Originally called Team Sheffrec, the club was formed in 1989 by a group of Sheffield Recreation workers (hence the name). The founder members were: Brian Brogan, Dave Mappin, Chris Dale, Martin Brown, Ed Joy, Mick Boustred and Wayne Peacock. This was a very active road racing club competing in Time Trials, Grass Track, Road Racing as well as the odd Cyclo-Cross and even some mountain biking events. The early 1990's were a great time for Team Sheffrec with Matt McNaughton winning several junior MTB races and Marc Etches claimed a series win at Clipstone Forest. Founder member, Wayne Peacock went on to win major road races in France during the Summer of 1992.
Now renamed 'Sheffrec Cycling Club', we still maintain a focus on the competitive aspects of cycling, but have extended the range of activities and placed a greater emphasis on the social side. Our core activity is the Sunday Club Run, which aims to be as inclusive as possible, with newcomers and younger riders welcomed and every effort being made to keep all riders together throughout the day. On most occasions we head out from Malin Bridge into different parts of the the beautiful (but sometimes challenging) Peak District for rides of around 55 miles, taking in a cafe stop. On normally the first Sunday of each month, for a change, we head out east from Wicker Arches towards the flatter roads of South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire. We pride ourselves on an ethos of One Love (which is emblazoned on our kit) and aim to practice this by encouraging new and younger members to progress. We have a number of BC-qualified coaches in the Club and they and other more experienced riders are on hand to advise and guide novice riders. So come and give us a try - no obligation to join unless you enjoy your ride with us enough to make you want to repeat the experience.