Local Rides

Cycling clubs and groups near West Malling

There are a number of cycling clubs and groups operating near to West Malling Cycles. In our experience, all are friendly, helpful and welcoming to new riders and members.

Whether you are a novice or semi-pro there is a cycling club or group to suit you.

If you would like your club or group included in our list please email Tim HERE.

Sofa to Saddle

Sofa to Saddle is a cycling group largely dedicated to nervous and novice riders. Aiming to make cycling accessible to everyone, the core rides are ten mile rides on the first and third Sunday morning of every month, all through the year. However, if you are a more experienced rider there is plenty for you too, with regular longer rides, two day feature rides and a thriving social group who arrange their own rides, ranging from gentle 20 mile daytime rides to an epic five-day Edinburgh to Kent group ride, as well as group entries to sportives and other charity rides.

Most Sofa to Saddle rides start from West Malling Cycles.

Website: Sofa-to-Saddle

Kings Hill Wheelers

A friendly and sociable Kings Hill-based club with the purpose of providing social rides and cycling activities for cyclists of all abilities.

Weekly club rides of between 30 and 45 miles start from the cul-de-sac outside David Lloyd car park, Kings Hill. Kings Hill Wheelers members also take part in Charity rides, Sportives and other cycling-based recreational activities.

Website: Kings Hill Wheelers

San Fairy Ann Cycling Club

Formed in 1922, San Fairy Ann Cycling Club is based in central Kent and is one of the longest serving clubs catering for cyclists of all ages and levels, from club runs to racing, touring, off-road, long distance and social riding. There are ‘Group’ rides to cater for all abilities, ranging from 10-20mph average speeds.

The club has its own racing team ‘SFA Racing Team’ separately sponsored by Abellio and supported by the main club.

Website: San Fairy Ann

Kent Velo Girls

Based in Hildenborough, Kent, Kent Velo Girls is a cycling club aimed primarily at female riders, although they have a small men’s section, the Kent Velo Boys, and a children’s group too, Kent Velo Kids.

There are club rides every day of the week, and Kent Velo Girls also take part in sportives and Grand Fondos in the UK and Europe. The club also organises an annual sportive, primarily with the aim of promoting women’s cycling and encouraging women and families out onto their bikes.

Website: Kent Velo Girls

Comunity Cycle Works/Snodland Bike Club

Community Cycleworks is working with a multi-agency partnership in Snodland to engage local young riders in a positive biking project. The aim is to reduce the instances of anti-social biking while showing young people that bikes can be used as a mode of transport, a means for fun and adventure, and a way of getting a healthy dose of endorphins without having to ride towards oncoming drivers on the wrong side of the road!

Snodland Bike Club have significantly reduced reports of anti-social riding locally, as well as providing a safe traffic-free space for young riders to meet up, ride, practice new skills, fail, try again and then succeed while supporting each other.

Activities include a local event at Larkfield fire station, mountain biking rides on local trails, bike repairs and maintenance workshops and, of course. plenty of opportunities to swerve, wheelie and combo… away from members of the public and off-road in a safe, traffic-free environment.

Website: Snodland Bike Club

Meridian Cycling Club

A very friendly mid-week social cycling club based in South East London and West Kent. Meridian Cycling Club ride every Wednesday, meeting at about 10.30am at one of five meeting venues organised on a rota basis.

With five groups, Meridian Cycling Club cater for a broad range of fitness levels with rides of between 15 and 50 to 60 miles. As a mid-week club, members are usually retired, semi-retired or working from home. A smaller group of fitter riders also meet on Saturdays.

Website: Meridian Cycling Club

West Kent Road Club

The West Kent Road Club is a friendly road cycling club for cyclists based near Wilmington, Dartford, Swanley, Sidcup and Bexley in Kent. Club runs of around 40 miles are held on a Sunday, and there are other midweek rides.

The club has a broad range of membership comprising those who just want to ride with others through to those who compete on a weekly basis.

Website: West Kent Road Club

The Tricyle Association

The South Eastern region branch of The Tricycle Association nominally covers Kent, Sussex, Surrey and parts of Hampshire but this does not exclude regular visitors from London, Essex and beyond.

There are regular social rides and time-trials. For many, these are a rare and rewarding opportunity to ride in company with other tricyclists. Time-trials are a convenient form of competition for tricyclists who wish to “stretch their legs” and range from 10 miles through to 12 hours.

Members in the region are also popular members of other local cycling clubs and regional associations including the Potterers Cycling Club and the Fellowship of Kent and Sussex Cyclists.

Website: The Tricycle Association

7Oaks Tri Club

A friendly BTF affiliated triathlon club based in Sevenoaks. 7Oaks Tri Club have a busy weekly schedule of training sessions including a core programme consisting of four coached swims, a coached run and three club rides; coached strength and conditioning and turbo sessions in the off-season; and lake swimming just before and during the main competition season.

In addition to the main training sessions 7Oaks Tri Club organise Club Championship events for sprint, olympic and middle distances each year; an annual hill climb; an inter-club Time Trial Series and run an active social calendar.

The club has members of all standards with different goals and ambitions across many different distances and disciplines. New members are always welcome – from beginners to more seasoned triathletes.

Website: 7Oaks Tri Club