How to Join

New members can join GS Avanti and existing members can renew their membership through Rider HQ.

The first year’s fee is £47 and includes a fantastic club jersey.

Once you are signed up via RiderHQ – if you have not signed up for the club website, please email the admin team – admin@gsavanti.co.uk and a new account will be created for you and you will be notified within a few days.

Thereafter renewal costs just £32 per year and is paid by Direct Debit.

We have three minimum requirements before you can join:

  1. All riders must be over the age of 18.
  2. All members need to take out third party liability insurance providing at least £10 million cover.This is now a common requirement of most cycling clubs and the purpose is to provide both you and other members of the club with protection in the unlikely event that you cause an accident. Both British Cycling and Cycling UK (formerly CTC) are providers of these policies. We have agreed special rates with Cycling UK at a reduced cost of £24 per year (normally £43), used the code 90054556 at the cycling uk website here. Alternatively, British Cycling offers a discounted rate for the first year of membership with up to 20 off at the following link.
  3. All members need to agree to our Club Rules. In particular, please be aware that all members must volunteer to help out with at least one event each year. For most, this will be the Kentish Killer, our annual sportive held in February that raises a substantial amount for the club and our nominated charity. Alternatively, there are opportunities to help out at a time trial event or local road race.It is great fun and very rewarding to be involved.

Feel free to contact our Membership Secretary if you have any questions.

Renwal instructions

  • Login to your RiderHQ accounts using the following link riderhq.com
  • Under memberships click on GS Avanti CC, this will take you to your ‘Membership’ page.
  • Under the expires on date you will see RENEW MEMBERSHIP , click on this text.
  • Click the RENEW button, this will take to you the ‘Extend Membership’ page.
  • Review all membership details and update if necessary. The expiry date of your insurance will need to be updated.
  • Ensure you answer “Are you joining GS Avanti for the first time correctly?” correctly.
  • You will notice the Auto renew tick box will be selected, this will trigger the Direct Debit set up process.
  • Click the Extend button, this will take you to ‘Your Basket’. Click on ‘Pay by Direct Debit’
  • A Direct Debit set up form will appear, check your details and add your sort code and account number.
  • Once complete click Continue
  • The Direct Debit will not be set up, this will take a couple of days, once complete you will receive an email,  the money will be taken from your account and your membership will be renewed.