A WHARFEDALE cycle club is celebrating winning a national award.

Otley Cycle Club was named Club of the Year at Cycling Weekly’s awards night in London on Wednesday, December 12.

Publicity officer Jill Birch said: “We are all absolutely thrilled to bits with this prestigious national award, and very proud.

“We were delighted to have made the shortlist of four clubs but to win is absolutely fantastic.

“It is a reflection of the work of the many volunteers within the club and we are very proud indeed.”

Announcing its decision, Cycling Weekly said: “A good club can do as much for the future of cycling as a British Tour de France winner.

“With a mix of male and female riders, and great work promoting club and open events throughout the season, Otley Cycle Club is the Club of the Year.”

Ilkley Cycling Club had also been shortlisted for the award.