FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions.  If you can't find the answer to your question, use the Contact Form to send us your question.  We'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Question 1   Do you have to be an experienced cyclist to join RRCC?

Answer 1   No.  We ride about 45 miles on our club runs and the pace is chosen to suit all in the group.  Of course we stop for a cafe break about half way  through the ride.

Question 2   How much does it cost to join RRCC?

Answer 2   Adult membership is £15.  Family membership £25.  You can download a membership application form from the Downloads page.

Question 3  Do I have to wear a cycling helmet during a club ride?

Answer 3   Yes.

Question 4   Where do we meet at the start of a club run?

Answer 4   Maryburgh Roundabout at 0930 on Saturdays and Wednesdays.  There is a map on the Contacts page.

Question 5    Do I need to be experienced to try out time trialling or a chain gang?

Answer 5   The 10 mile time trial practices are open to all club members (Tuesday evenings in the summer). Being a time trial, you ride at your own pace.  The chain gang on Thursday evenings in summer involves moderately high intensity cycling and is probably not suitable for beginners.

Question 6    Can I race as a RRCC member?

Answer 6   You certainly can.  There are numerous opportunities to ride in competitive time trials and other races.  See the News and Events page for details of what is coming up.

Question 7    What happens if I get a puncture on a club ride?

Answer 7   It is best to carry a spare inner tube and a pump in case you get a puncture.  On a club ride, the group will stop and help you repair your puncture.

Question 8   Do I need a fancy bike to join a club ride?

Answer 8   Your bike doesn't need to be anything fancy.  It should be a reliable road bike. In winter, it is best to fit mudguards.

Question 9   What if I don't like coffee and scones?

Answer 9   Ah well, this is difficult - but don't worry, there are some cyclists who prefer tea, and even some who like a bacon roll (or two).