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!
Tributes paid at funeral of international cyclist Peter Ward
The co-creator of Preston’s Guild Wheel was led on his final journey to the city’s Minster by 40 riders from the club he helped to found.
A police outrider was at the head of the funeral cortege as it made its way up Church Street for a service of thanks for what Canon Timothy Lipscomb called “an exemplary life”.
Civic dignitaries, magistrates, trade union officials and even more cyclists packed the church to pay their final respects to a man who, everyone agreed, had made such a difference during his 83 years as a proud Prestonian.
Two-by-two the riders led the funeral parade and then lined up either side of the steps as the wicker coffin was carried in to the sound of birdsong filling the church.
Ian Hodges, in a eulogy on behalf of Ribble Valley Cycling and Racing Club, said: “Pete always had a vision for improving everything cycling.
“He always had time for everyone. He was a true gentleman, a great organiser and also a good delegator. But he just wanted the best for everyone, not himself, but everyone.
“It’s up to us to keep Pete’s memory alive. Every club needs a Pete Ward, every organisation needs a Pete Ward, and we needed a Pete Ward.
“Rest in peace, hero.”
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