Welcome to Chester Road Club, your hub for cycling. We’re proud to utilise Spond, a comprehensive platform that streamlines our club operations by consolidating all our club activities into one convenient space. With Spond, members can effortlessly book rides, plan events, and stay updated on club announcements and communications.

Accessible both as a user-friendly app (available for free download from app stores) and on desktop, Spond offers the flexibility to engage with our club activities anytime, anywhere. For the optimal user experience, we highly recommend using the Spond app.

Join us on Spond and embark on your cycling journey with Chester Road Club today!


Not yet a club member? Not to worry!

You can easily become a Chester Road Club member through the British Cycling site here. Annual membership is just £20, plus a £1 admin fee.

We understand that you may be visiting the area or simply want to try out a few rides before making a commitment. At Chester Road Club, guest members are welcome to participate. We kindly request that you consider purchasing membership to continue enjoying our club’s activities and benefits after your third ride.


Guest Members

Riding with the club as a guest is a really simple process, first you will need to complete these 5 easy steps:

1 – If you haven’t already got an account, you’ll need to create a Spond Account. This is free and, once you have an account, can be used with any other clubs you are a member of that uses Spond. Spond is available on both mobile phone app, and via a web browser at Spond.com.

2 – Complete the CRC guest member application via this form and select which ride group you would like to join for a guest ride. (Access to all ride groups can be granted after this initial process). Please note you can leave Date of Birth blank and giving emergency contact details is completely optional.

3 – You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of the form.

4 – Our membership Secretary will review and approve your application.

5 – You will then receive a second email, confirming that you now have access to the Chester Road Club Spond group.


Club Members

Club members will be sent a separate link on joining for them to gain access to Spond.


Booking onto a ride.

To ensure smooth ride operations, we kindly ask both members and guests to pre-book onto our club rides. Here’s how you can reserve your spot:

  1. Open the Spond app and select ‘Chester Road Club’
  2. Browse through the list of planned rides/events, organised by date, and labelled with the corresponding ride group (social, steady, intermediate, fast).
  3. Choose the event you’d like to attend and access ride information including location, time, route, and description.
  4. Select ‘Attend’ to confirm your participation in the ride.

If the ride you’re interested in isn’t part of the group you selected during the sign-up process, no worries! Simply follow these steps:

  1. Click the ‘Send Message to Host’ button within the event.
  2. Add a message requesting to be added to the appropriate group and invited to the ride.
  3. Hit ‘Send.’
  4. Once your request is processed, you’ll be able to click ‘Attend’ and secure your place on the ride.

We appreciate your cooperation in pre-booking onto our club rides and look forward to riding with you!


Ride groups explained

At Chester Road Club, we’ve categorised our rides into four distinct groups based on average speed, distance, and terrain and our Spond set up follows this. This makes it easy for everyone to find the ride that suits their preferences and abilities.  The ride types are: Social, Steady, Intermediate and Fast.  You can find out more here.  You can still see all rides organised by the club.  If you want to join any not within your selected group(s), simply click on ‘Send Message to Host’ on the relevant ride and request to be added to the group.


Member Spond features

We hope that after joining us for a ride or two and getting to know some of our members, you’ll consider becoming a member of Chester Road Club.

As a club member, you’ll gain access to our exclusive Spond Members Lounge. Here, members can connect with each other, initiate discussions, organise road and off-road rides, plan away days, and coordinate social events.


Further support

Hopefully, this guide has provided you with everything you need to join us for a ride. If you have any further questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us at:



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