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about us & contact

The club started out life in the 1940s as Belperion Road Club before re-emerging in the mid 1970s as Belper BC, with sponsorship from Thorntons (who had a factory in the town). The club were known as Belper BC Thorntons Toffee during this period and had a very strong road and time trial team, producing many riders who competed successfully at regional, national and international level. The Thorntons sponsorship ended in 1988 when the company became a PLC.

The red and white jersey comes from the sponsorship. The late Ian Ringrose redesigned the kit with idea of the stars and stripes coming from the 1984 Olympics held in Los Angeles, USA. The kit has since had a couple of updates but still retains the red and white colours and stars and stripes theme.

Famous riders for the club through the years have included Derrick Woodings, Mike Allen, Dave Orford, Rex Butler, Mick Potts, Mark Storer and Carl Owen.

£15 per year - single membership 

£20 per year - family membership.

You can join by completing the form, and making payment on the British Cycling Website.

Belper BC takes your personal data seriously and you'll be pleased to know has

a Global Data Protection GDPR policy which you can read about here:


Any further queries should be directed to the Information Commisioner's Officer (IOC)



Life President

Derrick Woodings

Club Chairman (

Nick Bates

Club Secretary (

Sean Mehan & John Bumby

Vice Chairman

Bill Cotton


Matt White & Bill Cotton

Membership Secretary (

Gareth Stoddard

Welfare Officers

Andy Cotton & Kris Plumley


Steve Kirk 

Women's Representative (

Karen Bates

Media and Press (

Rob Marshall

Kit Officer (

Martin Tansley


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