Welcome to the Amber Valley Riders Website...


Our Annual General Meeting 


 The Village Inn, Marehay, DE5 8JF 

27th February 2018

7.30pm start with light nibbles on completion, consisting of lovely stone baked pizzas & chips.

Please come along and have your say, 2018 membership forms will also be available on the night, so why not renew or become a member on the night to save your postage. (payment by cheque or cash will be accepted on the night) 

Also anybody willing to organise a ride with the support of the club please bring along your ideas and put them forward.  We will also be pencilling in some ride dates on the evening so bring along your diaries.

We look forward to seeing new and old members who can attend the meeting on the night & for those of you who cannot make it, look out for our ride dates and membership forms for 2018 once updated on this website and our FB page for you to download.

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 2018. 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, bronze and special 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-members will be issued with pink numbered tabbards, which must be returned following every ride.

'Amber Valley Riders' is now on Facebook