About Shibden Cycling Club

Shibden CC started out as a small group of friends who were passionate about cycling, and has grown from there attracting new members each year.

We firmly believe in encouraging people of all abilities to ride and join our club no matter how much previous cycling experience they have. Beginners are welcome as are Juniors, who we support in developing their skills and love of exercise.

Weekly Rides


Monday - Mountain Bike Social Ride

6:30pm - Black Dyke Mills, Queensbury or 6:45pm at Hipperholme Traffic Lights


Tuesday - Cyclocross Training

Training for all ages aimed at improving Cyclcocross skills and fitness


Thursday - Mountain Bike Half Wheelers - Fast Ride

6:45pm - Black Dyke Mills, Queensbury



Lots of Cyclocross racing for both adults and kids as well as the normal Road / Mountain Bike social rides.

Come and Join Us


We are always accepting new members, please get in touch for more information - Phone: Ian Spencer on 07752907444 or Email: garrycockroft@hotmail.com

Latest News and Events

2018 Chiller 24 Hour Mountain Bike Race – Kielder
2018 Chiller 24 Hour Mountain Bike Race – Kielder

2018 Chiller 24 Hour Mountain Bike Race – Kielder

Shibden CC again headed to one of the winter 24 hour mountain bikes races, this year choosing the ‘Chiller’ event on the Scottish border at Kielder. As expected the weather played a big part over the course of the race……

Due to start at 12noon, meant a busy morning getting the ‘Base Camp’ setup. We knew that the weather was going to deteriorate once the race started so we made sure that the Gazebo, Power Generator, Cooking and Sleeping facilities were ready before things got tough! We’d secured an area in the carpark adjacent to the race HQ, so we were in a good spot!

The race started on time, team riders setting off quickly, solo riders making sure that they were riding at s sustainable pace.

The first Shibden CC rider to appear after their first lap was solo rider John Hebron followed by Anthony Spalding (riding for a Shibden CC / Nier) combined quad team.

The Quad teams decided that swapping riders each lap was the best strategy, However SCC rider Jack Ackroyd and Olver Harker (Riding as a pair in the Firth Cycles Team) elected to do 3 laps each before changing!

The course was 7.8 Miles long and had 1100 feet of climbing. There was a good mix of single track and fire road. Most of the track was great fun and a challenge to ride, the one place that we all hated was a decent on a heavily rutted fire road, this filled with water and drenched everyone with freezing water, a real test of temperament. Faster riders were doing a lap in under 50 minutes, but any time under 1 hour was an achievement.

As the afternoon wore on all teams / riders settled into the race with very little drama. Andrea Ackroyd had to deal with a puncture on an early lap, but ran with her bike and wasted very little time.

As evening approached the weather started to change, initially there was drizzle which then turned into heavy rain. John Hebron was the first rider to have difficulties. John had started fast and had completed 4 laps in well under 4 hours, but had started to get cramp.

As it came dark, the rain turned to sleet, by this time the teams were digging deep to keep going. Ian Cooper, riding solo was steadily making progress, Jack and Oliver in the pairs were still doing 3 lap stints. Both quad teams were going well. John Hebron had stopped riding, hoping that his crap would improve later.
By 9pm the weather continued to deteriorate, it was now snowing, up on the top of the course it was starting to get tricky. Jack Ackroyd came back after his 6th lap freezing cold and wet through. Oliver went out and did a couple more laps but they both decided to wait for the weather to improve.

By midnight the snow had turned into a blizzard, the wind had picked up and conditions were bordering on unsafe!!! Ian Cooper kept taking short breaks, getting dry, warm and eating, but each time returning to do yet another lap.

The two quad teams, rotating riders kept going, but by 3am the Shibden Team of Andrea Ackroyd, Ian Spencer, Matt Dryden and Heath Ackroyd stopped riding, waiting for better weather.
The Shibden CC / Nier team, kept going…. Club members Anthony Spalding and Garry Spencer along with Donna Waring and Nigel Smith didn’t let the horrendous weather blunt their spirit.

As dan approached the weather improved, it stopped snowing! Oliver and Jack started riding again, as did the Shibden CC Quads team. Although the riders were obviously tired, the better weather lifted spirits and everyone got on with finishing the race.

So how did we all do?
Ian Cooper - 8 laps - Vet 60 Solo – Winner!
Anthony Spalding, Gary Spencer, Nigel Smith, Donna Waring (Shibden CC / Nier) – Mixed Quads – 27 laps - Winners
Andrea Ackroyd, Ian Spencer, Matt Dryden, Heath Ackroyd – Mixed Quads – 19 laps – 3rd
Jack Ackroyd, Oliver Harker – Male Pairs 12 laps – 4th
John Hebron - Solo – 5 laps 45th

Although the conditions were extreme there was a pretty positive attitude throughout the race. Everyone did their best and we got some great results.

Well done everyone!

Yorkshire Cyclocross - 2017 Winter Series Review
Yorkshire Cyclocross - 2017 Winter Series Review

Yorkshire Cyclocross - 2017 Winter Series Review

Over the course of the season 21 club members took part in the Winter series, held over 9 rounds around Yorkshire. Members ranging from 12 year old through to 60+ competed.

