Joining Us

Before you join one of our rides you must register some information with us and accept our terms and conditions. We try to keep it as simple as possible. So please click on the ‘Register with us’ button to start the process.

We need to cover our expenses such as Cycling UK affiliation and first aid courses for our ride leaders. Our initial registration fee is £10 per rider. When you first register we will provide you with an explanation of how to pay. If costs require it we may make a further request after riders have been with us for some time, though we haven’t needed to do this yet.

We’d like your email address so we can keep you up to date with what’s happening. We rarely cancel rides but often put extra ones on the calendar at short notice.

Also you need to provide an emergency contact name and telephone number. It’s unlikely but if anything happens to you on one of our rides then we’d like to know who we can get hold of.

So please click on the ‘Register with us’ button.

Data Protection

On 25 May 2018 the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into operation. Although the changes are aimed more at commercial organisation and fundraising charities the legislation applies to us.

GDPR is a complex area but is not designed to adversely affect our relationship with our members.

  • As a member of our group we hold your email address, name and emergency contact telephone number.
  • Ride leaders and committee members have access to these details
  • Members’ details are processed fairly and lawfully in order to satisfy the agreement entered with you on your admittance to membership. This ensures that you receive the latest news and information about upcoming events, and can participate on what Bike 50 does.
  • We will never pass these details on to third parties.
  • Your details will be kept safely and securely and you have the ability to opt out of our communications at any time.
  • We will adhere to your current communications preferences, e.g by email or letter

In addition:

  • We consider how long we need to keep information (financial information needs by law to be kept 6 years)
  • We remind you on membership renewal that we process your information.
  • Leaving members can ask to be forgotten.  We will then remove all your details from our records.