Berwick Wheelers Cycling Club is based around Berwick-upon-Tweed in Northumberland on the England-Scotland Borders and is associated with British Cycling, Scottish Cycling, Cycling Time Trials Scotland, and the Scottish Veterans Time Trial Association.
Membership is drawn from both sides of the border and varies from occasional social riders to those with more competitive aims. For example our own Club road time trials are held on the quiet roads around Berwick on Thursday evenings during the summer and are ideal for safely introducing inexperienced or younger riders to the sport but still provides a challenge for the faster ones. For those who like hills, there are plenty of short, stiff, climbs to be tackled in the nearby Lammermuirs and Cheviots hills.
Often on Thursday evenings throughout the year (but check on Facebook first) we meet up at Paxton Village Hall. During the summer this acts as a hub for the time-trials, but during winter it's much more of a social gathering and includes events such as bike
maintenance sessions, pilates 'tasters', a second-hand/discounted kit table, coffee and chat. If you're interested, please come along and say
hello. We can introduce you to the diversity of riders we have and
reassure you that you're very welcome. We'll be on hand to chat, answer
any questions you have and tell you more about what we get up to
throughout the year. Be bold, it won't be as scary
as you think.
As well as the social side of cycling, for a small club, Berwick Wheelers punches well above its weight with a fine record in championship events, having won several individual and team medals as well as breaking team records in time trial events. The club also has a good rating on the road racing scene with members achieving podium positions in numerous events across the country. Indeed, members compete in other 'open' competitive cycling events throughout England and Scotland during the year, and also take on Mountain Biking, Cyclocross and Triathlons for example. The club also hosts an 'open' road race in the spring and a time trial event in the summer.
If you are thinking of starting, or already have a background in cycling why not get in contact, take a look at our Facebook pages, or Twitter. Soon, there will be a link here to a short introduction if you are (like all of us were) a novice at this sort of thing. Annual membership fee for the current season is £16.
BW members are also involved in cycle training for youngsters.
For example this Cycle Skool Summer Camp is being run in July at various venues.