Overall Seniors we had Matt Taylor in 4th, Andy Peace 10th, Joe Coukham 12th and Harry Walshaw 26th

U14’s saw Finlay Ackroyd 18th and Sam Morris 19th.

In the U16’s Jack Ackroyd came away with 3rd, Ben Grantham was 6th and Will Thompson 7th

Junior, Matt Taylor 3rd, Joe Coukham 4th and Harry Walshaw 7th

Lucy Whearty came 6th in the Junior Female category.

Grant Whitaker was 9th in the Seniors

In the V40’s Andy Peace 2nd, Gary Spencer 17th, Ian Spencer 26th and Stephen Bottomley 28th

Joanna Morris was 6th in the Female V40’s

V45’s saw Heath Ackroyd 13th, Wayne Morris 28th and Nick Hindle 44th

Ian Cooper came 3rd in the V60’s category.

Well done to everyone, Winter cross is a test of temperament, skill and fitness.

Summer Cyclocross Season Review
Summer Cyclocross Season Review

Summer Cyclocross Season Review

Results have now been confirmed for the 2017 Yorkshire Cyclocross Summer Series, Shibden CC have had a very successful season. As a club we have won the Team Prize, 27 riders have amassed 18688 points over the course of the season.

Matt Taylor has won the Junior category and came 2nd in the overall standings (out of 366 competitors).

Ian Cooper has won the MV60’s, Chris Taylor came 2nd in the MV45’s and finished 7th overall, Joanne Morris came 2nd in the FV40’s.

Other Stand out results included Rose Lees who came 5th in the FV40’s, Garry Spencer - 5th in the Male Seniors, Ben Grantham and Will Thompson came 6th and 7th respectively in the Under 16’s. Andy Peace finished 8th in the MV45 Category.

In all 366 people were involved within the racing over the 8 rounds of the championship.

For more details see https://yorkshirecyclocross.com

Well done to all riders.

Way of the Roses...
Way of the Roses...

Way of the Roses...

An Epic way of the roses Social ride was completed over the weekend by six riders. 
Hipperholme to Morcombe then finishing at York on the first day (170 miles).
Then York to Bridlington and back to Hipperholme on the second day (160 miles). 
A great 2 days of riding in perfect (but rather hot) weather was had by all and 330 miles over two days is not bad going

Otley Summer Cyclocross
Otley Summer Cyclocross

Otley Summer Cyclocross

Queensbury and shelf based Shibden CC had a fantastic day at Otley Cyclocross races today.

First up was the under 8s, Josh Daley took an impressive 1st place for Shibden with team mate Casey Jackson following in behind. The Two Stanton-Spencer brothers had a battle between themselves for places with Rory beating Louis on the line.

Jude Stanton-Spencer and Sam Morris raced in the under 10s and under 14s. Difficult for them with no team mates this week to work with but still top efforts.

Then the main race for the day with a dominating performance for Shibdens Matt Taylor taking top spot by a country mile and Jack Clackson of Hope Factory Racing taking second place.

Shibdens Chris Taylor taking 3rd place in a world class field, 1st placed went to world champion Ian Taylor. Shibden rider Ian Spencer managed to get him self in to the top 30 for the fist time.

Shibdens Ian Cooper taking 1st place easily in the vets 60 catalogue

YCCA Summer Cyclocross Round 1
YCCA Summer Cyclocross Round 1

YCCA Summer Cyclocross Round 1

Shibden CC got off to a flying start in the first round of the Yorkshire Summer Cyclocross at Newsome High School, Huddersfield on Wednesday night. New Club Rider Matt Taylor taking victory in the main race of the evening, beating all 145 participants and surprising many in the process.

Other stand out results were Andy Peace and Chris Taylor taking 2nd and 3rd in the Vets and Gary Cockroft taking 5th in the V40 Category.

All together 17 Shibden CC adults took part in the race, everyone has their own story (in some cases excuses) for what happened in the race.
Well done everyone, see you all at the next round Wed 10th May – Otley.

Results are available here.


Yorkshire Cyclo Cross association web site can be found here.


Littlemoor Park Cyclocross
Littlemoor Park Cyclocross

Littlemoor Park Cyclocross

Shibden CC hosted round 6 of the Yorkshire Cyclo Cross Association Summer series in Littlemoor Park, Queensbury on Wednesday evening.

A technically challenging course led to some close racing. 95 children started the Under 14 race and 130 riders took part in the Over 14 race. There was in excess of 500 people in the Park to watch the proceedings on a warm, sunny evening.

Shibden CC was represented by 14 children and 13 adults, a great turn out.

Stand out Shibden CC results in the adult race were Matt Taylor who chased National Champion Billy Harding for the race win, Matt had to settle for 2nd place on the night, but was first Junior, another great result.

Chris Taylor finished 2nd in the MV45 class.

Ben Grantham had a strong race coming home 3rd in the Under 16’s.

Ian Cooper was unlucky, puncturing on the first lap, but continued with a flat front tyre to finish 4th in the MV60 Class, a great effort on the hilly technical course.

