CHESTER ROAD CLUB

Established in 1932, Chester Road Club is an inclusive cycling club for all ages, experience and fitness. Our members participate in all forms of cycling including audax, sportives, mountain biking, cyclocross, time-trialling and road racing. Read about our history. View our constitution.

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If you are interested in joining the Club for the first time, please contact Chris Lawson. (membership@chesterroadclub.co.uk)

CLUB NIGHT

The Club meets every Friday between 7.30 and 9pm at New Scene Youth Centre, Lime Wood Close CH2 2HH . If you're interested in joining, are looking for training advice or just want a cup of tea then drop by.

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COMMITTEE

If a committee member's contact details are not listed, they can be contacted through Facebook. Review meeting minutes.

Hon. Life President

Keith Nield

Hon. Vice President

Geoff Chaplin

Chairman

James Eastbury

Vice-Chairman

James Bilham

General Secretary

Stephen Rooke

Treasurer

Ann Pearson

Membership Secretary

Chris Lawson

Coach

Gerry Robinson

GoRide

Richard Foden

Welfare Officer

Rob Whittall

Social Secretary

Tony Ryan

Road Race Secretary/Group

James Bilham

Tony Ryan

Time Trials Secretary

Mr. Geoff Chaplin

Editor/Media

Lynsey Whitley

RIDES

Oulton Park

The Club organises a number of regular rides for beginner, intermediate and advanced ability members. Information about the ride, such as route and meeting point are posted on Strava. Our beginner and intermediate rides are run on the 'start together, finish together' mantra. It's important though that all riders are self-sufficient i.e. puncture repair kit and spare inner tubes and have good lights and mudguards where appropriate. Members are encouraged to wear Club kit for these rides. Non-members are welcome to ride with us but we ask you join the Club on the fourth occasion.

Our advanced level rides will only wait for those who suffer mechanical problems. You will be expected to be able to navigate your own way home if you are dropped from the group.

Our Google Drive has a library of tcx files.

Day Title Depart
Time
Meeting
Point
Description Distance
(miles)
Pace
(mph)
Monday No scheduled activity, but check Facebook for adhoc rides.
Tuesday Chain Gang April – October
18:50
Saighton Meet at Abbey Gate College at 1850 ready to ride at 1900.
There are groups for all fitness levels and abilities. Session typically lasts about one hour.
1hr Varies
Wednesday Work Shy
Wednesday
Weekly
10:00 – 14:00
(09:30 for coffee)
Rubens Coffee Shop Easy paced no drop ride of a few hours, Probably a café stop! 40 - 50 Paced is set by the group
to the slowest rider
Thursday Time Trial April – August
19:00
(sign on from 18:30)
Saighton First rider off at 19:00 10 N/A
Saturday Go-Ride
(3yr – 10yr)
April – October
11:00 – 12:00
New Scene
Youth Centre
     
Go-Ride
(11yr – 16yr)
April – October
12:00 – 13:00
New Scene
Youth Centre
     
Skills Ride Weekly
09:00 – 13:00
Waverton Village Hall These rides are for any all members or potential members. They will be steady with an emphasis on developing confidence and group riding skills in a non-competitive environment. We anticipate that these rides will provide a stepping stone to our regular Saturday and Sunday Club Rides. 25 – 35 13 - 14
Saturday Club
Ride
Weekly
09:00 – 13:00
Rubens Coffee Shop This ride is open to all members. Normal speeds for Saturday rides are 16-18mph. Riders are expected to ride a handlebar width from the rider next to them and no more than a wheel length from the ride in front. There can be up to ten riders in a group. If you aren't familiar with riding in a tight group check out our Skills Rides. 40 - 50 16 - 18
Sunday Inters Weekly
09:00 – 12:00
(08:30 for coffee)
Rubens Coffee Shop This ride is open to all members. Normal speeds for Sunday rides are 14-16mph. Riders are expected to ride a handlebar width from the rider next to them and no more than a wheel length from the ride in front. There can be up to ten riders in a group. If you aren't familiar with riding in a tight group check out our Skills Rides. 40 - 50 14 - 16
Hilly Inters As above, but hilly. 40 - 50 14 - 16
Mile Muncher Monthly
09:00 – 18:00
(08:30 for coffee)
Rubens Coffee Shop These are a social ride and we stay as a group somewhere between 15-17 mph normally. These aren't races and if you want to race or not work as a team member feel free to ride on your own or stick a number on your back. Bikes must be in tip top condition and ideally with mudguards and lights. We will try and stick as a team but you must also be prepared to be self sufficient. 125
(200km)
15 - 17
Mini Mile Muncher These rides are designed to help as many people as possible to ride a 100 miles, it suites those coming back to fitness or stepping up to the longer distances or just fancying a nice day on the bike. 100 14 - 16

PARTNERS

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KIT

Our Club kit is manufactured in the UK by Endura. You can order kit online twice a year and have it delivered straight to your door. You'll recieve your login details with your membership pack.

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RACES

National TTT Champions

The Club organises a number of time trials throughout the year, all of which are organised in accordance with Cycling Time Trials (CTT) regulations. Helmets are complusory for all club time trial competitors. The club also organises a road race and criteriums in accordance with the British Cycling

View the current marshalling roster.

Handicap points are awarded in the Broxton 14 and Saighton 10s to determine the winner of the Eureka Shield. View the current standings of the Eureka Shield. Learn about our other racing awards and find out about our medal standard times for time trialling. All medals and awards will be presented at the Annual Dinner

Our Google Drive has a library of tcx and image files of local time trial courses.

Race Date Type Course Distance Location Start Contact Eureka
Hilly 14 17 February Club D14/1 14mi Broxton 1400 Geoff Chaplin Yes
24 February Open No
Saighton 10 26 April Club D2/7 10mi Saighton 1900 Yes
24 May
Alf Jones 25 3 June Open D25/8e 25mi Prees 0700 Ian Taylor No
Saighton 10 21 June Club D2/7 10mi Saighton 1900 Geoff Chaplin Yes
Saighton TTT 26 June No
Saighton 10 19 July Yes
16 August
Brian Pratt 50 2 September Open D50/3r 50mi Prees 0730 Rob Whittall No
Yeld Hill CLimn 23 September Club Yeld Lane 1.4km Kelsall 1100 Mike Hill No