History

Daventry Cycling Club’s early beginnings are closely associated with Daventry Squash Club. In 2002 a number of players acquired mountain bikes and set off at weekends for club/pub runs, with the emphasis on pub!

At some point the group decided to enter Frances 2004 ‘Etape du Tour’, a single and extremely demanding ride of a stage of the Tour de France. This is how the move from cycle paths and pub stops gave way to a structured road training regime. Now riding road bikes, the training continued throughout 2003 and into 2004 until the big day; Sunday July 11th. With over 7000 riders the route covered 238 km from Limoges to Saint-Flour, south west France – all of the Daventry lads completed the event .

Gradually the group’s number increased and it was decided to put the club into a more formal position, we charged a membership fee and affiliated the club with British Cycling and Cycling Time Trials.

In addition to the Etape du Tour the club’s annual calendar now includes France’s huge Sportive – The Marmotte, events in Spain, The Welsh Dragon Ride, Road Racing, Time Trials, Triathlons as well as other home based rides.

Daventry Cycling Club is registered with and affiliated to British Cycling and Cycling Time Trials.