Hinckley Cycle Racing Club (HCRC) started life in a garden shed in Hinckley, Leicestershire in 1947.
There were no cycling clubs local to Hinckley at that time so some eight cycling friends including late Life President Trev Page decided to start one. In 2007, when HCRC celebrated its 60th Anniversary 2 of the original members, Life President Trev Page and Treasurer Barry Adcock were still with the club. During this time the fortunes of the club changed and at one stage only had 4 members and at the time of the 60th Anniversary this had expanded to over 140 members.
Originally called Hinckley Cycling Club (HCC) the name was changed in 1984 to better represent the large number of members racing as the club moved away from its touring club origins. At this time the club had 66 members of which most were involved in Road Racing, Time Trialling or both. In the mid to late 2000’s HCRC riders would fill the first 30/40 places at the clubs regular Tuesday Night 10 mile Time Trial, which still remains a popular event now both with club and guest riders.
The club was initially affiliated to the National Cycling Union before switching allegiances to the British League of Racing Cyclists. At one stage the club promoted four road races a year.
One of the most popular events that the Club runs is the Sunday Club runs catering for all abilities leave from the Bandstand in Argents Mead, Hinckley at 8.30 on Sunday mornings.
The club runs Go Ride sessions for 5-16 year olds every other Saturday afternoon at Triumph Motorcycles in Hinckley.
The club also promotes a club 10 mile trial each Tuesday night between April and September on the popular Cloudesley Bush course at Wolvey Heath.
Each May the club promotes an open 4 up team time trial that continues to go from strength to strength, in 2023 attracting 16 team and raising £550.00 for the local Air Ambulance.