FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS AND PARTNERSHIPS FOR SFACC MEMBERS
FREEBIES (by being a member of SFA)
Being a member of San Fairy Ann CC comes with some financial benefits, as well as health and wellbeing ones!
Ride with GPS Club Account. This is a valuable benefit for our club members which we pay for as a club, enabling your own personal free RWGPS account to have at no additional cost access to some premium features which would otherwise cost you £59 p.a. and access to the Club Route Library. RWGPS also gives you route planning which would through Strava would cost you £48 p.a. Details of how to sign up are on our members-only forum.
Limited liability protection. We secure insurance to protect anyone who is acting on behalf of the club - such as those leading club rides or coaching sessions. Also, as SFACC is a 'limited liability company' you are protected from any individual financial liability for anything that happens on a club ride or race, as it's the club which takes the risk, not you. Most other cycle clubs don't have this - leaving you at personal risk of being sued if anything happens on, before or after a club event.
Government £50 to fix your bike scheme. This was launched in summer 2020 to get people active. Vouchers of £50 are issued in tranches to allow for basic repairs. See the government website for details. Not for SFA members only, but worth highlighting here.
As one of the largest cycling clubs in Kent, our members have buying power! We have negotiated discounts for our members from the following stores. Just take along your SFACC membership card.
10% members discount on bike fitting, workshop and accessories
10% members discount on labour, parts and accessories
5% members discount. Quote code FAIRYFIVE
Cycles UK. 21-25 Lower Stone Street, ME15 6YT. 01622 688162
10% off bikes, parts and accessories with SFA membership card
10% of parts and accessories with SFA membership card
Mobile bike cleaning – they come to you to clean your bike. Free ceramic chain lube upgrade with either the Standard or Deep Clean service (Normally a £1 upgrade). 10% off the first Deep Clean service if booked in advance. Based on standard clean price of £15.
British Cycling insurance - first year only. We ask that all our members have insurance from one of the major cycling bodies. But being a member of SFACC means you can get a discount off that insurance. Join British Cycling at the same time as you join SFACC and get up to £26 off your membership. Link to website here.
Cycling UK insurance - discount for club members. We ask that all our members have insurance from one of the major cycling bodies. But being a member of SFACC means you can get a discount off that insurance. San Fairy Ann CC members can get special rate Cycling UK membership for just £28 (rather than £48). By choosing the affiliated individual membership and entering your club’s affiliated code (which is 8002019), you’ll have peace of mind with third-party insurance and access to a whole host of fantastic benefits.
Discounts from British Cycling and Cycling UK.
To be a member of SFACC we require you to have insurance from one of the major cycling bodies. Some of these organisations also offer their own discounts to members. Some of these discounts are good, from money off bikes to savings on holidays. Check out the British Cycling discounts here, and the Cycling UK ones here.
See if the government sponsored 'cycle to work' scheme can get you a discount off a bike.
Many employers offer a Cycle to Work scheme – a tax-free benefit that helps spread the cost of buying a bike and cycling safety equipment. It was introduced as a way to reduce pollution and encourage healthier commutes. The guide here from Money Saving Expert explains how it works.
We have agreed a partnership with the Weald of Kent Golf Club, so that our members can start and stop group rides at their venue, just outside Headcorn. With an outdoor and indoor cafe, a great place to start and finish rides! Maidstone Road, Headcorn, Kent TN27 9PT Tel. 01622 891671