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Find out more: About us Why join FAQs Hotline. For those in London and beyond who enjoy walking, cycling, hillwalking, exploring and trips away. Most are over 40s but adults of all ages welcome. join CLOG

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A friendly hiking, cycling, walking and other outdoor activity club for people based in or near Greater London.
Run by members for members.  Majority over 40s but all ages (over 18) welcome.  Not a family group, so we can't take children on our activities.

CLOG is strictly non-commercial.  Ready to join?   Go to: or just hit the orange button above.

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For our full events calendar, click 

For more information contact the membership secretary - see Contact us page. 

NB CLOG is affiliated to Cycling UK and this means that clog members can get individual Cycling UK membership for £33 instead of £50 per year.
As our subs are only £10 for new members and £15 for renewals, the savings more than pay for the subs!
But join CLOG for all walks, cycle rides, trips away and abroad and social events not the discount!

    Upcoming Events!

    Upcoming events regularly updated can be found below - just scroll down until you see them.

    Ready to be a CLOG member and come on our walks and cycle rides? Annual subs a mere £10 per year

    Not ready?  A Facebook Group the interested: Photos from past events and general info rather than upcoming activities.

    Upcoming Activities (members only*) regularly updated - often at very short notice - keep visiting regularly.

    *Potential members are welcome to come up to TWO WALKS to try out the group before joining. 

    CLOG walksA monthly view is on the Events Calendar.  

    Multi-day Trips Away in the UK and abroad

    As well as day walks, cycle rides and social events, we usually have around 10 to 20 outdoor adventure multi-day trips away each year - walking, cycling, city breaks in the UK and abroad. Multi-day trips are non-commercial, run at cost or occasionally subsidised. CLOG is a club run for and by members.

    Multi-day Trips Away currently Planned for 2023/2024

    Valencia Greenways and Eurovelo 8 Coastal cycle Touring Trip February 2023

    Bath trip 31st March to 2nd April 

    Patterdale, Lake District, 6th to 11th April 

    Berwick on Tweed, Northumberland 26th to 30th May. 

    Cycling the Seine June 12th to 19th

    Hebden Bridge Trip June 30th to July 5th

    Lake District Trip August 3rd to 8th

    Sydkustleden cycle touring trip Mid August

    Worcester trip 25th to 29th August

    Polegate to Paris Cycling Trip September 13th to 21st

    Po valley and Renaissance Cities cycle touring mid October

    Okehampton Bracken Tor, Dartmoor 26th to 31st October. 

    Minehead 23rd to 27th November

    Kington, Herefordshire 28th December to 2nd January 2024.

    Chepstow 3rd to 7th May 2024

    Sheringham 5th to 10th July 2024

    Ballater 21st to 28th September 2024

    Other cycling trips might take plan place in 2024 that don't have dates as they are very provisional (depending on having time to research)

    Turin to San Remo:  Fantastic views of the alps as we cycle to the sea and when we get there we cycle along the coast on the Riviera cycleway following the course of an old railway line.

    Burgundy cycling through gorgeous wine country visiting historic Beaune, Cluny Abbey and other beautiful villages along lost railway lines and canal tow paths

    Prague to Dresden:  From historic Prague to beautiful Dresden cycling through meadows and vineyards, beneath mountains and sandstone massifs

    Vienna to Budapest via Bratislava:  classic ride linking three historic cities

    100 Castle route in Munsterland

    Innsbruck to Passau:  cycling the Inn from the Tyrolean Mountains, through Bavaria to Upper Austria 

    Cycling along the Tuscan coast

    Multi-day Trips Away 2022

    Hathersage New Year trip
    Swanage Weekend March
    Exploring Durham March
    Lake District  April
    Northern Ireland Cycling April
    IOW Slow Cycling trip 29th April to 2nd May 
    Chapel le Dale trip May
    Munich Trip May
    Cycling the Hebridean Way June
    Cycling the Devon Coast to Coast June
    Fort William trip June
    Wells next to the sea July
    Snowdonia July
    Cardiff Weekend September
    Cycling SudTirol late September 
    Cycling Berlin Wall late October
    Cambridge Weekend October
    Seaton in Devon Trip November
    North Yorkshire New Year 

    For our full events calendar, click  

    How to book on trips? Booking instructions are in the relevant trip e-mail sent to clog members. 

    What sort of cycling we do

    We have easy cycle rides using trains from London to explore unusual places you never knew were there, rather than cycling in chain gangs or rushing through as much tarmac as possible.  

    Together we explore lost railways, cycle ferries, old forts, castles, marshes, canals, ancient churches, winding rivers and wide skies, ancient woods, village greens, old pubs, martello towers, windmills, follies, sea marks, sailing barges, light ships, gun emplacements and more.

    Day ride

    Taking your bike on trains in London and the SE

    We regularly use trains to get out of London for our day rides.  There is no need to book your bike on these trains on day rides (and indeed it is not normally possible).  

    As a general rule bike booking is for longer distance trains rather than commuter trains but  you can get definitive information by checking the rail company websites.

    Some mainline trains have a designated bike area but it is not normally necessary to always use it.  There may be too many bikes in it already or it may be that you are joining the train at an intermediate stop and it isn't clear where to stand in order to get to the bike area in time when the train times.  

    Do use it if you can as it will make your journey more comfortable.

    The main restriction for mainline trains is that you cannot take your bike (unless folded) on trains arriving in London in the morning weekday peak period or leaving London in the evening peak period.  NB the start and end of the peak period is defined slightly differently for mainline trains compared with Overground, DLR, tube and Elizabeth line.

    For the Overground, DLR, tube and Elizabeth line the peak period applies to trains in any direction. Outside peak times bicycles are allowed on the Overground, DLR, Elizabeth Line, the surface parts of the tube and the "cut and cover" underground lines but not in the underground sections of the other tube lines.  Consult the relevant website if you are not sure as the tube is quite strict about this.