Local Cycling Groups
There are a number of cycling clubs and groups that serve the Lancaster area – from traditional road racing clubs to mountain bike clubs and campaign groups.
Bog Trotters Mountain Bike Club
We are a Mountain Bike Club located in Lancaster in the UK. We organise Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday evening & weekend rides for all MTBers. Our members come from Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire and Yorkshire and we ride these areas and also the Peaks. Take a look around our site, and if you like what you see, come and join us for a ride!
Simon 01524 843474
Harvey 01524 782361
COLT –City of Lancaster Triathlon
A brand new triathlon club recently formed in the Lancaster area – we offer regular organised cycle rides Saturday and Sunday morning meeting at Total Fitness in Lancaster. Our hopes and aspirations are to support triathlon at all levels in the district and to encourage more people into this amazing and challenging sport. From complete novice to experienced athlete we want to help you achieve your goals. The club is currently in formation with 2009 being our inaugural year and we are now open for membership at the bargain price of £10.
A ride Saturdays 7.30 am 3-4 hour ride Fast pace for experienced riders
B & C ride Sundays 9.00 am 2 – 2.5 hour ride Group will usually be split depending on the ability of those present
Richard Mason (Captain)email@example.com
CTC (Lancaster & South Lakes)
The local branch of the UKs national cyclists organisation
We are an active bunch of cyclists living in and around Lancaster bound together by our love of cycling. Our varied programme of rides are organised for pleasure not speed, and take maximum advantage of the glorious countryside on our doorstep. Each Sunday we start from either Beaumont College on the north side of Lancaster or opposite the Boot and Shoe pub on south side of Lancaster. Some cyclists ride to the coffee stop and then return home. On the complete ride we usually eat our own packed lunches. And often call at a café for tea on the way home.
Though some ride only in this area others take cycle touring holidays. Many of us take advantage of our national clubs organised tours throughout the world and our winter social meetings have included members slides from every continent.
Read Run reports at www.ctclancaster.org.uk/Lancaster_CTC/Runs_Reports.html
Club Secretary – Mike Hutchinson – 01524 36061
CTC Section Websitewww.ctclancaster.org.uk
CTC National Websitewww.ctc.org.uk
"Campaigning for a better cycling environment in Lancaster and district"
Dynamo is a broad-based group, established in 1994, to work with official bodies, other cycling organisations and interested individuals to promote cycling as a safe, enjoyable and healthy means of transport.
In addition to campaigning, we also organise regular cycle rides to cater for riders of all abilities. We also produce an informative and entertaining newsletter (free to members).
Garstang Cycling Club
The friendly club for cyclists of all abilities.
The Garstang Cycling Club was formed in July 2003, making it one of the youngest cycling clubs in the area. We now have over 70 members, about a third of them female with an age range from 15 to over 70. The aim of the club is to encourage cyclists of all ages and abilities to dust down their bikes and come and explore the local countryside in the company of like minded others. We have members ranging from those new to cycling to time trialists and at least one high ranking triathlete.
Being a young club we do not organise racing events ourselves but members take part in open events around the region. We place great emphasis on safety and have a ‘Code of Conduct’ which is consistent with our affiliation to the British Cycling Federation. All our ride leaders are volunteers and it is expected that each rider must take responsibility for their own safety and the roadworthiness of their bike.
Club Chairman – Phil Durrigan – 01253 701909
Club Secretary – Paul Robinson – 01995 640300
Salt Ayre Cog Set (Go Ride)
Lancaster’s very own young peoples’ cycling club…
In partnership with local cycling clubs, Cog Set is a club for young people aged from 8 to 16 (under 8s can also take part, but need a parent to stay with them). We meet weekly at Salt Ayre cycle racing circuit, and all sessions are run by qualified British Cycling coaches. The young people mainly ride in groups according to their ability, and practice a whole range of cycling skills whilst having fun.
All you need to join in is a bike which works and a helmet. Sessions cost just £1 and usually run from 09:45 to 12 noon at Salt Ayre Cycle Racing Circuit from Spring to late Autumn.
For all the latest details go to http://cogset.org.uk/
Kendal District Cycling Scene
The group actively promotes cycling for work, shopping, school and leisure. We organise a regular programme of leisure rides at weekends and on summer evenings usually within the Kendal area. The rides vary in length from 15 miles to 45 miles (occasionally longer).
