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Club Rides and Club Membership

Joining our welcoming club

If you are not currently a member and would like to take part in a Club Ride with a view to joining the club you are very welcome to.


As a club registered with British Cycling we encourage those that take part in our club rides to become members of the club. This is for the purpose of public liability insurance to protect the club and its officials in organising club activities. More information can be found here:

Dundee Thistle Membership is £20 per year, more information can be found here:

Please get in touch via our Facebook page or the ‘contact us’ section of this website if you would like to come on a club ride.


Please Note Dundee Thistle club membership does not provide insurance for individuals. 

British Cycling personal accident insurance and its benefits can be found here:


About Us

Founded in 1929. The Dundee Thistle from the very start was a force to be reckoned with in cycling.

The Thistle was really an old club under new colours. The new name was adopted when the membership of the Independent Labour Party (ILP) Cycling Club, which flourished between 1926 and 1929, had become the largest cycling body in the city.  
The club decided they needed to divide into two groups. The female section formed the Heatherbell C.C. while the male group became the Dundee Thistle R.C. 


The club Continues to look forward and grow with new riders joining and bringing fresh ideas and challenges for the club members to try.


We compete across the spectrum from road races, hill climbs, TTs, MTB and Gravel. We also take on more than our fair share of organising races on behalf of Scotland Cycling and CTT.


We like to travel and arrange club trips to Majorca, France and far flung islands like Arran every year.


We look forward to still going strong for many years to come and indeed how we might celebrate being 100 years old.

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