All about Ride Social

  1. Riding your bike and raising money: Sam’s success as a cycling fundraiser
    Riding your bike and raising money: Sam’s success as a cycling fundraiser

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

  2. Social Cycling doesn’t stop for winter
    Social Cycling doesn’t stop for winter

    Don't hide away in your Winter woolies. Keep motivated and enjoy cycling with Social Cycling Groups.

  3. From pub to cycle hub! One woman’s mission to get her town cycling
    From pub to cycle hub! One woman’s mission to get her town cycling

    A pub in the East Riding of Yorkshire has reinvented itself as a cycle hub.

  4. From the vicar to the pub landlady: social cycling group gets whole village involved
    From the vicar to the pub landlady: social cycling group gets whole village involved

    In one Leicestershire village cycling is bringing everyone together.

  5. Meet the Numb Bums
    Meet the Numb Bums

    One Social Cycling Group from Preston on laughing, riding and good times in Lancashire.

  6. Join, chat, ride! Social Cycling Groups makes it easy
    Join, chat, ride! Social Cycling Groups makes it easy

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

  7. Social Cycling Groups gone wild…
    Social Cycling Groups gone wild…

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

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

  9. Training for success with Social Cycling Groups
    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...

  10. Keep track of your riding with Social Cycling Groups
    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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Who organises Ride Social rides?

Rides are organised by members of the public who want to go on informal bike rides with other cyclists. Ride Social 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 Ride Social 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.