St Austell Wheelers Cycling Club is based in Cornwall. We have members competing in Time Trials, Road Races, CX, MTB, Sportives, Audax and some that just love to ride bikes. Some are just starting out and some are serious about trying to improve and compete at a high level. Other members ride just for fun or to complete a challenge. We are a friendly club and welcome new members and have lots of different rides so you should find something in the Club for you.
There are many benefits to being a member of a Cycling Club and specifically St Austell Wheelers Cycling Club.
It is a great way to meet like minded people, have a lot of fun, improve your health and fitness.
Members in the Club will be encouraging and supportive of your personal growth.
You will have the opportunity to interact with other people that have similar sporting goals or targets.
You can when a full member ride, train or race wearing the St Austell Wheelers Cycling Club Clothing providing recognition on the road and displaying a positive message. (How to order club kit here)
Becoming a Cyclist and a member of a club will take you out of your comfort zone but may be one of the best decisions you have ever made.
Just fill and post a Club Application Form with your details and payment (Form available here)
Current fees are £20 Adult, £5 Junior and £5 Second Claim
St.Austell’s first cycling club called St Austell cycling club was formed in 1898 & had male & female club members. The ladies wore skirts which was not the most practicable attire.
The name St.Austell Wheelers was introduced in 1938, however the Second world War intervened & the club disbanded while many of its members departed to fight a war. 1946 saw the reformation of the club which attracted many members all very keen to tour & race. Accounts of riders loading their bikes with sprint rims & tubular tyres for a 65mile ride to Copplestone to race have been made.
Many excellent cyclists have started at St.Austell Wheelers. Derek Hunt was a well known Professional cyclist who started his cycling career at St.Austell Wheelers, riding in this country & on the continent. Gary Bryant turned professional & raced overseas. Jack Unwin was a fine home based cyclist. Andy Crawford was a silver Medalist Divisional Junior Champion. Tom & Phil Finnemore were both members during their training at the Southern Development Squad. Tom turned professional with Team Tor & Phil rode for Team GB at home & abroad. He also won The Restormel Sports Personality awards whilst with the Wheelers. Gary Fouracres reached the top 10 of the British Best All Rounder championship & won the South West BAR in 2004 as a Wheeler.
Its not all about racing though, we are at the heart a group of people that enjoy riding bikes, come along and see for yourself.