Road Racing

As our club’s long history will tell you, the Wheelers have had a big part to play in road racing over the years. These days, we have fewer riders with racing experience in comparison to Swindon Road Club, 24/7 and Performance Cycles, who compete regularly in local and regional events.

However, we are affiliated to British Cycling. This means you can still buy the appropriate licence (usually Gold or Silver) to enter a road race. For more information about events and the background to entering a road race, visit the British Cycling road page.

We support road racing by visiting the big events, such as the Tour of Britain, and events run by the local clubs in Cirencester and Cricklade.

But if you’re a member who’s thinking about becoming the next Chris Froome, you may be interested in trying some of the local, closed-circuit races, Swindon Wheelers usually have representation for the summer series of racing at ThruxtonCastle Combe and Odd Down in Bath. Events are usually held during weekday evenings, but you can look forward to extra races on weekends throughout the summer.

If you’d like to chat to someone on the club committee who has experience of road racing, please contact Ady Short on ady.short@btinternet.com.  To get a feel for the racing experience you can read the blog reports here or on Swindon Wheelers Facebook page.

2019 Race Calendar

Targeted events for the upcoming season where we’ll look to have some representation from Swindon Wheelers, email me on the address above if you are interested or just want some details:

Event Name Organiser Event Date Course/Facility
Castle Combe Easter Classic Jacqui Cook 19-Apr-19 Castle Combe Motor Circuit
Castle Combe Summer Series 1 Jacqui Cook 09-May-19 Castle Combe Motor Circuit
ProMasters Series Wessex GP Patrick Warren 12-May-19 UPAVON SO133
Castle Combe Summer Series 2 Jacqui Cook 16-May-19 Castle Combe Motor Circuit
BPF / VC Bristol 19-May-19 Tetbury
Castle Combe Summer Series 3 Jacqui Cook 23-May-19 Castle Combe Motor Circuit
Performance Cycles South Cerney Road Race Andy Kirk 26-May-19 South Cerney
Castle Combe Summer Series 4 Jacqui Cook 30-May-19 Castle Combe Motor Circuit
Regional Road Champs TBC 02-Jun-19 TBC
Castle Combe Summer Series 5 Jacqui Cook 06-Jun-19 Castle Combe Motor Circuit
Castle Combe Summer Series 6 Jacqui Cook 13-Jun-19 Castle Combe Motor Circuit
Bristol GP Phil Adkins 16-Jun-19 Bristol
Castle Combe Summer Series 7 Jacqui Cook 20-Jun-19 Castle Combe Motor Circuit
Castle Combe Summer Series 8 Jacqui Cook 27-Jun-19 Castle Combe Motor Circuit
Castle Combe Summer Series 9 Jacqui Cook 04-Jul-19 Castle Combe Motor Circuit
Castle Combe Summer Series 10 Jacqui Cook 11-Jul-19 Castle Combe Motor Circuit
Behind The Bikeshed Racing’s Summer Sunday Bernard Baker 14-Jul-19 Thruxton Circuit
Behind The Bikeshed Racing’s Thruxton Three & Supporting Races Bernard Baker 15-Sep-19 Thruxton Circuit