelle@AmershamRCC.com) for more information.
….further details about time trials and other club activities can be found by clicking on the links above, or to the right.
… and finally, Club Riding Etiquette/Guidelines
Although we are mainly a social club that doesn’t try to boss its members about too much, riding in a group requires taking responsibility for both your and, by your actions, other riders’ safety. As a club we have developed a set of guidelines that should be read prior to riding with us and followed thereafter. Please click HERE to view our guide to ‘Friction Free Riding’.