Cycling is not just practical, not just a pastime, not just a passion – it is a perfect partnership. It is sustainable. It is satisfying. It is an ideal social activity. We aim to promote the wide benefits of cycling accordingly by campaigning, meetings, slideshows, leisure rides and other events.
Lancashire Road Club
Formed in 1923 the Lancashire Road Club is a cycling club based in Bolton. We currently have around 100 active members taking part in all aspects of cycling – road racing, time trials, track racing mtb, cross and triathlons. Members also tour and cycle-camp around the world and organise cycling holidays for other members. In addition there are club rides throughout the year every Sunday & training rides through winter.
Club rides are every Sunday all year round starting from the Royal Oak pub, these cover between 60 and 100 miles depending on the destination and always stop for a cafe around dinner time. The winter training rides start in December and continue through to the start of the racing season. Both club and training rides are social, the training rides are just a tiny bit quicker with fewer stops. Toward the start of the racing season (March) these rides get faster.The club also organises time trials, track evenings at Manchester Velodrome and many social events.
Lancashire Road Club is a club for anyone who enjoys riding a bike, for whatever reason. With such a large and varied membership there is always someone to ride with.
Club Membership Secretary – Ian Marshall firstname.lastname@example.org
Lancaster Cycling Club
From March each year, until mid September, the club organises a variety of racing events. These include open and club time trials at 10, 25 & 50 miles, hilly TT’s & SpoCo events, hill climb events, road racing at Salt Ayre Cycling Track and, from the first Wednesday in April a series of weekly 10 mile Time Trials on the Caton Road course. In addition we also hold a Club 10 mile Time Trial on the superfast Levens (L1015) course (where Bradley Wiggins set a new TT record of 17:58 in 2006) on the four Bank Holiday Monday’s through the year.
Club Membership Secretary – Bob Muir – 01524 62250
Lune Racing Cycling Club
The LRCC is dedicated to the promotion of cycling for all within the north west. We organize and promote several local cycle races throughout the summer. Our members meet every Sunday morning for club runs from Dalton Square, Lancaster at 9:15am.
Lancaster University Cycling Club
We are a group of riders from lancaster university, although non university members are quite welcome to join too. We cover all areas of cycling from road riding and cross country to bmx, dirt jumping and downhill racing and cater for riders of all abilities. Rides are organised for every wednesday afternoon with occasional organised visits to places and events around the country.
Website www.lucyclingclub.co.uk/ / www.facebook.com/LancasterUniCC
The Rough-Stuff Fellowship (South Lakes Group)
South Lakes Group is a local group of the Rough-Stuff Fellowship, UK oldest off-road cycling touring club which founded in 1955 for cyclists who enjoyed off road leisure cycling. The Group has rides on the first Saturday, second Sunday, third Sunday, fourth Saturday of each month starting from various locations in North Lancashire and the South Lakes Area. Rides are easy pace, non competitive, some pushing may be required, 25 to 35 miles long with plenty of cafe stops for more information checkout our website.
Simeon Orme, 8 Beech Road, Halton, Lancaster, LA2 6QQ 01524 811843
Salt Ayre Cycling Association
Jointly managed by the Salt Ayre Cog Set, Lune RCC, Lancaster Cycling Club, Lakes Road Club, Kent Valley Road Club, Herbalife/Wheelbase and teamwallis-CHH in conjunction with Lancaster City Council.
Sticky Bun Club
The sticky bun club is an informal cycling group based in the Yealands.
We cycle to a local cafe, have a sticky bun, or lunch or whatever and then cycle back home.
Short rides are between 5-7 miles long, and the longest rides are 18-20 miles long.
We always set off from 9 The Meadows, Yealand Redmayne at noon. Ring Diane Smith on 782341 or email email@example.com
Conceived in 2009 as part of the Celebrating Cycling’s Bike Week celebration as a mid way point between social and club rides – the 20Club goes from strength to strength. The original aim of twenty mile rides may have been surpassed but the original ethos remains the same.
All welcome – however please note that these rides are likely to involve some or all of the following: hills, on-road riding. Road bike not essential but please ensure that your bike is in good condition. These rides are at a faster pace -perhaps not club fast, but not 10mph either. These are not guided rides – cyclists ride at their own risk.
Any questions please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/lancaster20club
Times of rides are 10am on Saturdays meeting at Millenium Bridge (October – March) reverting to Thursday evenings in the spring/summer.