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Retired, work part-time or shifts, enjoy being out in the countryside? Then cycle the lanes and byways of Cheshire and surrounding areas with Chester Easy Riders: you won't get left behind.
Chester Easy Riders is an independent cycling club affiliated to Cycling UK. We cycle every Thursday throughout the year with moderate and brisk day rides of 40 to 80 miles.

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About Us

Chester Easy Riders is an independent cycling club affiliated to Cycling UK. The club was started in 2008 by former local Cycling UK Secretary Bryan Wade to provide a wide variety of rides from different starting points in and around the City of Chester.  Rides take place every Thursday throughout the year starting from one of nine pre-selected café/tea places.  Typically there is a choice of two rides each week: an easy paced ‘moderate’ ride (12mph/20kph) with plenty of time to chat and make friends and a faster ‘brisk’ ride (16mph/25kph).  All rides are social with the emphasis is on the enjoyment of cycling with friends and colleagues. 

Members are drawn from an extensive area in and around Chester, Wirral and North Wales.  New riders are always welcome whether it’s just for the day or on a regular basis.  Just turn up and see what you think.  Why not come along and give it a try?  All we ask is that regular riders and members have third party ride insurance, either through the Cycling UK, or British Cycling.

The format is flexible and designed to provide the opportunity for full day or half day rides.  The group meet for tea/coffee at one of eight café/tea places at 10:00am with the ride starting at 10:30am.  The ride destination/lunch stop (usually a pub) is decided on the day by those who turn up, taking into account the weather, daylight hours and the experience and interests of the riders.  Rides are essentially on-road rides using quiet roads and lanes although some may include small sections on tracks and canal towpaths.  Some rides may be long, some short, some hilly and some extremely leisurely; it’s all about variety but with the single rule that no one gets left behind.

With the exception of the Meadow Lea Farm Coffee Shop, all the café/tea place starting points have been selected to lie about one hours cycling time from the centre of Chester and form a ring around the City thus providing a jumping off point to explore the lanes and countryside in all directions.  All the starting points have their own parking or public parking nearby.  The starting points are rotated each week so that each café/tea place is revisited only every eighth week.

To join a ride, simply make your own way to the appropriate café/tea place for 10:00am.  For a full day ride, cycle out to the café/tea place and join the others for the ride.  If you are looking for a shorter ride with friends just bring your bike by car to the café/tea place, park-up (but obtain the permission of the owners first) and join the ride from there: we’ll get you back to the start for afternoon tea.  For a morning ride just cycle out to the café/tea place, have a chat and then make you own way home again.  Whichever you decide you will be made welcome.

If you are joining the group for the first time contact Bryan Wade prior to the ride to confirm the ride details.  Riders under 18 years of age (guests and new riders) must be accompanied on the ride by their parent or guardian.  Regular riders and members must have third party ride insurance either through the Cycling UK or British Cycling.

Chester Easy Riders is affiliated to Cycling UK, the UK’s national cyclists’ organisation, and as such is covered by Cycling UK's organisers’ liability insurance.  While we recommend Cycling UK affiliated membership for regular riders and members, non-members with third party ride insurance through British Cycling are also eligible for membership and may participate in our rides.  Cycling UK affiliated membership, which comes with third party liability cover up to £10 million, can be arranged through the club.

Club membership subscription: £5.00 per anum from June to the following May.

Contact us:
by email to the club Secretary, Bryan Wade
or telephone/text Bryan Wade on 07901 553533


Chester Easy Riders Club Jerseys
An initiative by Ivan

Available in short and long sleeved versions plus wind jacket.