Well we are a like-minded jovial lot mainly in our 60s and 70s.
We even have some members in their 80s.
Recently we have attracted some whippersnappers in their 40s and 50s.
Naturally friends and members of the same group of riders usually sit together at elevenses and lunch
but there are no cliques in the club, the committee would frown on that.
We are proud to say that we’re a fun loving and a sociable, non-competitive lot.
As one of our members you can easily sit and make friends with anyone on our rides.
So the answer is A RESOUNDING YES
This question is much trickier. We organize club runs on Midweek, Saturday and Sunday.
Numbers can vary between 50 and 70 riders at elevenses.
However, we believe that we have something for everyone
from complete beginner to the ex racer who reckons he/she could ride a bike before they could walk.
We have 5 rides, Premier, A, B+, B, and C. Speeds and distances from elevenses to lunch vary considerably.
The list below gives you some idea of approximate speeds and distances.
Premier ride is for those who really fancy their chances, they ride between 25 and 35 miles from elevenses to lunch – average speed 16 mph.
A ride can be brisk at times, between 18 and 25 miles – average speed 14 mph.
B and B+ rides are at a more modest pace, between 15 and 20 miles – average speed 12 mph.
C ride at a leisurely pace between 12 and 18 miles – average speed 10 mph.
Naturally depending on weather conditions our rides are shorter during the winter months.
If you are a beginner it is recommended that you ride with the C group on Wednesdays.
If you are not sure, it is better to ride with a slower group.
Then if you find yourself way out in front on the hills you can always swap to a faster group at a later date. If you are interested in joining us on a Wednesday ride just make yourself known to any of the club committee or the group coordinators. They can advise you of the best group to ride with.
Are organised with A and B rides, along similar lines to the Midweek rides.
Numbers usually vary between eight and twelve riders per group. If you fancy a Saturday ride then just ask to see Gary Wheelan.
Tony Poore is your man if you like the idea of a Sunday ride, which can attract up to twenty riders and proceeds at a leisurely pace equivalent to a Wednesday C ride.
Come and meet us at elevenses or lunch – if you feel like it join us on a ride.
We meet at various cafes and Golf Clubs in the northwest Kent area and, after coffee and chat, the rides starts at 11 am.
The lunch stop will usually be in a pub. We will wait for you and make sure you don’t get dropped on the way.
Whatever your taste in cycling, you will find like-minded fellow-cyclists in the Meridian CC.
You are welcome to come and ride with us, but please read our Club Rules first.
Try one or two rides with us without obligation.
If after that you want to continue riding with us you will be expected to join the club.
In the interest of safety and peace of mind, all members must have BC, CTC or LCC third-party liability insurance.
Click here for details, but you don’t have to worry about this if you ride with us as a guest.
This is because you are covered by the club’s insurance for the first three rides.
Look at the footer on every page.
You will see a link "Update Your Membership data" .
This allows you to update all you personal data except "username" which cannot be changed and
Password - which is answered here
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To stop them being lost or going into spam do the following :-
Add firstname.lastname@example.org" and "email@example.com" to your address list (this usually does not help)
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then add filters to never send firstname.lastname@example.org" and "email@example.com" to SPAM
On the Login page you will see the option "forgotten/reset password"
click on this and you will be taken to a page that asks for you email address.
Enter your email addrress and a new ONE TIME password will be sent to you.
This page will give you instrucitons i.e. confirmation that you have been sent a new pasword,
advice to look in your spam folder if you have not set up filters as above
and insrucitons to go to the login page and use the new ONE TIME password you have been sent.
After you have logged in with the ONE TIME password,
You will be rederected to a new page which allows you to reset your password.
You can update your email address using the "Update Your Membership data " link in teh footer of every page.
When yuo click on htis link you should bet a list of all the data that is held about you.
You can type in new values in any of the fields except the club membership number fo obvious reasons.
When you press the updatge button all your details will be updated and the fields will reflect the new values.
Certain pages (eg. Blog & Members' Gallery) on the website are only available to members who are logged in.
If you are having difficulties the first thing to check is that you are correctly logged in.
To do this go to the Welcome/Home page and look in the top RH corner. This should show your name and that you are logged in as 'Member'.
If you are not logged in then proceed to the Login page.
If you are shown as a Visitor then think carefully; either
You have only filled in the Registration Form (you need to proceed to the Joining Form)
You have mistakenly filled an extra Registration Form and you are registered as both a Visitor and a Member -
in which case have a word with Barry or Ken to sort it out.
If you have any sort of problem that you cannot sort out please contact the Admin team (Webmaster) on the contact pages -
a link for which is in the footer of each page. Here is another link Club Contacts
You need to clickon the send mail link in the footer or go to Meridian Contact Data under Documentation.
Then you will see instructions to note the user ID of the person/people you want to mail and then click the link provided.
On the next seceen you will be asked to type in the IDs of the people you want to mail. Leave a space between each one.
Then you need to click the show receivers button so that you can see the names of the people you want to send the mail to.
If everything looks ok then you can continue by typing in your message in the box provided.
If the names are not all who you expected, then go back, check the IDs and type them in again.
After you have typed in your message, you can attach up to three files to be sent with the mail.