Portsmouth North End Cycling Club is a non-profit club, run by volunteers determined to make the sport and pastime of cycling, accessible to all – an equitable club. All our revenue, from membership subscriptions, road race and time-trials, is ploughed back into the club, enabling us to: deliver coaching; pay for venue hire; promote events; and ensure our volunteers are equipped with the skills, qualifications, and support required to further all rider’s needs.
We’re not a proud club and are more than happy to accept donations to further improve: the service; promoted events; coaching; and accessibility of the club to young and old.
We are also happy to be involved with charity rides and events, supporting rides through the local area.
If you’d like to help the club, get in touch with any of the Committee volunteers below.
If you have a question not covered by the frequently asked ones below, please email one of the Committee.
(see map on Sunday Club rides page)
For the club meetings and
a general get together we gather at The Victory Indoor Bowls Club on
the grounds of the Mountbatten Centre from about 7:30 pm on the 1st Monday of each month (except Bank holidays). Bar refreshments, tea
and coffee is available. With a photo card you get a discount at the
bar. Contact the Social Secretary to arrange a photo session.
There is a secure area inside the club to park bikes (just inside the bar area, immediately to the left of the dining/table area. Please turn off your lights prior to entering the building.
(see map on the Social page)
How far do we ride?
This is dependent on whether you join either the 'Sporty' or 'Social' ride - please see the Sunday Club Run page for more information.
How much is it to
See the “JOIN US” details below.
We run our membership from 1st Jan to 31st Dec, but don't wait until
then, we'll calculate it pro rata if you join part way through the
Do I need to wear club kit?
No not at all. However we sell a range of PNE club clothing if you wish
to be seen in the famous red, white and blue. Just contact firstname.lastname@example.org who can advise to what items are available from stock held and also explain the online ordering process (accessed during a time related 'shop window').
Do you cater for female riders?
Yes we do - in fact our commitment is to encourage more ladies and girls to join in our monthly coaching sessions at the Mountbatten traffic-free circuit and U18s at South Downs College Cycle Coaching sessions..
Will I get left behind?
Generally we have a policy that we will not leave a rider to find their
way home alone. Stop points and slow up sections are normally
incorporated when a slower rider is in the group.
What type of bike do I need to ride?
A serviced and roadworthy racing bike that is comfortable for the
rider and capable of covering a suitable distance.
What types of riding do we do?
Nothing to put anyone off. Firstly, the rides will be to build up your
confidence to enable you to ride accompanied and in close proximity of
others. This also includes general hand signals & instructions to
warn other riders in the group of obstructions and other road users
where abouts. Then as time moves on and the rider becomes more
experienced, paced riding in a close grouping formation, otherwise
known as "Chain gang" it's a higher paced riding that involves riders
taking the lead at set intervals within the group. All riders within
the group when not leading, slot in at the rear until their turn at the
front comes round again.
What do I need
to come on a club run?
As above, a roadworthy racing bike. Spare inner tubes and a drink
and a small amount of re-energising food. (Banana)
What’s a time trial?
This is where individual riders (though sometimes it can be in pairs)
rides at their best capability for the set distance of that course.
Each starting at one minute intervals. There must be no taking pace
(drafting or slip streaming) from other riders. Each rider once
finished is given their time achieved and a position of that day.
What’s a road race?
This is the opposite of a time trial. All riders start together, ride
normally as a bunch using their strengths to outwit the other riders to
gain the front position. This is not only for the finish, but at
particular sections of the ride to gain points in sprints, hill climbs
and primes. Sometimes a team may enter with the intention to work
together as to gain a better advantage on the podium.
What’s a sportive and do you do any?
A good quantity of PNE members have entered a few this year and
found them to be very enjoyable. A good challenge and a milestone for
What’s an audax or randonee
This is a longer ride that is for the experienced rider. Whereas club
rides are around the 30-40 miles and of occasion 70 miles. Audax and
Randonee are commonly over the 100mile mark.
Our Online Membership application form can be accessed here
Once your application has been submitted please register to use the Online Members Area. You will also be subsequently contacted by the Membership Secretary to arrange payment details.
Details of the pro-rata membership fee depending on which month you initially join are automatically calculated on the form.
For all Membership enquiries please contact the Membership Secretary membership@ pnecc.co.uk
Subscription renewals are due from the 1st of January (with a 3 month window for payment until 31st March, after which memberships are deemed to have expired) and run to 31st December.
Basically, this entitles you to ride and race (if you so choose to) in the PNE colours.
Associate Membership* (2nd Claim)
*This is commonly used by cyclists who are 1st Claim members of another club and wish to join another. A common type of Membership across all clubs.