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Our aim is to offer our members a fun day out whatever their experience and speed; from racers to e-bikers, everyone is made welcome and you’ll be sure to find someone with a similar ability to your own.
We are delighted to have Chris Opie as our Club Patron
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Born in Truro, Cornwall, Chris grew up on a small beef and dairy farm. He attended Kea Primary and Penair Secondary Schools in Truro and began cycling competitively at the age of 10 and progressed to lead the British National Junior RR Series in 2005. He was a former member of Truro Cycling Club and has happy memories of taking part in the first Rosie Ride and the Bob Mansbridge Memorial Ride.

In 2006 Chris raced in France for UC Aubenas, and in 2008 was based in the Netherlands and Belgium. In 2010 he rode for Pendragon Sports/Le Col/Colnago and at the end of the 2011 season he was signed by Nigel Mansell's Team UK Youth. Chris signed for Rapha Condor–JLT for the 2014 season and for the following season he was announced as part of the inaugural squad for the ONE Pro Cycling.

In January 2019, Chris joined Global Cycling Network as a presenter and then decided to make a return to racing in 2020, with the Saint Piran team based in Cornwall.

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For Everyone

The club was set up by a group of cycling mad friends in the 1980’s and although the club has grown in size, it still retains its original aim of offering its members leader-led group rides around all the best routes in the Truro area.

“I’m just in the process of joining the club and I’m really impressed by the friendliness of everyone. It’s one of the main reasons I’m joining”
Tom Fletcher
Recently I was lucky enough to be given an electric bike. I had ridden previously but did not feel able to cope with the hills around Truro, (my new home) so now I had no excuse. The Only problem was I didn’t know the area well enough to feel confident to go out by myself. What to do? Luckily after an Internet search I found Truro Cycle Club. But was this really the group for me? (A 60+ grandmother) would I be faced with lots of teenage, Lycra clad, super-fast, people?. Having plucked up my courage, I arrived on my first ride to be met by the very friendly Dave Bennet and a mix of older and younger cyclists with a mix of e bikes and mountain bikes. Ok there was Lycra but not too flashy! The whole group made me very welcome and I enjoyed my first proper trip on my new bike at a very comfortable pace. What a relief not to worry about directions, mechanical problems or traffic. We were all looked after very efficiently, our intrepid leader taking into account our different pace and ensuring we kept together. Since then I have met such lovely people, who have always been kind enough to help me when needed. The Truro cycling club has given me the confidence to cycle again. They even run maintenance classes which has been invaluable. I would (and do) highly recommend the club.
Wendy Wynne

We have regular super easy rides for those interested in gaining more confidence and discovering the wellbeing benefits of cycling. Contact admin@truro.cc for more information.

In addition some of our members enjoy Time Trials, Audax, gravel and virtual rides along with cycle-touring and they would be happy to help you develop your interests.

There are also various social events available throughout the year and charity fundraisers, including the well known annual Bob Mansbridge Memorial Ride.

The Club offers our members exclusive Italian kit to buy from our own Santini Club Shop.

“I love the discipline of weekly rides – it really encourages me to get out on my bike regularly and I’ve learnt so much about cycling from other more experienced members”
Melinda Rickett

Founded in 1988

Set up by a group of friends in 1988. Bob Mansbridge and Jim King were founder members and were inspired by the ‘Milk Race’ (Tour of Britain) coming through Truro in the 1980’s.

The club has grown rapidly over the years and has members of all ages and abilities.

Our Committee

Our committee is elected yearly from our members, please come and join us.

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