2015 is proving to be another great year for cycling in Yorkshire with the Tour De Yorkshire stage race in May bringing top level pro cycling to our county. Cyclists & non cyclists were out in huge numbers in Ilkley again watching the riders sprint along the Grove followed by the Cow & Calf Climb . We were given a special mention as Ilkley was referred to as “the capital of cycling in Yorkshire ” by the commentators.
As well as a great spectator sport , cycling is very much an activity in Ilkley Cycling Club for participants at all levels from those learning to ride with their families , joining in our youth activities or wanting to join one of our social rides ( see the Rides page ), challenging themselves at our renowned White Rose Classic Sportive,( entry here) to our local club racers keen to succeed across all the cycling disciplines ( details on our Racing pages )
Our training day on Saturday 28th Feb at the Steven Burke Sports Hub , Nelson was a great success & well attended by young people and adults – it shows what great use we could make of our own local off road circuit facility – hopefully our plans will see some progress in 2015.
Well supported Ilkley Cycling Club race events have included our Open 10 Mile & 25 mile Time trials in March & April. ICC ’s 2 day team race took place again on the 30th & 31st May with teams competing from all over the country. The Town Centre Races brought all of Ilkley out again on June 24th for an even more spectacular evening of racing from youth boys & girls through to the Elite women & men . The White Rose Classic on June 28th was another great event and our ‘vintage tweed’ ride the day before attracted a colourful bunch of non lycra clad riders . Later in the year we will be running our really successful ICC Cyclocross event again. A good starting point for those interesting in racing are the club time trials run on Tuesdays fortnightly through Spring and Summer . ( details here).
All is set for an exciting weekend of racing . The 2 Day Race Event Manual is here 2015 Ilkley CC – 2 Day – Race Manual – Rev B We have a full field of 26 three man teams Read More
ICC Vintage ‘Tweed’ Ride Saturday 27th June 2015 Tweed ride Ilkley Cycling Club and Verity Fine Worsteds is proud to present the second annual Tweed ride Saturday 27th June 11am meeting at the bandstand on the Grove This will be Read More