Wednesday March 21, 2018

Joining/Renewing Membership with Glasgow Wheelers

The Wheelers, as they are known in these parts, are a club with tradition and many a trophy given out at our annual prizegiving will feature a famous name on it - both Robert Millar and Graeme Obree's names are found on the 25mile trophy, with astounding times, even by today's standards, next to their entries.

However, the Glasgow Wheelers started off life as a cycling club that aimed to get groups of riders out of the city and alleviate the hard work, monotony and pressure of the industrial Clydeside. The landscape has changed but the aims of the club are the same, bringing together those that get something out of riding a bike for fun or for serious competition.

This is reflected in the current membership - there is an active racing scene both in time trials and road racing as can be seen in the race reports section; the club has had riders at La Marmotte, Tour of Flanders sportives, the Etape du Tour and Caledonia, La Lapebie in the French Pyrenees and many more this year.

Track riding is also popular within the Club, especially during the road offseason and we have a number of experienced 'trackies' to give you the best advice to start out, improve and keep safe!

Member Responsibilities

Like all amateur sport, cycling events are run on a volunteer basis and every now and again the time comes for each member to take their turn to marshal, help out with events and put something back into the sport. Members are expected to help out now and again - really no more than one morning a year. Please note that the Club does have a rule that sanctions may be applied to members who repeatedly refuse to help.