Life Membership

Life Membership

If cycling is a way of life for you, why not enjoy permanently the benefits and cover provided by Cycling UK membership by becoming a Life Member?

When you become a Life Member of Cycling UK, you'll receive a Life Membership card with your name and the date you joined. You will also continue to receive your wonderful member benefits such as 3rd party insurance, retail discounts, Cycle magazine and the ability to ride with Cycling UK member and affiliated groups. 

The cost of Life Membership of  Cycling UK is based on current subscription rates with a discount based on age and how long you have been a member.

To calculate the rate for you, start with 25 times the annual Adult subscription rate, (as from the 1st October 2019, £48.00), a total of £1,200.00

Then combine these two factors:

  • 1 % ( = £12.00) for every full year of age up to 71; and
  • 0.5 % (= £6.00) for every full year subscription paid by the member.

For example, Mr Allen is 65 years old and has been a Cycling UK member since he was 25. He calculates the cost of Life Membership as follows:

  • Start total: £1,200.00
  • Reduction for Mr Allen's age: (1% x 65 years) 65% of £1,200.00 = £780.00
  • Reduction for Mr Allen's yearly subscriptions paid: (0.5% x 40) 20% of £1,200.00 = £240.00
  • Total reduction (£780.00 + £240.00) = £1,020.00

The total cost of Life Membership to Mr Allen (£1,200.00 - £1,020.00) = £180.00

*Please be aware that after our recent AGM the motion was passed to change the calculation for Life membership and this will come into effect as of 1 November 2020. At this point, the discount will be the same across both criteria at 0.5%

How do I apply for Life Membership?

Please contact the Membership Team on 01483 238301 to make a payment by credit/debit card or alternatively please send a copy of the completed application form to the address below with a cheque made payable to ‘Cyclists Touring Club’.

Cycling UK Membership, Parklands, Railton Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 9JX

If you have any queries regarding your quote or wish to discuss anything in relation to your membership do not hesitate to contact the Membership Team.


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