HDCC is very proud to be the first club of Britains greatest ever cyclist Tom Simpson, Tom lived in Harworth and he joined the club as a young lad and he rode every Sunday. Tom's cycling career went on to become simply breathtaking. In 1960, his first season as a pro, he came within one stage place of winning the yellow jersey in his first Tour de France. In the 1962 Tour he wore the maillot jaune(yellow jersey) and finished 6th overall. He won the Paris-Nice in 1967. Tom excelled in the One-day Classics, where he won the Tour of Flanders in 1961, Bordaux-Paris in 1963, Milan-San Remo in 1964 and the Tour of Lombardy in 1965. Tom won the World Champion of the Road title in 1965, which is considered to be his greatest achievement. He also won the BBC Sports Personailty Of The Year in 1965. There is a museum dedicated to Tom Simpson at the Harworth Sports and Social Club, where HDCC meet for Club runs and meetings. On display there are his World Champion colours bike and jersey, TDF yellow jersey, other various items of clothing and some of the trophys he won. At the front of the Sports and Social Club there is a smaller version of the Simpson Memorial, which is found on Mont Ventoux where Tom sadly died whilst competing in the Tour de France. You can read about Tom and his achievements on the sportcoseup website here.
We are a cycling club based in Harworth, near Doncaster. The club is British Cycling affiliated and actively involved in regular cycling runs, time trials and road races as well as outings and social events.
Our Sunday rides start from the Harworth & Bircotes Sports & Social Club (Pavilion) at 8:30am. We have many routes between 50-70 miles with a break at a cafe. Typical speeds average 16-18mph and we try to stay together as a group, returning to Harworth for lunch time.
You can review the Sunday ride attendance spreadsheet here (Microsoft Excel format)
Harworth has two distinctive kits produced by Impsport and Marcello Bergamo. If you are interested in purchasing some kit please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org