Membership

Join the club

Annual membership to Cornwall MTB Club costs £15 a year and runs from 1st November. ½ yearly memberships are available from 1st May for a fee of £10.

We invest all of the fees back into the club to cover our running costs, including Ride Leader MIAS and First Aid Training, the supply of First Aid Kits to all Ride Leaders, and British Cycling Club Affiliation.
 

You can download our membership form below. Fill it in and bring it along to a ride, or send it to the Club Secretary – the address and payment details are shown on the form. Drop us an email if you have any questions.

General rules and guidelines

  • There must always be at least one Ride Leader on the club ride to meet British Cycling insurance requirements.
  • A helmet must be worn and bar end plugs must be fitted on handlebars on every ride.
  • After your initial one free club ride you must become a member, British Cycling insurance rules require this of the club.
  • Full finger gloves are very strongly advised.
  • Ensure that your bike is in a safe and working condition prior to turning up to club events.
  • Your bike is your responsibility, both maintenance and security.
  • No insulting language towards any other club members or members of the public regarding fitness level, age, ability, skill level, gender, bike type or anything else.
  • No smoking on a ride or in the direct path of the group.
  • Club membership subs must be paid as and when they are due.
  • If an event is organised please stick to the deadline for payment and notification of attending the event.
  • Please look out for other members when riding, particularly any less experienced members and especially when on the road.
  • No drugs or alcohol are to be consumed or carried on a ride.
  • If a regroup is called please wait for the last rider to catch up.
  • Please ride within your capabilities. If asked by a ride leader not to attempt something dangerous please do not attempt it. You are responsible for your own safety.

Riding on the road

We don’t ride on roads much and when we do it’s normally quiet lanes, but it is important to be safe. We are looking for:

  • Ride in single file or in twos depending on traffic conditions.
  • Avoid regrouping on a road.
  • Always ride on the correct side of the road, and make visual checks as you would in a car.
  • When entering or exiting from the road onto a track, please get well clear so other riders behind you are not left spilling out onto the road behind 15 bikers having a chat. This is one we must try and get better at!
  • The Ride Leaders are here to keep the ride as safe as possible and try and improve everyone’s group riding skills. Group riding is a skill in itself!

Time keeping

The rides START at the time on the meet sheet. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before that, leaving time to set up your bike and kit. Late arrivals cause other riders to stand around. Not cool if it’s wet and cold.

If you need any more info, please drop us an email.

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