7Oaks Tri Club welcomes road, time trial and off-road cyclists. We have an active schedule of rides and are lucky enough to have fantastic riding around the Sevenoaks area. The club organises group road rides to cater for various levels of rider on Friday, Saturday and Sunday year round (weather permitting) so that members can train and ride together. In addition to this, between April and September we join forces with other local clubs to run weekly Time Trial events; in winter we provide weekly virtual group rides and workouts on Zwift. Other club benefits include ad hoc maintenance workshops and the loan of bike boxes for travel abroad, all included within the cost of membership.
You are welcome to join the club and only cycle, in fact there are many members who treat us as a dedicated cycling club. If this is for you, we have a ‘dry’ membership option (which also includes all other benefits of the club, except pool swimming). We also have a fantastic range of high quality bike apparel to adorn yourself with!
Ride logistics are managed via the club Facebook site and various WhatsApp groups. We also have an extensive club route library and are always willing to include more if you’d like to share.
New members will be given a "Welcome Ride" as their initial club ride. This will allow them to determine which regular ride group suits them best and provide an opportunity to interact with other club members by asking questions. It also serves as a way for the ride leader to confirm that new members have read and adhere to the club's code of conduct for group riding, which can be found at CycleEtiquette. This ride is approximately 50km at the pace of the slowest rider on the day. The "Welcome Ride" is available most Saturday mornings (please refer to the Training Times schedule below). For those who desire or require assistance in this aspect, we offer informal training sessions with our in-house Level 2 British Cycling coach. Distance and pace to suit those present. Please contact the Cycle Rep firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
We recommend watching this video on riding in a group safely and this video on safe riding on the road by British Cycling. GCN also has a rich library: GCN on Group Riding Etiquette5 bike skills everyone should know.
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Tom Jenkins – Cycle Rep