Membership

Prospective members are welcome to try out one of our Sunday Runs first, without obligation (you can do that up to three times before joining), or to come along to one of our weekly social evenings (every Tuesday at Catisfield Community Centre from about 1930) to find out more and meet some of our members.

When you are ready to join, you can do so in person any Tuesday evening (ask for Mike Stevens or Kerry Sedman) or online using the Membership Database. You can pay by cash or cheque or, if using the Database, by Direct Debit. If you do it online you will see the ‘padlock’ security device when you complete your banking information and you will get an email confirmation which you can use as proof of membership in bike shops which offer a club discount.

Existing members can renew their memberships in exactly the same way (i.e. in person on a Tuesday evening or via the membership database). Just remember to cancel your Direct Debit mandate if you choose not to continue with automatic renewal.

 

For any membership queries please email Kerry Sedman: membership@fwcc.org.uk

 

Types of Membership

Please note that members wishing to ride in road races, cyclo-cross events, circuit races or track races will also need membership of, and in most cases a racing licence from, British Cycling or other organisation.

 

Riding Member (RM) £25 pa:

This is the standard club membership for riding members. It entitles members to attend all of our Sunday club runs, social events and social rides. It also entitles members to race in Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club colours, to ride for the Club in time trials, and to compete for club trophies and awards.

State Pensioner (SP) £20 pa:

This membership carries exactly the same entitlements as Riding Member but at a reduced annual fee for members who are drawing their state pension.

 Student / Unemployed (SU) £10 pa:

This membership also carries exactly the same entitlements as Riding Member but at a reduced annual fee for members who either full-time students or registered unemployed.

Junior Member (JM) (16-18 yrs. old) £10 pa:

This is the standard club membership for a young person aged 16 or over, but under 18 at the start of the year, which entitles the junior member to race in Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club colours, and to compete for all appropriate club trophies and awards. Junior members can take part in time trials, but parental consent to participate will normally be required.

Youth Member (YM) (Under 16) £10 pa:

This Club membership is for a young person aged under 16 at the start of the year. It entitles a youth member to race in Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club colours, and to compete for all appropriate club trophies and awards. Junior members can take part in time trials with the consent of the organisers, and prior parental consent to participate will be required.

Family Member (FM) £50:

This is the standard Club membership for a family of 2 adults and children living in the same house. It entitles family members to race in Fareham Wheelers Cycling Club colours, to ride for the Club in time trials, and to compete for all club trophies and awards.

Associate Member (AM) £10:

This is a non-riding membership for those who wish to be social members of the Club but do not wish to take part in club runs, racing or competition.

 

Second Claim Member (M2) £20:

Second claim members will normally be first claim members of another club who wish to ride with Fareham Wheelers temporarily whilst they are living in the Fareham area e.g. because they are at university or on a work secondment.  Second claim members are not eligible to compete for club trophies or records. All applications for second claim membership should be supported by an existing member and approved by the Club committee, and they will be reviewed annually. Exceptionally, (and subject to Club rules) a second claim member can be put forward to be a member of the Club committee. A member may also organise races and time trials on behalf of Fareham Wheelers.

Honorary Life Member (Hon):

Honorary Life Membership is a special membership awarded by the Club to individuals who have performed extraordinary deeds in cycling or have served the club with honour and dignity over a long period of time. Persons eligible will need to be proposed by the committee and voted into honorary life membership by members at an Annual General Meeting.

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