For your first introductory rides, any roadworthy bike is fine. Child seats, basket and chunky tyres are okay for this stage in your cycling career.
eBikes are also welcome.
Non-members are invited to come along for a couple of rides before joining.
Ride sensibly and observe the Highway Code - just common sense. We want everyone to have a good time and be safe.
In the winter, fit mudguards - keeps both you and anyone near you clean!
Carry ID with you.
We ask riders to wear a helmet.
Team Glow has Cycling UK Insurance cover for ride leaders - this covers our ride leaders in case of a claim arising from our own negligence. A ride leader who wants to rely on the insurance must be a paid member.
You are assumed to have agreed to our terms and conditions. You can download a copy from the Membership page.
Thin layers are better than one thick one;
Waterproof/wind proof jacket
If you can, avoid using a rucksack - they can unbalance you
Bring a snack for the ride
Bring a drink
It is useful to have a card with name with emergency numbers (just in case!)
Wear a helmet
Think about taking out liability insurance
Prepare Your Bike
Make sure your bike is roadworthy - this means the bike must be completely safe for use: chain oiled, brakes working well and tyres checked
Inflate your tyres
In the winter bring lights and use mudguards
Bring a pump and repair kit e.g. spare inner tubes