BERWICK WHEELERS CYCLING CLUB 

      Racing and Social cycling in the Borders and Northumberland.     

Don't get CROSS?

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We can help you with that!

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We're putting on a CYCLOCROSS taster "have-a-go" session. This session is open to non-members over 18yrs. All you need is a bike with suitable tyres. It doesn't have to be a full-on cyclocross bike, a touring bike, hybrid, or mountain bike will do for this session. It just needs to have tyres that will give you a bit of grip in the squishy stuff. 

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Here's the details:   

When: Saturday 4th November, 10am to 12pm

Where: Etal Village

Is it for me?: Fancy a go at cross? Like getting muddy? This session is for you.

Skill level: The session assumes no prior -or offroad experience, but if you have some then we can work with that as well.

Who: There will be a Level 1 and Level 2 coach on hand to take you through the session

What: Depends on who turns up and what you want from the session. But the usual stuff would be:

  • How to stand on your bike allowing you to increase your speed without losing balance or control
  • Riding on different terrain - gravel, grass, woodland trail and field
  • Typical corners you'll find in a cyclocross event including flat corners, slope corners, fast corners and tight switchbacks 
  • How to perform smooth dismounts and remounts & keeping the bike moving
  • How to shoulder you bike
  • How to ride in mud

But the BIG thing is that this is in the SPIRIT of cyclocross. It's a FUN event.

Email us to register for this session or to find out more:  [email protected]

Please note, you have to be 18+ for this session. If you're under 18 and keen to try cyclocross, email us and we'll give you details of our junior sessions coming up soon.

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.

Training Rides.


Have a look at our Facebook page to see which training rides are taking place. There are often some to choose from like the Saturday Ladies Ride or Saturday interval training, the Sunday Social ride (shared with Puffin Cycling) or the Sunday Road Race session, various Monday social rides (eg. with Berwick Cyclists), and Wednesday hills (again with Puffin Cycling).

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