AGM 2018

The AGM for 2018 will be at the Club Room starting at 7.00. pm on Monday 10th December.

The Agenda for the AGM and the official notice for the AGM can be seen on this page (click the text to go) or at the Club Room.

The Agenda will be published on 26th November

Membership Applications


For information on membership renewal or to apply or change your current details please click here

Upcoming Events

9:30 am Boxing Day Time Trial
Boxing Day Time Trial
Dec 26 @ 9:30 am
Boxing Day Time Trial, 9:30 start time. Meet at the Club Room from Up and down the Coast Road (Weld Road  to Pontins and back). Prizes for the best decorated bike and rider.


The club organises 3 types of ride and works in conjunction with Pedal Away to provide rides for all abilities. The information provided below is intended to help riders select a ride most suited to their ability and needs. If you’re not sure which ride is most suitable for you, just drop us an email and we will contact you for a chat (you can email us through the ‘Contact’ page of the website).

Club Ride

As a guide, the Club Ride is suitable to anyone who would average 14-15 mph on a 30/40 mile flat route with favourable weather conditions.  Club Rides always include a stop at a local café. Whilst these rides are mostly 30/40 miles in length there are occasions when the distance covered is increased.

Arrangements for club rides:

Day Time Meeting Point
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30 Plough Bus Stop
Wednesday 9:30 Ainsdale Police Station and Plough Bus Stop
Saturday 9:30 Plough Bus Stop
Sunday (except 3rd Sunday) 9:30 Plough Bus Stop
3rd Sunday each month

A longer ride of between 60 – 80 miles.  Details of these rides are published on the club website, Facebook and WhatsApp

9:00 See website for arrangements as these vary according to the ride.


Inters Ride

The Inters Ride (aka Intermediate Ride) is aimed at riders who want to, and have the ability to, ride at a quicker pace than the Club Ride.  As a guide, this ride should be suitable to anyone who would average around 17 mph on a 50 mile flat route with favourable weather conditions. The Inters Ride will typically be 50 to 60 miles long and will often involve some hill climbing. There will usually be a cafe stop on route. The Inters Ride will be ridden as a group with rolling regrouping when required.

Arrangements for intermediate rides:

Day Time Meeting Point
Thursday 18:00 Pines/Ainsdale Police Station

The start time for this ride is approximate because individuals may be delayed getting home from work etc. Information can be found each week via the SCC WhatsApp group.

This is a 40/50 mile ride with no café stop.

Saturday 8:30 SCC Club House.

Details of the route to be followed are published in advance on the Cub website, Facebook, and the SCC WhatsApp group.

Sunday Various Check WhatsApp for details.

Sporting Ride

The Sporting Ride is suitable to anyone who would average 18+mph on a 50 mile flat route with favourable weather conditions.  The Sporting Ride on a Sunday will typically be 60 to 80 miles long with some longer rides in the summer.  There will always be a cafe stop to replenish food stocks, drinks bottles and to discuss the route home.   We will always sit up to regroup when required.

Arrangements for Sporting Rides

Day Time Meeting Point
Sunday 9:30 Junction of Blackgate Lane and A565.

The route is agreed at the meeting point. Typically rides head north of Preston to the Fylde/Trough of Bowland areas.

Introductory Rides

The club regularly organises introductory rides for adult cyclists who would like to get a taste of what it is like to ride with the club and who are not yet confident of being able to ride with the main club runs, or riders returning to cycling who are still gaining cycling fitness. As a guide anyone wishing to take part should be confident that they can ride at about 10 mph for approximately an hour and a half. These rides will usually cover 15-20 miles. We always ensure that every new rider is looked after – we do not leave anyone behind!

Pedal Away (Cycling Projects) Beginner and Intermediate Rides

Pedal Away is a Merseyside based cycling initiative set up by the charity Cycling Projects. It offers cycle rides to suit all abilities.

Day Time Meeting Point
Tuesdays 10:00 Litherland Sports Park
Thursday 10:00 Mecycle Café, Ainsdale

For more information:

Contact: [email protected]

Visit their Facebook Page: PedalAway

Get in touch via Twitter: @pedalawayCP


Rides Calendar

In addition to the regular weekly rides described above the following rides are either organised by the club or frequently supported by SCC riders.


SCC Rides Calendar 2017
Jan Sun 1 New Year’s Day Ride: MTB 9:30       40 miles Annual event.
Feb Sun 19 3rd Sunday Club Ride 9:00       70 miles See website.
Sat 25 Winter Warmer: The Roman Road Ride – CANCELLED 8:30       85 miles Replacement ride 40 to 50 miles ride from club house 8:30 – Plough bus stop 8:45.


March Sun 19 3rd Sunday Club Ride 9:00       70 miles
April Friday 14 Annual Jubilee Tower Ride 9:00       90 miles An annual event over a challenging course, includes the climbs of Jubilee Tower and Waddington Fell.
May Sun 7 Lancashire Lanes 9:00       75 miles This is an event the club has traditionally supported. It starts in Kirkby. Further details:
Sun 21 3rd Sunday Club Ride 9:00       80 miles See website
June Sun 18 Fleet Moss Audax, Start Claughton 7:00       80 – 120 miles Drive and ride event.

This is an open event organised by SCC. Further details on SCC website.

July Sat 8 Buttertubs, Yorkshire Dales 9:30       60 miles Drive and ride event. This hilly ride coincides with the first week of the TdF.
Sun 16 3rd Sunday Club Ride 9:00       70 miles See website
August Sun 13 Ben Gautrey (?) 9:00    30/50 miles Ride organised by the Ben Gautrey Foundation. The ride starts at Meols Hall.
Sun 20 3rd Sunday Club Ride 8:30     80 miles See website
Sun 27 N Wales 9:00    90 miles Drive and ride event.
Sept Sun 17 3rd Sunday Ride  Velo Café, Choice of rides 9:30        15 – 30 – 50 miles Annual event for all levels of rider.
Oct Sun 1st or 8th SCC Hill Climbing Championship, Ashurst Beacon Date to be confirmed
Mon – Sun SCC Mallorca Week (Oct 9-16, approx.) Date to be confirmed
Sun 15 3rd Sunday Club Ride, including SCC Downhill Championships, Bleasdale 9:00    75 miles Annual event.
Nov Sun 19 3rd Sunday Club Ride Eureka Café, Wirral 9:00    80 miles Annual event incorporating a ride through the Mersey Tunnel
Dec Sun 17 3rd  Sunday Club Ride 9:00    70 miles See website
Sat 23 Mince Pie Ride – Club Ride 9:30      30 miles Festive ride
Tues 26 Boxing Day TT 10:30   5 miles A fun (?) time trial
Sat 30 Pines Ride –Inter Ride 8:30      50 miles A social ride ending at the Pines Bar, Hillside.


How to find out what is happening

Clearly there will be occasions when things change e.g. rides may be cancelled because of the weather, or additional rides may be organised.  Whilst keeping everyone informed of everything is probably impossible you can get a lot of ‘live’ information through the following media:

  • SCC Club Website
  • ‘Southport Cycling  Club Official Group’ Facebook Page                   
  • SCC WhatsApp group   

If you wish to become a member of either of these last two groups please contact Geoff Caton: [email protected]