125 Years

Do you fancy being on film?

Great British Bike Build & Tyndale Cycling Club are looking for Heritage Cyclists to appear on film.
Filming is at Stow-on-the-Wold in the Cotswolds on the 20th June.
If you have a Pashley or any other heritage bicycle and would be pleased to dress in Tweed – We need You!



Cotswold Tourism is creating a series of films to promote the Cotswolds at this years Tour of Britain Professional Cycle Race.

  • GBBB & Tyndale Cycling Club have been asked to provide vintage riders for the film shoot
  • Shoot will be at Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square by the Old stocks Inn.
  • 20th June at 3.30pm – Timings to be confirmed


By joining us on film you are consenting to have your image used on website, social media and television.
So if you would like to join us press here


Tyndale CC

Tyndale CC founders


Just a few words of introduction concerning the latest exciting addition to Gloucester City Cycling Club. The all new ( well…rather old actually) Tyndale Cycling Club / Tyndale 1891. For those of you new to the club, this was the Original club name…actually, in 1891 it was The Tyndale Athletic and Cycling Club, later in 1894 becoming The Tyndale Cycling Club, and changing the name yet again in 1900 to Gloucester City Cycling Club…so you can see the connection. The initial idea of renewing the Tyndale CC emerged following the 125 ride to Dursley in 2016 when Gerry McGarr (who some of you may know and I, Ivan Bowkett, unwittingly had the same Idea, that of creating a retro cycling club.

The jersey design

A few months later we held our first ride out to Toddington with four members. This proved to be a very enjoyable day out and planted the seed for further adventures. Since then we have been out on many occasions, with short rides on a Saturday, for mixed abilities and a ride out once a month. The monthly ride which has proved very popular is usually between forty and sixty miles and usually planned to tie in with a Gloucestershire event or attraction eg. Dean Forest Railway, World War 2 weekend at Toddington, Gloucester Motor Show. Carnival and Stroud Steam Fair to mention but a few. This distance on old bikes can be a challenge but great fun all the same. If we hit a big hill we simply get off and walk…there’s no rush.

The aim of Tyndale 1891 is to be the retro side of GCCC and you’ll soon start seeing their activities posted among the Club’s events. Read about their activities at their Facebook page, here

Gloucester City CC features in Cycling Weekly

The Club’s Thursday group (above), founded in 1894 and revived in recent years (see here), rode to Broadway with Cycling Weekly journalist Dave Nash. The write up features brief interviews with several of the Club’s characters and a good plug for Pepper’s, our President’s home from home. The ride was sponsored by PowerBar, who donated the products distributed at our recent prize presentation. Buy it now while stocks last!

Club History published

From the very first ride, on penny farthings in 1891 to the dynamic multi-faceted organisation of the present day, the story of Gloucester City Cycling Club is an eventful and fascinating part of the city’s heritage. So much more than just a record of destinations and times, this book is a captivating insight into how cyclists of days gone by trained, rode and entertained themselves – through decadence or hardship, defeat or victory (including the meteroic rise of club member Phil Griffiths). Moreover, the history depicts the strong fellowship between members as well as the club’s many roles in Gloucestershire society; fundraising for charities and campaigning for safer roads across the county.Within the pages is also woven a love letter to cycling: the carefree scenic rides, racing against the clock in exhilarating time trials and, above all, how much more beautiful – almost utopian – the world seems when experienced on two wheels.

Thanks are due to the efforts of Alastair Goldie and Roy Hook, Club Treasurer and Archivist respectively, for their efforts in preparing an publishing this volume. Thanks are also due to the Heritage Lottery Fund without whose financial support the book would not exist.

Help us remember the Jubilee year

Roy Hook,the Club’s archivist wh o can be reached at royjhook@hotmail.com, is appealing for any material that members have acquired in 2016 that they would like to have preserved in the club scrapbooks. Newspaper cuttings, photos, start / result sheets etc.. In short, anything thin and flat that will be of interest to people in years to come.


Dinner Guests announced for 19th November

Dame Janet Trotter

Janet Trotter was born in Kent where she was educated and, after training, taught for eight years.  She then worked in a range of Colleges of Higher Education and lectured in theology and education, becoming Head of Professional Studies. In 1986 she came to Cheltenham to lead the College of St Paul and St Mary which, after merger, became the University of Gloucestershre in 2001.

She has served on the Higher Education Funding Council for England and on the Teacher Training Agency and was a Senior Inspector of Theological Colleges and Courses.  Janet was also involved in the NHS in various non-executive capacities and was Chair of the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from 2002 until 2010. She is Patron/President of Carers Gloucestershire, AgeUKGloucestershire and is a member of the Chapter of Gloucester Cathedral. She was awarded an OBE in 1991 and a DBE in 2001and has been Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire since 2010.

