About ERC

Edinburgh RC was established as a cycling club in 1925. Today we are one of the largest clubs in the UK, and our members are involved in all types of competitive and non-competitive cycling, including road, time trials, track, triathlon, mountain biking, and cyclo cross. We have a reputation as a friendly club, and welcome cyclists of all ages and abilities.

You can find details about club activities in the What’s On? club diary

For the latest club news, please visit our Facebook Page, and you can also follow us on Instagram and 

Membership

You are welcome to come and try club activities before joining ERC.  In particular you are encouraged to meet us on our club rides, which run on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.  We ask you to join the club after attending a maximum of three sessions.

If you choose to join the club you will be entitled to take part in all future club events.  Club membership also entitles you to the benefits of coaching and club equipment.

All forms of membership are available including Youth, Junior, Full, Unwaged and Five Year (5 for the price of 4).

To join, fill in the online membership form, and pay your subscription.  The club uses Paysubsonline for this secure online payment service. Once your membership is active you can login to your account to update your details at any time.

If you have any questions about membership, please contact the club registrar

Juniors

ERC have a thriving junior club for riders aged 7 to 18, dedicated to teaching skills, having fun and getting fit in a safe, traffic free environment.  Our coaches introduce girls and boys to a wide range of cycle-sports, including mountain biking, cyclo-cross, circuit racing and track racing.

More information about Edinburgh RC Juniors

Triathlon

The ERC Tri Squad is Edinburgh RC’s multi-sport sub-section. We promote triathlon to all ages and abilities through a supportive and inclusive atmosphere. Whether you’re a total beginner or racing competitively, we have lots to offer. The club is run by the members and everyone has the chance to get involved.

Check the Whats-on? event page for information about club triathlon events and training sessions.

Follow the latest club triathlon news on the ERC TriSquad Facebook page.

You can contact the Triathlon Coordinator for more information about ERC Triathlon activities

Track

Meadowbank Track in Edinburgh has now closed, but the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in the east end of Glasgow gives members access to the boards all year.  Bikes, helmets and shoes are available to rent at the venue, and Glasgow Life, ERC and Scottish Cycling organise introductory sessions suitable for youth riders.  A weekly track league is held on Wednesdays in the winter time.

Check the Whats-on? event page  and the ERC Track Facebook page for information about club track activities.

Mountain Bike

ERC members organise various informal off road rides in the Pentlands, the Tweed Valley, and also further afield. Check the Edinburgh MTB Facebook Group for more information about MTB activities.

Club Promotions

ERC promote a series of popular open races.

For the latest information about ERC events, please check the ERC Facebook Events page and the Whats-on? event page.

You can enter ERC events online via British Cycling and Cycling Time Trials.

The club TT series is a popular introduction to racing for many club members. Individual riders pit themselves against the clock over 10 miles in a mid week evening series that runs from April to September. The club TT series is jointly run by Musselburgh RCC and Edinburgh RC, alternating between the Saltire (Tranent) and Longniddry time trial courses.

Check the Edinburgh RC and Musselburgh RCC Facebook pages for more information about the time trial series.

ERC Youth Circuit Races – 3rd and 10th March 2018

Closed circuit racing for Youth and Junior riders at East Fortune Race Circuit, East Lothian

Enter Youth Circuit Races Round 1 and Youth Circuit Races Round 2 online

The season opener for Scottish Cycling’s premier road racing series.  Race day features two events: a main race for higher category riders and a support race for 3rd & 4th Category riders, Juniors and Women. Enter Gifford Road Races online

A classic early season hilly time trial, following a scenic 22 mile loop over the Meldons hills near Peebles. For more information about this event, visit the Tour of the Meldons Facebook page or enter the Tour of the Meldons online.

A time trial for teams of two riders over a testing route around the famous Humbie circuit (Glenkinchie, Humbie, East Saltoun, West Saltoun) Sponsored by the Glenkinchie Distillery. Enter Glenkinchie Team Time Trial online

A race over a challenging circuit based on Howgate, Leadburn and Gladhouse, south east of Edinburgh. This year the Tour de Gladhouse is part of Scottish Cycling’s Women’s RR Series and incorporates the SC Junior Women’s RR Championship. Enter Tour de Gladhouse online

Lothian Flyer RR – 21st July 2018

Regional B road race for 3rd & 4th cat riders, based on the Stobo-Dreva circuit. Enter Lothian Flyer online

A 10 mile time trial named in memory of former club member Ian McCulloch, held on the Saltire course.

A race over a challenging circuit based on Howgate, Leadburn and Gladhouse, south east of Edinburgh. This race includes the prize of the magical “Eastern Promise Lamp” for the highest placed Edinburgh RC member. Eastern Promise event information

Club Equipment

The club keeps a range of bikes and other equipment that club members and coaches can borrow. See the equipment page for more information.

Club Clothing

The club currently has a limited amount of stock that is available to purchase at Gamma Transport Division in Stockbridge:

Gamma Transport Division
6 Dean Park Street
Stockbridge
Edinburgh,EH4 1JW

If you have any questions regarding club kit then please contact the Club Clothing Coordinator

Roll of Honour

Notable achievements in national and international competition by ERC members