THE NJINGA
COLLECTIVE 

An all encompassing cycling community. Real Riding. No attitude. Inclusive.

Above all fun!

A FAMILY ON WHEELS

Are you looking for a cycling group that really wants to make a difference to your cycling? The Collective stands for having the best of both worlds: fun, relaxed riding that puts a smile on your face; and high class support for your fitness and performance goals. We believe in both equally. No one dropped. No one held back. To ride with the Collective is to share the road with friends. Wherever you are as a cyclist, you will have your confidence nurtured and your skills polished - with no judgement. Ever.

2021 SEASON - KEY DETAILS

WHO CAN 
JOIN?

 The Njinga Collective is open to all levels of cyclists. We have 4 different speed groups to accommodate different levels of riders - See below.

RIDES PER
MONTH

There will be social rides running fortnightly from  April.


SEASON
DATES

Starting: April 2022

Membership will run from March 2022 to April 2023.

SEASON
COSTS

2 Options: 
Full Season Membership - £39
OR
Associate Membership - £5


WHAT DIFFERENTIATES US?

1. All riders welcome - We never turn anyone away because you're not quick enough.  If you are not confident on the road yet or lack the necessary speed, we will support you to get there.

2. Ride Captains - We offer rides that are guided and supported by our fully trained Ride Captains.

3. Community - More than just a cycling club, we are a community where you will ride with like-minded cyclists.

4. Safety focused - Our number 1 priority is ensuring you feel safe on the road so we do bike safety checks, carry first aid kits and offer support for newer riders.

5. Small groups - We ride in small groups of 8 -10 to help us manage group safety and be respectful to other road users.

6. Different ride types - We offer a range of different options for you to join us including, fully supported rides, gravel rides, Zwift racing, and social rides.

7. Non-drop rides - Our Ride Captains will ensure no one gets dropped on our fully supported rides.

"This was my first season with the Njinga Collective and I can't wait for the next one! THANK YOU to Njinga, the ride captains, the committee and all the other riders for the safe, fun, challenging and great rides!"

KLAUDIA PAPP

 RIDE OPTIONS

RIDE CAPTAIN LED RIDES

Once a month we will offer group "challenge" rides led by our highly experienced Njinga Ride Captains.

 These rides will run until the end of October and will vary in distance across the different speed groups. 

The route will always include a predetermined challenge segment for you to test yourself, if you choose. These rides will start from Barge Walk, Kingston Bridge.


SOCIAL RIDES

There will be 3 different social rides:

1 x Saturday a month
1 x Sunday a month
weekly Tuesday evenings,
weekly Thursday mornings,
weekly Friday evenings

. These social rides will not be Ride Captain led but a suggested route and GPX file will be provided. We encourage you to arrange to meet up with fellow Njinga Collective members to ride the route at your chosen speed.

ZWIFT RIDES

 During the Zwift Racing League seasons, the Njinga Collective will run multiple teams on a Tuesday evening.

  Outside of the ZRL Race seasons, we will run outdoor group rides each Tuesday evening and Thursday morning, or a Zwift Group Ride if the weather is expected to be poor.





GRAVEL RIDES

For riders who like their tyres a little thicker and their surfaces a little rougher, we will be offering monthly gravel rides on a Wednesday evening and Sunday Morning.

All welcome, you just need a gravel bike or MTB.






 CALENDAR OF RIDES

SPEED GROUPS

3 different speed groups for our Ride Captained rides:  

Group 1: Kalulu – The Hare (average 17mph/27kph)

Group 2: Mkango – The Lion (average 15mph/24kph)

Group 3: Njati - The Buffalo (average 13-14mph/21-22.5kph)

Note that the speed may be a little faster on the flats.


NOT SURE THE NJINGA COLLECTIVE IS RIGHT FOR YOU? 

We will be running FREE introductory rides in April/May. All Welcome.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Ride CAPTAIN LED RIDES

Monthly Ride Captain led group rides from April until the end of October in groups of 8-10.

SOCIAL RIDES

2 x weekend social rides  a month ( 1 x Saturday, 1 x Sunday) GPX route provided and we encourage you to form your own groups of 6.-8.
3 x mid week social rides, Tuesday and Friday evenings, Thursday mornings.

