Welcome to Out of the Saddle Cycling Club Website

Brothers Russell and Dean Downing raising money for good causes with support from Bike Pure.

We want to show what cyclists can do off of the bike by raising funds for good causes and also with our association with Bike Pure show everyone what we believe in. So anyone out there who wants to join us, please get in touch via the contact us page.

In 2012, we raised nearly £10,000, bringing our total in the last 4 years close to £30,000 which has been split across the charities we support. The charity in 2012 was Brothers on Bikes, who rode the length of the British Isles and completed John O Groats to Lands End. The brothers Sam and Ollie Turner were 15 and 14 years of age at the time of the charity bike ride they took on. It was a pleasure to support these guys in 2012.

The cycling club now has close to 40 members and most members are actively involved in raising money and promoting the club ethos. With brothers Dean and Russell Downing acting as popular role models in the local area, the club has decided to focus its attention on helping the talent of the future realise their enjoyment for cycling.

Date – 23rd of July 2014

Race – Sheffield Grand Prix

Organiser – Marc Etches.

Rider – Dean Downing.

 

Seems strange to be writing this, but today marks the end of an era, the end of a career.

But the start of a new chapter in the life of soon to be retired professional cyclist and my friend Dean Downing.

 

On Saturday 2nd November, professional cycling brothers Dean and Russell Downing hosted their fifth annual fundraising evening with the stars, welcoming 240 guests to “Out of the Saddle – An Evening with the Downing Brothers”.

Taking place at the Hellaby Hall Hotel in Rotherham, the event was attended by a number of big names from the world of cycling, including Team Sky riders Ben Swift and Ian Stannard.

The overcast conditions did not deter this years Out of the Saddle RC today and the quality field did the club proud. Fifty seven riders took to the start line from the idyllic setting of the Garden Rooms Tea Room at Braithwell (alternatively known as the the Out of the Saddle) club room.

A huge thank you to Helen Johnston at the Dinnington Guardian for the story in todays paper.

Maybe it’s the Bradley Wiggins effect, but cycling seems to be enjoying a bit of a heyday. 

More and more people are taking to two wheels, inspired by the Tour de France winner and our Olympic champions.

The knock-on effects can be seen at Out of the Saddle cycling club at Thurcroft.

Thanks to Marc Etches for the race report on race One . Out of the Saddle Spring Road Race 1

55 riders departed the Ruddle Centre in bright but breezy conditions to tackle 8 laps of the rolling Braithwell circuit. The event was organised by Steve Ellis and his team of helpers from Out of the Saddle Cycling Club.

Thank you Jules Rodman for the report for race 2. 
 
Due to the popularity of the course, it's location and the excellent organisation skills of the Out of the saddle cycling club, the original plans for one road race had to be reassessed by Steve Ellis the organiser. prompting him to be able to run two full field events on the day.

5 club member raced over the weekend, At Lime Kiln RR, We Love Mountains Spring Road Race, EMRRL - Beeston Road Club and LVRC race at Elland.

We have now organised our 2013 venue for the Charity Night. Which will be at Hellaby Hall Hotel, Rotherham on 2nd November 2013.

This venue has capacity for 250 people within the same room (no problem like last year!)

We hope to see you there, more details will be published HERE

On Saturday 20th October, professional cycling brothers Dean and Russell Downing hosted their fourth annual fundraising evening with the stars, welcoming 260 guests to “Out of the Saddle – An Evening with the Downing Brothers”.

Taking place at the Carlton Park Hotel in Rotherham, the event was attended by a number of big names from the world of cycling, including Olympic Gold medallist Ed Clancy, overall winner of the Tour of Britain, Jonathan Tiernan-Locke and his soon-to-be Team Sky teammate, Ben Swift.