Welcome to Houghton Cycling Club

Houghton Cycling Club was established in 1932 and is therefore one of the oldest cycling clubs in North East England. (A history of the club can be found here: Houghton-Cycling-Club-History-1932-1987 )

Whatever your cycling interests, age, experience or ability, Houghton Cycling Club is open to everyone!

We cater for many different types of cycling including social, road racing, time trials, touring, mountain, audax and cyclo-cross.

We organise a very popular Sunday club run program which includes several ride options each week. We also promote a number of events throughout the year, including a series of 10 mile time trials, a reliability trial, circuit racing on the Nissan test track or at Hetton Park, the acclaimed Houghton Feast cyclo cross event at Hetton Park and the popular “Quarrington Hill Climb” competition in October.

The club is very active in road and Cyclo-cross racing scene with a number of members competing at a high level. However, we are keen to support anybody wishing to try racing for the first time, whether that be circuit racing or time trials.

Our Next Event

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    Circuit Racing at Hetton Country Park

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Club Runs

Sunday Rides for Members

We organise a very popular Sunday club run program which includes several ride options each week.

Our aim is to make the club run program as varied and interesting as possible so all ideas from members are welcome.

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Join us!

New members are always welcome at Houghton CC.

If you’d like to join like minded folk for club runs, events, competitions and social get togethers then membership is for you.

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Coaches Corner

Notes from our Resident Coach

From health and safety to improving speed and technique, our resident coach Ken Rutherford can help.

If you have any queries regarding cycle training, coaching etc just get in touch.

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Latest Facebook Posts

Hi all, I am needing volunteers to help lead club runs over the next few months, At the moment we as a club have over 100 members but only have 8 members who actively lead rides, I'm sure we could do better than 8, so please share your favourite rides with the rest of the club and take us on your favourite route, we need leaders for the medium and long ride, please email me on [email protected]
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Ken TeearsHi Steve, I regularly lead rides for small groups that I help train up for charity cycle challenges each year. Once it gets past June (when the cycle challenge is) I'll happily lead rides when needed. Anything from 40-70milers with a Houghton start and finish.

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Ken TeearsPs I'm a HCC member by the way

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Steven George Homer"HQ" is Durham Council layby (Do not park in front of any gates) opposite finish, sign on starts approx 7:00 with 1st rider off at approx 7:30 on M1010B course, 10 events from 10th May, £3 per HCC rider, £4 per non-HCC rider.

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