Welcome to the Marlow Riders, the home of Cycling in the Marlow and surrounding areas of South Bucks and Berkshire.
Our fast expanding, friendly club is based upon sociable cycling for all. We have grown quicly to more than 200 members, about 30% of whom are women. We welcome all levels of cyclists to join us.. you will not be left behind. We start together and finish together and on the way we may enjoy the odd “cuppa”. We concentrate on road cycling and in September we ran our fifth successful sportive – the Marlow Red Kite Ride, attracting over 600 riders.
Our regular rides are on Saturday mornings. We go out in groups at different speeds, all with a group leader. These are a good opportunity to come along and meet the club. We meet at 8:15 ready to leave at 8:30. If you are a new rider please come along at 8:15 to introduce yourself and find the right group. The weekly rides section has more details of groups and ride times, and check our updates page on Friday for any changes announced for the coming weekend.
We leave from Marlow Sports Club on Pound Lane. Over the winter months from roughly November to March we finish our rides at the Britannia pub on Little Marlow Road for coffee and cake, or at another near-by location. During the summer months we have a mid-ride stop which is announced each week. See the weekly rides page for a map of the meeting place and the calendar page for list of planned stops. This year we will start the mid-ride stops on April 16th.
Our Saturday rides include a Lions ride which is ideal for people new to riding with groups or returning cyclists. This group goes at the speed of the slowest.
Members sometimes arrange informal rides on a Sunday mornings, and these are usually posted on our Facebook page. From April until September we run evening rides each Tuesday and Thursday. These have now stopped until next spring.
We welcome younger riders who are able to ride at a steady pace for 2-3 hours. For riders under sixteen years of age we require a parental consent form, and we ask that any riders under 14 are accompanied by an adult. There are more details on our youth policy page.
Everyone is welcome to join us for up to five rides for free. However, our insurance policy requires everyone who rides with us more than five times to join the club.
If you would like to ride with us, just turn up at our weekly meeting point. Please bring with you £4.00 for your coffee and cake and a spare inner tube, tyre lever and pump. Please contact us via the contacts page if you have any questions or would like to discuss possibly riding with us.