how do I join Old Bleach?
Simple – if you’re an adult and experienced in group cycling – turn up on your bike at one of our club runs. We’ll be glad to see you.
If you aren’t used to cycling in a group, are under eighteen years of age and/or would rather ‘break the ice’ (we always like to hear from people) please feel free to contact us first, introduce yourself and ask any questions you might have.
how much does it cost to join Old Bleach?
Once someone has decided s/he wishes to be part of Old Bleach, we require him/her to register for a Cycling Ireland licence. Cycling Ireland is the section of the Union Cycliste Internationale which covers our area.
To register with Cycling Ireland, please go to their website and choose ‘Join’ (top-right of the page). Then follow the appropriate steps. For more information on the process, please look at the following details (click blue text to open/close).
FOR NEW MEMBERS
Go the top right hand side of our website and click “JOIN”.
On the next screen you select to either register in a club, or without.
Follow the instructions & save.
You will then get an email asking you to confirm that your email is correct.
Once your details have been verified by Cycling Ireland you will get an email sent to your email address, this will have your password. With this password you will be able to login to your profile.
Please note that Cycling Ireland must verify all applications from new members before issuing them with a password or allowing them to proceed with membership. This is to ensure that duplicate profiles are not set up on the system. In addition, if you are applying to join a club, the club secretary will need to approve your application for membership.
Once verification and approval are complete, you should receive an email inviting you to log in to purchase membership.
FOR EXISTING OR PREVIOUS MEMBERS AND NEW MEMBERS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE REGISTRATION PROCESS (above)Signing into your profile
At the top right of our home page you will see a button saying “LOGIN”.
When you hit this you will see the log in section.
Enter your email address as your user name, and the password that you have received. This will bring you into your profile.
You will be advised to request a licence type. Click on this banner and select the licence you need by filling in the details required.
Once you have submitted this request you will be advised that you are awaiting club approval.
Awaiting Club Approval
Contact your club secretary and ask them to approve you licence.
Once they have approved your licence, Cycling Ireland will also approve the request.
Once we approve your request, you will be able to pay online.
To pay you must log into your profile
If your application has been approved by your Club it will be at payment stage.
When your licence is at the final payment stage you will see ‘PAY HERE’ clearly visible in your profile. To pay, simply click on this and follow instructions.
Once you have paid your licence number will be generated straight away and you will receive email confirmation which serves as a temporary licence until you receive the hard copy in the post. A print out of your profile page will also serve as proof of your membership licence being up to date if required for entering events. You will receive your actual licence generally within 30 days of payment.
Note that during our busiest season (Nov – April) this may take longer to process.
If you have questions please approach your club secretary before approaching Cycling Ireland.
Descriptions of the different categories and this year’s fees are outlined on the Cycling Ireland website.
In addition to the Cycling Ireland fees, we ask for Old Bleach annual membership, to cover running costs (club membership to Cycling Ireland, web hosting, advertising etc.). Nobody gains financially – every penny goes into the club.
Old Bleach fees are as follows
Adult – £24 per year (£2 per month)
16 or 17 years old on January 1st – £6 per year (50p per month)
Under 16 years old on January 1st – £0
We charge only for the months you’re actually in Old Bleach. That is to say, an adult joining at the end of September would pay £6 for three months (October, November and December) and could then renew membership in January.
All memberships are renewed in January for ease of admin.
If you would like to pay by bank transfer, please contact us to request the club’s bank details. Should you prefer to pay by cheque, please make it out to Old Bleach Cycle Club and post it (in addition to a completed Old Bleach Membership Form – either online or printed) to:
Old Bleach Cycle Club