In the Ladies race Jo Morris rode consistently to 4th place in the FV40 class.

Well done to all riders!

Many thanks to everyone who came to help set the course up, sign on riders and marshal the event, it couldn’t happen without you

PMBA Enduro Round 2 Rundown
PMBA Enduro Round 2 Rundown

PMBA Enduro Round 2 Rundown

Round 2 of the PMBA enduro series took place on Sat 3rd and Sun 4th June at Lee Quarry and Havok Bike Park, Bacup. Saturday was a practice day, there were 6 race sections spread over a 25 Mile loop, so quite a distance to cover! Stage 1 and 6 were long runs down through Lee Quarry, Stages 2 and 3 ran in the Quarries on the Moors. Stages 4 and 5 were on rocky, rooty lines in Havok Bike Park.

On the practice lap lots of riders commented on how technical and difficult Stage 5 was due to the muddy conditions.

Race day and all Shibden CC riders had safe rides and enjoyed the casual atmosphere. Unfortunately Stage 2 had to be dropped from the results due to timing issues, a shame as our riders did well on this flatter stage which suited fitter riders!

In the Under 16’s Dean Wardman on his first Enduro came home in 8th place. Jack Ackroyd came in 4th, he was the fastest rider on Stage 2 and 3, but dropped his chain on Stage 4 and 6 which cost him time.

17 year old Oliver Harker finished 14th in the Under 19 category, racing against older riders.

Ryan Crayden-Reed came home 5th in the Hardtail category, riding on this type of bike is no mean feat on these punishing rocky stages.

Well done everyone.

Ladies Mountain Bike Group
Ladies Mountain Bike Group

Ladies Mountain Bike Group

Mtb ladies ride to the Beacon quite an eventful night!

EBCC / Shibden CC Go Ride Games
EBCC / Shibden CC Go Ride Games

EBCC / Shibden CC Go Ride Games

Presentation from TdY EBCC / Shibden CC Go Ride Games at the Mill in Queensbury - What a fab day. Well done to everyone who took part.

Yorkshire BSCA Cyclocross - 26th February 2017
Yorkshire BSCA Cyclocross - 26th February 2017

Yorkshire BSCA Cyclocross

Fantastic day out cyclocross racing at the British School Regional Championships for Shibden CC.

First for Ryden Hindle under nines. Second for Izabel Young, under nines.

The Crabtree brothers scored us another two second places with Ciaren in the under fifteens and Ollie in the overs.

Then third place by Will Thompson who was in the lead in his category for twenty five minutes of a thirty minute race and an amazing effort from all the Shibden juniors. Well done guys!!!

All of this couldn't be done without the amazing coaching from the EBCC.

Strathpuffer 2017
Strathpuffer 2017

Strathpuffer 2017

Shibden CC once again took nearly 40 riders up to Inverness for the annual winter 24 hour Mountain Bike race. Cold, but settled weather made for some very fast racing. The icy conditions also meant that good technique (and lots of luck!) were needed to avoid losing time through accidents or mechanicals. This year once again we concentrated on the Quads categories, running 5 Male, 1 Mixed , 2 single speed, and a youth team. (9 teams, 36 riders). We also ran a pair, Craig Woods and Gaz Spencer who had ridden the 400 miles from West Yorkshire over three days before the event!

In all there were 133 Quad teams, 85 pairs, 100 solo riders plus school and social groups competing. 880 individuals had entered! Over the 24 hours 6,583 laps were recorded!

24 hour racing is a tough discipline, then add the fact that you are in the Scottish highlands in January and it gets even more demanding. It's dark for 17 hours, and this year the average temperature over the 24 hours was -3C! It's fair to say that some of the people who'd not done this before had to dig pretty deep!

All the teams have a story for how their 24 hours unfolded, at the end of the race Shibden CC had fared pretty well.

3rd Place Male Quads - 36 Laps

3rd Place Mixed Quads - 32 laps

3 teams placed in the top 10 in male quads

5 teams placed in the top 25 in male quads

8th fastest race lap - (Anthony Spalding)

Lots of very sore legs.......

Here's some of the pictures that we collected over the course of the race.

Event information can be found on the Strathpuffer web site.

FIrth Cycles
FIrth Cycles

Club Sponsors

Firth Cycles, based in Queensbury, West Yorkshire, Firth Cycles is a great little bike shop on a great big hill.

31a Black Dyke Mill, Queensbury, Bradford, BD13 1QA

Tel: 01274 817483

e: info@firthcycles.com


R1de - Be part of the movement: http://www.r1de.co.uk/

IAG Developments: http://www.iagdevelopments.co.uk/

Lenny Agency: http://www.thelennyagency.co.uk/

PW Painters & Decorators: 07866625907 

Hodgson Haulage: http://www.hodgsonhaulage.com/

Latest Jersey
Latest Jersey

Club Kit

If you would like to buy any club kit, please visit http://www.forcegb.com/ who are happy to supply one off garments.  All garments are made at their factory in West Yorkshire.



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Key Members

Ian Spencer Club President
Neil Heywood Treasurer
Jack Chambers Road Co-ordinator