“Founded in 1895 London Clarion Cycle Club is the oldest continuously operating Clarion Cycling Club”
London Clarion Club Rides
- Sun, 12 JunNewchurch-in-Pendle
- Sat, 09 JulLondon
- Sun, 24 JulCroydon24 Jul, 08:30Croydon, 99 George St, Croydon CR0 1LD, UKStart Location - Box Park, Croydon CR0 1LD Start Time - 08:30 am. Ride Leader - Esmail & Alex Ride length - 66 miles Climbing - 3,359ft Starting from Box Park in Croydon a bit earlier than normal to ensure we reach the Lancing College Chapel to have a look around it before it closes.
- Sat, 13 AugLondon13 Aug, 08:00London, London W1H 7EJ, UKFollowing the success of the ride to Cambridge in 2021 we thought it would be great to also do a ride to Oxford in the Summer. This ride starts in Marble Arch at 8am to leave plenty of time to get to Oxford. We will cycle at a leisurely pace and try to stick together as one group as much as possible
- Sun, 15 MayLondon
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Membership London Clarion Cycle Club and National Clarion Cycling Club - £15
Until 31st December 2022
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Boots & Spurs Magazine.
Option to attend National Clarion Cycling Club Events.
Access to National Clarion Championship Races.
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About London Clarion Cycle Club
London Clarion Cycle Club is a friendly London Cycling Club with members all across London. We organise a wide variety of club rides throughout the year and we are known for being an inclusive, relaxed and friendly group of London Cyclists.
London Clarion Cycle Club was established in May 1895 this makes us one of the oldest London Cycling Clubs. The Clarion motto, borrowed from William Morris, is “Fellowship is Life”, thus the aim of the London Clarion Cycle Club is to promote goodwill and fellowship through cycling in a tradition started by groups of members who would cycle out to socialist meetings and distribute literature, whilst often also enjoying a glass of good ale.
We are political; generally socialist, anti-fascist and feminist. We are a collective; administered entirely by volunteers, operated on the basis of mutual assistance and the exchange of useful and trivial Information. We are a cycling club; passionate about cycling, using it as a medium to foster relationships and enjoyment. We are a community; some of our members don’t cycle but support our ethos. We are not a specialist road racing or mountain bike club but rather a club that welcomes all types of cycling ie Road, Leisure, Touring, MTB or Beginners. With experienced cyclists and newcomers alike, we share our interests, knowledge and experience for the benefit of all in the club.
Each year a number of our members take part in events such as the Dunwich Dynamo, the Dieppe Raid 'Tour des Trois Vallees' in France, Clarion Sunday at the last Clarion House near Nelson in Lancashire and various days away.
Our principles can be summed up by the slogan of the French revolution: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.
London Clarion Cycle Club is affiliated to CTT (Cycling Time Trials), the London Cycling Campaign and all of our members are affiliated to the National Clarion Cycling Club 1895.
London Clarion members also have the option of additionally affiliating to the National Clarion Cycling Club who include Third Party Liability Insurance.
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm looking for a Cycling Club near me, where is London Clarion Cycle Club based?
We're based throughout London and have members in North London, East London, South London and West London. We also have a few members who live in Essex, Sussex and Kent.
Where do rides start?
Typically, we start our rides either in Bermondsey or a central London location. It depends on the route we take and also who is leading the ride.
What sort of Cycling do you do?
We primarily do road cycling, and cycle touring, some members also do Time Trials, Road Racing and ultra-endurance racing.
How much does membership cost?
Current membership costs are as follows.
How many members do you have?
We currently have over 200 members.
Am I fit enough to join?
London Clarion Cycle Club is a mixed ability cycling club, we never leave a rider behind. Our rides start at a social pace 11mph/18kph and on some rides we split into smaller groups to accommodate different abilities.
Clarion Cycling Cap
This iconic Clarion Cycling Cap is high quality, stylish, practical and in traditional Clarion colours made exclusively for London Clarion Cycle Club but worn by Clarion Cyclists anywhere.