Welcome to the Amber Valley Riders Website...


Firstly we would like to welcome new and old members to our club for the 2020 season but unfortunately it is not the start we would of all hoped for.

Following the Prime Minister's statement warning against both unnecessary social contact and non-essential travel within the UK due to the Coronavirus crisis, the committee has taken the decision to cancel rides with immediate effect.

Following an emergency committee decision, we have agreed unanimously that in the light of the Government advice and in the interests of ensuring the rides placed no additional burden on the NHS or put the health and safety of members, volunteers and officials at risk, all ride activity would cease and reevaluated in May.

Our first 3 rides Shipley, Bolsover & Thoresby have been cancelled due to this situation which is beyond our control.

Please watch this space for future updates & all stay safe in these trying times.


Important message from the committee:
"Please be aware that any abuse of ride organisers, marshals, the general public or other riders will not be tolerated by the committee. Anyone found to be guilty of bringing the club into disrepute will be banned from future rides and have any membership held cancelled with immediate effect."

About Amber Valley Riders...
This website has been developed to help us stay in touch with members and provide an information point for anyone interested in joining AVR. If you have any comments or suggestions about the website then please let us know...

Details and entry forms for the rides will be e-mailed to current members a few weeks prior to the ride date. Entry forms can also be downloaded from our 'ride dates' page in advance of this time or our FB page. Please return completed entry forms to the ride organiser. Entries normally close one week before the ride but will be stated on the ride form, which allows us to order bespoke rosettes for each ride. Ride entries are non-refundable after the closing date, unless the ride is cancelled by the organiser. 

Our rides are also open to non-members again in 2019 but please note that due to our increased number of members some of our rides may be made for members only. Ride entry forms for non-members can be downloaded from this website or our Facebook page. Membership is only £15 per year, so why not join AVR and benefit from a cheaper ride entry fee. AVR members gain one point for each ride completed or each ride where they assist as a ride marshall. At the end of the season AVR hold an Awards Meal, where members meals are subsidised and presentation evening followed by a disco.
Members gain awards based on how many rides they have completed during the season...
All rides completed Platinum, then gold, silver, and bronze award for riders completing fewer rides on a one point descending system.

Ride Marshalls
The number of marshalls required to run a ride will be stated on the ride entry form. If the organiser does not get sufficient volunteers the ride will not run. Please remember that all organisers and marshalls give up their time voluntarily so all participants are reminded to be courteous and polite.
Ride marshalls are given a food voucher for the day and a point which goes towards the end of season award tally. They are also given a small token of £15 in appreciation of their efforts. 

Rider Number Tabards
Each AVR member is issued with a rider number and will wear a yellow florescent tabard with this number printed on the front and back. This increases the visibility of riders and also helps marshalls to check off riders quickly as they pass. New members who require 'tabards' for this season will receive them through the post once the membership fee and 'one-off' tabard fee have been received by the Membership Secretary. This number is then yours for as long as you are a member of AVR.
Non-memberswill be issued with pink numbered tabbards, which must be returned following every ride.

'Amber Valley Riders' is now on Facebook