Cycling is always more fun in a group, so if you’ve recently decided to pick up a cycle or get back to your old routine, do so with these top bicycle clubs in Chennai. Additionally, we recommend that you download this cool app called Strava that lets you track your ride’s distance and location through a map. Dubbed the social network of athletes, it also lets you communicate with Strava users around you. All the major cycling groups in the city use Strava and you should too! Read on to find out about the best bicycle clubs in Chennai.
Cycle Around Town Or Out Of It With These Bicycle Clubs In The City
We Are Chennai Cycling Group (WCCG)
WCCG is one of the largest cycling groups in the city with over 2,500 members on their Strava group. Started in 2012, this group has eleven separate subgroups for different locales like Anna Nagar, Marina, Tambaram, OMR/ECR, Porur, and Ashok Nagar. They’re a very active group with rides happening every week, along with separate strengthening and exercises sessions.
India’s first cycling café started in Chennai isn’t exactly a bicycle club but a combination of a cycle shop, cycle repair service, café and a cyclist networking centre. The one of a kind café has a 400 member following on Strava, with their top members clocking 100’s of kilometres each week.
Tamilnadu Cycling Club
The oldest and arguably the biggest cycling organisation in the city, Tamilnadu Cycling Club has 11,500 members on their Facebook group. One of the advantages of joining such a group in addition to the riding company and sound cycling advice is that you get to ride with the city’s veterans.
This club is a group of fitness enthusiasts who come together to use cycling, running, swimming and trekking to stay fit. Cycling is a big part of what they do and if you add them on Strava you’ll learn of many competitions for cycling as its members cycle every day and upload their rides on to the app.
Just Buy Cycles
A popular cycle retailer, Just Buy Cycles runs an active cycling chapter out of its Anna Nagar outlet where passionate bicyclists gather every weekend to pedal around interesting spots in the city. All you have to do is let the store know of your interest in joining the community and they will automatically add you to their Whatsapp group where you can get all the details about the next cycling tour.
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