Membership FAQ

I’m nervous about joining?

We understand that you may have some initial concerns about joining the Club and coming out on Club rides. But we were all beginners once so we know that it can seem a little daunting – especially if you haven’t been a member of a cycling club before. We therefore ask that all prospective new members attend a Taster Ride to understand our Ride Protocol that helps keep everybody safe and together. We get to chat, you get to see what we do, and you will be improving your skills and fitness! If you have any further questions regarding the Club and membership, then please contact the Membership Secretary , the Chairman or other committee members. We’re all keen cyclists at a wide variety of levels and ages but we still get a lot of enjoyment out of being part of the BMCC. We hope you will too.

What are the Membership fees used for?

We hope that, after one or two rides with the Club, you will decide to join. As a not-for-profit members club, all our membership fees are used for annual costs (insurance, affiliation to British Cycling, CTT and regional racing leagues, club equipment, etc), and providing a float for major purchases of Club kit or supporting Club projects or events agreed at the AGM. We are always happy to consider new ideas so if there is something you think the Club could be doing then please talk to a Committee member.

How do I join the BMCC?

It’s very easy to join us. You can do it online on the Membership page, or print off the form and post it to us. Adult membership starts from £15 per year, Juniors just £1 We also have special offers for both NEW and EXISTING members. If you wish, you can also join the Club offline by downloading a membership form, completing it and sending it with a cheque to the Membership Secretary. Details of the different types of membership are on the form.

Membership runs for a calendar year and you will be reminded when your renewal payment is due in January each year.

If you join the club for the FIRST TIME after the 1st September, your membership will automatically run to the end of the following year. That’s 16 months for the price of 12 !

How do I rejoin the BMCC?

If there have been no changes to your details then you only need to pay your membership fees either online or offline (see above). There is no need to complete a Membership Form, unless there have been changes to your details. If you have changed address or contact details then please submit a new form.

Can I ask a stupid question?

Go ahead, email our Vicechairman . All questions in strictest confidence.