Seacroft Wheelers

Club Name:

Seacroft Wheelers

Where are you based?

Seacroft, Leeds

Cycling Disciplines:

Road cycling, time trialling, road racing, hill climb, off road, cyclocross

What is your club ethos? 

Our aims are still the same after 40 years; to promote all aspects of cycling for all abilities, and to get more people on bikes

What is the best thing about your club?

Our new short social ride of approximately 20 miles, pace to slowest rider with a café stop at the end.

What club rides do you run?

We currently have a very well attended Sunday ride which is split into 4 groups based on distance and intensity. The Sunday rides incorporate a café stop along the way and are a good way of getting into group cycling, meeting fellow cyclists, and getting a good workout in the process!

We also have training rides organised during the week, coaching sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Cyclo Cross every other Wednesday and a training ride Saturday morning. (these are all seasonal).

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

Yes. We wait for all riders/mechanicals on all rides

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

  • Short Social: around 20 miles. 12-14 mph average but paced to the slowest rider. To take part in this ride you should be able to ride 20 miles, averaging around 12mph on your own. 

  • Elementary: 35-50 miles, 12-14 mph average

  • Intermediate: 50-70 miles, 14-16 mph average

  • Club Run: 60-100 miles, 16-18 mph average

What do you expect riders to bring on club runs?

A bike in a roadworthy condition with well adjusted brakes and gears, tyres inflated to the correct pressure that are not worn or damaged, and no loose components that might fall off/shake free and be a danger to you or other road users. (Full length mudguards are required in Winter/when the weather demands it)

Wearing a cycling helmet is mandatory for all riders.

Spare inner tube (correct size for the tyres on the bike), ideally two for longer rides.

Emergency ID and contact details (eg “I.C.E.” contact saved in your mobile, ID wristband, helmet sticker, completed membership card etc)

Check list of recommended items and equipment for Club Rides:

  • Drinks bottle with water, squash or sports drink. Two for longer rides
  • Multi-tool (ideally with chain-tool)
  • Tyre levers
  • Pump or CO2 inflator
  • Mobile phone
  • Money for café stop
  • Cycling-specific clothing or close fitting sports clothing suitable for the weather conditions
  • Rain jacket (packable into a jersey pocket)
  • Sports drink refills and/or energy gels / biscuits / bars for longer rides

Are bikes other than road bikes acceptable on any rides?

Yes they are although we recommend no knobbly tyres

Aspects of cycling the club is involved in:

Social runs

Chain gang sessions

Coached sessions for adults

Organising races

Competing in races

Organising road race, time trail, reliability rides, cyclocross

Taking part in sportives

Off roading

Do you run club social events?

Yes. Every year we organise an annual club award evening in January and we organise a summer and Christmas social. There are café stops during or after rides.

Number of members (roughly):


Current percentage of female members:

18%. This is currently on the increase

Do you have a women’s development officer?


Name: Astrid Pot


Club projects to support and encourage women:

We have a women’s focus group and a Women’s Officer. 

A survey of existing women riders and those who have ridden with the club in the past has resulted in a new format for our short social ride

Planned ride leader training

See the women’s page on the Seacroft Wheelers website  for more details

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, opportunity to train as ride leader

Website / social media / etc:

Club website:

Facebook page:

Facebook group:

Instagram: @seacroftwheelers

Joining Information

See the ‘join’ section of the club website

Contact details:


Information last updated month and year completed:

September 2020

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