Leicester Forest Cycling Club LFCC Leicestershire
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Club ride routes ready for April 2016:
The Summer club ride routes have been updated for April, so we will now be back onto summer mode and vary the routes see out main club page for the routes.
These routes are suggestions rather than set in stone, see the ride with GPS Page for full details.
If members know of reasonably local cafe's that they think would be suitable for a club run then if they could send them to Rob with any suggested GPX routes please let Rob know - email@example.com
LFCC EVENT DATES:
Evening 10 TTs
Just turn up on the night
Thursday June 2th - July 7th 2016...
You need to pre-enter:
Saturday 11th June 2016 - Clup Open 25 SixHills
Saturday 13th Aug 2016 - Clup Open 10 SixHills
LFCC Road Race
You need to pre-enter:
Sat, 17th Sep 2016
LFCC 88 & 160k Audax's:
You need to pre-enter:
Sun, 25th Sep 2016
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Welcome to the website of Leicester / Leicestershire Cycling Club.
Leicester Forest Cycling Club "LFCC" is a little different to many clubs who exist only for racers and chain-gangs. We are all cycling fanatics, but like to enjoy what we do at the same time. Our conversations are more likely to be about which cafe we will ride to rather than what our resting heart-rate might be. We have members of all shapes and sizes and guarantee a warm welcome for any new members, regardless of experience, equipment or ambitions in the sport. That said, we do have some very good time-trial, road race and audax riders.
Please have a look around the website, but before you do, allow me to tell you a little bit more about the club.
In 2015 we had a total membership of more than 260, and that includes 35 woman members from all over Leicestershire & other aeras and they get involved in all forms of cycling. We have commuters, tricyclists, racers, time-triallists, Sustrans volunteers, fixed-gear riders, Derby velodrome track riders, fast riders, slow riders, rouleurs, grimpeurs, singlespeeders, mountain bikers, cyclocrossers, tourists, happy folks, quiet folks... you name it! What I'm getting at is that we don't care what you ride, how fast you ride it, whether you shave your legs or how fast you can ride 'a ten'. As long as you ride a bike, you're welcome here.
We also have a rapidly expanding junior rockets section - you can find details elsewhere on the website.
For 'beginners'/new-comers or people who just don't know if group riding is for them, we have our Sunday Social. This is a shorter ride, usually from the same start point and to a closer cafe. Arrangements for this ride usually happen on our Facebook page or our forum. Email me if you're not sure which ride is for you.
Throughout the summer we run a time trial series on Thursday evenings. The route for that is here. We have all kinds of riders at all standards and ability, many racing for the first time. A few people are out to win but EVERYONE is out to beat their own best time. Time trialing is addictive. Once you try it, you'll be back again and again...
We also run Open 10 and 25 events that attract some of the fastest riders from around the district, setting some incredible times. We run two Audax events in February and September. The February event is 100km route from Leicester around Rutland that is usually challenging for both the hills and the weather. September's offers a choice of 50 or 100 mile rides that are 'laps' of the county.
Our members also ride mountain bikes regularly throughout the year. But we'll also have people riding regularly at Cannock Chase and in Wales, the Lakes etc. Keep an eye on the forum for details of these and other rides.
These are the 'official' events. Outside of these, members will be riding every day of the week, usually posting the details on the forum to see if anyone else fancies it. Examples of these can be sportives, both local and international (a group of us have ridden the largest sportive there is, the Tour Of Flanders for the last couple of years), velodrome trips, tours, end-to-ends, charity rides etc etc.
We are commuters, activists and advocates doing whatever it takes to promote cycling as a social, recreational and competitive activity.
So, have a look around and you'll get an idea of the sort of thing we are upto. If you want to become a member, or just want to go for a ride and see what it's all about, then get in touch.
Whatever you ride, ride with us. Leicestershire's Friendly Cycling Club
President, Leicester Forest Cycling Club. LFCC