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.


If you are interested in joining the Club for the first time, please contact Gina

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The Club meets every Friday between 7.30 and 9pm at Upton Youth Club, Wealdstone Lane. If you're interested in joining, are looking for training advice or just want a cup of tea then drop by.


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

Hon. Life President

Mr. Keith Cresswell

Hon. Vice President

Mr. Geoff Chaplin


Mr. James Eastbury


Mr. Phil Pearson

General Secretary

Mr. Gerry Robinson


Mr. Geoff Chaplin

Membership Secretary

Miss Gina Riley

Social Secretary

Mr. Dave Pamphilon

Road Race Secretary

Mr. James Eastbury

Time Trials Secretary

Mr. Geoff Chaplin


Mr. Gary Thomas

WCCTA, CTT & LTTA Delegates

Mr. Kieth Nield

Mr. Shaun Bradbury

Mr. Gwynfor Williams

Mr. Neil Southern



Funded by the Club and each led by two members, the Club has five groups that organise events and training in order to develop an individual cycling discipline or a particular demographic. You can contact the group leads listed below for advice and support or alternatively join the group on Facebook.

Audax & Sportive

Mr. Rob Whittall

Mr. Joe Jord


Mr. Ed Clements

Mr. Jon Allan


Ms. Linda Flavell

Mr. Tony Ryan

Road Racing

Mr. Tom Brazier

Miss Gina Riley

Time Trialling

Mr. Tim Williams

Mr. Neil Southern



Great Orme Road Race

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 the Google calendar. 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.

Our advanced level rides, which are primarily targeted at those looking to race, 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.

Sunday Club Ride

The Sunday Club Ride, led by Phil Pearson & Stephen Rooke, is a Sunday intermediate ride 3 to 4 hours long with an average speed of 23km/h. The rides use the lanes of Cheshire and North Shropshire and often have a cafe stop. The ride is suitable for our youth riders. Meeting point is the Carmel Cafe, Rufus Court off Northgate Street. Meet at 8:30am for a coffee to depart at 9am.

Hilly Ride

Led by Ashley Stephens, this intermediate ride on a weekend is an undulating ride 3 to 4 hours long with an average speed of 28/km/h. The rides use the roads of Flintshire. See Facebook for details of routes and meeting points.


Led by Mark Barlow, these are intermediate runs on a Tuesday and Thursday evening throughout the autumn and winter. The Shreds are 1 to 2 hours long with an average speed of 28km/h. Meeting point is the rear of the Bike Factory. See Facebook for details of routes and meeting times.


Led by Linda Flavell, this novice level ride is on a Saturday morning and is usually 2 to 3 hours long with an average speed of 23km/h and often have a cafe stop. See Google Calendar and Facebook for details.

Junior Rides

Led by Ed Clements during summer time, the Junior ride meets at 4:50pm on a Friday at Abbey Gate College in Saighton. The sessions typically include a mixture of group riding skills and interval training.


Threshold group ride for all ability levels on a Tuesday evening during the spring and summer. The Chaingangs are 1 hour long with an average speed of dependent on the ability of the group. The Chaingangs use a loop at either Saighton or Deeside Industrial estate meeting at Abbey Gate School or Starbucks respectively. See Facebook for details of routes and meeting times.

Mile Muncher

Led by Joe Jord, this advanced level monthly 200km ride is aimed at those wanting to ride Audax and Sportive events. Average speed of 25-28km/h with a cafe stop.

Sunday Slaughter

Tempo advanced group ride on a Sunday morning for those time trialling and road racing. The ride is 3-4hours long with and average speed of 32km/h. See Facebook for routes, meeting points and time.


Our Club kit is made by Giordana with each item part of the FRC range used by professional teams. Typically ordered twice a year, there will be a kit form within your membership pack for you to use. Giordana FRC has a racing fit; has a good article about making sure you choose the right size.

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Saighton TTT

The Club organises a number of time trials throughout the year, all of which are organised in accordance with Cycling Time Trials (CTT) regulations. 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.

Broxton 14 TT

The Club organises both a club and open event on the hilly D14/1 course in February. See the events calendar for details of the club event and the CTT website for the open event.

Saighton TTT

Run for the first time in 2014, our 3Up team time trial club event around the Saighton course was a popular event. See the events calendar and Facebook for details of this years race.

Saighton 10TT

These ten mile time trials run on Thursday evenings between April and August. Organisation is shared with Birkenhead Victoria CC and Port Sunlight Wheelers. Entry costs £3.50; turn up and try, no pre entry is required. Sign on outside Abby Gate College at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

Alf Jones 25 TT

Running on the D25/8e course, the Alf Jones 25 is an open event held in June. Enter via the CTT website.

Brian Pratt 50 TT

Running on the D50/3r course, the Brian Pratt 50 is an open event held in September. Enter via the CTT website.

Yeld Hill Climb

Held on the Yeld in Ocotber, this 1.3km hill climb is the final Club event of year. See the events calendar for details.

Saighton Road Race

Held under British Cycling rules, the Club organises a popular, early season road race on the Saighton circuit. 2015 sees the event being run as 90km Regional A for 2nd, 3rd and 4th Category riders. The Race will be on the 15th March and will use the Abbey Gate College as venue for the first time. 10am start. Riders can enter through the British Cycling website

Marshtracks Criteriums

In addition to the training sessions at this custom built, traffic free, criterium track in Rhyl, the Club organises a number of evening races for all abilities during the spring and summer. See the events calendar for details.