Cycle Clubs


A cycling club is a society for cyclists. It can be local or national, general or specialised, members of specialist or national groups often belong to local clubs. The Cyclists' Touring Club, CTC) in the United Kingdom is a national association; the Tricycle Association, Tandem Club and the Veterans Time Trial Association, for those over 40, are specialist clubs.

Cycling clubs have been around just about as long as the bike itself and are a great way to get the most out of your cycling. There are over 1500 cycling clubs affiliated to British Cycling and each club has a different focus. Some clubs are geared towards off road, BMX or cycle speedway, whereas others specialize in road riding. There are Go-Ride clubs setup to develop young riders, clubs who cater for families and leisure riders, right through to clubs who focus on racing. Racing clubs organise competitions for members and others, including track cycling, cyclo-cross, road bicycle racing and time trials). Most competitive cyclists belong to a club affiliated to one of the national racing associations, such as British Cycling and Cycling Time Trials in the UK, and there riders often race in their club's colours. Most cycling clubs will also organise weekly club rides (traditionally on Sunday mornings), regular meetings and social events. Cycling clubs are a great way to meet other likeminded people who have the same interests as you.

 

Local Cycling Clubs

 

Ashurst Bike Club

Website: http://ashurstbc.onsport.com/ Contact: ashurstbc@virginmedia.com

We are a triathlon, cycling & running Club, based in Merseyside and West Lancashire. Our club catchment areas include St Helens, Warrington, Liverpool, Wigan, Chorley and surrounding areas. Ashurstbc has a mixture of competitive triathletes, cyclists and runners with members competing at all distances in triathlon/duathlon/aquathlon, cycle road racing, time trials, road running events, trail/fell races and cross country.  The club has a relaxed and informal nature, but all keen to get out there in the club colours, whatever the sport.  The senior section continues to build and the future is in safe hands with our ever growing successful junior team Through the season, we have a regular pool swim session, ride at local cycle time trials, informal Sunday club bike rides, a Monday night run track session (Leigh Sports Village), Tuesday night bike chaingang (Pimbo), Wednesday night turbo session (Cowley High School) and a Thursday night run session in Rainford. Through the summer several triathletes open water swim at the Delph Dive Centre on a Wednesday (Eccleston Delph).  The club caters for all abilities, ranging from beginner to national standard and there are numerous qualified club coaches to give advice.  The junior section has two specific sessions per week (Saturday Swim & Wednesday evening).  Both seniors and juniors have teams in the Manchester Cross Country League with ever growing numbers as ABC Runners.


Bella In Sella

Contact: halligan.peter@googlemail.com

 

Birkenhead North End Cycle Club

Website: www.bnecc.co.uk/

 

Blackpool BMX Club

Website: www.blackpoolbmxclub.com/    Contact: info@blackpoolbmxclub.com

 

Chorley Cycling Club

Website: www.chorleycyclingclub.co.uk/    Contact: admin@chorleycyclingclub.co.uk

 

Cleveleys Road Club

Website: www.cleveleysrc.org.uk/    Contact: crc@gofast.co.uk

 

Inspire Cycling Team

Website: http://inspirecyclingteam.com/    Contact: inspirecyclingteam@yahoo.com

 

Lancon Cycling Club

Contact: david.mault@lancashire.pnn.police.uk

 

Liverpool Century Road Club

Website: www.liverpoolcentury.com/    Contact: info@liverpoolcentury.com

 

Liverpool Mercury (Dolan)

Website: http://liverpoolmercury.co.uk/    Contact: p.paterson@hotmail.co.uk

 

Liverpool Phoenix Cycle Club Aintree

Website: www.phoenixccaintree.net/    Contact: keithw@liv.ac.uk

 

Merseyside Wheelers

Website: www.merseysidewheelers.com/    Contact: corfe@blueyonder.co.uk

 

New Brighton Cycle Club

Website: www.bc-clubs.co.uk/newbrightoncc/    Contact: admin@nbcycling.org.uk

 

Port Sunlight Wheelers

Website: www.portsunlightwheelers.com/    Contact: thesunlight@hotmail.co.uk

 

Red Rose Olympic Cycle Club

Website: www.redroseolympic.co.uk/    Contact: cycling@redroseolympic.co.uk

 

Ribble Valley Cycling

Website: www.ribblevalleycrc.com    Contact: rvcrc_enquiries@hotmail.com

Ribble Valley Cycling and Racing Club are based in the Preston and South Ribble area. We have over 140 members and take part in most branches of cycling - road racing, time trials, sportives, audax rides, mountain biking, touring and most of all, just riding our bikes for fun. Sunday rides start from Preston College on St Vincents Road, Preston, at 9 am (10 am in December, January and February). There are normally 3 different groups, catering for a range of speeds, distance and ability. Our social meetings take place on Monday evenings from 8 pm at the Catholic Social Club on Brownedge Road, Bamber Bridge. Anyone who is thinking about joining the club is welcome to come on any of our rides or attend a social meeting to find out more about what we do.

 

Rough Riderz

Website: www.roughriderz.co.uk/    Contact: phil@roughriderz.co.uk

This is the UK's only “fully inclusive” downhill mountain biking club. The club was launched in order to give people with different disabilities, including wheelchair users, and able-bodied riders, the opportunity to enjoy a new four-wheeled downhill mountain biking experience, promoting it as an integrated sport nationwide. We use specially designed full suspension “gravity bikes” in order to ride down a range of different downhill MTB trails across the country. By raising awareness of these bikes, we hope to increase interest in the sport, creating a more vibrant and inclusive biking scene here in the UK.

Southport Cycle Club

Website: www.southportcc.co.uk    Contact: webmail@southportcc.co.uk

 

St Helens Cycling Racing Club

Website: www.sthelenscrc.co.uk    Contact: membership@sthelenscrc.co.uk

We are a friendly and welcoming club that is growing all the time and always on the lookout for new members are more than welcome. If you are interested in joining us just get in touch. We will get back to you ASAP.

 

Team 22

Contact: totalcyclecoach@gmail.com

Is a women's racing team, founded in 2013 with the aim at supporting women who are new to bike racing and have the potential to progress in the sport. The teams aim is to build complete bike racers, focusing not just on developing the physical aspects of bike racing, but on developing team work, giving the riders a complete understanding of tactics and nutrition. Rides are encouraged to step up to the roll of team leader for races, learning how to lead a team, but also taking turns to support their team mates. Their aim is to develop as bike racers, support our team mates, enjoy ourselves and ride with a smile on our faces.

 

Tri Team Wigan

Website: http://triteamwigan.co.uk/    Contact: mikeria@blueyonder.co.uk

 

Wigan Wheelers

Website: www.wiganwheelers.org/    Contact: wiganwheelersclubsec@hotmail.com