The 2019 Keswick Bikes Allerdale Bike Challenge is a series of five events. These events are a fun and challenging way of exploring the quieter lanes of Allerdale. The challenge for each rider or group is to decide how many of the checkpoints on the map they can visit in the two hour time limit.
February saw a few of our members braving sunshine, warm temperatures, long draggy climbs, local cafe stops and extensive rehydration in one of our favourite winter destinations. The trip also doubled up as a prolonged birthday celebration for the club social secretary, the shy, retiring and uncontroversial Helene Williamson, who managed to raise a smile
Join Derwent Valley Cycling club for a undulating 65 mile ride through quiet lanes of West Cumbria. This non-competitive ride is a great training opportunity or a way to meet fellow cyclists in the area. Sunday 7th April, registration & sign-in 8.45 am to 9.15 am, first start at 9.30 am. Starts and Finishes at
The weekend of 30th June & 1st July saw the cycling club undertaking the Lakes & Dales Loop. It all started when one of our members floated the idea of doing it in a day. For some reason 196 lumpy miles in a day didn’t generate a lot of interest, but a two day ride
Most of us would agree that cycling in a group is more enjoyable and improves performance faster than cycling alone. But joining a cycling club can be quite daunting, particularly if you’re fairly new to the sport and perhaps more so if you’re female, as a lot of cycling clubs are male dominated. Having recently
DVCC had another great night at the crit racing in carlisle this week. It was Emma Searson’s debut race but this did not stop her from showing her strength by pulling plenty of long hard turns up front. It was Jasmine Dean’s first crit race as a junior, and despite being on restricted gears she mixed it well
A few of the Derwent Valley Cycling Club women have been in action in circuit races at the new criterium circuit in Carlisle. Its been an exciting start to the women’s racing scene at Carlisle. Helene Williamson, Niamh Nelson and Caitlin Pearson had their first ever go at crit racing here. Femke van Schelven
A time trial is an event where competitors race against the clock and each other, setting off on a measured course at intervals. The winner is the rider with the fastest time. At the highest level riders use specialised bikes and clothing, optimised for minimum aerodynamic drag. The “race of truth” as the time trial
We have a number of “friends” in the Derwent Valley area that offer support and discounts to members of the club, as follows; CycleWise https://www.cyclewise.co.uk/ Cyclewise Whinlatter, Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, CA12 5TW Cyclewise Cockermouth, Unit 2, Fairfield Buildings, South Street, Cockermouth, CA13 9RU Offers discounts to Derwent Valley Cycling Club members (10% as standard).