With a successful rider development plan already in place, it was a natural progression for the local Go-ride sessions to merge with the club.
This year the club hosted the National Paracycling Championships.
Vin Denson, the Tour de France team-mate of the late Tom Simpson, started his racing days at the Chester back in 1950. Recently a guest speaker at their annual club dinner, Denson was the first British rider to win a stage of the Giro d’italia and also the first to win a continental national tour (1965 Tour of Luxembourg).
Cementing the club’s time trial reputation, the Chester R.C took last year’s Women’s TTT National Champs, placing second this year. “I think it was important to us that we were going to do it for our local club,” beamed Rebecca Holland, one third of the team.