"I had been riding regularly for a few years, usually on my own, before taking the plunge to join a club. I’d always thought it wouldn’t be for me after trying to hang onto the back wheel of a group who passed me only to be dropped leaving me thinking I wasn’t fast enough or fit enough to keep up.
Then a friend told me about Tickhill Velo, a friendly social club who were not all stick thin racing snakes and catered for riders of all abilities. That was in 2013 and after a couple of trial rides during which I realised my friend was right I joined. Over the last few years, I have become more and more involved with Tickhill Velo becoming a ride leader, a member of the Committee and in 2020 being elected as Chairman.
From 2012 TVC is built on a foundation of inclusive social riding where everyone in the group is encouraged and supported, a bonus is that most rides include a café stop for coffee and cake. The comradery of riding in a group helps pass the time, ultimately increasing your fitness, stamina and confidence. In my tenure as Chairman I hope to continue the development of the club working with the Committee and members to provide a varied ride program, deliver social events off the bikes and further integrate the club into the community with projects such as our Go-Ride junior development program, working with Tickhill Council on their Neighbourhood Plan offering views on potential cycling infrastructure improvements and charity fund raising activities."
We're' a laid back group and encourage all levels of experience. If you're unsure whether or not our rides are for you then get in touch or come along and try one of our Sunday morning café rides.Get in touch