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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!

Committee Members

  • Hon. Life PresidentKeith Nield
  • CoachGerry Robinson
  • Hon. Vice PresidentGeoff Chaplin
  • GoRideRichard Foden
  • ChairmanJames Eastbury
  • Welfare Officer/TT Event OrganiserRob Whittall
  • Vice-ChairmanPhilip Pearson
  • Social SecretaryTony Ryan
  • General SecretaryStephen Rooke
  • Road Race SecretaryTony Ryan
  • TreasurerAnn Pearson
  • Time Trials SecretaryGeoff Chaplin
  • Membership SecretaryChris Lawson
  • Editor/MediaLynsey Whitley
  • TT Event OrganiserIan Taylor
  • TT Event OrganiserStephen Armstrong

Our History

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.

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Club Records

Mens Records

Holder
Distance
Year
Time/Distance
L Southard
Distance
10 Miles
Year
1999
Time/Distance
19.21
M Hill
Distance
25 Miles
Year
1999
Time/Distance
50:31
M Hill
Distance
30 Miles
Year
2018
Time/Distance
1:01:31
A Roberts
Distance
50 Miles
Year
1976
Time/Distance
1:50:22
A Roberts
Distance
100 Miles
Year
1976
Time/Distance
4:05:46
P Holt
Distance
12 Hours
Year
1985
Time/Distance
261.267 Miles
K G Nield
Distance
24 Hours
Year
1976
Time/Distance
432.48 Miles

Womens Records

Holder
Distance
Year
Time/Distance
G Riley
Distance
10 Miles
Year
2016
Time/Distance
21:29
G Riley
Distance
25 Miles
Year
2016
Time/Distance
55:36
J Hassal
Distance
30 Miles
Year
2001
Time/Distance
1:16:18
J Wilkinson
Distance
50 Miles
Year
2015
Time/Distance
1:59:24
J Wilkinson
Distance
100 Miles
Year
2016
Time/Distance
4:12:23
J Wilkinson
Distance
12 Hours
Year
2017
Time/Distance
272.80 Miles
J Wilkinson
Distance
24 Hours
Year
2015
Time/Distance
432.47 Miles
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