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.
Examples of some previous events...
Did you miss this one in 2017? Maybe there'll be another in 2018!
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.
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
BW members are also involved in cycle training for youngsters.
For example this Cycle Skool Summer Camp was run in July 2017 at various venues.