Celebrating 90 years of Cockermouth’s Pedal Power
Cockermouth, Cumbria: Derwent Valley Cycling Club (DVCC) is celebrating 90 years of cycling in 2018. Cockermouth has been home to a cycling club since 1928 when Derwent Valley Wheelers was established. It was replaced with DVCC in the 1980’s and while names have changed over the years, collective passion for the club and local cycling has remained resolute.
David Gow, Chair of DVCC, believes the recipe for success is easy, “It’s simply about riding your bike” he says. “Exploring Cumbria’s fantastic hills, valleys and cafes in good company has always been the club’s primary activity, but its small, friendly membership also contributes to the wider community, organising a series of events and raising money for charity each year.”
Event highlights on DVCC’s summer calendar include a family-friendly cyclo-cross race at Copeland Sports Academy in Whitehaven and a time trial league from Cockermouth to complement the races organised by another local club, Velo Club Cumbria.
“These welcoming events are open to anyone who fancies giving racing a try.” Gow continues. “The cyclo-cross event at Copeland Stadium in August is great fun and includes races for children and adults. The whole family can have a go!”
If you are interested in becoming part of Cockermouth’s cycling history, DVCC meets most Sundays at 0915 on Market Place in Cockermouth for a sociable ride out.
You can also find them in The Swan Inn on Kirkgate, Cockermouth, on the last Tuesday of every month from 19:30.