Welcome to Ribble Valley Cycling and Racing Club
As one of Preston’s foremost Cycling Clubs, we have a tradition of providing cycling opportunities for people of all ages for more than 60 years. Whether you’re an experienced rider, or someone who wants a leisurely hobby to take part in, we’re sure to have something for you. Please have a look around our site, there’s plenty to see.
Joining our Cycling Club is a great way to get the most out of your cycling. Whether you are an experienced racer or a complete beginner, there is nothing better than riding with like-minded cyclists to improve your fitness, develop your skills and challenge yourself.
The club currently has well over 100 members and the cycling activities we take part in include Road Racing, Time Trialling, Mountain Biking, Weekly Club Runs, Social Rides, Touring, Audax, Sportives, Track Cycling at the Velodrome, Cyclo-Cross, Training Rides, Spinning and more…
Information about Ribble Valley Cycling Club membership including costs and benefits, can be found on our membership page.
If there is something you would like to know about us, a number questions are answered on our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page.
If you feel Ribble Valley Cycling Club is for you, or if you want some more information, please contact us.
We hope you enjoy looking at our site and look forward to welcoming you as a member!
New Club Kit Designs for 2017
We used Facebook and the club social night to gauge the responses to the various kit designs submitted to the club by proposed new kit supplier Bio Racer. Those original designs were modified a bit and we then had a choice of 4 that we asked members to vote on.
We used an online survey (SurveyMonkey) to take a vote and then the results we're announced at the Club's AGM on Monday 7th November.
The Winning Design
From the four designs the voting members chose design 2 on the run up to the AGM.
The favourite design won by quite a clear margin and got about 64% of the vote.
We're soon going to be looking at the sizing and hoping to place an order in late November or early December, so the people can have the new kit relatively early in the New Year.
We are not planning to hold any stock and members will need to get an order in ahead of our planned 'ordering windows', which will probably take place 3 or 4 time during the year.
Please keep a check on the Club Clothing page, for more information about the new kit and the ordering process.
The Annual Club Hill Climb took place on Harris End Fell on Sunday 2nd October 2016. Whilst there was a relatively small field, the race was competitive and a good number came to watch.
The Prize Presentation shortly after the ride took place, and people had tucked into their Hot Pot lunch.
The results were as follows:
- 1st Paul Nelson
- 2nd Kev Gilmour
- 3rd Chris Watts
Other notable results were:
- 1st Veteran (over 40) - Andrew Mounsey
- 1st Female - Sharon Clifford
- 1st Junior - Ryan Farrington
Well done to all who took part.
Thanks to Roy Pearson & Chloe Pearson for presenting the prizes, and for their help out on the course.
Thanks to Mark Piotrowski for taking the 'official' photos. Despite the 'pressure, they came out OK!
Thanks to Ian Hodges for helping me out with the organisation, (the real) Julie Nowell for marshalling at the cattle grid and last but not least Sam Halshaw for pushing off (...the riders).
Sorry if we've missed anybody!