Race and Train with Us

All year long we have regular Training and Chain Gang rides as well as steady “Club” rides. In Summer our open race programme features road races and time trials and we have a Time Trial every Tuesday. Read more here

130 YEARS OF CYCLING

We organise social and recreational Club rides.

Welcome to Gloucester City Cycling Club

The Club is active throughout the year and supports social and cycling events at all levels. We tour, at home and abroad. We race – time trials, road races and cyclo-cross with some track thrown in too. We also campaign for better, safer cycling in our area.

Check out our ride categories and Calendar, then come along and make yourself known to the ride leader. Or have a go at a Club Time Trial on Day Membership.

We welcome anyone who cycles for commuting, pleasure or sport.

What's On This Week

Events for week of January 17, 2022

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Tue 18th

Velodrome visit – few spaces left

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Barnwood circuit

January 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wed 19th

Social Ride

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sun 23rd

Training Ride

January 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

A & B category rides to Ross on Wye

January 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

News

Ride report for 16th January

Seven set off for Dursley on the B ride, and were lulled into a false sense of security on the flat route out through Longney. However, this soon vanished as Frocester Hill loomed in front of us. A dirty and poorly surfaced lane down to Horsley ensured that everyone will need to wash their bikes. Although the morning had been frost free, there was an obvious temperature inversion at the bottom of the Horsley valley, and a distinct crunch could be heard under the wheels. Hay Lane from Horsley...

An uneventful ride

The expectation in January is either rain or ice, so it was a real bonus to have neither this morning. Eleven riders set off from King's Square for the National Trust’s Croome Park in a well matched group and enjoyed a flat sociably paced ride in the sunshine, where all riders stayed together. The only tension in the group was in the queue for coffee, where we could all count the number of slices of fruit cake left and realised that it was going to run out at some point (the ride leader was...

The New Year mystery ride

The suspense of the mystery ride was rather spoilt when the Captain shouted across King’s Square “Are you still going to Dursley?”. However, the seven riders who left the Square on the B ride could not have predicted the route to get there. An early puncture for the ride leader getting out of Gloucester, was followed by the traditional climb up Nut Hill and Buckholt Road to Birdlip. It soon became obvious that one rider had shown more moderation on the seasonal excesses than the others, as she...

Boxing Day Ride

A gallant seven riders met at 10am for the Boxing Day ride, a mystery tour led by the Captain. The conditions were dank, veering towards damp. Not an inch of dry road was encountered, although the light rain that was experienced lasted but two miles. The group set off north for Sandhurst, Wainlodes and Haw Bridge. Views were limited in the grey conditions but temperatures were not too bad for December. The churches at Tirley, Eldersfield (light rain here) and Staunton were noted. A deflation...

A and B rides combine for a Christmas meal

Eight riders left the Square on an original route out of Gloucester in a damp, cold grey winter’s day. Visibility was about 150m and lights were on. Woolridge Hill was tackled in the gloom and also in the knowledge that the hedge cutter had been out on Thursday, but the damp conditions meant that any thorns had been blunted. No punctures occurred. After Wickridge Street the fast descent down to the Haw Bridge road was enjoyed. A lumpy route led through the hills around Pauntley and Pool Hill,...

New Sunday Rides List now available

Click to view and download the new runs list: GCCC Sunday Rides Jan to April 2022. Highlights include a crossing of the Severn Bridge and the Spring Tour to Kidderminster.

Berkeley ride report for 12th December

Setting off in what can best be described as dank conditions and low cloud, the eight-strong (sic) group set off southbound on the canal. Care was required to avoid the many jolly fishermen. The niggling headwind ensured our leader was kept on the front as we took in the circuit of Elmore, recently repaired to a good standard. The high ground to the east was invisible under a cloak of low cloud, and not much could be seen of the Forest to the west.. A surprise right turn in Frampton meant it...

Falfield in the fall

With a mild and dry forecast, it was disapointing to find it raining as we headed up Stroud Road. Our Pluviophobe returned home from the Four Mile House, while the rest continued to find hte rain had stopped by Standish Church. It was a delight to be able to cross the A419 in Stonehouse safely, now the crossing has been reinsated. A pleasant route through Coaley and Upper Cam led us back on familiar ground through Stinchcombe to Damery and Tortworth. Coffee and cake at Eastfield Garden...

New Event Added!

A velodrome visit to Newport velodrome is being planned on January 18th. See HERE for details

New Social Events calendar

The social events calendar is now available, running from today to the end of March. You can download a copy HERE All the events, including the evening rides, are listed in the events calendar and ready for you to download to your own diary with the iCal EXPORT or Google Calendar buttons. In the near future you might like to join your Clubmates for a Christmas lunch, on 19th December at the Gala Club (booking required), or for a pre Christmas social evening on 22nd December in the Pelican Inn...

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