Welcome to the home of the Hethersett and Wymondham Velo Club. The club was formed in May 2013 with the aim of making club cycling accessible to riders of all levels of ability and experience and importantly enjoy the experience of riding with a group of friends.
We offer different rides throughout the week which are aimed at riders of all abilities. The idea is to give as much variation as possible so everyone can achieve maximum enjoyment. Our home base is the Social club on Queens Road Hethersett but we also start or pick up riders at Howards Cycles, Back Lane, Wymondham.
Our main club ride is on a Sunday all year round (subject to weather) depending on numbers these rides may split into more than one group to cater for various abilities this is dictated by the group, the ride is usually around 35 - 40 miles with a café stop halfway.
On Tuesday and Thursday evenings from spring to the autumn (again subject to weather) we offer a ride which is usually 25-30 miles with no break, at approximately a 15+ mph average.
On Wednesday (normally) we offer a social club ride for all club members which is conducted at a social pace, these rides are normally around 40 - 50 miles and include a coffee/cake stop.
On Saturday Mornings we offer a ride for those who are less confident and prefer slightly slower and shorter rides of around 25 miles again with a coffee/cake stop.
Club members also often post additional rides on other evenings, and also Saturday mornings these are often faster rides of around 40 miles based on interest and availability.
Our rides have at least one ride leader who will normally post details of starting points, timings and destinations in advance of the day.
We are happy for potential new members to come along for up to 4 rides as a guest, you will also have access to the club Facebook page for up to 2 months. It gives you a chance to get to know the club, and if you’re new to cycling, perhaps an opportunity to try out riding in a group. Please get in touch beforehand via our Facebook page or website so we know to expect you.
We also organise other social events throughout the year, including a summer picnic / BBQ and Christmas party.
If you wish to join HWVC please follow this link https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/profile/6701/hethersett-and-wymondham-velo-club-
Or visit our website: https://www.hwveloclub.com/
All HWVC club members have a duty of care to ensure that everyone can participate in club activities in a safe and enjoyable way.
If you are concerned about somebody’s safety, you can talk to HWVC’s Welfare Officer, Caroline Roberts, who can be contacted on 07740 438772.
Alternatively, you can contact:
• British Cycling 0161 274 2082
• Childline 0800 1111
• NSPCC 0808 800 5000
• Police 999
For further information, please visit britishcycling.org.uk/safeguarding