East Bradford Cycling Club
East Bradford Cycling Club is a Clubmark British Cycling Go Ride Club. We provide a programme of activities and Go Ride coaching sessions aimed at young riders up to the age of 18 years. We also have a thriving adult membership.
The main sessions for young riders are at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre in Bradford, running most Saturday mornings all year round from 10:30 am to approx 12.30, and we offer something for all. There are two main options on a Saturday; the Skills Group, and the Roadie Group. Anyone can join in the Skills group straight away but in order to take part in the Roadies Group children must be at least 8 years old and have passed their Bronze + Skills Test. Once passed, children can move freely from skills to roadies and vice versa. Roadies is not a progressions from skills, just a choice for children to take part in depending on what they enjoy. Sessions cost £5 for your first visit which includes membership. Then each week thereafter, it is £3.50 for the first child and £2.50 for each sibling. Prices vary for the evening sessions but generally range from £2.50 to £3. Children are welcome on any bike including stabilisers and balance bikes. Please bring your own bike, and helmets must be worn at all times during the sessions. There are a limited number of bikes available to borrow on a first come, first served basis.
The weather can be quite cold at Richard Dunn, especially in winter so please ensure you have suitable clothing for the weather conditions.
The Adults Section of EBCC continues to attract new members, especially parents of the kids club, but all are welcome. We run a series of 10 Time Trials in early summer, two club championship events (1 is a handicap event) in April and September and a Hill Climb in October each year. As a member of EBCC you can ride open time trial events run by other clubs. We also organise Sunday social rides and Tuesday evening adult rides. Members also arrange rides between themselves. Additionally, each summer from May until August our female coaches deliver weekly coaching sessions for women only on a Thursday evening at Richard Dunn Sports Centre, 6.30 till 8pm - all ladies, over 12, so young and old, confident or not are welcome to come along for skills, fitness and a social! Find out more in our Women's Section area of the website.
East Bradford Cycling Club is over 100 years old, but is certainly not stuck in the dark ages! Set up initially with time trials as its main interest, it has now developed through the kids section into a vibrant and up to date club with particular emphasis on developing young cyclists from riding without stabilisers to competing in national and international competitions. With several British Cycling qualified coaches, there are training sessions and rides for all ages.
East Bradford CC organises Social Rides every fortnight, usually to Bolton Abbey from the Clock in the Market Square on Otley.
We (usually!) meet at 8:30 for a 9 o’clock departure. All standards welcome as it’s set at the pace of all attending. Children need to be 10+ and accompanied by an adult. No helmet, no ride. Route will be decided on the day depending on riders but will be at least to the Abbey Tea Rooms at Bolton Bridge and back, via the back roads.
For further information contact Francis on 07736979956 or via club’s FB page.
Tuesday Rides - These are adult rides, and there is a fast ride and a steady ride most weeks. Contact Matt Asquith on 07432 151873 regarding the faster ride which start from the Coop at Adel next to the old Crosstrax Shop They run until the Club Time trials Start in May to July and then resume after. Contact Chris Parker on 07879 441645 regarding the steady rides which go from Rodley in Leeds.