Wincanton Wheelers

A Cycling Club that embraces all types of cyclists and all types of pedal power machines.

Wincanton Wheelers was founded in 2017 by a group of cycling enthusiasts to provide the town and region with a fun, social cycling club that welcomes everyone.

We are not experts by any means, but are an eclectic mix of cyclists of varying ages and abilities who share the common love of cycling.

Our aim is to include all forms of cycles including Road, Mountain and Electric Bikes.

The purpose is to embrace the joy of cycling together.

Although we are a relatively new club, we have the following officials:

  • Registered British Cycling Welfare Officers.
  • Qualified First Aiders.
  • Accredited Cycle Race Marshalls.
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We organise and ride in various events to make sure all interests are catered for. These include the following:

  • Regular Club Rides.
  • Family Rides.
  • Cycle Touring.
  • Time Trials.
  • Circuit Racing.
  • Sportive’s.
  • Organised Trips.
  • Mountain Biking.

This Week's Club Events

See here for more detailed calendar.

Weekly Rides

Tuesday evenings 7pm. - Steady Easy Ride, Ideal for Beginners.

Thursday evenings 7pm. - Hare and Hound - Fast, fun and challenging.

Saturday Morning 9am. - 25 miles approx - Our popular social ride.

Sunday Morning 9am. - 30 - 40 mile intermediate ride, back for Sunday lunch!

Sunday Morning 9am. - 40 - 75 mile faster ride, with the odd longer ride.

All rides start from: Wincanton Sports Ground, Moor Lane, BA9 9RB.

Meet Some of Us

Steven D'Arcy

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Wincanton is in my blood! Apart from a break of 11 years due to work commitments, I have always been a resident of our beautiful town in Somerset.

Whilst growing up, I became interested in watching cycling. I was never really any good at sport but enjoyed volunteering as a marshal at several key events in the 90s.

After being involved with a different cycle club, I decided that I was not enjoying being continually dropped and left to fend for myself. So I left and decided I would have a go at starting a cycle club in my home town of Wincanton.

By recruiting three of my friends, we founded Wincanton Wheelers in 2017. I am Chairman and proud of the club we have created.

My aim is to make sure our club grows from strength to strength. I will continue to promote our wonderful town via all our club activities and welcome any person interested to give us a try.

Cathy, Hayden & Ethan Evans

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My family and I joined my husband (who was already a member) to become members of the Wincanton Wheelers last year.

Our 13 year old joins me on the ladies rides, plus the Tuesday evening rides (when it’s lighter evenings) with his dad, and even rode at the velodrome with the Wheelers, whilst our 9 year old rides with his dad on the family rides.

Getting the kids out on their bikes safely with other riders, and learning organically how to ride properly on roads has been incredibly valuable. They now know how to approach junctions, signal and respect traffic around them.

With no cycling proficiency at their primary school, they had no previous formal teaching on road safety, making this kind of group riding perfect for educating them in a fun environment about road knowledge and safety.

Sally Pitfield

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I first started cycling regularly when I was riding to work – it was so much quicker than sitting in the traffic every day. I progressed to doing a few longer rides on my own and for charity, and quickly got the bug!

I have recently moved to the area and was looking for a cycling club that was friendly and inclusive as I had previously enjoyed riding with a group. Having found the Wincanton Wheelers website and read about their background and membership I decided to join them for one of their Saturday rides.

I soon realised I had found exactly what I was looking for. Everyone is very friendly, welcoming and supportive, the rides are fun, with a great range to choose from depending on what I want to achieve. All that plus great coffee and cake stops – what more could I want!

I have also recently become a committee member and hope to see the club go from strength to strength.

Ben Whitney

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I started hand cycling in May 20, having hit 17.5 stone following my retirement from disabled strongman. I knew I needed to do something different so I purchased my first hand bike and got out there.

Here I am 18 months later, 5.5 stone down, on my 3rd bike and 5 months into my membership with Wincanton Wheelers, my only regret is that I didn’t join the club earlier! I’ve gone from doing the Saturday social rides to being persuaded to join the slightly quicker/longer Sunday rides and now entering TTs and taking part in the weekly hair and hounds ride.

Our aim is to include all forms of cycles including Road, Mountain and Electric Bikes.

I cannot recommend the Wincanton Wheelers enough. Being a disabled rider and new to the sport, it was daunting, but all the members have been friendly, welcoming and everything you could possibly want from a cycling club.

Come and join us and see for yourself!

Meet other members of the club

Resources & Links

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Club Calendar
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Membership
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Local Rides
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Racing & Time Trialling
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Group Riding
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The Highway Code
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Maintenance
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Local Cafés
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British Cycling
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Cycling Time Trials
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Lets Ride
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