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 September 20, 2021

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Mon 20th
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Tue 21st

First Aid Course

September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed 22nd

Chain Gang

September 22 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm

Evening Ride out and back

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 23rd
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Fri 24th
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Sun 26th

Training Ride

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Club B ride and Sport ride to Broadway

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

News

The City at Eroica Britannia

Most of the Club's active members were gathered on the cathedral steps for a group photograph but one of our members had been lucky enough to get a ticket for The Festival of Speed/Eroica Brittania at Goodwood this weekend and was otherwise engaged. Here seen wearing Tyndale/GCCC colours Mike Thomas seems to have made friends with cycling royalty - you may recognise the man in the blue jersey. He also seems to have made it to pole position on the grid

Rain was no problem for the Club photograph

With a group photograph of the Club planned for the Cathedral precincts this morning a larger crowd than usual gathered and we took advantage of the steps to the cathedral's western door to tier the membership. Fortunately, rain forecast for the morning had come and gone, leaving the road glistening with moisture and the air felling fresh and clear. Once the picture was safely taken it turned out that many had no plans to join the planned hilly ride to Tetbury, so two smaller groups headed...

The Open 25 was closed so we went to Newent

Today being the day of the Club's Autumn open time trial we would normally have enjoyed coffee and cake at the event HQ, rubbing shoulders with the combatants and applauding the winners, but because the event was held under "no touching" rules these were not on offer. In fact, the racers were having to prepare in the car park, all warm-up turbo trainers being in the outside areas, to comply with the HQ Covid regulations. For the same reason, but there were no pushers off to see them on their...

Jake Sargent of FTP Racing wins the Autumn 25

Jake Sargent, Male Espoir, of FTP (Fulfil The Potential) Racing won the Open 25 event on U72 in a time of 51:16 (29.259 mph). Jake was one of three FTP riders in the top ten finishers. Team Echelon (Tim Wood, Jon Howard, and Simon Garrett) won the 3 up team time trial in a time of 56:39 (26.478 mph). The fastest Lady was Neive Richardson of Cheltenham & County Cycling Club in 1:11:03 (21.112 mph). The fastest Gloucester City rider of the seven to finish was Dan Kelly, just outside the...

Summer edition of Spokespiece now available

The latest edition of the Cub newsletter is now available to read and download. The contents include both entries for the McLeod Trophy so do make sure you read them before the AGM, where you can vote on your choice. The Way of the Roses LEJOG on a tandem La Vie en Bleu and La Vita Rossa Tour of the North Cotswolds Campaign Issues The Curse of the Close Pass Read it and previous editions at https://www.gloscitycc.co.uk/spokespiece-magazine or below   [dflip...

Agenda for the 2021 Annual General meeting

The Agenda for this year's AGM is available to view, print, or download below. Some points on which the membership will be voting: There are four Constitutional Changes proposed. Whilst we have nominations for many of the Committee positions there are at present no volunteers to stand for Club Coach, Kit Secretary, Autumn 25 Organiser, and Assistant Timekeeper. Please consider whether you could put yourself forward for one of these positions. We have three nominations for Clubman of the Year,...

Improvements to ride listings

With the launch of the next season's runs list it seems appropriate also to mention improvements to the individual events' presentation on the web site. In future, where a route has been prepared beforehand, it will be embedded in the posting, like this example from the September off road tour. You can trace the route with your mouse, either along the elevation profile or along the route itself, and see at any point the local elevation, distance ridden, and gradient. Using the drop down menu...

Falfield, the ride for those not on Tour

With no A ride leader at the square the A and B rides merged. Despite the pace being kept low for the first 10 miles we lost our +1, either from a mechanical but sadly no one knew. The leader retraced and waited, but to no avail. The climb up Frocester Hill caused much debate as to who set the route, but most guessed it had been one of the ‘On Tour’ riders. One found the pace a little taxing afterward but kept up all the same. There was a faller in Charfield, to much amusement, who, on...

Autumn Tour pictures

The Club Autumn tour had two groups, both of whom stayed in Newbury. Six, led by the Captain, took the traditional option of riding from Gloucester and four, led by the President, used the train or car to get to Swindon and then maximize the time off road by riding the Ridgeway

September to December Club Runs list is now available.

The new season's runs list is available for download from HERE or from the Download buttons on the Ride Schedule page Please check below to see if you have been nominated as a Ride Leader and if you cannot manage the date given then contact the Captain or Vice Captain as soon as possible. If you are interested in leading a ride then check out the article in the Spring 2021 Spokespiece to find out what is involved - it's not too onerous - and let the Captain know of your interest.   Date...