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Come on up to 3 events before joining. Find out more: About us Why join FAQs Hotline. For those based in theLondon area and beyond who enjoy walking, cycling, hillwalking, exploring and trips away Most members are over 35s but all ages welcome. join CLOG

Joining CLOG

We are a friendly hiking, cycling and other outdoor activity club for people based in or near Greater London.The club is run by its members for its members.  Most are over 35s (typically 40s and 50s) but all ages welcome.  

CLOG is strictly non-commercial.

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Trips away, other pre-booked events and most social events are only open to CLOG members.  For our full events calendar, click 

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Other reasons to join: 
  • We may be the most active outdoor activity (non-commercial) club in London with four to eight events every week. These include day walks, evening walks, cycle rides, social events, weekend trips and longer holidays in the UK and abroad. Our What's on page contains a monthly view of our events calendar 
  • Events are free, run at cost (or occasionally subsidised).
  • We offer a wide variety of outdoor events. As well as hiking, cycling, hillwalking and trips away, we also do sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding and have regular social events.
  • We are a well-established group founded in 1937 and still going strong.
  • Try us out for free. You are welcome to attend three events to try out the group before joining. Annual subs are £15 for new members (for the first 12 months) then £25 for standard membership or £15 for Long Distance Members (those living far from London) or regular leaders. 
    For more information contact the membership secretary - see Contact us page. 

    Cycle trip March 2020 Puglia

    The Puglia cycle trip has been brought forward to the second half of March. The idea is to fly to Bari (Ryanair, Easyjet and BA fly direct from London to Bari and the flights are very reasonably priced), overnight in Bari and then take the train to incredible cave city of Matera - one of the most spectacular cities in Italy and a Unesco world heritage site: just google it to see the amazing photos.

    Spend 2 nights in Matera and hire bikes there and then take the train to Altamura when the cycle ride begins. We cycle from Altamura to Trani over 4 or 5 days, visiting lots of lovely old towns on the way eg Cassona del Murge, Aquaviva del fonti, Cassamassima, Adelfia, Bitetto, Terlizzi, Corato, Andria, Barletta and Trani. We finish on the coast

     We did a cycle trip to Puglia a couple of years ago - see: the photos this one is to a different part of Puglia (although we still go to Matera) but no Trulli houses or hill towns this time but it should still be very enjoyable.

    The route is mainly downhill or flat on quiet roads.

    Accommodation: we would book that ourselves using websites such as Cost of bike hire (and bike collection in Trani): around 80 Euros

     This trip is for CLOG members only. To join CLOG:

    Trips Away in 2020

    As well as day walks, cycle rides and social events, we usually have around 20 or more outdoor adventure trips away each year - walking, cycling, city breaks, kayaking, paddleboarding, both in the UK and abroad.

    CLOG trips are non-commercial and are run at cost or occasionally subsidised.
    CLOG is a club run for and by members.

    The following trips are planned for 2020 - more will probably appear as we go through the year.

    Mankinholes New Year walking trip

    Cycling in Spain February 

    Walking in the Lake District, Easter

    Cycling and walking in South Wales Easter

    Cycling in German (Ruhr Valley) April

    Walking in the Yorkshire Dales April

    City break Prague May

    Walking, cycling on the IOW May

    Cycling in Holland May

    Snowdonia walking June

    Normandy Beaches cycling June

    Walking and Cycling Norfolk coast July

    Devon kayaking and walking July

    Finland Islands cycling trip August

    Lake District walking trip August

    Italy cycling trip September

    Derbyshire walking trip October

    Puglia cycling trip October/November

    Valencia cycling, walking, exploring city break December

    Peak District walking trip December

    For our full events calendar, click  
    More details of cycling trips abroad can be found here
    How to book on trips? Booking instructions are in the relevant trip e-mail sent to clog members.