Dittons Velo was formed in 2012 by a group of members from the Dittons Skiff and Punting Club who were also keen cyclists. Cycling is great cross training for rowing so it was a natural step to start riding together when the river was closed. Soon the rides became more organised and the club was formed which attracted more people.
The club meets every Saturday at 9am, to start riding by 9:30. There are groups for all levels of cyclists from social rides of 30miles with one hill, to medium groups riding 40-50miles, or a faster group doing more miles and almost certainly more hills. Rides always include coffee and cake stops!
Currently we are not taking on new members, but if you have questions about the club, read our frequently asked questions.
Who we are: a few rider profiles
Cycled to school on a red Raleigh “racing bike” as a teenager. Lots of mountain biking – to around “red run” standards. I wasn’t great but I liked the suffering of the uphill to earn the thrill and speed of
By Steven Hughes So why did I join DV? Prior to moving to Surbiton from Nottingham last year, I had started to get more into cycling. However, this was mainly commuting to work and cycling to watch my wife play
Growing up in Newton Abbot, Devon I was never too far away from either the coast or Dartmoor. After seeing the UCI World Mountain Biking championships in Plymouth my friends from school and I were all hooked on mountain bikes.