Dundee Wheelers

Club Name:

Dundee Wheelers

Where are you based?


Cycling Disciplines:

Road, Cyclocross, and also Time Trialling. We also have members who do mountain biking, gravel etc

What is your club ethos?

Help everyone get the most out of their cycling, no matter their goals or ability. A friendly, welcoming environment where enjoyment is key. Mainly social and sportive based activities, but there are members who race road, compete in time trials and race cyclocross.

What is the best thing about your club?

The friendly, welcoming atmosphere with members who will help you achieve all that you want to no matter what your ability and goals.

What club rides do you run?

All year round we have Saturday and Sunday morning club runs.

During spring & summer we also have Wednesday and Thursday evening training runs and cyclocross runs which are a mixture of coaching and training.

Do you wait for dropped riders / mechanicals on some or all of your rides?

Yes on all runs. We have a no drop policy.

What is the minimum standard you would expect from new club riders?

We specify on our web site that for club runs people should be able to cycle 40+ miles in 2.5 hours (i.e. 15-16 mph). If you can do this then you will manage fine on the steady runs groups.

We also have regular beginners runs where you are expected to be able to ride at 14 mph for 20 miles.

What do you expect riders to bring on club runs?

Repair kit & spare tubes (if needed), food & drink, money for café stop

Are bikes other than road bikes acceptable on any rides?

Not on the club runs on the road.

Yes for time trials, cyclocross, gravel etc. Bikes should be appropriate to the activity. 

Aspects of cycling the club is involved in:

Social runs

Chaingang sessions

Organising races

Competing in races

Organising sportives

Taking part in sportives

Training abroad

Do you run club social events?

Yes. We usually have a club weekender in June staying overnight somewhere. Also an end of season social night out in September and a Presentation Christmas Lunch in December.

Number of members (roughly):


Current percentage of female members:

15-20% who are amongst the most active of all the members!

Do you have a women’s development officer?

No, not at this time.

Please give details of any projects you have or are running to support and encourage women.

We have regular new recruits ride (advertised on our website and Facebook page)and try to ensure there is always an experienced female rider present.

The club has paid for a female to attend the British Cycling Ride Leaders course and she is one of three qualified ride leaders in the club. Each ride has a designated ride leader, of which half are women.

We are developing a blog about how our female cyclists got into cycling.

Do you also have a children’s / youth section / Go Ride club?


Do you offer opportunities for members to train as coaches, ride leaders, etc?

Yes. The club will support members who wish to get accreditations and  women are encouraged to apply.

Website / social media / etc:

Website: www.dundeewheelers.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/dundeewheelers

Twitter: twitter.com/dundeewheelers2

Instagram: www.instagram.com/dundeewheelerscc/

Joining Information:

Member fee is £15, renewed in November each year after the AGM. New recruits are encouraged to ride with us for a few rides and then decide if we are the right club for them.

Contact details:

Email: secretary@dundeewheelers.co.uk

Information last updated:

July 2020

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