Club type: Club
Affilation status: Active
Total club members: 126
About our club
The Shaftesbury Cycling Club is based at Mountnessing in Essex (between Brentwood and Chelmsford) and has over 140 members covering a very wide age range. Members participate in most areas of cycling activity and the Club promotes over 30 Club time trials each season as well as several Open Time Trials (the 50 having started in 1906), an Open Senior Road Race and a very popular series of Audax UK Randonnées. Details of all these can be found on this Website.
Most of the current active members live in Essex but there are still strong ties to its founding area of East London where in 1888 a group of cyclists formed themselves into the Shaftesbury Cycling Club. Why the Shaftesbury? - after all London was and still is a long way from Dorset. Well the Hall where they met was founded by Lord Shaftesbury, the 7th Earl, and the Club was supported by and is named after him. Not only has the name remained unchanged all these years but the Club Colours of Cardinal and Black were chosen in 1890 and only the Gold trimmings have been added since.
How to join our club
This club has not yet setup online purchasing of club membership subscriptions.