Hub Vélo CC

Born to celebrate our second birthday in 2016, and now approaching 100 members, Hub Vélo CC to gives members a chance to ride and train and race across a range of disciplines. Membership is available at the shop or via the British Cycling website here.

Cost of Membership includes free cap and bottle: Adult – Full £25 pa Youth – U18 £15 pa Youth – U16 £10 pa Membership benefits include free Hub Vélo cap and bottle as well as 15% discount in store for the duration of membership. Club membership bundles available. Club kit is supplied by Santini and includes a snazzy range of jerseys, winter jerseys, bib shorts, caps, skinsuits for racing and gilets.

We do regular rides (as well as quite a few ad hoc rides!) so if you’re looking for some riding buddies, why not join? We generally head out for a ride in the surprisingly quiet lanes of Essex, for a loop of between 60-100km depending on how we all feel (and if there’s a coffee stop). Regular rides leave from the shop at 8am on Wednesday mornings, and 9am on Saturday Mornings.

If you would like to join one of our weekend rides you don’t need to be a club member, but we do ask that you join the club after riding with us a few times. If you wish to join us on a club ride then we ask that you:
  • Have a bike with drop handlebars, gears and road tyres. We occasionally run off road and casual rides where flat-bar bikes (hybrids) will be suitable, but these are not ideal for our club rides.
  • Ensure your bike is well maintained and roadworthy. If you need a bike service, you know where to come! We’re happy to give you a quick check if you’re unsure.
  • Wear appropriate cycling gear (No jeans etc). Baggy jackets are generally not a good idea.
  • Clip in shoes advised, if you don’t have them for your first couple of rides that’s OK.
  • All participants should understand and use gears, brakes, cleated pedals, etc efficiently and be confident riding on the road and in traffic. You will be riding in a group and your ability on the bike will affect those around you. You have a responsibility not to endanger your fellow riders.
  • Do brake for cake and coffee
  • You should have ridden at least 50km at 23kmh average. Usually we will do around 60-70km at 25kmh. We will not leave you behind, though you should have a means of navigating if you get lost or need to get home.
  • Bring spare tubes, tyres, pump, money, some food and suitable clothing
We’re a fun sociable bunch, and we look forward to seeing you out on the road, in the forest or back in the coffee shop!
Check out our recent activity on Strava (may vary depending on weather!):