Join The Club

 

Club Membership

 

You are welcome to join us for a few rides before becoming a member to ensure that you enjoy it, which we are sure you will!

 

How To Join

 

For the first year only (1st April 2018 till 31st March 2019), DRCC membership will be at an introductory fee of £10.00 plus £1.00 admin fee. Thereafter, membership runs from 1st April to 31st March and will cost £20.00 per year plus £1.00 admin fee.  You can join or renew your membership online at www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/profile/8396/dunstable-road-cycling-club

 

We are also able to offer a 'new members' deal at £50.00 which includes annual membership, plus a custom DRCC jersey (Racer or Club short sleeve normally worth £40.00).  Please join online here www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/profile/8396/dunstable-road-cycling-club and then send a message via the Contacts page on this site stating you have just joined the club, along with your jersey size.

 

Once your membership application is accepted and processed, you will receive a welcome email and an invitation to join our Facebook Page.

 

Important note: by joining DRCC you are telling the Committee that you agree, and will abide by the club Constitution and group riding etiquette.  Please see below for more details, plus our group riding etiquette can be found here.

 

Members Only Benefits

 

As a member of DRCC, you get a whole host of benefits including:

 

  • A wide range of FREE bike rides from around 30miles up to 60-70 miles.
  • Ability to purchase customised DRCC kit.
  • Opportunity to take part in events such as sportives, races and audaxes as a DRCC member.
  • Discounted trips such as riding at the velodrome.
  • Discounts at local bike shops.

 

What You Will Need

 

If you have any questions about what you need then please get in touch and we will happily talk through with you.

 

  • A clean (clean means it’s loved!) & roadworthy bike.
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather conditions.
  • Spare inner tubes.
  • A pump or CO2 inflator and cartridges.
  • Tyre levers.
  • A multi tool.
  • Bike lights during autumn, winter and in low visibility.
  • Mudguards for the winter months.

 

Introductory Rides Open To Non-Members

 

You are welcome to join us for a few rides before becoming a member to ensure that you enjoy it, which we are sure you will!

 

Rides are also advertised on our Facebook page in the week running up to the ride.

 

Club Runs

 

We offer a range of club runs to our riders including steady, intermediate, advanced and also evening training/fitness rides.  As a member you are welcome to join us for any of these rides, please just make sure you read the expectations and ride criteria first to make sure you sign up to the most appropriate ride.

 

Our club runs are usually on a Saturday and Sunday, as well as training/fitness rides during the week in the evening (BST only).

 

Our club runs will always have 1 or 2 Ride Leaders, depending on the ability/level of the group.  On a club run, all riders will be expected to communicate with each other at junctions e.g. shout “clear” if there is no traffic coming.  All our riders will also be expected to point out (or shout out) any hazards and communicate these with other riders in the group.  If you have joined the club and would like to progress onto our longer and faster rides, but lack confidence in your skills (such as pointing out hazards, drinking and eating whilst riding) then speak to your Ride Leader who will be happy to help you with some guidance and tips.  For further information on all of our club runs, please see here for further details.

 

3rd Party Liability Insurance is extremely important and we would like all of our members to be insured to protect themselves, other riders and other road users.  When you join the club as a new member you are entitled to a fantastic introductory discount through British Cycling and can take out RIDE membership for only £19.50 (usually £39.00) at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/clubs/membership

 

Existing members and those who have been members in the past are eligible for a 10% discount when they set up a direct debit instruction to renew or rejoin their British Cycling membership.

 

If you have any questions or would just like to find out more, please email us info@dunstableroadcyclingclub.co.uk and we would be delighted to help.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to DRCC!

 

 

 

Our Constitution

 

The club will be called: Dunstable Road Cycling Club, or DRCC.

 

The Purposes of the Club

 

The club is a non-profit-making organisation whose purpose is to promote and encourage all riders aged 18 years and over to participate in leisure cycling.

 

Standards

 

The club is committed to encouraging the highest ethical standards.  All DRCC club members must conduct themselves honestly, openly, fairly and with respect for all other people.  In addition, we ask all riders to follow the group riding etiquette set out in This Is How We Roll found here.

 

Affiliations

 

The club may be affiliated to any national cycling or other related organisation as determined by the committee. For example: British Cycling and CTT.

 

Membership

 

Membership of the Club shall be open to all riders aged 18 years and over completing a membership application form, together with the relevant annual membership fee.

 

Membership starts from the date of application and is non-refundable.  It shall be paid upon joining the club and is due for renewal on 1st April.

 

The club committee may only refuse membership, or remove it, for reasons such as conduct or character likely to bring the club or sport into disrepute.  If membership is refused the subscription will be returned.

 

All members joining the club shall be deemed to accept the terms of this Constitution and Rules.  All members are encouraged to contribute to the running of the club.  This may take the form of volunteering to run an event, assisting at events, e.g. standing for an official post, or by any other means they are able to offer.

 

Annual General Meetings (AGM)

 

The Club will hold an AGM once in every calendar year and not more than 15 months after the last AGM.  All members will be encouraged to attend and the following activities will happen.

 

  • The committee shall be elected annually by club members at the Annual General Meeting. There shall be no bar to re-election.
  • The Treasurer will produce accounts of the Club for the latest financial year audited as the Committee shall decide.
  • The Members will discuss and vote on any resolution (whether about policy or to change the Rules) and deal with any other business put to the meeting.

 

The Committee

 

The Club will be managed by a committee comprising as a minimum: Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and two other officials.  All major decisions will be made by the committee, except in exceptional circumstances where Members will be encouraged to participate.  The committee may also have additional officials to run club activities.