Have you ever wondered how to start a new cycling club?
The first Clarion Cycling Clubs were created in the 1890’s and today there are over 30 different National Clarion Clubs across the UK and Europe. It’s fair to say our members know a thing or two about running a cycling club.
If you’re looking to join a club take a look at our cycling club finder and see if there is a club in your area. If there is not or the existing clubs aren’t suitable for your needs then why not set up your own Clarion Cycling club?
Should you start your own Clarion cycling club? Sure. Why? That’s for you to answer. Maybe you already ride with a group of mates and make it an official ‘thing’, or perhaps there isn’t a local club which appeals to you.
A significant difference exists between cycling teams and cycling clubs, non-professionals cycle for clubs whereas professional cyclists belong to a team.
What are the benefits of creating a Clarion Cycling Club?
Here are some of the benefits of joining the National Clarion Cycling Club.
- Free 3rd party liability insurance for all members.
- 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
Step 1 The first thing to do is get a small group of people together who like the idea of running a local Clarion Club. Then contact us with the following: Your proposed name (e.g. Paris Clarion CC) and your nominated section secretary who will handle subscriptions. Today the membership fee of the National Clarion for a member of a section is a king’s ransom of £12 per senior member. Sections then set their own fees in addition to the National Clarion membership fee.
Step 2 Please use the form below if you’d like to get in touch about setting up a Clarion Club section:-