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 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 June 21, 2021

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Wed 23rd

Chain Gang

June 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Social Evening Ride to Hareshield

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 27th

C ride to Ilmington EARLY START

June 27 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Training Ride

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

A ride to Newent

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

News

Rain did not stop play

After a weather forecast so dire that the Training Ride was brought forward to Saturday there was concern how many would turn up for the Club and Sport rides today, but overnight rain cleared to leave a reasonable, if slightly cold morning. Eight sport riders set off for Hopewell Colliery in the Forest of Dean. Greasy roads and some ripple effect of braking caused one rider to come off. As we had just had the Club first aid course, thoughts of all the serious things discussed there quickly...

26 degrees Celsius – did someone mention Mallorca?

At the Square we were joined by Phil Griffiths, his wife Jacqui, and several of their old friends. Phil founded and until recently owned the Club's sponsor, Yellow Ltd., but these days is a rare presence in Gloucester. The planned Club photo and good weather had tempted him out, but Covid regulations on large gatherings required that we postpone the picture - no one had a wide enough angle camera to accommodate the necessary social distancing! The sports ride got its early exuberance out of...

Spring Edition of Spokespiece is now available

Well better late than never, I hope, as this issue has been delayed by a month. The delay reflects the Club having been in lockdowns until May 17th. In this, the Club’s 130th year, its good to see that most activities are almost back to normal. Time trialing is up and running now that we have a contactless procedure and a full schedule of club runs is lined up for the summer. Unfortunately, road races are still too difficult for us to hold in a Covid safe manner. We also take the good...

Midweek rides schedule is now available

The mid week evening ride schedule is now available, including a list of qualifying events for the Gibb Shield. It may be downloaded HERE

Sunshine on a Bank Holiday weekend. Will wonders never cease?

Bright sunshine and warm weather meant that this was the first Sunday when most riders chose shorts, which is quite a comment on this Spring's weather on the last weekend in May. The sunshine provided a very enjoyable and social sports ride through lanes to the beautiful Wye Valley, and our coffee at Kerne Bridge. Continuing our ornithological theme, a buzzard circled lazily over us as we climbed up to Ruardean, as if waiting for a dropped rider. What a joy to have sunshine and warmth from...

A visit to the Coln, by way of the Frome and Churn

Reports reached King's Square that a sports rider had punctured on the way in, so the sports ride waited for him, and were last to leave Gloucester. This led to a bit of congestion on Nut Hill as they passed the Captain's Group, and again on Buckholt Road, where they passed the B group, who had in turn previously passed the Captain’s group. Perhaps we need we will try a different departure order! A stiff headwind on the exposed sections along the tops, and some lovely, sheltered valleys took...

Sun and showers greeted the Club today

Saturday night's weather forecast meant the Vice Captain went to bed expecting Sunday to be an indoor day, with only ducks and Audax riders enjoying the outdoors. However, he woke to sunshine coming through the curtains and so decided to "man up" and get out, where he found a good turn-out in King's Square. An eleven strong B ride split into a groups of seven and four for safety on the main road to Maisemore, and stayed that way as the break pressed ahead, progressing up the west bank of the...

Windy but not wet, through the tunnel and over the bridge

We set off at 8.02am sharp, thus missing two other slightly late arrivals. The route was simple, taking advantage of the light traffic at this hour: A40 all the way to the Walford valley road, taking in the gentle climbs of May Hill and Box Bush to cross into Herefordshire. Tracking west and south into a rising headwind the riders enjoyed good sunshine and warm, yes that’s right, warm conditions. Plenty of water on the roadsides after the previous day’s rain, in some cases across the road –...

Summer runs list

Now that regulations around meeting, and around eating and drinking out, have become less onerous we are pleased to be able to launch a full programme of summer rides that you may download HERE This return to normality has brought with it a surge in membership so for the benefit of those new members we have decided to clarify the definitions of the various Sunday rides we organize: CLUB RIDES: AA – Flat, easy pace, open invitation ride typically 18 to 25 miles to coffee, 35 to 40 miles round...

Change of venue for 4th May TT

This week's evening TT on 4th May will be the UC713 Staunton 10 course rather than the planned Pendock course. This is because the B4208 has been resurfaced between Pendock and Camers Green. It will all be at the usual time: sign on 1800-1830, first off 1901.