Bengaluru Cycling Club FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

If you want to lose weight, a great way to do it is to start cycling at least 60 minutes a day. ... Both give you similar results to help you lose weight. Riding a bike can actually burn a lot of calories depending on the speed and intensity of the ride.

In general, running burns more calories than cycling because it uses more muscles. However, cycling is gentler on the body, and you may be able to do it longer or faster than you can run. ... Talk with your doctor to learn how many calories you should burn while exercising to reach your personal health goals

Yes , A bike must have a bell or horn in good working order.

No. Minimum membership is 1 year (but we are a great fun club so you will be ok).

No. Riding in a group requires that everyone is alert and focused on other riders around them so for safety reasons no headphones please.

Most of our members ride all type is bile like road bikes, MTB etc, as all of our routes are on paved surfaces. A few members use hybrid bikes, however if you plan to do the longer, faster rides, you will probably want a road bike.

Bengaluru Cycling Club does not have a designated rider and we advise that you bring your own kit.

It is true we have your contact information but while cycling we do not have access to the membership list and to carry this paperwork for over 100 members is not possible.
We suggest and recommend that you carry your emergency information on your person or on your bike. Another alternative is to wear a bracelet wrist or anklet.

You need to be able to ride at least 45 km at an average pace of approximately 20 km/hour at a minimum for the short rides. With practice and regular cycling, your fitness will increase and you can join longer rides if you wish to.

Yes, unless you want your brains turned to mush if you fall…. A helmet is REQUIRED for ALL rides. There are no exceptions.

Approximately 10 to 80!! Some of the oldest members are still some of the strongest members, so age is not a limitation in any way…

Tire pressure should be checked and topped to the recommended pressure before each ride. Even on multiple days in a row. A typical racing tire at 120 psi can lose 5 psi over 100 + km, more if the roads are unusually bumpy. Air temperature and surface temperature plays a role in tire deflation. The hotter it is the more the tire deflates.

By riding in a pace line we get an aero advantage up to 33%. ie the riders at the front shield following riders from the wind making it 33% easier at the back of the pace line.

Yes we do. We take a break around halfway through the ride, typically at a restaurant or cafe though sometimes we simply stop at a variety store. Sometimes there may be a community event on our route and we try to support those events by stopping there. Breaks are usually kept to 20-30 minutes in length, which is ample time to eat something, refill water bottles, and use the restrooms, as well as socialize with fellow riders. If you wish to shorten the break, either to ride with an earlier arriving group or to ride alone, please notify your group leader of this.

Yes as long as your guest can prove that they have insurance they may join the ride, otherwise no.

Yes, Only at Bengaluru Cycling Club website we have shopping portal to sell and buy.

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Bengaluru Cycling Club is an official group of cyclists getting together to share their love and passion for cycling

BCC is one of the leading biking club in Bangalore. All the club members passionate and professional riders.