A warm welcome to the Evesham Wheelers website. We hope to meet you soon. Meanwhile, we do hope that the content of this website encourages you to ride with us. If you have any questions simply ask the Chairman (see Contacts above) and you will get a prompt response.
2016 is the 45th annual Tour des Trois Valley organised by the Cyclo-Club Dieppois, and takes place on 25th to 27th June 2016. It is known in this country as the Dieppe Raid and was inaugurated as an international event in 1972 by Neville Chanin, a former President of this Club. John James has booked 45 beds in the Hotel Europe for 25th and 26th June. The hotel is on the sea front close to the greensward, the harbour and the town. The cost is estimated at £80 per person for two nights B&B.
We welcome anyone who wishes to ride with us, whether a novice, an experienced local rider or a visitor to the area looking for someone to cycle with. Everyone is welcome whatever their age or ability. We offer all the opportunity to ride in company, to explore the area, to race if they wish and to meet others with an interest in cycling and the outdoors. We are a mainly touring club although we run a limited programme of time trials during the summer.
Feel free to explore our website and find out a little about us but the best way is to turn up with your bike at the start of one of our rides. If you are nervous about doing this, contact one of our committee members and they will ensure you are met at the start and made to feel welcome. However you meet us, you will be taken good care of on the ride! Evesham Wheelers has always been a sociable, friendly and fun club enjoying an active female membership!
If you have not cycled with a group before, you may be concerned about repairing punctures or having a mechanical problem with your bike. This is one of the advantages of riding with a group! You will be surrounded by people who know how to sort out these minor setbacks and will show you how or help you get back on the road. The group will stay with you and you will not be left behind while the repair is being carried out. However, we do expect you to start with a safe, roadworthy cycle. We can check it for you if you have any doubt. During winter months you will be expected to have lights (so that you can be seen clearly) and to have mudgaurds fitted (to protect your fellow riders).
Neither should you be concerned about being too slow and being left behind. We will try, before the ride starts, to assign you to the appropriate paced group. Someone will always ride with you, chat and the group will wait at regular intervals for the slowest, which will not necessarily be you!
Evesham Wheelers hosts a regular and successful programme of events, with a weekly Sunday club-run catering for all levels of fitness across four ability groups. There is also a steady Wednesday ride. Additionally there is an unofficial hilly club-run from Ebrington each Friday.
Members’ distinctive green, gold and black club colours are recognised throughout European cycling circles, and a recent redesign has bought it up-to-date with a contemporary look.
For more competitive riders, the Club hosts regular Time Trial evenings throughout the summer, in the form of inter-club events with other local clubs.
If you would like to try a ride with us and have not ridden with a group before, please read our “First Steps” link first. Experienced riders will find “Ride Etiquette” useful as a guide to our style of riding.
We look forward to seeing you soon.