The club has several groups meeting for regular rides. Brief descriptions are shown in the Club Run Sections, use the menu above to access details of each group. Everyone should follow the club’s Riding In A Group guidelines. We also have lots of members who volunteer to guide a ride, top tips in our Guide to Guiding. You might want to read our condensed version as well, PATCH! Looking after yourself & your group.
Club runs take place every Sunday and are full day rides with morning and lunch stops. Social Section Section rides take place each fortnight and are usually completed by 1.00 pm. Cyclists are free to join any of the rides for as much or as little of the ride as their time permits. We operate a ‘try before you buy’ policy, so feel free to join up to two rides before paying your membership fee. Rides start from Otley Town Centre, from The Buttercross next to the clock tower with 9.00 am meet for 9.15 departure.
Club members also meet up on Saturday mornings at Buffers Cafe, Storiths (A section) and the Cavendish Pavilion, Bolton Abbey (other sections) at around 10.30 – 11.30 to ride back to Otley as a group.
Otley Cycle Club recommends that ALL MEMBERS carry emergency contact details (ICE) with them at all times when involved in any club activity/ride. Please complete the emergency contact details and medical information section on your membership card and this can then be carried with you on all club activities. We also recommend ID bracelets, carrying your BC membership card and storing ICE details in an unlocked mobile phone.
For more information about emergency contact information procedures please see the consent and emergency contact details policy form.
Young People (under 18) & Vulnerable Adults
We take our responsibilities to safeguard young people and vulnerable adults very seriously. All unaccompanied under 18s and vulnerable adults must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian, if a form has not been completed they will not be allowed to participate in any club activities. If they are a club member this is completed at the point of membership. For all guest riders please download the from this website and complete it, bringing it with you to any club event, showing the form to the ride leader or event organiser.
All under 18s and vulnerable adults must carry emergency contact details with them at all times, this can be in the form of the club membership card, ID bracelet, BC membership card etc.
Two copies should be completed
On arrival the cyclist will hand one completed form to a ride leader
The ride leader will note any issues of which they need to be aware and retain a copy for reference
The cyclist should retain the second form and bring it each time they ride with the club (this is required as we are unable to guarantee continuity of ride leaders each week)