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

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Rhiannon has buddied up with John

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Rhiannon has buddied up with John

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Paul has buddied up with mark

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Sarah has buddied up with Jason

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Michael has buddied up with George

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Andy has buddied up with David

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Georgie has buddied up with Mark

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Georgie has buddied up with danny

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Jane has buddied up with Julie

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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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Ian has created the group "Timperley Boneshakers"

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Vicky has joined the group "East Lincs Ladies Velo"

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Asad has joined the group "SE London Casuals"

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Glenn has joined the group "Windsor Great Park & Ride"

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Glenn has joined the group "Windsor Great Park & Ride"

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Glenn has joined the group "Windsor Great Park & Ride"

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Glenn has joined the group "Windsor Great Park & Ride"

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Chris has joined the group "CHRIS BAMBURY"

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Michele has created the group "Mid Devon Cycling Club - Social Rides"

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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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Donna has booked onto the ride "River Rea to Longbridge taking in Austin Village"

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Donna has booked onto the ride "Breeze Solihull - Kingsbury Water Park "

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Donna has booked onto the ride "Earlswood Evening Explorer"

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Rhiannon has booked onto the ride "Newport Hilly Highs & Lows"

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Marian has booked onto the ride "Solihull Breeze - Beginner Earlswood Amble"

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Watford has rated the ride "Watford Cycle Hub Ride – to Denham Country Park "

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Ian has created the ride "Timperley Boneshakers Evening Ride"

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Tracey has booked onto the ride "Bricket Wood Loop"

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Marian has booked onto the ride "Lighter Nights are Coming - Crosby Coastal 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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  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.