Clevedon District Road Club

About the club

Clevedon and District Road Club is a cycle club based in Clevedon and serves the northern part of North Somerset drawing members from Portishead, Nailsea, Backwell, Congresbury and beyond. It was founded in 1952 and puts on weekly rides all year round – see Rides.

The club is affiliated to both Cycling UK, British Cycling and CTT. See Club Links for for further details.

Sunday Rides

Members ride from Clevedon Triangle in a single group at an easy pace to the pick up point, where we split into 2 or 3 groups, based on speed. We normally aim to arrive at an elevenses stop by 11:00. For details see Rides.
 
We also put on some shorter introductory rides which can be tailored to fit riders’ experience. If you would be interested in one of them contact us and we’ll arrange something with you.
 

Tuesday Time Trials

The Club also promotes Tuesday evening 10’s starting by the Drum and Monkey pub in Kenn. See Rides  for dates and start times. For more info see also Starter Info.

Further Info

The cycling club has around 100 or so members principally from Clevedon, Portishead, Nailsea and Backwell. Sunday club runs take place every week of the year at a variety of paces. These are non competitive rides though the ‘fast group’ is quick. Some club riders make use of the velodrome in Newport and others enjoy off road racing.

Between May and September the club organises 10 mile Time Trials on Tuesday evenings that are well attended and attract a strong field – the quickest ride in 2016 was achieved by Marcin Białobłocki Poland’s national TT champion.

The club has a lively calendar with annual and ad hoc events including the Captain’s Challenge series of rides, regular social gatherings at the cycling friendly White Hart in Weston in Gordano, the ‘Parfry Up’ (the clubs annual pre-Christmas breakfast), annual awards evening and curry nights for those not watching their weight. It’s fair to say that the joint intelligence shared between club members of the merits and demerits of cafes within a 40 mile radius of  Clevedon is staggering.

The club is sponsored by two local businesses: MEKK Cycles and Walnut Grove Clinic both of which offer generous support and discounts see Club Links. The club is also affiliated to British Cycling, Cycling UK, Cycling Time Trials, and the Western Time Trials Association.

The club’s joining subscription is just £12 a year. Please note that all members must in addition be individual members of British Cycling or Cycling UK, principally for insurance purposes.

Become a member!

We are always happy to receive new members. If you want to ask us anything please get in touch here or go straight to our membership form and sign up. If you’d like to try us out first, you would be welcome to join us on a club run. (As a guest, you would be covered for third party liability by the club’s insurance)