In the 1920's there were no less than five cycling clubs serving the needs of cyclists in South Cheshire, all being located in the Crewe area. The oldest of these was the original “Crewe Clarion Cycling Club” formed we believe in the late 1890`s and affiliated to the National Clarion Cycling organisation.
The second club to emerge around 1920 was “Crewe Wheelers Cycling Club” their Albert Crimes was a prolific record breaker and possibly the greatest exponent of the tricycle ever. The late 1920`s witnessed the formation of three more clubs namely “Crewe Falcon Cycling Club”, “Crewe section of Warrington Road Club” and “Crewe Road Club” the latter being the racing section of the local CTC section.
All these clubs thrived through the golden years of cycling and competition between them was to say the least spirited. With the arrival of the motor car in plentiful numbers the late 1950`s witnessed the demise of the bicycle as a pleasurable means of transport and club membership suffered. By 1968 only two clubs remained, the Clarion and the Wheelers, to ensure the continuity of cycling in the Crewe area members from both clubs met and agreed to amalgamate and “Crewe Clarion Wheelers” was born.
Since its formation the club has always taken great pride in developing a strong bond of friendship between its members, nowhere is this more apparent than on the weekly club runs where camaraderie is always the number one priority.
Over the years the club has been very successful in all spheres of competitive cycling with members gaining national recognition for their finishing positions in the top twelve of the BBAR. The club is proud of its member’s achievements; these are listed in the club records page and include a current National record for the ladies 24 hours event of 461.446 miles.
Crewe Clarion Wheelers have provided a focal point for cyclists in South Cheshire of all disciplines and abilities for longer than a few of the older members would care to recall.
The clubs membership currently stands at around 70 in number. The age profile has a good spread ranging from late teens ('the young') to those of a certain age ('the not so young').
There are of course riders of a competitive nature who enjoy the many road races and time trials run in and around the Cheshire/Shropshire/Staffordshire area, after all CCW has a long tradition of producing successful riders. Then again most riders just simply enjoy the comradeship and company of other riders on the Sunday morning club runs. Either way it’s all about enjoying riding your bike.
Sunday club runs cater for all abilities with distances from 40 miles to 90 miles; all runs enjoy a café stop.
Join us for a full day in the saddle or enjoy a shorter morning only ride or talk cycling on Tuesday evenings at the Vine - Shavington from 7o clock!