Windmill Cycle Club Special Events

Throughout the year we organise special events from day rides further afield, to weekends away and off-bike social events at local pubs, bike shows visits and lots more.

Be sure to bookmark this page and come back soon to see what we're planning. Don't forget to connect with us on Facebook too, so you're always up to date.

Why not let us know about an event you are planning and we'll tell our members about it here. Please use the Contact Form to get in touch.

Special Events are normally open to everyone, though occasionally we may have restricted places and will offer those to regular riders in the group first. More reason than ever to join us on a local ride!

2020 was shaping up to be our busiest year so far - then we all know what happened. We've had to postpone a number of planned events in the hope these can take place in 2021. Keep an eye on this page, or follow us on Facebook to ensure you don't miss out on an amazing Windmiller Big Weekender.

Thursday
August 19, 2021
EVENT STATUS:
Game on for 2021

7 Stanes Weekend, Innerleithen

Due to the current situation, we have postponed our trip - Four days up in the Scottish Borders riding some of the best man-made trail centres the UK has to offer.

Accommodation has been put on hold in the hope we can re-book for a date in 2021. Watch this space!

Full Event Details Here
Friday
June 25, 2021
EVENT STATUS:
GAME ON FOR 2021

Isle of Wight Big Weekender

Due to the ever unfolding situation that is the Coronavirus (Covid 19) outbreak we have made the difficult decision to postpone this event until 2021. New event dates are (provisionally) 25/26/27 June 2021.

Everyone signed-up for 2020 is assured of a place on the 2021 version of this event. Stay well. Stay Safe Windmillers.

Full Event Details Here
Sunday
October 11, 2020
EVENT STATUS:
Completed

Surrey Hills Sunday

The long awaited return to the Surry Hills! One of our favourite one day ride locations, the Surrey Hills has got it all - twisty singletrack, big climbs and huge descents. A great day out and one not to be missed.

This event is open to all Windmillers and friends. Please try and share a car to Peaslake so we can reduce our environmental impact.

Full Event Details Here
Friday
September 4, 2020
EVENT STATUS:
Completed

Black Mountains & The Elan Valley

After a successful reccy ride in 2019, the Elan Valley is ready for a bigger group visit in 2020. An amazing place to ride with a huge variety of trails including the infamous 'Monk's Trod'. This time we start the weekend with a visit to the Brecon Beacons National Park to ride the 'Black Mountains Classic' route - it's ace!

Accommodation has been secured for 12 windmillers. This event is Fully Booked for 2020. We're sure to return, so keep an eye on these pages.

Full Event Details Here
Saturday
March 7, 2020
EVENT STATUS:
Completed.

Strade Bianche di Essex

Those of you that have ridden this before will recognise most of the route, but this year we are running it in reverse. We would recommend a gravel, CX or mountain bike for this challenge. This is a non lead event with no route markings or Marshalls.

This event has been completed, but we've left it here for now to show you what we've been up to so far this year.

Full Event Details Here
Saturday
February 29, 2020
EVENT STATUS:
Completed.

Cheeky Wales Weekend!

Plan is to leave Hitchin perhaps about 7-8am, drive up to Coed-y-Brenin trail centre to ride “the Beast” and “the Bull” on Saturday.

This event has been completed, but we've left it here for now to show you what we've been up to so far this year.

Full Event Details Here

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