The Sunderland Cycling Clarion Club is looking to attract new members of all ages in the New Year.

The club is the oldest cycling club in the Sunderland area with roots going back into the late 1800’s when they formed a section of the National Clarion Cycling Club.

Sunderland Cycling Clarion ClubThey now have around 60 regularly active club riders and are continuing to grow, thriving on a long and successful tradition of sport and leisure cycling – both of which continue today with members competing in both road racing and time trials.

They’re predominantly a road cycling club – but many of them head off-road for leisure and racing.

New members are always welcome and are advised to take a look at their Club Runs and Training pages. The forum is always a good place to catch up with the latest news.

Matt France, press officer at Sunderland cycling club, said: “As a club we have a number of rides that take place weekly, the main ones are the Sunday club run which is around 50-70 miles, the Saturday ride which is approx 30 miles, the Thursday training ride which is 1 hour and a more intense effort.

“Along with this we have a monthly meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Our membership is open to all, under 16’s need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. As far as what people need to do before joining, we let you do 3 rides before you need to join, completing a club membership form.

“As far as a bike goes, I think you need to spend as much as you can justify, the key thing to ride with us is that you really need a road bike. But when you’re ready, keep an eye out for a ride you like the sound of and come along and introduce yourself.”

Anyone interested in joining the Sunderland Cycling Clarion Club should visit



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