Fuggitivi is the Italian expression for breakaway riders; the translation, perhaps unsurprisingly, is ‘fugitives’. It seemed like an appropriate choice for a name as sometimes escaping one’s other commitments to go for a ride can feel like being a fugitive. It is also the term in professional road racing for the group breaking away off the front of the peloton. Italy is synonymous with a passion for road cycling, which we try to nurture in our own small way.

We don’t train to race, or race to train. We ride to ride: for camaraderie, community, and simply to cycle. Some ride fast, and some ride slow; few things last, that’s all we know, but friendship (and the bike) carries on through the ages.

For some background about the club and why everyone should be part of a group ride, read this profile.

Always in our thoughts is one of our founding members and a crucial cog in the drivetrain of the FRF ethos, John Lee, who passed away in 2015. He is memorialized on our jerseys, forever clipped in.