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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.

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