Hoppers Rollers is the cycling section of Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club .
The aim of the club is to provide a platform for cyclists to participate in cycling and/or compete in road cycling to a level that suits their aspirations. This ranges from social cycling in club runs through to elite racing. The club has been formed from the informal grouping of cyclists based at Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club called Hoppers Rollers and elite team of cyclists who compete as Hoppers Rollers in regional and national level races.
Throughout the year the club runs social rides on a Wednesday night which start and finish at the club and take in some of the best countryside in the North West. The best way to keep up to date with departure times and routes is to join our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/478051022314021/
Throughout the rugby season the Rollers organise a series of ‘Tours’ which consist of a morning cycle followed by lunch and then a 1st XV fixture. Be sure to keep your eyes on the website for news of the next event.
Weekly meeting are as follows:-
Wednesday meet 6:20pm for a 6:30pm start – 30 miles circuit from Hoppers to Bilsborrow, Barnacre, Oakenclough, Bleasdale, Beacon Fell and back. In the light nights of the summer the routes are extended to 40-45 miles. Followed by a drink in the Wainwright Bar.
Sundays depart Hoppers at 8.30am – varied 3 hour ride 40-45 miles around the hills of the Forest of Bowland. Obligatory cafe stop. Back at the club for 12-12:30. Always check the Facebook page first, there are usually a few groups heading off.