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 December 6, 2021

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December 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Training Ride

December 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Club A ride to Berkeley

December 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Club B & Sport Rides to Falfield

December 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

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B ride to Nailsworth

On a grey chilly morning, with a brisk westerly aiding initial passage, a compact group of eight set out easterly chased by a late-riser. Gaining the Nut Hill turn to Fiddlers Elbow the grupo compacto continued its upward efforts until Buckholt Road saw two new bikes and their riders peel off for an early shower. Descending to Daneway as the wind veered northerly, freewheeling proved a chilling experience but the gradual incline to Sapperton remedied some of that. Passing Frampton Mansell and...

CTT regulation changes

Note for next season that at the CTT National Council AGM on Sunday 5th December, several changes were made to CTT’s regulations. In particular, two important regulations were passed and are implemented with immediate effect. Firstly, ALL riders must use a front light attached to their machine. [Regulation 14(j)]. Secondly, ALL riders now must wear a helmet. (Previously this requirement was only mandatory for under 18s). [Regulation 15].

Nympsfield, on a day made for its wind turbine

Six riders left King's Square by an unusual route, due to the work in the Square. A further two, who came up with various excuses for being late, joined us in Matson, and we took to the familiar route up Nut Hill and Buckholt Road to Foston's Ash. A cautious descent of the Old Neighourhood led us to the long and steep Hyde Hill. Regrouping at the Ragged Cot, we took a descent that felt as though it lasted forever, through Avening to Nailsworth. The final hill to coffee was the brutal Forest...

Some Black Friday offers from our kit sponsors, Yellow

We have a few promotions across our web sites.. I thought you may want to share this with the club members We have some great offers on kit at the moment, if you want to share our 25% off voucher codes with your friends. Even the new 2021 Giordana Winter kit is 25% off with these codes at the moment. www.giordana.co.uk – Voucher Code: BLACKFRIDAY25 www.bikeloungeonline.com – Voucher Code: BLACKFRIDAY25 www.swissiconic.com – Voucher Code: EXTRA25

130th Dinner and Prize Presentation

The Brickhampton Golf Club did the Club proud again this year in hosting the 130th Dinner and Prize Presentation. Marie Cook had planned the event meticulously and it wa a shame that she wasn't able to join us to see the plans come to fruition. The evening had a lively start with an impromptu table raffle, courtesy of the Club Sponsor Phil Griffiths. Three prizes per table meant that it wasn't quite "every one a winner" though one table, whose numbers were reduced to four by illness, enjoyed...

After dinner ride to Ashchurch

Storm Arwen having hit the country on Friday night a cold snap followed. Luckily the 130th Dinner and Prize Presentation had been unaffected but the threat of ice (and perhaps a lingering after effect of the dinner?) called for prudence on the morning's ride. The B, sport, and training ride were combined into a group of eight and its leader chose to use main roads as he headed north into the (even colder) weather. The combination of faster riders, main roads, and a flat route led to a higher...

Falling leaves and low sun

Six took the option for the ‘A’ ride. It was out via Maisemore and up the climb to Woolridge hill, into a persistent NNE wind which also proved to be quite chilling. Ducking and diving in the lanes to Upleadon and Strawberry Hill gave some shelter. The views were stunning, causing the leader to miss a turning at The Scar, but this was quickly recognised on the descent in Pauntley (home of Dick Whittington, by the way) and a reverse instruction returned the group to the route. Turning south at...

Autumnal ride to Ross on Wye

The ride leader plotted the most scenic route to Ross, and the weather cooperated, with a crisp clear morning with bright blue skies. Todays ride had Autumn colours at their finest. Leaf fall has been late this year and as a result the roads are not slippery. Sometimes it was a leaf confetti, with leaves falling all around and on top of the riders. Right from the start, with views over the Severn from Woolridge Hill, it was obvious it was going to be a cracker, with stunning views around and...

We have a new Kit Secretary!

After many years of faithful service, during which he invigorated the sale of club clothing, Ken Sheldon has passed on the role of Kit Secretary to John Winn (pictured). John can usually be found at King's Square on a Sunday morning but is also available by email on . The stock of clothing has recently been boosted by a delivery of several thousand pounds worth of new stock and can, as before, be browsed at https://www.gloscitycc.co.uk/clothing/ Take a look and put a new...

Remembrance Day ride

I wish we could say that Remembrance Sunday dawned bright and clear, but unfortunately it was a grey overcast day for the crowds gathered at churches and war memorials that we passed along the way. The B group was formed of a dozen riders who were led north out of the city along the Tewkesbury Road and took some surprising turns to pass Odda’s Chapel and the Stoke Row recycling centre, to name but two landmarks along the way. The Social Secretary’s route to Hailes Abbey had the great benefit...