Welcome to Bridgnorth Cycling Club.
We are a friendly welcoming club made up of both Mountain Bike riders and Road riders. We welcome both beginner or experienced riders in either discipline.
Bridgnorth Cycling Club was formed in 2010, when our current Chairman Andrew Davies put an advert in the Shropshire Star, enquiring whether any local riders were interested in forming a cycling club in the town, to fill the gap between the larger established local clubs.
A mixture of people came to a number of meetings at Oldbury Wells School, a committee was formed, and the club was started with Tuesday evening mountain bike rides during the summer and weekend road rides.
The club has continued to grow and has joined other Shropshire cycling clubs by holding a yearly Reliability ride, we work with the National Trust at both Benthall, near Broseley and in Comer Woods at Dudmaston where very accessible MTB trails for all abilities have been created.
The Comer Woods MTB Trail has raised both the clubs and the trails profile for mountain biking locally and Nationally, with riders visiting from near and far. The Midland XC Series is an annual fixture at this venue, hosted jointly between BCC and Clee Cycles.
At this point it is only fair to say more of Clee Cycles – Andy Jones and his team at Clee Cycles offer bike guidance, servicing facilities, spares and accessories and a place for a chat about bikes. We are lucky to have a good bike shop in town and they offer BCC members a discount. Go see Andy and his team, they are good bunch.
The Tuesday night MTB Rides remain popular and now run all year round, rain or shine, light or dark. Many of the club’s members take part in organised MTB events, visit trail centres and well-known mountain biking areas across the country.
The road rides go out most weekends (Only being deterred by atrocious weather), where there are two groups riding, A group for the faster riders who ride a longer distance 40-50 miles and a B group who are a ‘tad’ slower and cover approximately 30 miles. Obviously, Coffee and cake figure in our club rides and when together in a café, our club colours make quite a show, not to say a statement.
In the spring of 2018 the club has featured in Cycling Weekly and made charitable donations to West Midlands Air Ambulance and Oak Farm, which operates a day service for adults with learning difficulties.
The club is affiliated to British Cycling, SCCA (Shropshire Cycle Clubs Association) and CTT (Cycling Time Trials).
Most importantly we want to enjoy our cycling and to do this you need people of differing abilities, differing mechanical skills and importantly a sense of humour.
Come and see for yourselves, we look forward to welcoming you on a ride.