Drighlington Bicycle Club

Welcome to Drighlington Bicycle Club

Established in 1925, we have a proud history and an exciting future. We offer rewarding, mixed ability rides and social events throughout the year. If you’d like to ride your bike in a friendly and supported environment, come and join us on one of our rides!

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Established 1925

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Membership gives you access to all of our rides, social events and competitions. We are members of British Cycling, the Yorkshire Cycling Federation and Cycling UK. Some members just ride socially, or attend Sunday club runs, others race in cyclocross, triathlon, duathlon and time trials. There’s a wealth of knowledge amongst our members to support a range of abilities and goals, be it to complete a steady social club run or to ride from Lands End to John o’ Groats.


Sunday is our main club run day, meeting at the parking area in front of the row of shops, opposite the Malt Shovel Pub on the A58 (BD111BE) at 8:30am (British Summer Time) and 9:00am during the remainder of the year. Currently we have 3 groups: the stronger A Group riding at around 16 to 18 mph average, a B Group riding at around 14 to 16mph and a C group that rides about 40 miles and averages 12 to 14mph. All groups have a café stop on route and ride at the pace of the slowest rider, never leaving anyone behind.


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On Wednesday evenings we have a training ride, ideal for those who would like to build speed and fitness. Departing the parking area in front of the row of shops, opposite the Malt Shovel Pub on the A58 (BD111BE) all year at 6:30pm. The group tend to head east on a flat loop of around 35 miles during the dark winter months. During the summer, these rides can expand onto quieter roads and take in more challenging and hilly terrain. Regardless of distance, the aim is for a maximum ride time of two hours.


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For new riders

See our riding etiquette

Indication for a Hazard

In this instance the front rider is indicating that there is a hazard in the road with the... Read more

Indication for a left or right hand turn

The front rider is indicating the need to conduct a left hand turn, this signal will be accompanied... Read more

When to Ride Two Abreast

In general as a group it is safer to ride two abreast, the group of riders are more visible to all... Read more

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Please take a look through our website, we hope it inspires you to join us on one of our rides soon. Thank you from all at DBC!

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