We are a small but friendly club which was formed in 1934 as the racing section of the old National Cycling Union's Eastern Section.
The Club is involved in all forms of cycling from touring, to racing, to social rides and members regularly go away on cycling holidays both at home and abroad.
We also compete in all forms of racing, from road racing, time trialling, track racing, grass track racing, cyclo cross, mountain bikes, and roller racing.
We have a social evening from 8:30 pm at the Scout Hall, Lone Pine Lodge, 307 Carter Drive, Collier Row, Romford, Essex RM5 2TU every other Wednesday from 8:30 pm (once a month during the summer as we meet every Tuesday for the evening 10 mile series). Activities include pool, darts and table tennis; refreshments are available at a small cost.
The Club has a country headquarters ('the Hut') at Ugley near Stansted Mountfitchett. This is a bungalow with beds and cooking facilities (and refreshments such as tea and coffee) for those who wish to stay overnight and is primarily used by those wishing to race on the courses in the area. It is also used by the club as the race HQ when promoting its own events in the area. This facility is free to club members.
The Club promotes a number of races each season. These include an open hilly 25 mile time trial and a 68 mile road race (as part of our commitment to the Essex Road Race League). We hold a number of club only events during the year including a series of 10 mile time trials in the summer. The club is also a member of the 32nd Association who promote a series of 'combined' club events during the year.
Club runs (touring rides) are arranged during the winter and on an ad-hoc basis during the summer. The meeting place is at Sabines Road, Navestock Heath on Sundays at 09:30 am.
The Easterley Road Club welcomes new members. Come along and meet us at the club room on Wednesdays or club runs on Sundays (see above) and when you are happy, download the application form, complete and sign it and return it along with the appropriate membership fee (see below) to Chris Burley (Membership Secretary) at 32 Havering Road, Romford, Essex, RM1 4QU (Tel: 01708 752742,
Do not worry about the Proposer and Seconder - we will do that for you!
The Racing Fee covers the member for these levies for all club and 32nd Association events and goes towards the cost of medals and engraving of the club trophies
The club sub entitles the member to stay at the Country Headquarters for no charge.
|Current rates are:||Racing fee (*)|
|Senior (18+yrs)||£ 35.00||£ 15.00|
|Junior (16-17 yrs)||£ 10.00||£ 7.50|
|Youth (under 16 yrs)||£ 5.00||£ 5.00|
(*) payable by all those racing
Second claim members pay half price subs
Members are required to be members of either the BCF or CTC. Please pay Club Subscriptions and Racing Fees to the Treasurer, Chris Burley. BCF and CTC subscriptions are paid directly to the BCF/CTC on receipt of your renewal reminder and advise Chris of your membership number as soon as you receive your card.
Please note BCF renewal forms may be included in their magazine. Only the insurance cover included in BCF Gold or Silver level membership meets our requirements. Bronze level is not acceptable. Please note members cannot take part in any club event or ride in the Club name until their subscription is fully paid.
Members must also ensure that their third party (public liability) insurance cover provided by the BCF or CTC is valid at all times to ensure that both they and the Club are protected when they take part in club activities.
We have a number of free Bronze BCF Memberships available for new members of the club. Click here to join the BCF on line. (All BCF Membership cards will be sent to the club secretary).
Since the mid seventies there has been a purpose built road / mountain biking circuit in East London called Eastway.
This has provided racing for all standards of rider right up to the lengendary 'Cannibal' himself - Eddy Merckx. This circuit however has been demolished to make way for the London Olympics and the new London Velodrome. So although we are going to lose a first class facility, the Easterley stand to gain significantly as the replacement GBP 4.5m circuit has now been built at Hog Hill and we are currently the closest club to it.
This new circuit provides the possibility of running races in a number of different configurations to provide variety, and of running two races simultaneously