Open to EVERYONE, we're an inclusive LGBTQIA+ cycling club.
CycleOut is founded to be a safe place for the LGBTQIA+ community and their friends to get active on a bike, meet new people, learn new skills, have adventures, and live life to the full.
Most weeks of the year the club organises rides across London, the South East and beyond.
All our rides are organised by volunteer riders and categorised at levels from 2 to 5 / Easy to Hard. Mostly held on a Saturday or Sunday, the details of all the rides, including the route, start location, difficulty, date, time, and a description are all listed on our Spond account.
There's more to life than cycling! As a club we organise lots of non-cycling events throughout the year. In the last eighteen months we have been to the theatre, ten-pin bowling, restaurants and bars, cinema and comedy nights.
Once or twice a year the club puts together a cycling holiday. In the past destinations have included Italy, Mallorca and Albania.
There are also weekend trips in the UK and Europe including Scotland, Cheshire, Norfolk, Isle of Wight, Coast to Coast Hadrian's Wall, and Northern France.
You'll need a road or hybrid bike to begin with. A bike shop will be able to advise on choosing the right bike for you. If you buy a bike second hand, consider having a mechanic check it over to make sure it is roadworthy.
You do not need special clothing to ride a bicycle. However, you MUST wear a helmet at all times, and please consider wearing brighter clothing to help other road users see you. At night always use front and rear lights to ride. We also have a club kit at a reasonable price.
Benefits of Cycling
With all the benefits of outdoor physical activity, regular cycling can reduce the risk of a number of serious illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also boost your mood, improving the symptoms of some mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. Cycling can also help you maintain a healthy weight.
Cycling can be a great way to reach your recommended level of physical activity of 150 minutes per week. Cycling to work or the shops some days, a couple of shorter rides during the week or a longer ride at the weekend, will help achieve this easily. It is also cheap as it runs on fat making it a win win.