Calder Clarion News
Calder Clarion Cycling Club is based in the City of Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Originally the club was Wakefield Clarion which was known to exist in 1922. The club was part of the National Clarion formed in the 1890s.
In 1952 Calder Clarion was formed as the team name for racing members of Wakefield, Huddersfield and Halifax Clarions. Eventually Halifax Clarion disbanded and Huddersfield left the Clarion movement to become Huddersfield Star Wheelers, leaving Wakefield Clarion as the only remaining club in Calder Clarion. The club decided to take the name Calder Clarion and have been known as that since 1959.
Calder’s most famous member is Barry Hoban who had an illustrious career as a Continental professional rider and held the record for highest number of stages wins by any British rider in the Tour de France until Mark Cavendish took over.
We are an established and enthusiastic club, being part of the National Clarion (founded in 1895) gives us the chance to ride and compete with 30-plus sections and 1700 other members.
We offer local cyclists from the Wakefield area, access to club cycling with a community feel. Our activities range from introductory rides for the less experienced rider to Sunday club run rides of up to around 90 miles. You will find regular club cycle rides across the week, suitable for you, whatever your speed, ability, experience, age or sex.
You can join the club and develop your cycling to a more serious level, including sportives, time-trialling at our summer Wednesday night time-trial series and road racing. In the winter months a number of riders regularly compete in cyclo-cross events, include several of our young Go Ride members.