New to CLOG?

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

Coronavirus and virtual outdoor and social events

CLOG activities are suspended at present due to Coronavirus

Virtual CLOG socials and Virtual CLOG Outdoor events
CLOG members can join the Virtual CLOG Outdoor Events whatsapp group to share photos, routes and mileage of solo walks and cycle rides.  We can try to collectively walk or cycle (avoiding public transport) across Europe (or even further!) on our own - just in terms of mileage (not literally)!  

Virtual CLOG Social group for more general chatting, sharing photos, indoor events (eg jigsaw puzzles, books, games, diy efforts, cake baking, music practice, Lego models etc etc).  No commercial or political stuff please and be nice!  

See email sent to members for more details and how to join these virtual groups

Members can also join the existing CLOG Facebook group  or the Coffee Shop email for chatting, sharing photos etc.  These cover similar ground to the Whatsapp Group but many people are not on FB and email is not the ideal medium for e-socialising.

Even if we can't do things physically together as a group we can still be together in other ways!

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.

Ready to join?  

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Or join our new Facebook group for those interested in CLOG but not yet members:

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. 


    We have cycle rides all year round, most weeks in the warmer months but less frequently in winter with distances ranging from 15 to 40 miles.  These are easily accessible by public transport on quiet roads or cycle paths, great for beginners or anyone who enjoys discovering places they never knew existed rather than lots of tarmac. Lunch in a pub and morning or afternoon tea in cafes. 

    Our cycle rides, walks and other clog events are aimed at adults rather than families.

    Always bring a spare tube (that fits your wheels) on cycle rides in case of punctures.

    By bike we explore rivers, canals, forts, castles, coast, marshes, gardens, woods, ruins, sea walls, churches, mansions, cycle-ferries, churchyards, villages, lost railways.... 

    We also have a number of easy cycle touring trips abroad each year.

    Photos from past cycle rides and walks including:
    NB You need to have been on on at least a couple of day cycles before you can come on a cycle trip abroad.

    Cycle rides are denoted with

    Carry a spare inner tube in case of punctures. 

    Non-CLOG members can come up to 3 cycle rides or other events to try us out before joining

    NB Central London Outdoor Group is non-commercial and events are organised by other members of the club on a voluntary basis.  All participants should make themselves aware of the risks inherent in walking, cycling and other outdoor activities and take responsibility for their own actions and choices of activity.