Frequently Asked Question's
How do I know if I want to join Folkestone Velo Club?
We welcome new riders to join us as a guest for up to three rides. After that, you’ll have to become a member to continue riding with us.
How far and how fast do you ride?
Saturday Chain Gang rides are typically between 70-80 miles with an average pace between 17-20mph, we always meet at Caffe La Delizia at 8am for a pre-ride coffee before setting off at 8.30am.
Sunday Social club rides are typically between 45-55 miles with an average pace between 15-18mph, we meet at Caffe La Delizia at 9am for a pre-ride coffee before setting off at 9.30am.
Wednesday Warrior club rides are typically between 45-55 miles with an average pace between 15-18mph, we meet at Caffe La Delizia at 9am for a pre-ride coffee before setting off at 9.30am.
What should I bring with me?
Stuff to fix your bike - a pump, puncture repair kit, spare inner tubes and tools. Plus snacks and water to keep you going. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and have a set of lights for early morning/evening rides.
I have never ridden in a group before, what should I do?
Come along and learn from how other people ride. We run workshop sessions on how to ride in a group, as well as special easy-paced introductory rides for new members. Here is our Guide to Group Riding. We also run some workshops on how to lead group rides.
Do you have racing teams?
We are a new club and are developing both our men’s and women’s teams. There is plenty of scope to get involved.
What else do I need to know?
Our club runs several social events, as well as cycling events, such as day trips to France and 4-day cycling weekends in Spain.