Frequently asked questions
Q – How do I join the Fylde Coasters?
A – Before you join the club you can try us out for 2 free rides. Just come along to any advertised ride and introduce yourself. Please note the minimum expected standard on the home page. Meet times and place is on the Calendar. If you want to then join follow the link on the homepage of this website
Q – How much does it cost to join the Fylde Coasters?
A – It costs £15 per year membership runs from 1 April. This includes a £1 admin fee to British Cycling
Q – When and where do we meet for rides?
A – Our weekend rides start at the Poulton Elk, setting off at 9.00 am for all rides on Weekends all year round. We recommend everyone arrives 10 minutes prior to depart so we can make sure cyclists are riding in their correctly ability group and that they have the route for that day. Weekday evening rides also start at the Poulton Elk at 7pm.
Q – How do I download a route onto my Garmin or Equivalent cycling computer?
A – We have a useful guide on downloading and transferring routes which can be viewed by following this link.
Q – How do I know which ride is for me?
A – We offer 3 different types of rides, cafe ride, club rides and touring/drive rides. We recommend any new cyclist joins a cafe ride first so we can access their ability . The minimum expected level you should be able to manage is around a 14 mph average over an average club ride or cafe ride. Groups are split based on ability. Each route is different but we try and aim for around 45 – 50 miles of cycling with one main climb. Cafe rides are normally around 30 miles mainly flat.
Q – Where can I find the routes for this weekends rides?
A – You can visit our calendar to see the upcoming rides, this will show you the distance and amount of climbing for the particular route. You can also see our full list of routes and follow our plotaroute page to see any new routes we add.
Q – How do I book on a ride?
A – Once your a member, booking on a ride is easy. Simply log in to your account and select the ride from the home page you wish to join. You can change your mind too and book off again if you cant make the ride
Q – What Bikes are suitable to ride with the Fylde Coasters?
A – We are a road cyclign club so a road bike (racer) with drop handlebars are most suited. A hybrid type bike ( flat handlebars) can be used but we do not recommend or encourage mountain bikes.
Q – How do I order club kit?
A – Our club jerseys, shorts and other kit are placed through an online ordering system. The shop is opened every few months or when there is enough demand. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for more details, when the shop is open we will let members know.