Somerset Road Club

The Home of Cycling in Taunton


Somerset Road Club currently has over 120 members drawn from Taunton, Bridgwater and the surrounding area, with wide ranging interests and abilities.  Although we have a strong allegiance to racing, promoting road and circuit races and time trials, the majority of members don’t race and value the social aspect of cycling in the club and love a good cafe stop.  For more information about our rides, check out our Club Rides page and FAQ section.

As well as road cycling, we have members competing in cyclo-cross and mountain biking and welcome new members of all ages, interests and abilities.

If you are interested in joining our cycling club, please see further information under the FAQ section or email our Membership Secretary for further details.

In addition to this website, we also have a Facebook Page  and Facebook Group where more information is posted about current events and ad-hoc rides.

We are proud to have a long established relationship with our sponsor The Bicycle Chain, who have stores in Taunton, Bridgwater and Weston-super-Mare.  Please support our sponsor and ensure these local cycle stores continue to thrive.

Somerset Road Club members on one of their cycling club social rides
Somerset Road Club cycling club members in The Bicycle Chain shop
Cyclo-cross event

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Posts from our Facebook Page

6 days ago

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There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but a coffee and cake for £2 isn’t to be sniffed at! Who’s up for a post Festivities 100km ride on 27th to Kilver Court? 9pm @ Walford Cross. #festive500Festive 500 - Cafe Offer

Great news, for this year's challenge we're offering coffee and a cake for £2 to every rider taking part in Festive 500. Simply ride to the store and show us you're signed up to the challenge. Kilver Court have a selection of fresh treats to tempt you each day.

So whether you start a ride from here or visit us halfway round you'll be able to refuel and keep clocking those kilometres. There's secure storage for your bike inside, free postage on any purchases and we also have a range of tools here should your bike need some first aid.

This offer is valid from 24th - 31st December (store closed on 25th)

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2 months ago

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Steady 16-18 Bampton ride this saturday. 9 a.m. from BC Taunton. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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Steady ride to Bamptonia on Sat (16-18). No one will be dropped (hard to do at that speed!!). The hill bunnies will wait at the top so we all regroup. Option of going back via Tivey for those who want a longer ride. Meet at BC for a 9 a.m. start. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

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A few photos from yesterdays Crit race in Paignton. Please tag as you wish. ... See MoreSee Less

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Somerset Road Club members participate in all forms of cycling including road and circuit racing, time trials, track, touring, sportives and leisure riding. Check out the brief details below for more information.

If you are new to cycling or perhaps thinking of purchasing your first bike you might find visiting The Bicycle Chain stores in Taunton, Bridgwater or Weston-super-Mare a great help or talk to some of our members.

Somerset Road Club members on social cycle ride


Yes, you can join us on one or two club rides on a come and try it basis.  If you enjoy these rides and would like to continue riding with us, we ask that you join the club.  We have rides of varying distance and pace, please contact the Membership Secretary  before joining us so we can ensure you join a suitable ride and that we know to expect you.

We welcome members of all ages. However, we require that parents or guardians of young people taking part in all our club activities complete our parental consent form.  This form should be completed by the parent/guardian of anyone under the age of 18 years wishing to take part in Somerset Road Club activities.

In addition, riders under the age of 16 years must also be accompanied by a parent/guardian or a nominated accompanying adult provided on this form.

We have a range of rides leaving the Taunton and Bridgwater area most Saturday mornings (see the Club Rides section).  Up-to-date information on rides is posted on our Members Only Facebook Group and the Membership Secretary can provide you with temporary access to give you a flavour of our activities if you are interested in joining.