Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club (DHBC) is the club for cyclists in the Inner West of Sydney. Safe. Inclusive. Cycling.
The club was formed in 1908 and prides itself on offering fellowship among cyclists, regardless of experience, ability, aspirations, or the equipment you own.
We are an inclusive club and cater for all levels of fitness, age, participation and cycling preference - be it road, track, mountain biking or even vintage and classic bicycles. We're non-for-profit, giving everything back into the club and the sport of cycling. We even have members who are active in cyclists rights, advocacy and road safety initiatives.
DHBC is inclusive, safe and friendly. We ride across many disciplines, in many places, over many days. Whether you want a solid road ride before work, a long adventure ride over the weekend, a spin around the track or to get some dirt under the wheels, there is always an option in the DHBC club to ride your way.
"I joined DHBC in January of 2022. My friend had told me the club was welcoming, encouraging and a great way to get into cycling. The club has been all this and more. I can definitely recommend the club to anyone keen to get into cycling."
"I've been with DHBC for 8 years. Joined in 2015 and have never looked back. I love riding with them. DHBC is the club for everyone. No matter how long you’ve been riding, how old you are or your gender you will feel welcomed and supported.
"I really love how safety is a priority with DHBC and the club is always looking to support and improve for its members, offering workshops, events and many other off the bike activities as well. I would recommend the club to anyone."
"DHBC has great bunch rides catering for all levels, and always someone to ride with in any weather conditions - rain, sunny, windy - well all most any conditions."
"The club is always there for me, and there's always something else to try. Ultimately we are all keen to ride, and we all have our own abilities, our own amounts of time we can spend riding bikes, and our own goals - but we can keep coming back together and sharing it with each other."
"Community lies at the heart of DHBC. Before I joined I struggled to push myself to grow at cycling. But what attracted me to the club was how inviting it was to cyclists of all levels, whether or not you're a casual social rider or a dedicated roadie, there is something for everyone."
The club was formed in 1908 and has a rich history of over 110 years of cycling. Since its creation, we've had members compete in the Olympics; women fight for the right to compete; developed the 6-seater tandem and were involved in the construction of our Velodrome, now known as Canterbury (Tempe) Velodrome.
The title of the oldest continuously operating bicycle club is a rather contested one. Several clubs individually lay claim to this title such as the Randwick Cycling who were originally the Randwick Botany Club (until about 2020) and before that, the Botany Cycle Club (formed 1903).
However the Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club appears to be the only one to have retained its original name, not shifted geographically, and is also able to emphatically prove it has operated continuously since establishment in 1908. Intact club committee minute books dating back to 1914 exist to this day!
DHBC has been red for a long time. But what came before the red? Read about our history around the colour and kit that represents DHBC over the years. From the 1920's jerseys with 'black with blue collars and cuffs', to the solid red jersey with circle 'DH' badge sewn onto both sleeves and the limited edition hills jersey.
2022 Come and Try Racing day at Heffron Park.
Photo by Mark Ross.