||The Becontree Wheelers membership is drawn mainly
from East London and South West Essex although we do have
members who live as far away as Manchester, Reading and Nottingham.
The club caters for all cycling disciplines.
Our present strength lies in Time Trialling, where members have
won Team prizes in a number of local events in the past few
|Club members meet by the bus stop
outside Corbetts Tey cemetery (RM14 2UY) each Sunday morning for a gentle social
ride. Newcomers as well as club members are welcome to participate but
they leave at 8:30 am sharp so don't be late. The length of the ride
and the route are generally agreed at the time. For more information,
contact Terry Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact
the club or complete our on-line
Follow members' progess via Strava. You too can join through the
club's page on the Strava web site.
The popular Friday evening 10 mile Time Trial
series is held on the E14A course. This
is a 2 lap circuit of approximately 5 miles each lap. Young riders and novices
will be able to ride a single lap until they are sufficiently confident to cover
the full distance. Organised in an informal manner, members of other clubs
affiliated to Cycling
Time Trials are
always welcome to enter on the line. The series also provides two
separate competitions for club riders, one based on times and the
other on finishing positions. Since 2009 this series has been organised in
partnership with East
In recent years, the club has
organised a summer trip to France for a mixture of leisure cycling, good
food, wine and companionship, with an opportunity to watch stages of the
Tour De France thrown in. This has been held in conjunction with our
friends the Epsom CC.
Our list of promotions has been impressive. The Romford-Harlow Road race was a well established early season event for
Elite and other senior categories. The 2000 edition was included on the BCF
Premier Calendar. Its organisational team, led
by Alan Sanders, and in association with the Harlow CC, won
extensive praise from riders and officials alike. Unfortunately we will not be
able to promote this event for 2014.
See our "Events"
page for details of these and other promotions.
The club is prominent in Cycling
administration. In the past our members have served on local and national committees of
Cycling and local committees of Cycling