Coronavirus – Cancellation of Border City Wheeler Events

This will come as no surprise to you that we, the committee, have taken the decision to cancel all our open time trials, club time trials, Junior section activities and Harraby track meets until further notice.

We will, along with the CTT, British Cycling and VTTA be reviewing the situation with the hope that, all being well, we can maybe continue competitions later in the season?

We hope these actions will help reduce the risk of spreading the virus and ultimately it’s demise?

I wish you and your families good health and hope you all remain free from the virus at this difficult time.

On behalf of Border City Wheelers,

Lee Foster
Chair and Time Trial Secretary

New Rule for the Training of BCW Cycle Coaches

Aim: To provide the club with a number of qualified cycling coaches.

Border City Wheelers actively encourage and support the training and development of coaches to provide coaching to club members.

This rule relates to the funding and retention of new coaches or coaches undertaking the next level.

Members wishing to become a coach should apply to either the Junior Section Secretary or Club Chairperson for approval. Members may also be approached to become coaches.

Once it is agreed for a club member to attend a coaching course they are required to apply for a British Cycling bursary and pay the remainder of the course fee.

The balance of the course fee paid by the individual will be refunded in full, 50% after completed 5 coaching sessions and the remaining 50% after completing a further 5 coaching sessions (10 sessions in all).

On completion of the course the individual should provide the club Treasurer with a copy of the invoice etc and a copy of the certificate.

Junior Border City Wheelers: Go-Ride

Location – Harraby Race Circuit, Edgehill Road, Carlisle, CA1 3SN

Junior Secretary/ co-ordinator – Louise Harris
Contacts –

Date – every Friday at the location above
Times – starts at 6.45 but need to be there for 6.30
Groups – 3 groups- beginner, intermediate and advanced group

Louise Harris, Cath Lamb, Nicky Poole, Kate Bent and Ian Wrightson.

Steph Bell, Jane Bainbridge (Welfare Officer) and Chloe Bainbridge (Young Volunteer)

Kit – Bibs, shorts and jerseys please contact Howard Cain. For hoodies and kits bags please contact Louise Harris

Velodrome – we have a velodrome place due to the club being mark accredited. Children who wish to go to the velodrome must be a BCW club member and be a British Cycling member and should also attend the Go-Ride sessions to get a place at the velodrome

CCCA (Carlisle Circuit Cycling Association) – Facebook Homepage
British Cycling Code of Practice
British Cycling Code of Conduct
British Cycling Safeguarding Strategy


For Sale – Planet X Stealth

Size small [I’m 5′ 9″ and it fits great].
TA 53 tooth crown wheel
Sram carbon ten speed gear shifters
Carbon brake levers
Sram Force front and rear mechs.
Stealth carbon cockpit
Out front Garmin mount
Planet x 35 alloy wheels and Maxxim tyres
£525 [pedals not included]
More detail contact David Gibson
Bike currently leading BCW division four.

For Sale – Planet X Stealth TT Bike (Large)

Crankset 53/39 FSA Gossamer Pro Chainset Megaexo 172.5mm
Sram Force Front Mech
Sram Force 10spd Rear Mech
Sram 500 TT Levers
Planet X Stealth Bars/Pads Mk 1 S-Bend extensions
Sram Apex Brake Calipers
Planet X 90mm Stem
ISM PSN 1.1 Saddle
Planet X 82/50 Tubular Wheels
Zipp TT Computer Mount
Look Keo Pedals

This is an excellent bike and is still current in Planet X bike range, see link below geometry range:

This bike is equipped with Sram Force mechs and 50/80 carbon aero wheels, whereas the version in the link has Sram Rival mechs and Vision 35 wheels.

Asking Price is £895

Please contact Howard Cain 07912 054473 or
(Selling on behalf of a friend)

For Sale – Orbea Ordu Tri 1 TT Bike

Relisted 18 February 2019

Full carbon/52cm bike and carbon aero forks
Pair Zipp 808s, and Zipp 303 front wheel all tubs fitted with Tangente and Ultremo HT tyres
Zipp Vuca aero handle bars, Zipp 130mm carbon stem and Zipp carbon aero bars
Full Dura-Ace group set including brakes, bar-end changers, 53-39 175mm crankset and 12-28 cassette
Look carbon Keo pedals, ceramic bottom bracket
Selle Italia Signoti gel saddle, Zipp wheel bag and Cateye computer
This bike only weighs 8kg.  Cost £6200 to build would like OIRO £3000.
Contact Dave Forster 016973 52161 or 07850 984130


Arragons Cycles is pleased to offer members of Border City Wheelers with discounts for purchases and priority booking in our Shimano Service Centre.   We are an independent family business and our team of staff are passionate about cycling whether its road cyclist Rich, mountain biker Andrew or Phil & Sarah who are participators in the world of Triathlon!  We have a great range of road and time trail bikes from Scott, Van Nicholas, Kuota, Pinarello and Genesis.  Enjoy a brew while you browse our store.


A friendly independent Cycle Servicing Centre ideally located on the A7 in Longtown, Carlisle, on the Scottish Border. The Gateway to the 7 Stanes Trails in Newcastleton and Ae Forest.  Our aim is simple: to offer a service that exceeds your expectations. Whether it is delivering your new bicycle to your home, offering you a free cup of fresh coffee when you are in the showroom or being realistic with you, the customer, about your bike, accessories and repairs that may be required.  We love bikes and it shows! Quality brands are available including top makes such as Bionicon, Cuda, Felt, Haibike, Haro, Kona, Onza, Orbea, Saracen, Winora – each unique in their discipline adding that exclusive flavour to a market place full of run-of-the-mill products.  We believe in everyone being unique. Check out  Daan and Levi at BikeSeven are offering 10% discount to all BCW members.

Pilates Cumbria

Carol Westmorland is offering BCW club members the opportunity to attend Pilates sessions at a reduced rate of £6.00 per session, normally £7.50, discount applies to any class.  Click here for a class timetable.

Scotby Cycles

We offer Border City Wheelers members a minimum of 10% off all normal retail prices, however, it is worth telling the guys in the shop what you are looking for because there are great offers that come up from time to time.  We are one of the country’s leading dealers with top brands: Cannondale, Specialized, Trek, Endura, SIS, Elite trainers etc.  Every bike comes with a free six week safety check service.  If your bike needs repair we can usually have it done within 48 hours or less, and when you decide to splash out on a new bike why not trade in your old bike? We look forward to seeing you! Click here to view their website.