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Welcome
We are Barnsley Road club, and we are 100 years old.

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The Yorkshire Black Diamond Sportive is located in the heart of the Yorkshire Coal Field, on the edge of the Peak District National Park. 

80 glorious miles (129Km) of challenging route (3/5) that is back loaded with hills and stunning views 

See you on 14 July 2024

Things to note ...

Welcome rides

Thinking of joining a cycling club? Or perhaps its been a while and you want to test it out again? Come along and join us on our welcome rides. Approx. 35 miles, at a steady pace with a café stop.

All rides depart from Barnsley Town Hall, in the PALS square (by the fountains) on the following Sundays:

2nd June, 7th July,
4th August, 8th September 

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Junior Cycle Club Coaching

Junior Cycle Club Coaching 9:30 on Saturdays
 

Ride Start Location

We start our regular "Sunday Club Runs" from the iconic Barnsley Town Hall. 
Meet at the town hall for a 8:30 
am start.
 

 

Back in 1924 a small group of cyclists met together first in the Manor Castle Inn and then in a shed behind Caffrey’s Bike shop on Doncaster Road. Together they formed our club and 100 years later we are still going strong, as Barnsley’s oldest and largest cycling club. 

Back in those days we were strictly a road club and our first run saw members visit Goole and back in March 1924. Through the years our members participated in local time trials, hill climbs and road races but the a focus has always been the club runs on a Sunday. At the start there were about 20 original members, one of whom was William Miles who was the father of our longest serving members George Miles and his sister Barbara, still a link back to the very start of our club.
 

Come and join us this year as we celebrate our centenary. We are running a number of events to commemorate some of the rides that club members have participated in through the years and we would love to see you there. Please contact us if you want more information.
 

Our first event was a club ride once again out to Goole, riding in the tread marks of our forefathers! But keep coming back for more news on events we are holding through the year and also look out for our commemorative shirts, designed to celebrate the styles and colours of kits of our past.
 

Barnsley Road Club has been promoting cycling in our town for the past 100 years, we are a passionate club with members at our core. As an inclusive club we are represented at all levels by children, women and men. Although traditional road club rides are at the heart of what we do, we run cyclocross, track races, time trials and midweek gravel rides.
We would love you to join us as we cycle into the future in the years to come.

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