About Us

Welcome to our website, we hope you find it useful and that as a club we are able to help you enjoy the wonderful sport of cycling.

Many cyclists wonder why join a club? Perhaps you are looking to share your enjoyment of cycling with other like minded people, you may wish to participate in one or more of the many types of race, or you may be looking to improve your health and fitness levels. Whatever your motivation we aim to be the club for you. Medway Velo is a cycling club based in the Medway Towns in Kent but with a membership of about 100 we have members from across North Kent.

Our members compete across a wide range of disciplines within cycling; road racing, time trials, track racing and cyclo cross. As an all round club we also have a non competitive side; riding sportives, and organising club runs and training activities. There is also a social side to the club with weekly club nights as well as an annual club dinner and a trip to see the Gent Six Day in Belgium.

See you on the road soon.

What can we offer you?

  • Club nights are held every Wednesday night.
  • Expert advice, we have British Cycling registered coaches.
  • We organise time trials, road races and cyclo-cross events.
  • We enjoy leisure rides.
  • We have a range of training rides.
  • We participate in all types of cycling events.
  • We have a club championship for all categories.
  • We are a club open to all regardless of ability or disability.
  • We organise annually a coach trip to Gent to see the Six Day event.
  • We are affiliated to British Cycling, Cycling Time Trials and various racing associations.
  • The opportunity to meet like minded people.

11 Responses to About Us

  1. Alec Edwards says:

    Hi, could you give some details about how much membership costs and team kit etc, many thanks Alec

  2. Channel Rotary Club of Folkestone is running their annual Charity Bike Ride on the Romney Marsh on Sunday 13 th july 2014 based at The Star Inn at Saint Mary in the Marsh . The event is a cycling challenge over 10,30 and 50 miles (individuals or teams) with a Fun Day element . The cyclists will start between 8.30 -11.00 am and on site entertainment commences at 1 pm . (The Shorncliffe Military Wives Choir, Jazz Band and a variety of side shows ). Last year we had 450 cyclists and hope for even more this year . The whole object of the day is to raise considerable monies for Charities including The Military Wives Choirs ,Help for Heroes and Pilgrims Hospices .Full details can be found on our website http://www.channelrotarybikeride.org.uk and the attached fliers .
    Please support this very worthwhile community event

    All the best

    Dr Bill Whitby
    (Joint organiser )

  3. Grant Baverstock says:


    I’ve just moved from London to Gillingham and I’m interested in joining a cycling
    club. I have ridden with a few clubs before on a leisure basis but haven’t been on the bike for a while. Is it ok to just turn up for a club run on the Saturday and
    Sunday to see what the club is like?

    Kind regards,

    Grant Baverstock.

  4. philip bourne says:

    Good morning , do the club cater for beginner cyclists as I’m looking to do a charity ride in September and need some advice cheers Philip

    • Matt Fearn says:

      Hi Philip,
      Come along on a Saturday or Sunday morning at 9am to Victory cycles and have a chat. New riders are always welcome.

  5. Luke Rothenberg says:

    Hi There,

    I’ve just bought myself a new bike to take up cycling, this is my first real road bike. I was an avid runner, although recently I’ve had issues with my shins and decided to take up cycling.

    I’m a 30 year old male from Chatham/Gillingham (Darland area)

    Just wonder if you guys do beginner rides with advice for newbies? I’m looking to join a club for the fun atmosphere.


    • Matt Fearn says:

      Hi Luke,
      Club rides are posted on the calendar. Advice gladly given and new members are welcome. A Sunday ride would be best, ask for Mick or Harve or whoever is leading the ride on that day.
      All the best

  6. Alan says:

    Hi i am waiting for a new hip but post that i will be looking to get back on a bike to get fit then keep fit , all being well surgery will take place winter 2015 .
    i used to ride a lot but not for a few years now so any help and advice would be welcome .
    My Dad used to ride for Medway Velo he was into time trails and he has a old black and white photo of him in action his name is John Spoore maybe someone will remember him i am guessing late 60s-early 70s i also used to ride with Dave Marvel and his wife so i have a little history ,looking forward to from the club
    Many thanks Alan Spoore

  7. R Marvell says:

    Just found this site. my grandfather was a Medway wheeler and the club had it’s own club song that my grandfather used to sing to us:

    Come and Join Us, Come and Join Us, Come and join the Medway wheelers
    Come and join us, come and join us, come and join our happy band.

    Please put a penny on the drum, on the drum,
    Please put a penny on the drum, on the drum,
    If we only had a tanner to buy another banner
    Please put a penny on the drum, on the drum.

    Come and join us, come and join us come and join the Medway Wheelers.

    and the song repeats like that.

    responding to the message from Alan Spore, Dave Marvel was my grandfather. Him and my grandmother Joyce used to ride tandem bikes for the club. In his later years he would act as a road marshal for the road races around medway and when on holidays visiting them, he would take us with him, we be sitting in deck chairs along the route while he was doing his marshaling duties, grandmother keeping her grand-kids fed with drinks and food :).

    When the Medway Wheelers merged with the other cycling clubs and become Medway Velo, my grandfather Dave and his wife Joyce, my grandmother were some kind of admins for the club because i remember when club days came around, it was always them who went to the cash and carry up by Rochester to get all the food, drinks and other bits and bobs for the club house. I was never allowed in, i always had to sit in the car and wait for them to finish their shopping.

    When my grandfather passed on, i was given his Medway Velo club racing jersey and cold weather racing jacket. They are treasured items and treasured memories of my grandfather and grandmothers time at the club 🙂

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