Welcome to the Deeside Thistle Cycling Club. To give you a flavour and background to our history and pedigree, Deeside Thistle Cycling Club was established in 1948 making it one of the oldest clubs in Scotland. Today we enjoy a membership in the region of 625 or which over 280 are British Cycling members, ratified by the British Cycling Federation, making us one of the largest clubs in the United Kingdom.
Our members participate in cycling’s many forms including road racing, time trials, Sportives, mountain biking and the re-emerging cyclo-cross discipline. Whilst road competitive cycling remains a core value of our club, by far the most popular form of cycling amongst our members is cycling for pure pleasure, physical and mental wellbeing. In terms of youth in our sport, we presently have club members under the age of 12 whilst at the other end of the age scale we have members who are now in their 80’s. In fact some in their 70’s are still competing which goes to prove age is no barrier.
Local clubs such as Deeside Thistle are well placed to offer the local community the chance to get involved and improve their fitness be that purely leisure or towards personal achievement in competitive cycling. In addition to taking part in competition, the opportunity to enhance and develop added skills by way of event organisation, timekeeping, marshalling which are all vital parts to participation is also encouraged by and made available to new members, where full training and guidance is provided. With the current club’s sponsorship arrangement, Deeside Thistle is also very proud to be associated with three key sponsors, Stena Drilling, McIntosh Plant Hire and Tierney Strachan all who see Deeside Thistle a worthy medium to market their names alongside.
Neil Howarth, Chairman