Welcome to the club
Chester Road Club is proud to be an inclusive club with a broad mix of members of all ages, experience and abilities. The biggest benefit our members get is being part of a diverse and welcoming cycling community. Whatever your cycling ambitions, whether that’s social riding, audax, sportives or competitive racing, there is something for everyone here between the regular club runs, chain gangs and time trials. We even have a growing off-road section for those into mountain biking or cyclocross. Our children’s Go Ride is also a great way for younger riders to learn skills and gain strength so everyone really is welcome at Chester Road Club!
- Hon. Life PresidentKeith Nield
- Acting ChairmanSteve Sharkey
- Welfare OfficerGina Riley
- General SecretaryTim Williams
- TreasurerFiona Claymore
- Membership SecretaryMalcolm Roberts
- Editor/MediaLynsey Whitley
- TT Event OrganiserPaul Modern
- Ride CaptainMatt O'Connor
Formed back in 1932 by a group of friends and originally named The Cestrian Wheelers, the club quickly became NCU-registered and boasted regular club rides out in Cheshire, North Wales and Shropshire. As the club grew it gained a strong reputation for time trialling, promoting its first ‘25’ in July 1937 and its first ‘50’ in September of the same year. Club runs and racing returned after the war and soon after that a young ‘Vinnie’ Denson joined, quickly setting tandem records with Keith Lawton. Denson progressed through the ranks and onto the professional road scene going on to compete in the Tour de France and was the first British rider to win a stage of the Giro D’Italia and the first to win a continental national tour (1965 Tour of Luxembourg). Just over a decade ago with numbers down to 150, the committee decided a different direction was needed and started today’s upward trend increasing membership by 200 in the space of three years. The club now offers a broad range of different runs and focusses on rider development for all ages. Meanwhile the club’s time trialling success has continued by the National TTT Championship winning team of Rebecca Holland, Gina Riley and Jill Wilkinson who took the title in 2016 and also took second place in the same competition the following year. The club also has strong representation in other disciplines with Nick Whitley winning the Veteran 40 Welsh Championship title in Cyclocross in 2018. Other recent developments include incorporation of the local Go-Ride sessions and hosting of national and international para-cycling events.