Tuesday December 12, 2017

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!

The club also enjoys links with Falkirk wheelbuilder,
Wheelsmith, the nutritional and sports aid company Science in Sport(trade price!!!), and Siempre Bicycle Cafe, who supply our Club jerseys and shorts as well as keeping caffeine levels in order.

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.

The best way to make contact with us is to drop an email and come along to the weekly 9.30am organised training rides (beware the routes and start points vary, but can be found well mapped out on the Training Page). Or, indeed as well as Sundays come along to the midweek weights sessions that are starting this autumn. View our Rider Profilespage to get an idea of our membership. The buttons below are also useful to learn about our racing members, ladies section and sportive riders.

That sounds great! How do I join?

From 2015 you can actually join through the Club through the website of our national governing body - British Cycling (red button marked 'Buy Club Membership'). Alternatively complete a membership form and email to the Wheelers. You can subscribe now by use the PayPal button below or alternatively pay by cheque/internet banking. If using the PayPal function be sure to choose the correct option from the pull down menu, then simply click on the PayNow button and follow the instructions. Email for further details if you wish to obtain further details for cheque/internet banking payment.

Senior Members (over 18) - £25
Students/Unemployed - £10
Juniors - £5

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