WELCOME TO MARFORD AND GRESFORD VELO CLUB
A friendly club open to all cyclists
Welcome to Marford & Gresford Velo Club (M&G for short) we are a friendly, social cycling club formed in 2010.
Basing our rides from our main sponsor, Alf Jones Cycles (Alf's) in Gresford nr Wrexham, we try to cater for all levels of recreational cyclists from beginner’s rides arranged 2 or 3 times a year (up to 20 miles) to rides for the more competent cyclist of anything between 60-80 miles dependent on elevation.
Boasting a membership currently of about 150 with their own private Facebook groups, we also maintain a public Facebook page which can be joined. A management committee was formed in 2015 to ensure that the club is run correctly for the benefit of all its members and it has already organised a number of successful social events for our members.
The club arranges official rides every Sunday morning throughout the year; times vary to suit weather and light conditions, generally 9:00 (Short and Medium Rides in summer), 8:30am (long rides in summer) See FaceBook events for further time details.
Weather permitting, we do offer club rides on Sundays throughout the colder months, organising medium length flat and hilly outings along with a longer faster ride.
We welcome prospective members to try out group riding with us, but we’re sure you will understand that currently this has to be in line with our Covid 19 prevention measures. We limit the number of riders per group ride, and those participating have to be prebooked.
We normally expect that if you enjoy the club ride experience on a couple of occasions you would join formally before continuing to ride with us.
If you would like to take part in one of our rides on a tryout basis, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be able to help you out.
We have a number of regular routes but we are always on the look out to add to those and a list can be found on the rides page. Of course, as with all serious cyclists we do ensure that there is a coffee and cake stop en-route. (during Winter we may also instigate shorter 'non-stop' rides so riders don't get cold... coffees back at Alfs.
In the summer, evening rides take place on Wednesdays at 6pm from Alfs these are usually 25-30 miles without a stop.
In addition to these, gaining popularity are 'Social' Saturday and mid week rides which are usually arranged on an ad-hoc basis through our Facebook group page.
Please browse our pages to discover more about M&G.
Subject to current anti Covid-19 measures imposed by the Welsh government, regret to advise that our club organised Sunday rides have been suspended until further notice.
NEW KIT LAUNCHED
We are pleased to announce the launch of our updated kit >>>
Additional 'official' rides added.
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