REPOSITORY OF GPX ROUTES

You will get access to a repository of GPX routes for the Social rides.

NJINGA CYCLING WATER BOTTLE

All members will get a free Njinga Cycling water bottle.

ZWIFT SOCIAL RIDES 

We will be hosting regular Zwift meet-ups for the Collective community to come together and catch up over social rides on Zwift.  

INTRODUCTORY RIDES

If you are new to the Njinga Collective or unsure about joining the Njinga Collective we will be running introductory rides in April to help you experience the Collective and understand what speed group is right for  you.

ACCESS TO PRIVATE community
Ask questions, get support, organise ride outs, see items for sale and more via our private closed Facebook group.
Experiential RIDES

When/if Covid restrictions ease over the course of the season, we will look to organise some longer touring rides, including our traditional Brighton Ride. 

ACCESS TO TEAM APP
Get access to our Njinga Collective Team App where you will be able to see upcoming rides, book into rides and organised events, access the repository of routes and more.
ACCESS TO PURCHASE nJINGA COLLECTIVE CYCLING KIT

Once you become a member of the Njinga Collective you will get access to purchase Njinga Collective cycling kit. Purchasing a jersey is compulsory and it's mandatory to wear on our Ride Captain led rides.

access to REGULAR COMMUNITY SOCIALS
Get to know your fellow Njinga Collective riders by attending out regular social events organised by the Njinga Collective Committee.

PRICING

FULL MEMBERSHIP
(April 2022 through to March 2023)

£39


All the above included.

PLEASE NOTE:  

- You must have a road worthy road bike to take part in the Njinga Collective.  

- We expect you to take out suitable 3rd party insurance such as that offered by British Cycling or Cycling UK to cover you in the event of an accident whilst out cycling. Unfortunately litigation cases are becoming a factor of modern life, and therefore you leave yourself at considerable risk if you are not covered. 



By signing up to The Njinga Collective you will be agreeing to our Terms and Conditions and policies.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP
(Njinga Collective Zwift Riders and friends of the club)

£5


This membership includes:

* Organised Zwift Racing League: Access to 
social and racing meet -ups

* Regular Socials: Access to regular socials organised to bring the Njinga Collective community together.






By signing up to The Njinga Collective you will be agreeing to our Terms and Conditions and policies.

"Thanks to everyone who puts in the work and care to make the rides so fun, inclusive and safe."

Stefan Nawrocki

CLUB DOCUMENTATION

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Road Bike only for road rides. (Mountain bikes, Hybrid, Time Trial bikes or TT handlebars not permitted for safety reasons). Gravel bike or Mountain bike for gravel rides.
 2. Cleated road shoes and suitable pedals (no toe strap cages permitted). However, if you’re new to cycling and haven’t yet started using cleats, don’t worry. You’re welcome to join us in trainers and we will help you make the transition to cleats.
3. Cycling helmet; if you do not have a helmet, you will not be permitted to ride with us.
4. Suitable cycling clothing based on weather forecast and length of ride
5. Fully inflated tyres (100-120 PSI dependent on rider preference and weather conditions)
6. 2 Water Bottles
7. Saddlebag containing at least 2 x inner tubes, tyre levers, pump, gas gun and 2 x canisters 

Follow the link above to sign up which will take you to a detailed instruction page on how to access our TeamApp with all registration information.

We welcome all levels of riders to get invo

The majority of our cycle training takes place in London and Surrey and in particularly within Richmond Park.

We cover any aspect of your cycling that you wish to focus and improve on. Whatever your ability our British Cycling Coaches can help you. Whether you are looking to ride in cleats for the first time, learn to ride within a group, want to know how to save energy and draft in a peloton, improve gear selection, ascending, descending and anything in between we can help you.

Yes, you are more than welcome to bring a friend along. Each additional cyclist is only £20 and we can have MAX of 4 cyclists in a session.

You can find availability of all our On-Bike Skills coaching sessions by following the book now links above. If none of the available times work for you, please drop us a note and we will try and arrange a more convenient time for you.

We have a 24 hour cancellation policy, so please let us know as soon as possible if you can’t make a session otherwise you will unfortunately forfeit your credit.