Racing in cycling can be the pinnacle of a cyclists career and experience of the sport. The ability to race takes training, patience and determination to win.
Here at Ravensthorpe Cycling Club, we have a long history of members gaining success on both the domestic, international and professional racing scene. With present members competing in Road Racing, Time trails and Cyclo Cross, a number of our members, old and new, have been very successful over the years, including:
“King”Albert Hitchen, who’s Palmares is too extensive to list here
Dot Johnson and Barbara Harris: 1958 Road Race Champs
Lisa Brambini: 1988 Olympic and Commonwealth Games
Louise Robinson: Olympic and Commonwealth Games
Present members include our very own Brian Robinson, who was the first Brit to finish the most prestigious cycling race, Le Tour de France, as well as being the first Brit to win a stage.
So if you’re thinking of trying your hand at racing, or need some advice. You’re in the right place!
Latest racing to date: – Saturday 21st January 2017
Shane Pollington secured his first ever win racing for the club – cracking performance clocking up 30mph on the final sprint!
There were 4 Thorpers racing including Wayne Corey, Andy Pitt and Max Burt.
Other racing events…..
We currently hold club events including 10 mile, 15 mile, 25 mile and 50 mile Time Trials with the prestigious “1895 Tradesmans Trophy” awarded to the 25 mile handicap.