We are one of the oldest London Cycling Clubs with roots dating back to the 1890's. London Clarion Cycle Club is a mixed ability Cycling Club with members from all across the south east; we organise a wide variety of Cycling Club rides each year and we are known for being an inclusive, relaxed and friendly group of cyclists. As a London Cycling Club our primary focus is on leisure road cycling and cycle touring with some members also taking 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 or a Brompton there will be a club run suitable for you.
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. Our members get access to our full programme of events. London Clarion Cycle Club is affiliated to the London Cycling Campaign and Cycling Time Trials. Whether you have a road bike a mountain bike or a Brompton bike there will be a ride suitable for you. As a cycling club we enjoy cycling in London, as well as cycling in Kent and we often organise weekends away cycling elsewhere in the UK and mainland Europe.
This year we celebrate 125 years since the club was first established in May 1895. 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.
Membership of London Clarion Cycle Club offers a number of benefits including 3rd party insurance and discounts at a number of outlets more information within the join us page. Our annual membership fee is £15 which includes 3rd party liability insurance and membership of the National Clarion Cycling Club or £5 without.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on Facebook or by email using the links at the top of the page.
Why Join a Cycling Club?
Our London cycling club members benefit from being able to take part in organised social events and leisure rides, club runs, and more. The cycling club is more than club runs, it’s a social network where people get to meet other like-minded individuals. With 100 members there is likely to be someone of a similar age and ability to you. London Clarion cycle club membership helps keeps you informed about our forthcoming rides and events.
London Clarion Cycle Club on Social Media
You can find us on Twitter and we have very active London Clarion groups on Facebook and Strava which you are welcome to join once you become a member of the club. If you are an Instagram user Londonclarioncc