Find a cycling club or group ride

​Northamptonshire Sport

Northamptonshire Sport provide a 'Club Search' where you can find local sports clubs and activities near you. If you are part of a sports club that isn't listed you can register your club now.

Find a cycling club

Social cycling groups

There are several more informal cycling groups within the county that organise group rides for people of a wide range of abilities. Each of the groups are welcoming and friendly and encourage new riders to join on their regular trips out.

Click on the links below to find out more about each group.

Formed in 2016 Northampton Social Cyclists is part of British Cycling’s 'Ride Social' initiative. It is totally free and an ideal way to find new people to cycle with. Their rides focus on being fun, on fitness and enjoying the views, with a cafe or pub stop thrown in for good measure.

Full details of the group and to view their forthcoming rides can be found on the Let's Ride website:

Northampton Social Cyclists

Aiming to help older people stay fit and active, the group heads out on rides on most week days. The rides are fun and easy-going and are a great way to meet new people. While the group is aimed at the over 60s, younger riders are also welcomed.

Visit their facebook page for more details:

Over 60s cycling club

Pedal pals MTB is a Rushden based social cycling group, with riders of different abilities. Their leisurely rides are all about relaxation, exercise, fun and friendship.

See their facebook page for more details:

Pedal pals MTB

The forty plus cycling club is a very sociable cycle club with active sections across the south east of England, including an East Northamptonshire group who head out on rides every Wednesday.

To find out more and to view the forthcoming rides list visit:

Forty plus cycling club

CTC Northampton (part of Cycling UK) is a local cycling group based in Northampton and the surrounding villages.

Each weekend, throughout the year, there is a programme of organised rides, ranging from short leisure rides to more challenging all day adventures exploring the many quiet country lanes that can be found in Northamptonshire and its neighbouring counties.

Whilst membership to Cycling UK is encouraged, the group are welcoming and friendly and permit non-members to on up to 3 rides on a trial basis.

For full details and to view the rides calendar, visit their website via:

CTC Northampton

Let's Ride

The new British Cycling portal for finding led group rides or ride buddies, and for reading inspiring stories:

Let's Ride

In Northamptonshire there are two types of group ride available through Let's Ride:

Ride Social

Ride Social is a community of people organising informal bike rides at a time, place and pace that suits them.

It’s totally free to join the platform through British Cycling’s Let’s Ride website, and you can use it to find people near you to ride with, to find groups that ride regularly, or to create your own rides and groups.

More information about Ride Social can be found on the Let's Ride website:

Ride Social

Breeze

​British Cycling’s Breeze is the largest programme with the aim of getting more women into riding bikes for fun and help thousands of women feel confident and comfortable going on a ride. British Cycling has a vision to attract one million more women to cycle regularly by 2020.

For more information on Breeze, how to get involved and to book on a FREE ride, visit their website:

Breeze

​Go-Ride for clubs

Go-Ride clubs have something for everyone. They provide opportunities to ride regardless of age and ability and great opportunities to get involved in the volunteer side of cycling so there is something to suit all.

Go-Ride for clubs provide ongoing support, resources and guidance to cycling clubs, they actively assist clubs through the registration process of joining the Go-Ride programme which provides a template of best practice for clubs in all areas of regular activity.

Clubs must already meet certain standards before they can join, but along the way they continually work towards improving themselves and achieving best practice.

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