Warrington Road club

Warrington Road club

 
 

The Club was formed in 1923 by the late Harry Barker and has over 60 active members, mainly competing in road races and time trials but with members also taking part in non-competitive events like sportives.

The club organises a number of events including four open time-trials, and a road race. See the “News” section for a calendar of club events.

The club has social club runs on a Sunday morning starting from Bridge Foot in Warrington at 9:15am with some riders returning for lunch and others taking the full day with a cafe stop. The route is decided on the day depending on the weather and the number of riders. There are also runs on a Wednesday out to the well known Two Mills cycling cafe starting from Weaverham Bridge (North of Frodsham) at 10:30 am. The riders have lunch at the Mills and head back at around 1pm normally covering around 60 miles.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays in British Summer Time club members take part in “chain-gangs” which are fast group training rides designed to mimic a road race break. The circuit on the two days is broadly similar, but reversed. The route runs clockwise one day and anti-clockwise on the other, always the same route on the same day. We're usually back in Warrington for 7.30 to 7.45 pm and it's roughly 26 miles. There are shortcuts on these routes if you get dropped, so you can pick up the chain gang again to finish off - don't worry, lots of the lads know the shortcuts! The meeting place differs from a Tuesday and a Thursday - see the club calendar for times and places. If in doubt about where we're meeting, email and I'll explain it!  Non members are welcome, but though who are inexperienced at riding in a group are advised to sit at the back for a while before “coming through” to see how it works. In any case Trevor will explain!

On Saturdays in January and February there are “winter chaingangs” which run on a different route out to Knutsford. This is roughly 35 miles and takes approximately 1.5 to 1.75 hours.

Club meetings are held on the 1st Monday every month at 8.00pm at Warrington Sports Club, Walton Lea Road, WA4 6SJ. All club members and prospective members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Next Club Meeting

The next club meeting will take place on Monday 4th September 2017 at 7:30pm at David Lloyd Club, Cromwell Road South,

Club Rules

The club rules are available here. This also contains details of the club trophies, standards, and records.


 

About Us

We are a traditional cycling club based with an emphasis on racing and training.

Club meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 7:30 pm at David Lloyd Club.