JOIN THE CLUB

We’re open to new members and you’re welcome to come and check out a skills session first. Email club@velociposse.cc for more info. You can join the club via British Cycling. It’s £20 per year + £1 admin fee. We really want to make getting into cycling more accessible for women, so there’s a pretty extensive FAQ below. We’re also happy to advise women on getting into cycling and finding rides to join. Feel free to email us, although bear in mind it might take a couple of days for us to get back to you.

I want to ride, but not race

That’s cool. Not all of our members race. There’s no pressure (although you might be surprised to discover that you’re up for it!)

I think I’m too slow to join

No, you’re not! Most of our structured skills sessions are slow-speed with a focus on bike handling and control – so they’re a great place to start. And our fastest racers need recovery rides, usually in the form of relaxed chat laps.

I’m not very confident

No worries – our skills sessions, above, are designed to give you more confidence on your bike. Totally new to cycling? One of our coaches, Thea, is also a qualified Cycle Instructor. Hit her up on theacycles@gmail.com for a free lesson, funded by most local councils.

No, I meant a different kind of ‘not very confident’

Ahhh, we get you. Joining a group can be scary, we know. Promise our vibe is friendly! Just come along and see how it goes.

I don’t use clipless pedals

Not a problem. They’ll make a big difference to your cycling, though. Our traffic-free skills sessions are a great opportunity to get used to them.

I don’t have a track bike

Most of our skills sessions are on road bikes anyway. If you want to try track, Herne Hill Velodrome has women-only sessions with bike hire included – for just £10. Lee Valley Velodrome also offers bike hire.

I don’t really have a road bike either

That’s ok – we’ve given new members a hand in finding a decent new or second-hand bike. If you join a session at Lee Valley VeloPark’s outdoor road circuit, you can hire a bike there.

I’m experienced – can I get coaching?

We have three British Cycling coaches accredited to level 2, and one has further training in track and road riding. At this level, coaching is focused on technique instruction rather than tailored, one-to-one support. But we can recommend some great coaches if you’re looking to progress further.

When you say ‘women’…

We welcome anyone who identifies as a woman. Non-binary? If you feel Velociposse is the club for you, come join.

I have more questions!

Drop us a line at club@velociposse.cc and we’ll do our best! You can see membership terms and conditions here