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Buddies
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With buddies you can build a network of like-minded riders from the local area

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charlene has buddied up with annabel

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Janet has buddied up with DINESH

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Emma has buddied up with Rosemary

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Emma has buddied up with Rosemary

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Saeeda has buddied up with Hannah

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Richard has buddied up with John

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Lolita has buddied up with Steven

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Lolita has buddied up with Steven

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Bronwen has buddied up with lisa

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With the buddy option on Social Cycling Groups you can start to build a little network of like-minded riders from the local area. So after organising a few more rides I had some regulars and made some good cycling friends.

Mike Waters
Groups
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Create groups to chat to other members and organise rides

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David has joined the group "We Love To Ride"

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David has joined the group "We Love To Ride"

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David has joined the group "We Love To Ride"

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Neil has created the group "Bracknell Road Riders"

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Lorraine has joined the group "Sheffield Area Social Cycling Group"

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Darren has created the group "Nantwich Cycle Group"

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Anna has joined the group "Shipley Women on Wheels"

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Anna has joined the group "Shipley Women on Wheels"

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John has joined the group "Newport Social Cycling"

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As a bike shop Social Cycling Groups is great for us because not everyone will know about our area. Since we started using Social Cycling Groups we've had riders coming from as far as London to join our rides.

Janet, Owner of Quest Adventure Bike Shop
Rides
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Find other people's rides or create your own to share

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Anita has booked onto the ride "Round the Harbour by 2 wheels (and a ferry!)"

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Andrea has booked onto the ride "April Hilly - Winnats Pass Climb (Sportive Training)"

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Sharon has booked 1 friend onto the ride "Sky Ride Plymouth"

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Louise has booked 1 friend onto the ride "Sky Ride Bolton"

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Sue has booked onto the ride "Odd Down Track - Skills Session #2"

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Mike has booked 1 friend onto the ride "Sky Ride Bolton"

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Claire has booked onto the ride "Ladies only cycle coaching sessions 1:3"

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Carl has booked 1 friend onto the ride "British Heart Foundation Training Ride"

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Helen has booked onto the ride "British Heart Foundation Training Ride"

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My motivation for starting a group was to encourage people to keep riding their bikes. I wanted to have a go at doing things my own way and arrange some rides in new places that people would really enjoy.

John Wheat

All about Social Cycling Groups

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    There are plenty of big fundraising rides out there, but some cyclists are taking the plunge and organising their own.

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    Our social network for cyclists makes it easy to keep in touch and organise your bike rides.

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  7. Social Cycling Groups gone wild…

    Meet The Stunt Riders – the wheelie-popping, back-flipping, crazy bikers... or are they?

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  8. Ride, eat cake and have a laugh along the way

    The perfect combination for a fun filled bike ride according to one ride group from Manchester.

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  9. Training for success with Social Cycling Groups

    Mike Brown is a man on a mission. And with Social Cycling Groups he’s encouraging friends to tag along for the ride...

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  10. Keep track of your riding with Social Cycling Groups

    Find out how British Cycling's social network is helping one group of friends keep track of their cycling.

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  11. Sit at home and wait for Sky Ride Local or keep riding?

    ‘Keep riding’ says British Cycling Ride Leader John Wheat from Newport.

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  12. Make social networking for cyclists work for you

    Check out our top tips for making the most of the UK's biggest social network for cyclists.

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  13. Top tips for keeping up to date with your Social Cycling network

    Check out our top tips for keeping up to date and networking on Social Cycling Groups.

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  14. From local to social: one group takes cycling to the next level

    We find out how one group of cyclists are using a social network to ride together and attract new members.

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  15. Cycling to work and beyond: one man's story

    From cycling to work to tackling the Olympic road race circuit – Mike Waters tells us how he began creating his own group rides.

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  16. Our favourite Social Cycling profile pictures

    We're loving the way you've been customising your Social Cycling profiles. Here are some of our favourites...

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  17. The quest for brilliant bike rides

    Find out how one enterprising cycle shop has used Social Cycling Groups to organise their own brilliant bike rides.

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Who organises Social Cycling Groups rides?

Rides are organised by members of the public who want to go on informal bike rides with other cyclists. Social Cycling Groups rides are not organised by British Cycling, or led by British Cycling Ride Leaders.


Do I need to fill in my profile?

Yes. If you don't add ride preferences, a photo and a brief description to your profile, you'll be less likely to find or be found by suitable ride buddies.


Can I book places on rides for my partner / friend?

No – as Social Cycling Groups is a social network, each user must have their own account and profile to join rides and groups.


How do I access my dashboard?

When you log in you'll be sent directly to your dashboard. If you navigate away from it and need to get back, just click ‘Dashboard’ next to your name in the top right hand corner of the screen.


How do I find buddies and groups near where I live?

Go to your dashboard and click on the ‘Buddies’ or ‘Groups’ tabs. Click on ‘Find a new buddy’ or ‘Find a new group’ and search with your location.


How do I talk to my new cycling buddies?

Every ride or group has a ‘Conversations’ tab. Just join (or create) a ride or group to start chatting to others.


How do I create groups and rides?

In your dashboard, go to either your ‘Ride Diary’ to create a ride or the ‘Groups’ tab to create a group.


How do I invite people to join my rides and groups?

You can send direct invites to people you are buddies with to join your rides and groups. If you've created a ride, you'll have an option to 'save and invite buddies'. Or in your 'Groups' tab, click 'Invite buddies'.


Any more questions? Email socialcyclinggroups@britishcycling.org.uk.