We are a road cycling club based in Dronfield, Derbyshire with members from Sheffield and Chesterfield. If you are looking for ideal cycling country then look no further than the Peak District National Park where our rides use many small quiet roads enabling us to take in the fantastic scenery and breathtaking views. To add variety to our rides we venture into Nottinghamshire were our rides take in less hilly terrain.
There are two club rides every Sunday morning throughout the year as well as ad-hoc rides organised on Tuesday evenings during the summer months and a social ride on a Wednesday morning.
Annually we book a long weekend away during early summer as well as organising our open time trial on behalf of the North Midlands region.
Our members take part in Time Trials, Hill Climbs and Road Racing as well as Sportives and Audax events. Many members are happy to just enjoy the peace and quiet of a Sunday ride out with friends in the glorious local countryside and a nice cup of tea (and maybe a slice of cake) at the cafe.
The name comes from a local firm where the founding fathers worked who set up the club in 1986. The number of members working at Fusion slowly declined and now there is no longer any link to the company, but it does make for a unique cycling club name!
Our clubs colours are Red, White and Black. (Modelled by these three handsome chaps)
Last year the club was joined by Simon Warren and a photographer from Cycling Weekly as we are to be featured on the magazines club ride page.
Hopefully all members enjoyed the ride and the chance to speak about why cyclings important to them and why our club is the one to be a member of.
This has now been published on the magazines website. Read all about the ride by clicking here
Over the years the club has grown from only a few members to now being on an upward curve and we have 30 members of varied abilities. Some of these members are new to cycling with some being former internationals. So if you would like to come along on a ride there should be someone of similar ability to yourself.
In 2011 we promoted our first ever event under Cycling Time Trials regulations and we also affiliated to British Cycling, the internationally recognised governing body for cycle sport in the UK.
2011 also saw our first female members join the club.
2013 saw the club gain it's first British Cycling ranking points. Just some indicators of how the club is growing and flourishing.
2018 saw 32 members join the club and enjoy rides throughout the year in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. We also had a member finish 2nd at the Monsal Hill Climb and represent the club at the National Hill Climb Championships.
2019 has been a solid year for the club. We have a total of 30 active members who have joined via the British Cycling website. The club went to North Wales for a long weekend away and organised our first social "club pizza afternoon" where members were presented with a Fusion casual T-shirt. This event coincided with our annual ride to Cleethorpes for Fish & Chips which saw a total of 20 riders start the ride. (Out highest turnout for this ride). Members have been competing in road races, hill climbs, cyclo-cross, triathlons, audax events and sportives throughout the year.
If you would like to meet our club for a ride, become a member of our club or gain some further information please contact us.
We hope to see you out on the road very soon.