Join the Hemel
The Hemel Hempstead Cycling Club is a non-profit organisation run by its members to promote their shared interest in the sport and pastime of cycling. Members principally come from around the Hemel Hempstead and West Herts area (Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Bovingdon, Tring and Watford).
Club members take part in many aspects of the sport: road, track, triathlon and off-road, organised rides, club runs, club competitions and open races. We have regular club runs every week, starting from Hemel Hempstead Railway Station, as well as special day trips during the spring and summer months further a field. For the past few years these have included a day on the Isle of Wight and visits across the channel to the French towns of Calais, Boulogne and Dieppe.
Club membership is subject to a modest payment and is open to anyone:
Current Fees for Existing Members
- Seniors (inc. 2nd claim & over 60): £20.00
- Juniors (16 - 17yrs inc.): £10.00
- Youth (Up to 15yrs inc.): £5.00
- Family (1 adult & their children under 16yrs): £30.00
- Family (2 adults & their children under 16yrs): £40.00
New Member Fees (prices include short sleeve road jersey or club clothing voucher)
- Seniors (inc. 2nd claim & over 60) inc. SS jersey: £42.50
- Juniors (16 - 17yrs inc.) inc. SS jersey: £37.50
- Youth (Up to 15yrs inc.) inc. SS jersey: £33.00
- Family (1 adult & their children under 16yrs) inc. £50 club clothing voucher: £55.00
- Family (2 adults & their children under 16yrs) inc. £50 club clothing voucher: £65.00
How to join
Pay via the secure British Cycling club membership system. It's easy. Go to the Hemel Hempstead club page on the British Cycling site at the following link
Click the 'Join our club' tab and choose what membership level you want. Add your details and pay.
Please contact our General Secretary, David Rogers, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Current benefits are:
- Being part of an organisation with over 80 years cycling experience. Started in 1933. Expertise and interest in all forms of cycle sports and activities
- Use of the clubroom at the weekly clubnight every Monday evening.
- Loads of chance to take part in training, events, social activities and races all year round with the support of like-minded people, whatever your fitness level (most of us are far from Elite!)
- Social trips to big continental races, regular trips and social events throughout the year. Whether it is the Tour of Flanders Cyclosportive, the Tour de France or 50 miles around Hertfordshire there are big and small challenges to aim for
- A organised summer series of time trials at which club members enjoy lower start fees.
- Club races and championships to aim for in all disciplines with annual trophies and medals for the top 3
- A gala annual dinner with great food, great company, prize giving and dancing
- Chance to take part in and help with the clubs time trial, road races and Cyclo-Cross promotions
- Coached training sessions year round.
- A growing Youth and junior section with committed coaches operating in a safe environment
The following discounts and special offers are available to club members:
NOTE: Discounts are dependant on taking along a current proof of membership of Hemel Cycling Club or confirmation of membership at the time of booking eg: HHCC membership card, BC membership card or ETA membership card
Half Price Replacement Club Clothing in the Event of a Crash!
Crashes can happen and although there is not much the Club can do to speed the recovery of any bodily injuries that may have been sustained, we can soften the financial impact of having to replace your pristine HHCC jersey or shorts if they get ripped up.
The Club will give a 50% discount on the replacement of any items of club clothing less than 3 years old that get significantly damaged in a crash.
The Club retains the right to refuse this discount if it is not satisfied that the damage was sustained in an accidental crash or if the clothing is believed to have been bought more than 3 years previously. Also, the discount will only be offered on a like-for-like item of clothing.
Lovelo Cycles Berkhamsted
Lovely local bike shop offering Cinelli, Moda, Giant and Orange bikes amongst others. 12% discount to club members off new products.
The Bike Loft, Redbourn
Bikes, Bits, Repairs, Servicing and Banter: http://thebikeloft.co.uk/
Discount on purchases for members on presentation of the their membership card. Discounts vary depending on what you are buying but they offer 25% off their new high-tech Apex bike fit service (apparently it measures power output in each leg so you can see how changes in position affect your performance to find the optimal position for comfort/power output).
50% off the first treatment/consultation and 20% off follow up appointments from club member Jimmy Walsh. He offers osteopathy, kinesiotaping, medical acupuncture and a rehabilitation advice. email : email@example.com
Gear Mech Hanger
Dropped your bike on the ice? Need a new gear hanger. Hemel old boy Andy Bray has the answer at http://gearmechhanger.com/. 15% online discount for Hemel members shipping to these parts. Use the coupon code Hemel15.
Sports and running shop. 10% duiscount to club members.
Leisure Wheels, Hemel Hempstead
Specialized, Felt and Lapierre bikes. 10% discount to club members.
Velo Vercors, France
Discounted stay at Velo Vercors, in the South East of France, in the Rhone-Alpes. Staying with Roger and Teresa Dunne (related to Conor).
5% discount off Bikes, 10% off parts and accessories, 20% off labour. Giant innertubes @ £2.50 each
Runners World, Watford
Specialist running shop. 10% discount for club members
Addiktion Cycles, St Albans
Cube and Trek stockists. 10% discount to club members.
Tri shop and Trek stockist. 10% discount for members.