SET Cycle Club

Sunday Club Rides 2018:

Our inclusive cycling club seeks to engage all members of the community through a range of cycling activities and fundraising that continually supports the SET charity.  The SET Cycle Club is for any cyclist passionate about riding, or who enjoys the culture of cycling, whilst helping to support a local charity.

If you are keen on cycling and seek the company of like-minded people come and join us.

Our Sunday rides start from Stadium MK (outside the DoubleTree Hotel entrance) at 9am. Our rides are guided by friendly volunteers along pre-planned road routes. These are in the local countryside and typically involve a 25 mile ride to a café, then return home approximately the same distance. We ride together as a group to the café, and once replenished with coffee and cake, bacon buttie or whatever takes your fancy (!) we then split the group into faster and slower riders for the journey back.

Each year we plan a big charity cycling challenge as a means of generating funds for the SET charity. For example in 2017 10 riders successfully rode from Lands’ End to John O’Groats and their efforts raised over £15k. Such efforts are vital in enabling the SET to deliver sports opportunities to the local community. Other successful charity rides undertaken in recent years have included Milton Keynes to Bilbao; and a 5 Nations ride. Club members have the opportunity to participate in a charity ride which can often involve achievement of a lifelong ambition. Within our programme we offer longer more demanding rides for those who may be training for such a cycling endurance challenge. Longer rides may involve earlier start times.

We have a club ride calendar (see below) which provides details of the rides and routes planned over the coming months. 

The Cycle Club is delivered by a team of volunteers and existing MK Dons Sport and Education Trust staff who make cycling activities accessible across all areas of MK and beyond. The SET Cycle Club seeks to create a unique cycling initiative using the power of football to help deliver and make a tangible impact in the local Milton Keynes community by encouraging people to Get SET and start cycling. 

Please check in advance of attending rides via the SET CC Twitter: @SETCycleClub.

We also have an active WhatsApp group which members are encouraged to join. This is an important means of keeping in touch regarding upcoming rides. Rides are on every Sunday unless there is poor weather or a lack of lead riders. In these exceptional circumstances advance notification will be provided via social media.

All rides start and finish from the Stadium MK (free parking if required)

If you’re having an off day, don’t worry as we have a no drop policy and the lead rider will ensure you return safely to Stadium MK.

Membership

There is an annual membership subscription of £20. This pays for the club’s administration costs. We are currently planning a redesign of our club cycling top plus gilet and cycling bib shorts. Once available club members will have the opportunity to buy these at discounted rates. Club members also enjoy discount arrangements from some of the local cycling retailers. More information can be obtained from SET CC committee members.  

Please click here to download membership form.

For any more queries please contact Amy Humphries by email amy.humpries@mkdonsset.com or call 01908 622938.

 

Calendar of rides: