Edinburgh RC was established as a cycling club in 1925. Today we are one of the largest clubs in the UK, and our members are involved in all types of competitive and non-competitive cycling, including road, time trials, track, triathlon, mountain biking, and cyclo cross. We have a reputation as a friendly club, and welcome cyclists of all ages and abilities.
Edinburgh RC members compete at all levels, from novice to expert. Our members are regular prize winners in Scottish events and are also successful at UK and international level.
We organise weekly club confined time trials throughout the season, and promote a number of open road and off road competitions. The club also organises regular group training rides and coaching sessions. If you are new to racing, we can help you get started with advice, a supportive team environment and coaching.
The social side of cycling is an important part of Edinburgh RC. Many of our members don't race, and just enjoy taking part in our regular on and off-road group rides and other social activities. The club organise a Saturday morning group ride, suitable for novice riders and anyone who prefers a more leisurely alternative to the faster training runs. We also have a social, mid paced Sunday group ride. Club members also organise occasional weekend trips and the ever-popular annual Majorca training holiday.
Edinburgh is ideally placed for mountain-biking, with the Pentland hills bordering the city and the nearby '7 Stanes' mountain bike trails of Glentress and Innerleithen. The club organise regular local weekend group rides, mid-week night riding sessions and epic days out in the Scottish Highlands. These events cater for all ability levels with the emphasis on fun trail riding.
See the What's on page for details of current club activities.
With over 150 women, Edinburgh RC has one of the largest female cycling club memberships in the UK. Find out more about cycling with the ERC Women.
If you are 8-16 years old and interested in joining a cycling club, check out the ERC Juniors page to find out more about club activities for younger riders.
We have one of the biggest women's club memberships in the UK. Find out more about riding & racing with the ERC women
Check the What's on? diary page for details of club activities.
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