How to join London Dynamo
1. Come along to a newcomers' ride
We like to make sure every new member is aware of what they will get from the club and what is expected of them when they ride with us. So before you apply, you will need to attend one of our newcomers’ rides which take place in Richmond Park on the first Saturday of every month throughout the year and on the first and third Saturdays in April, May and June.
You will need to be a safe and reasonably experienced cyclist who is confident riding in close proximity to others. You must have a road bike (no tri bars).
The newcomers’ rides are part of the Park Ride. The meeting point is Pen Ponds car park at 8 am in summer (3rd Saturday in March onwards) and 9 am during the winter (from the 3rd Saturday in November). For detailed information about the Park Ride, please see our rides section. There is no need to contact us in advance - just turn up!
You will be placed in a mixed ability group which will usually do three laps of the park (approximately 20 miles) at a moderate pace, finishing at Roehampton Gate cafe for coffee and a chat.
If you enjoyed your ride with us and your group leader is happy for you to come again, then you will be able to join the club.
Please be aware that London Dynamo is run entirely by volunteers and we are committed to organising our own race events in addition to helping out at others – so once you have joined, you will be obliged to lend a hand. This will typically involve up to two events per year, usually at weekends, and agreed in advance. Members who fail to show this commitment are noted and can be ejected from the club entirely at the discretion of the committee.
2. Fill in the application form
Once you have got the name of a Park Ride marshall who will act as your seconder, completed your application and agreed to abide by the club’s code of conduct, you will receive an email. Click the link on it to verify your email account.
Our Membership Secretary will then verify your details and you will get a second email requesting your membership fee.
Please note that emails from our membership email address can sometimes be incorrectly identified as junk.
Log in to the website with the details you provided. You will be directed to our payment page. You can pay using any major debit or credit card. Payments are handled securely through PayPal.