With regard to cycling Janet had her first bicycle (reconditioned) when she was 6 years old and became a lover of the freedom that it gave her to explore the countryside. She was a regular cycler between campuses when she came to Cheltenham but has not cycled since 2012 when she suffered from a broken ankle. She still hopes that this is not the end of the road for her cycling career!!

Matt Stephens

Matt won the Junior Tour of Wales twice before representing Britain in the Barcelona Olympics. After becoming National Road Race Champion in 1998 he turned pro for Harrods and then the Linda McCartney teams. He was rider and then rider/manager for Sigma Sport before retiring in 2011 after injury. Since his re-tirement from racing, he has written for various websites as well as being the ‘specialist’ on ITV4’s Halfords Tour Se-ries and Tour of Britain coverage, and commentating on live races for British Cycling’s Premier Calendar and Eurosport. He also works as a presenter for Global Cycling Network.


Bookings have reached the limit to which the venue is limited (144 places). This year’s venue is twice the size of the one we have used over the last few years, but it still wasn’t big enough for this year’s demand. If you have not yet given Nigel Jones your menu choices (or your £20 per person) please do so soon to confirm your booking or you may lose your place to someone on the waiting list.

Details of the Jubilee dinner, including how to book

This year’s Annual Dinner and Presentation evening will be held at the Cheltenham Regency Hotel Staverton, Gloucester on Saturday 19th November 2016, commencing 6.30 for 7.30. As last year we have a choice of fare. In recognition of our Jubilee this year the format will differ slightly from precedent. We have special guest speakers this year with Dame Janet Trotter, the Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, and Matt Stephens, a former road racer who now is a commentator on Eurosport and features in the Global Cycling Network videos.

Following the dinner there will be a smaller than usual presentation of prizes, the Raffle, and then a Disco to enable those who wish to have a bit of a dance to end the evening.

The meal itself will have three courses and include coffee. A vegetarian option is available. I have attached a menu which hopefully will give you all the opportunity to consider and make a selection in sufficient time for myself the Dinner Secretary to finalise details with the caterers. There is a comprehensive wine list and, of course, the bar will be available with a choice of beers or alternative beverages. To encourage attendance at this gala event the committee has held the same price as last year: £20 per head and £10 for juniors. The cut-off date is 22nd October so be warned!!!. Cheques should be made payable to Gloucester City CC.

**The Hotel has also set aside 20 rooms in my name, & offering Double rooms for those who wish to stay overnight with Breakfast at £70.00 per room. This offer is only available if you book up and pay a deposit 3 weeks prior to this function, but please mention (Nigel Jones booking) when you ring. This will then also allow you to continue drinking & chatting after in the bar if you so wish.

If you wish to attend, then as soon as possible please use the attached form to advise numbers and choice of food and return it to the Dinner Secretary either by mail or email. In addition, those who request it will be sent an individual letter and booking form. Please note however that numbered tickets will not be issued & there is a maximum limit of 140 people.

Each year, as you will all be aware, we hold a raffle after the presentation. It is a bit of fun and generates some funds for the club, but the success of this event depends very much on the generosity of our sponsor, local businesses and members. Should you wish to donate an appropriate prize, it would be much appreciated and will help to offset presentation and dinner expenditure.

Please contact Nigel Jones should you have any queries and don’t forget – the cut-off date is 22st October.

Mr N Jones
12 Church Road

Mobile: 07751 165705
Email: nigeljones661@virginmedia.com
**** Please note, Nigel is keen on setting up tables of 10 for you to sit on a table with all your friends, so please discuss this with your friends out on a Sunday ride, & forward me the names if you wish to take up this offer, thank you.

Jubilee Dinner menu


Chef Homemade French Onion Soup served with Parmesan Croutons

Chicken Liver Parfait set on a bed of Crisp Lettuce Leaf with Onion Chutney

Goats Cheese and Figs Salad drizzled with Balsamic Glaze

MAIN Course

Braised Rump Steak cooked in Red Wine Jus with Garden Vegetables and Mustard Mash

Oven roasted salmon fillet on a bed of cous cous drizzled with lemon & herb oil

Homemade Filo Basket filled with Chunky Mediterranean Vegetables glazed with Mozzarella Cheese


 Classic Eton Mess

Chef Homemade Vanilla Crème Brulee with Shortbread Biscuits

 Apple and Berry Crumble with Custard