Race and Train with Us

All year long we have regular Sports 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 Wednesday. Read more here

OVER 125 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.

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Planned resumption of group rides

The Government has announced changes to pandemic control measures from 3rd December.. We are yet to learn into which tier Gloucester will be placed but the Club is optimistic that we will soon be able to resume group rides, following the "rule of six" that applied in the summer months. Subject to clarification of our tier status and any guidance to the contrary from the national cycling bodies the first such rides will be the sports ride, an A category ride to Ross on Wye and a B category ride...

Map of cafes open for take out

  Cheltenham CTC have created a useful map of cafes that are open in lockdown, for takeaway service only. Consult it here https://cheltenhamctc.org/covid-cafes/ and add to it using the email link on the page.

New restrictions on movement and event cancellations

The UK government has announced New National Restrictions from 5 November that will apply in England. These include the phrasing "You must not leave or be outside of your home except for specific purposes. These include: to exercise outdoors or visit an outdoor public place - with the people you live with, with your support bubble or, when on your own, with 1 person from another household." We have therefore reluctantly cancelled all our group rides and hope to be able to resume them in...

Storm Aiden takes its toll

We were all looking forward to trying "The Nuttery" in Notgrove, as we had received good reports. Six riders set off from King's Square up Nut Hill, Fiddlers Elbow, and Buckholt Road to Birdlip.  However, the forces from the crosswind on the wheels as we passed turnings and gateways between Birdlip and Brimpsfield led the Vice Captain to declare that conditions were too dangerous to continue, and that Notgrove was not to be.One rebel, however, persevered and took a phoograph of the manor to...

Five groups set out on a beautiful autumn morning

A beautiful morning saw two B rides to Cinderford, two A rides to Ross as well as the sports ride. In a classic case of tortoise and hare, the fastest ride set off first and stopped for a puncture before reaching Northgate street. We enjoyed the autumn colours, though not the leaves on the road. The hare caught the tortoise on the long climb to Upton Bishop, then both reached coffee at Woodlands cafe without incident. The descent to Soudley was cold but the tail wind and scenic Flaxley valley...

Cold but not clear for the ride to Upton on Severn

The morning dawned cold and overcast, but dry and still.  Obviously, members are happy with those conditions, as seven groups of riders left King's Square this morning.  A new surface on the Newent road was a welcome bonus, although the car turning left into Highnam Golf Club immediately after overtaking us was bewildering. Let's hope for his sake that he cures that tendency to left hook before he stands at the tee. Leaving the main road at Highleadon, one B group took to quiet lanes, enjoying...

Canal funding approved

The prospect of having a level off road cycle route all the way from Gloucester to Stroud has come a step closer with the announcement of National Heritage Lottery Funding for the Stonehouse to Saul stretch of the Stroudwater Navigation Canal renovation. The A38 crossing work (pictured) is well under way and this funding will facilitate the two other major remaining crossings; the railway and the M5. Read the full press release here

New A417 designs ahead of another consultation

New designs for the A417 Missing Link scheme have been revealed ahead of another round of public consultation. Highways England said changes made "will benefit local connectivity, accessibility and reduce the impact on communities, the environment, and the local landscape". See a video here Online consultation will run from October 13 to November 12. Details are here Highways England wants feedback on: new crossings: Cotswold Way and Gloucestershire Way crossings the change in gradient of the...

Autumn sunshine

After a pleasant ride in the autumn sunshine through Brookthorpe, Haresfield, Frocester and Coaley, the B ride arrived at Uley. If shortness of breath is a symptom of the Virus, then the vic Captain must have caught it on Stoat's Hill! It's always a brutal climb and it certainly did not disappoint this morning. In search of variety, we explored the lanes around Waterley Bottom on the way to North Nibley. The descent we chose was so steep, rim brakes could barelyhold the bikes through the...

Annual General Meeting

The Club’s first virtual AGM was held on Tuesday 6th October. Preparatory work by the Committee and, especially, the General Secretary to make it possible paid dividends in a meeting that passed off smoothly and successfully. Full Minutes will be made available in due course. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Roger Whittle as the new Safeguarding Officer and Daryl Stroud as Media Secretary, replacing Niall Ingleby and Abi Pearce, their retiring counterparts, who we thank for their service in these...