Welcome to Ilkeston Race Team (IRT)!

We are a dynamic and passionate group of cyclists dedicated to pushing our limits and achieving excellence on the racing circuit. With a rich heritage and a commitment to fostering a thriving cycling community, our team embodies the true spirit of competitive cycling.

At IRT, we believe in the power of teamwork, camaraderie, and relentless determination. Together, we tackle challenging courses, conquer grueling climbs, and unleash our speed on the flats. Whether it’s road racing, time trials, or criteriums our riders thrive in every discipline, constantly pushing the boundaries of their performance.

Led by experienced coaches and supported by a network of dedicated professionals, our team provides an environment that nurtures talent and fosters growth. From seasoned veterans to promising newcomers, we value each member’s unique strengths, ensuring everyone has the opportunity to shine and reach their full potential.

What we do

Road and Crit Racing


Off-Road & Cyclocross

We work with the best, to be the best

Velospeed coaching are a Derby based company offering a range of coaching services, their coaching approach is personalised, tailored to individual needs, and backed by a deep understanding of cycling techniques, training methodologies, and sports science.

Velospeed’s coaches possess an exceptional level of expertise and experience in the field of cycling. They are not only knowledgeable but also passionate about the sport, which is evident in their commitment to helping their clients achieve their goals.

Ilkeston Race Team work with Velospeed in supporting our riders in all disciplines and they offer inputs to our Youth Academy with the aim of training high level atheletes.

What sets Velospeed apart is their coaches’ ability to effectively communicate complex concepts and techniques in a simple and accessible manner. They break down training plans, provide detailed explanations, and offer valuable feedback to ensure clients understand and implement the training effectively. This approach fosters continuous improvement and empowers athletes to make significant strides in their cycling performance.

IRT News

Ilkeston Race Team were extremely proud to represent both Derby Arena and the whole of Ilkeston CC at the arena today, supporting England Hockey with their Super 6s Finals event! The arena was packed with over 1000 spectators and fans alike and the atmosphere was electric!Rolling […]
We’re delighted to announce that Ilkeston Cycle Club now own our very own Derny bike.Thanks to Phil “Trax” Brown of the Ilkeston Race Team who has personally gone out and purchased the Derny bike for the club and has since had it professionally decal’ed up by […]