LONDON CLARION 
CYCLE CLUB

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“Founded in 1895 London Clarion Cycle Club is the oldest continuously operating Clarion Cycling Club”

 
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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.

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 a 3rd party liability insurance.

 

Our Club Rides

  • London Brutalist Architecture Ride - 20 miles
    19 Jun, 10:00
    Greater London, 4-6 West Ln, Bermondsey, London SE16 4NY, UK
    This 20 mile leisure ride will visit some of the Top Brutalist Architectural style Buildings in London.
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  • Through the Essex Countryside
    Sun, 04 Jul
    Upminster Station Carpark
    04 Jul, 22:00
    Upminster Station Carpark, Station Rd, Upminster RM14 2TD, UK
    From the edge of London into Essex, going through the villages of Bulphan and Orsett including a visit to Hardie Park Bike Cafe
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  • Deal or No Deal ride to Deal in Kent
    Sat, 10 Jul
    Greater London
    10 Jul, 08:30 – 19:10
    Greater London, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, London SE10, UK
    Deal or No Deal a Ride to Deal in Kent
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  • The London Art Deco Ride - A London (=C=L=A=R=I=O=N<) Cycle Club Ride
    17 Jul, 08:30
    London, London SW1A 0AA, UK
    This is a 50.9 miles /81 km 60.4km ride starting and finishing at Big Ben, Westminster. The ride is based on a couple of articles, with the principle source being the Londonist Article "19 under rated Art Deco buildings that you ought to see".
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  • Clarion Sunday 2021
    Sun, 19 Sep
    Newchurch-in-Pendle
    19 Sep, 10:00
    Newchurch-in-Pendle, 39 Jinny Ln, Newchurch-in-Pendle, Burnley BB12 9LL, UK
    A Call to all Clarion Cyclists past and present to gather at the Nelson (ILP) Clarion House on Sunday 19th September 2021
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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 many members are in the cycling club?

We currently have over 160 members (June 2021). 30% of members are women.

How much does membership cost?

Current membership costs are as follows.

  1. Adult (London Clarion only) £5.

  2. Adult (London Clarion + affiliation to the National Clarion including free third party insurance) £15.

Do I have to wear lycra?

You can wear whatever you are comfortable in.

How many players are on the team roster?

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Am I fit enough to join?

London Clarion Cycle Club is a mixed ability cycling club and we always try and ride together as a group.

London Clarion Cycle Club Membership

2021

We offer two club memberships. London Clarion Cycle Club with National Clarion Cycling Club affiliation or London Clarion Cycle Club only.

Membership London Clarion Cycle Club only: £5

12 months from date of joining

  • Get priority access to rides and events. 

  • London Clarion membership Card

  • Buy club kit at cost.

  • Accident Assistance and Legal Support

  • Save money at Brixton Cycles (parts not labour)

Membership London Clarion Cycle Club and National Clarion Cycling Club: £15

January to December 2021

All of the benefits of London Clarion Cycle Club membership. Additionally:

  • Clarion Cover Third Party Liability Insurance.

  • Boots & Spurs Magazine.

  • Option to attend National Clarion Cycling Club Events.

  • Access to National Clarion Championship Races.

  • Save money at Cotwold Outdoor, Lusso Bike and more. 

 

London Clarion Club Shop

To see the full range of London Clarion Cycle Club Cycling Kit visit our Webshop

 
Clarion Cycling Cap

Clarion Cycling Cap

£12.99

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.

 

Get In Touch

If you have any questions about our London Cycling Club please use the contact us form below. London Clarion Cycle Club is a friendly London Cycling Club with members all across London. 


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

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