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 still accepting new members so you can join London Clarion Cycle Club today! New members who join after 1st September automatically get membership until the end of 2021.
London Clarion Cycle Club Membership Benefits
Boots and Spurs Cycling Magazine
Accident Assistance and Legal Support in the event that someone knocks you off your bike.
Weekend Leisure Rides
Annual Meets / Weekends Aways
Be kept informed about upcoming rides
Represent the Club at Time Trials.
Compete against fellow Clarion Cyclists at Time Trials organised by the National Clarion Cycling Club.
ICE (In Case of Emergency) Card.
Join our members only Strava group
Join our members only Facebook group.
Discounts for London Clarion Cycle Club Members
10% discount at Brixton Cycles Workers Co-operative (parts not labour).
With the £15 membership you will automatically become a member of the National Clarion Cycling Club.
Cycling Weekly magazine included the National Clarion Cycling Club in their Great Inventions of Cycling in October 2016. "The Clarion was important enough to play a significant role in the origins of the modern Labour Party". National Clarion Cycling Club membership gives the following additional benefits:
If you are involved in an incident causing injury or property damage that was (or is alleged to have been) your fault your insurance cover may indemnify you in respect of the legal costs of defending a third party claim and any resulting damages awarded against you. Cover is up to a limit of £5 million.
Third Party Insurance is strongly recommended. Anyone riding with the club is expected to hold Third party liability insurance. This means that if you cause an accident, damage someone else's property or injure someone whilst out cycling then you have insurance in place to cover any costs. Our £15 membership automatically includes Third Party liability insurance so you have piece of mind.
Accident Assistance & Legal Support for Cyclists
In the majority of cycling accidents that occur, members sustain personal injury (damage to themselves, their bicycle or other property) through no fault of their own. In most cases, incidents arise through the negligence of the driver of a motor vehicle; a small number involve defects to the public highway and in occasional cases accidents are caused by other cyclists. In these circumstances a 3rd party is at fault.
London Clarion Cycle Club has entered in to a partnership with Smooth Law Ltd who provide its members with free Legal Assistance to pursue such personal injury claims against at fault parties.
In the event that a claim is successful, Smooth Law Ltd, like other legal practices will take a success fee which for members and families is reduced from the standard 25% to 15%. That said, in circumstances where they recover all their fees or for monies they receive which are to replace or repair a members bicycle, a success fee will not be taken. Smooth Law Ltd are a specialist, personal injury solicitor. They will use their experience to assess claims and where they think good grounds exist, will undertake the claim for compensation on members behalf on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. In addition, they have kindly agreed to extend this offer to members’ families. Smooth Law will provide Help / Support Line through their dedicated Clarion Freephone number on 0800 470 1174. This will operate on weekdays, 9.00 am – 8.00pm (except on public holidays).