Welcome to Drighlington Bicycle Club
Established in 1925, we have a proud history and an exciting future. We offer rewarding, mixed ability rides and social events throughout the year. If you’d like to ride your bike in a friendly and supported environment, come and join us on one of our rides!
Membership gives you access to all of our rides, social events and competitions. We are members of British Cycling, the Yorkshire Cycling Federation and Cycling UK. Some members just ride socially, or attend Sunday club runs, others race in cyclocross, triathlon, duathlon and time trials. There’s a wealth of knowledge amongst our members to support a range of abilities and goals, be it to complete a steady social club run or to ride from Lands End to John o’ Groats.
Sunday is our main club run day, meeting at the parking area in front of the row of shops, opposite the Malt Shovel Pub on the A58 (BD11 1BE) at 8:30am (British Summer Time) and 9:00am during the remainder of the year.
Currently we have 3 ride groups, based on a flat route the A group would typically average 16 to 18mph, the B group 14 to 16mph and the C group 12 to 14mph (Max 40 miles).
All groups have a café stop on route and ride at the pace of the slowest rider, never leaving anyone behind.
Keep an eye on our Facebook group for our more ad hoc and flexible rides which are open to anyone to come along and try. We often have Tuesday and Thursday social rides, these leave our meeting point at 9:30am (summer & winter). Our female members also arrange a monthly ride where they head out to a local café at a steady pace.
This is a great opportunity for ladies looking to join the Club and ride in a friendly and relaxed group. Simply join our Facebook group and add your name to any ride that you’d like to attend.
On Wednesday evenings we have a training ride, ideal for those who would like to build speed and fitness. Departing the parking area in front of the row of shops, opposite the Malt Shovel Pub on the A58 (BD11 1BE) all year at 6:30pm.
During winter these rides generally head east on a flat loop of around 35 miles for the A & B Groups and 20-25 miles for the C group. During the summer, these rides can expand onto smaller roads and take in more challenging and hilly terrain.
Regardless of distance, the aim is for a maximum ride time of two hours. During inclement weather these rides may be replaced with Zwift (virtual online rides). Keep an eye on our Facebook group for updates.
Please take a look through our website, we hope it inspires you to join us on one of our rides soon.
Thank you from all at DBC!