History and Club Ethos
Our two founder members, Ian McCormick and Moya Somerscales, were newcomers to Tenterden, having both been members of cycle clubs in their previous locations (Pollards Hill and Worcestershire respectively). Having been used to the idea of social cycling, both were reluctant to join the ‘head down, get-there-first’ nature of many of the local clubs......so they joined forces and, in 2012, launched TENTERDEN CYCLE CLUB.
We are, therefore, a young club, and actively seek new members. As the club has expanded we have been able to organise rides at several levels, from the ‘short’n’sweet’ rides suitable for newcomers, to the Sunday morning sprint rides, and everything in between. We also organise the occasional weekend or week away to explore further afield, for those who want it. We are not, and will never be, a competitive club - the emphasis is on getting some good exercise, whilst enjoying our beautiful countryside with like-minded people.
The club is run entirely by volunteers. We also encourage members to make suggestions, contact each other to arrange rides, and we involve partners in all social events.
The main emphasis of the club is on SOCIAL cycling,
rather than seeing who is the fastest on a particular ride, or up a particular hill.