LONDON CLARION CYCLE CLUB
London Clarion Cycle Club is a friendly London Cycling Club with members from across London and the home counties. We organise a wide variety of cycle rides throughout the year. London Clarion CC is known for being an inclusive, relaxed and friendly group of London Cyclists.
We organise rides on average every couple of weeks throughout the year. These are primarily social / leisure rides around London, Surrey, Kent and Essex. Additionally some members also take part in Audax, Time Trials, Sportives, Cyclocross and Road Races. The most important thing to us is fellowship through cycling which often involves a visit to a pub after a ride. Whether you ride a road bike, a mountain bike, a Brompton or even a tricycle there will be a club run suitable for you. Our club rides vary in length from 15 to 100+ miles. Regular rides include London to Brighton and the Dunwich Dynamo.
In 2019 we organised Cycling Club trips to West Yorkshire, Dieppe in France and a bank holiday weekend cycling in Belgium and France, visiting the First World War battlefields. We hope to organise more Cycling weekends away before the end of 2021.
Clarion Cycling Clubs
The Clarion Cycling movement was established by staff and readers of the Clarion newspaper, a socialist journal of the day started by Robert Blatchford in the 1890's. The Clarion motto, borrowed from William Morris, is “Fellowship is Life”, thus the aim of the club is to promote goodwill and fellowship through cycling. In 2020 we celebrated 125 years since the club was first established in May 1895. London Clarion is the oldest continuously operating Clarion Cycling Club.