Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions which (hopefully) should give you everything you need to know about the club, if not contact us directly.

Where is the club based?

We're based in Llanelli, South West Wales with a focus on the whole of South West Wales area

What sorts of cycling do you do?

We are a childrens Go Ride club first and foremost with adult membership and activities.  We cover all disciplines of the sport including mountain biking, time trial, road racing, track racing, sportive and leisure pursuits.

How much are your club fees?

The fees for 2013 (from September 2012 to September) are just £20 for seniors and free for juniors.

Do I have to be a member to come along on a ride?

We welcome all potential new members, so please feel free to come along as it's a good way to find out more about Sosban Riders. If you like it, join the club after a few rides.

I want to get into cycling but I'm a bit rusty!

Don't worry, we've got members of all abilities and we encourage everyone to take part. We never leave anyone behind on a ride and all take care of each other.

I'm a bit scared of riding on the road...

The road can be a scary place at times, but with a bit of help from other riders, your confidence will soon grow. On our club runs we try to avoid the main roads at busy times and stick to quieter routes / cycle paths and local trails.

Do I need all the gear?

Your bike doesn't have to be fancy, just reliable and safe. Once you've decided what sort of riding you like you can then decide what to upgrade to. It's always a good idea to ask around other club members for advice on what to spend your money on and sometimes have good quality used stuff for sale.

I'm under 18, can I join?

You can but you'll need your parent or guardian to sign your membership form. In addition, a parent or guardian will need to join the club and accompany you on all club rides, runs and meetings.

What about insurance?

We strongly recommend that you take out appropriate third party insurance such as the CTC insurance or you can get discounted British Cycling membership (which includes insurance) as a club member.