About the club

Introduction to the DVCC

The Derwent Valley Wheelers was established in 1928 and has evolved via a change of name in the 1980’s to the Derwent Valley Cycling Club. Derwent Valley Cycling Club is based in Cockermouth in Cumbria’s Lake District, and presently has an active and above all friendly membership of over 40 cyclists.

Derwent Valley covers an area from Threlkeld in the East, via Keswick to the river’s outlet at Workington and the cycling club is centered on the market town of Cockermouth. Our activities also take in the neighbouring Solway Plain and Eden Valley areas offering members some of the United Kingdom’s most stunning scenery, varied terrain and quiet roads on which to enjoy their cycling.

Club members regularly participate in cyclo sportives, challenge rides and time trials in the UK, and frequently travel abroad for “raids” and cycling holidays in the sun. There is also a small but expanding group of mountain bikers, and a number of riders who do both depending on the weather.


We hold regular cycling club rides and social events and members communicate frequently via WhatsApp and the Facebook page to organise rides through the week. The club is very family friendly, with a number of families and couples who either ride together or negotiate alternate weekends around child care.

Derwent Valley Cycling Club is always on the lookout for new members. If you think we would be right for you please get in touch and join us on a club ride, TT or social evening!

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