Formed in 1922, San Fairy Ann Cycling Club is based in central Kent and is one of the longest serving clubs catering for cyclists of all ages and levels. If racing or a clubrun is what you are looking for then come and visit us and you’ll be welcomed with open arms.
If covid restrictions ease as planned, we will be able to resume club cycling from Monday 29th March. British Cycling will put full guidance out shortly with all the details, including any restrictions, which we will link to here.
We expect club rides to be able to resume from 29th March. Over the coming weeks we’ll be liaising with the club ride coordinators for each group to give everyone the support they need to get groups back up and riding safely. We don't yet know if we'll be able to resume large group riding or be restricted to the 'rule of 6'.
Sportives and audaxes
Our Sportive (on 13th June) and the Fairies Flat Audax series (20th June) look likely to run -see the events page for details. It will be fantastic to be able to ride together again across the glorious Kent countryside. Please do register - we won't take payment until the events are confirmed.
For time trialists, we’ve submitted our plans to the CTT for 12 weeks of time-trialling on Wednesday evenings starting on 12th May and are waiting to hear back. Included in the planned programme are 8 mile distances as well as the normal 10 miles, as they’ve previously proved popular with novice time triallers. As always, we are dependent on volunteers, so if you’re up for helping out or marshalling please tick the relevant box on your website profile (or contact firstname.lastname@example.org) to volunteer.
We are dependent on more guidance before we can start mass racing, given how many people meet at once. However, as soon as we are allowed, we will start organising racing. The racing team Thursday night training session is due to start again at the end of April.
New things to share..
We’ve been working on a few other things over the winter months, including better options for ’start points’ for groups. Positively, we’ve agreed with the Weald of Kent Golf Club (just outside Headcorn) that we can use their facilities as a start point for group rides - they have an indoor and outdoor cafe too, for before and after rides. We are hoping to negotiate something similar in Marden - and will let you know details as soon as it’s agreed.
We are also starting ’try it out’ rides for new joiners who aren’t sure what group to join. We will run these the last Sunday of every month, 10am from Marden Library car park - to start from 25th April. We hope this will help new riders get comfortable with club cycling and get good advice on which group might be right for them, at all levels.
In the meantime, please stay safe - and keep cycling!