If you are reading this and you are not a member of a Clarion Cycling Club, then welcome, we’d like to see you. We hope there’s a Clarion cycling club near you… at least within riding distance…. If not don’t fear, you can always join as a private member
Why Join the National Clarion Cycling Club?
With over 120 years’ experience to share, we are passionate about helping more people to enjoy the benefits of cycling. Whether you’re new to cycling, ride regularly or want to get back into it, we cater for you.
Here are some of the benefits of joining the National Clarion Cycling Club.
- Option to Buy Clarion Cover 3rd Party Insurance. for just £12
- Accident Assistance and Legal Support
- Award winning Boots & Spurs Cycling magazine delivered to your door twice a year
- 15% discount Cotswold Outdoors
- 15% discount Snow & Rock
- 15% discount Runners Need
- 10% discount Cycle Surgery (NB the discount code will be printed on your membership card).
- 10% discount InMotion Products
- Cycle with club mates throughout the UK
- Rides and Events – a friendly welcome at rides around the country
- Annual Easter Meet
- Annual Autumn Meet
- Access to Clarion Championship Races
- Access to buy National Clarion Cycling Club Kit
- Season-long points competition
- Clarion Cyclists Welcome Clarion Friendly Venues
- 30 Sections Across the UK and Europe
How do I Join the National Clarion Cycling Club?
It is now possible to join the following Clarion Cycling Clubs online:-
- Sunderland Clarion Cycling Club (senior membership £19 per year + £1 admin fee) Join Sunderland Clarion Cycling Club
- Bury Clarion Cycling Club (Full Racing Senior £15 per year + £1 admin fee) Join Bury Clarion Cycling Club
If you don’t see your local Clarion Cycling Club listed above then then please check with the section what their fees are (they vary a little) then complete the following membership form clarion-membership-form-2017
All completed membership forms should be sent to: National Clarion Cycling Club, Markham Cottage, Low Street, East Markham, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 0QQ
Clarion Cover Third Party Insurance
Members can now sign up for the new Clarion Cover Third Party insurance for just £12 per year. Full details are being sent to secretaries as part of 2017 membership renewals and details will be in Boots and Spurs magazine. .
Clarion Cover Third Party insurance will be available for £12 per year and the insurance will start from 1st January 2017. Clarion Cover Third Party Insurance will only be available to paid up National Clarion members. Full terms and conditions here clarion-cover-policy-information
Why is Third Party Insurance important for Cyclists?
As it says on the BBC Website says Although third-party insurance is not compulsory for cycling, there is a risk – albeit a small one – of causing damage to an expensive vehicle while you are on your bike.Replacing even a wing mirror on a £50,000 Mercedes is an expensive prospect.Insurance tips for cyclists inspired by Bradley Wiggins
Accident Assistance and Legal support
The majority of cycling accidents that occur involve members who sustain personal injury (damage to themselves, their bicycle or other property) through no fault of their own. In most cases, incidents arise through the negligence of the driver of a motor vehicle, a small number involve defects to the public highway and in occasional cases accidents are caused by other cyclists. In these circumstances a 3rd party is at fault.
The National Clarion is delighted to announce that it has entered in to a partnership with Smooth Law Ltd who will provide our members with free Legal Assistance to pursue such personal injury claims against at fault parties. This added benefit comes at no additional cost to the annual membership subscription.
In the event that a claim is successful, Smooth Law Ltd, like other legal practices will take a success fee which for members and families is reduced from the standard 25% to 15%. That said, in circumstances where they recover all their fees or for monies they receive which are to replace or repair a members bicycle, a success fee will not be taken.
Smooth Law Ltd are a specialist, personal injury solicitor. They will use their experience to assess claims and where they think good grounds exist will undertake the claim for compensation on our members behalf on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. In addition, they have kindly agreed to extend this offer to our members’ families.
Smooth Law will provide Help / Support Line through their dedicated National Clarion Freephone number 0800 470 1174. This will operate on weekdays, 9.00 am – 8.00pm (except on public holidays).
They have also produced some handy stickers which can be stuck on to your bike or inside your helmet for reference. These will be sent out with all 2017 membership cards.
If you don’t live within riding distance of a Clarion Cycling Club how about forming a local section of the Clarion? It’s really easy and the National Clarion will provide support and guidance.
The first thing to do is get a small group of people together who like the idea of running a local section. Then contact us with the following: Your proposed name (e.g. Paris Clarion CC), your nominated section secretary who will handle subs and when you hope to start. Today the membership fee to the Clarion for a member of a section is a king’s ransom of £8 per senior member.
Please use the form below if you’d like to get in touch about setting up a Clarion Club section:-