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

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Costa del Sol it was not. Welcome to Colwall in the rain.

Although the forecast was dry, Sunday started damp after the overnight rain as we made our way to King's Square, and consequently, numbers were down. The leader of the faster-paced B ride, fresh from the southern coast of Spain, must have been disappointed with the weather and the turnout for he had only two companions for what became a bit of a mystery tour. He had found an old route on "Ride with GPS" and decided to follow it without looking where it went. All went well through Upleadon and...

Berkeley – Hunt for the hills?

Our A ride, nice and flat, took seven riders on a winding route to the South Gloucestershire town of Berkeley. Roads were quiet, which made for a pleasant experience, and we were untroubled until just out of Stonehouse when one rider had the misfortune to break a spoke. Fortunately he had 35 others in good shape to keep the wheel true for the remainder of the ride. Coffee was reached bang on 11am, 25 miles covered, largely in October sunshine and on dry roads. The service at the Berkeley Tea...

In celebration of Il Lombardia…

...we had planned a ride though the seasonal falling leaves. However, the recent spell of warm weather (everyone was wearing shorts! In October!) has delayed the onset of autumn. The opportunity of taking a bridle path through Westonbirt Arboretum to enjoy autumnal colours was deferred and instead, the President chose a route in celebration of his predecessor, replete with unnecessary diversions. The first took a group of nine over Moreton Hill to bypass Stonehouse. Concern about the path...

A Dynamic Ride

Six riders left King’s Square, and were joined by a further three in Tibberton. One rider lost a bidon on Huntley Road which really has an appalling surface, not dissimilar to the Arenberg Trench, which is quite an apt reference on the day of the Hell of the North. The silky smooth surface on the A40 over May Hill was a dream by comparison. Two riders left us at Lea to return, and we soon reached Pontshill, where we encountered the sports ride, who were looking for a lost rider. Both the...

B ride to Broadway

Eight members made up the second group riding to Broadway and they set off at a brisk pace. As it was nearly 30 miles to Broadway Tower to get there for eleven was ambitious. Leaving the City was frustrating as the traffic lights were either at red, or changed to red as we cycled past marooning half the ride behind. After Churchdown it was plain sailing (and no traffic lights) with a helpful wind assisting us. We made good time through Teddington and Gotherington and on to Stanway where we all...

Last of the summer rides

The Vice Captain has been criticized for always using Castle Hill to get to Broadway Tower, so today, we used Ham Hill instead, which silenced the critics, to the extent that one rider quietly took himself up the Dowdeswell reservoir climb instead and played tourist bingo while he waited to be caught – fords (2), roadside honesty boxes (2), incongruous statue (1). The climbing didn’t end with Ham Hill, as the climb to Roel Gate is quite nasty, and the road from Lynes Barn towards Cutsdean...

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...