What are the best ways to find other cyclists locally?

by wjputt   August 24, 2012  

I am looking to try and hook up with other cyclists locally. People who might share similar interests as well. Signed up to SkyRide already and impressed with that but looking for other less formal link ups locally.

All ideas and suggestions are welcome.

Thanks,

John

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This is as good a place as any.

Where are you based?
Where do you ride?
What kind of distances do you ride?
How often are you out?

If you answer those, then i'm sure someone will be in and around your area that might fancy hooking up for a ride. If not, they might know someone.

I have a similar problem, so been a solo rider for a long time now Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8855 posts]
24th August 2012 - 3:13

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Based in Nantwich, East Cheshire. I ride on the roads. I am riding 25-50kms at the moment but I want to up it for endurance. I get out as often as I can.

posted by wjputt [44 posts]
24th August 2012 - 4:05

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I was going to suggest a social club ride however you mentioned less formal.

Perhaps have a look on Cycling Buddy: http://www.cyclingbuddy.com/

Andrew

posted by AJWatson [34 posts]
24th August 2012 - 7:50

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Hi John, my brother lives in Nantwich, has been looking for a training partner for a while. Would be great to arrange a ride. If you are interested I will get his twitter account for you to arrange...
regards

posted by timgooders [1 posts]
24th August 2012 - 14:38

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Strava?

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1730 posts]
24th August 2012 - 18:04

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http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/clubfinder
http://www.ctt.org.uk/Clubs/tabid/118/Default.aspx

There are active clubs in Chester, Wrexham, Crewe, Congleton and Kidsgrove. Members aren't necessarily from the town itself so you might find someone living just down the road. Hope you find some company to ride with.

It's a bit late in the season now but midweek club time trials are as good as anything to find a friendly social scene.

Edit: just found this - http://chestercyclist.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/chester-road-club-chain-gan...

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posted by Simon E [1963 posts]
25th August 2012 - 10:58

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Im based in Manchester, but do enjoy a ride around cheshire roads? Let me know

2 wheels please!

posted by mancsi [119 posts]
25th August 2012 - 13:27

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Thanks for responses guys. All useful. My contact details are @wjputt on twitter & email johncathy@mac.com Looking to do Saturday late morning rides from mid-September &/or Sunday afternoons.

posted by wjputt [44 posts]
26th August 2012 - 7:54

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timgooders wrote:
Hi John, my brother lives in Nantwich, has been looking for a training partner for a while. Would be great to arrange a ride. If you are interested I will get his twitter account for you to arrange...
regards

Not sure how good a training partner I'd be [I'm probably a bit too old & slow - 50 in October!] I'm on twitter too @wjputt Thanks John

posted by wjputt [44 posts]
26th August 2012 - 8:31

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