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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Events for week of September 28, 2020

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Sports ride

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

A category ride to Hayles Abbey

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

B category ride to Broadway Tower

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

September’s last Club ride

As has become the norm, attendees at the Square formed into groups of six more or less evenly matched abilities for the morning’s ride. The Vice Captain joined the Sports Ride for the first time in a few years. The initial pace was ferocious, as they flew up Stroud Road, with Strava handing out PBs faster than self-graded GCSEs.  Despite that he managed to stay with them, but needed the re-group...

Enjoying the Indian Summer, the cyclists went out six by six

Under the "Rule of 6", two C groups left for Tintern this morning, and had an enjoyable ride through the Forest and down Stowe Hill to the Wye valley where they stopped at Tintern's old railway station for coffee and cake. With cafe legs, they climbed up the picturesque Angidy River valley and past the ancient iron works, avoiding the main road climb to Wyndcliff.  This was a new route for most...

Application of the “Rule of Six” to Club Rides

As a result of the updated government guidelines, each ride will strictly enforce the “Rule of Six”.  No group of more than six will be tolerated.  Each ride will have a designated meeting point in King’s Square and once six riders have assembled, that ride will be full, and should depart.  There will be no communal announcements. Distinct meet points will be set as follows and as marked on the...

Summer Spokespiece is now available

What can I say about this summer that hasn’t already been said? The Covid pandemic has overshadowed everything and made the activities of a cycling Club seem somewhat trivial. That said, it’s the small things in life that make it worthwhile, so the loss of group rides, café stops, and racing was keenly felt. As the summer draws to a close we have been able to resume some of these activities,...

The rule of six

Following the British government's announcements of further restrictions on group sizes from next Monday the Club will be reviewing the previously announced autumn rides programme. However, this weekend's tour to Ludlow and the rides on Sunday 13th September will go ahead as planned.

Every which way…

A very large turn out at the Square meant that we had to divide into groups and choose several destinations to disperse ourselves. The sport riders headed south, for Wotton sub Edge and Westonbirt, the A riders heading for Slimbridge and the B riders took off in three groups for Falfield. The second group intended to leave a couple of minutes behind the first but Ed put in an early effort to...

New rides list

The Club autumn tour will be to Ludlow, with eight takers as of today. Dates are Friday 11th to Sunday 13th September.  Contact the Captain if you are interested. The Dancey trophy and Bruce’s Bonus season has restarted and points will be awarded in the usual manner from this Sunday, 6th September. The following desitinations are planned for this month, details and a runs list will be posted...

Evening Ride Schedule for September

Colin has put together the schedule for next month's Tuesday evening rides. Download it here  or just look in the events calendar

CTT National 100 Mile Championship

140 riders started, but 17 DNF on a tough 100 mile course (they don’t call it Hardriders for nothing). The male winner was Adam Wild (GS Metro) in 3:28:50 and the female winner was Katrina Matthews (Army Cycling) in 3:55:22. GCCC riders: Daryl Stroud 4:25:41 Tony Martin Lake 4:34:16 Roger Whittle 4:45:04 Ian Lindsay 4:46:00 Gerry McGarr 4:48:44 Gerry McGarr was confirmed as National 100 mile...

Ride to Kerne Bridge for a new cafe stop

A great ride out this morning to the Kerne Bridge. The sharp climbs between Kempley and Bromsash meant we had deserved our coffee and cake at Flanesford Priory. The climb from the Wye to Ruardean proved to be too soon after coffee, and at the top, I noticed a strange sign. I am told not to ask Foresters about bears, so the sign will remain a mystery to me.  What goes up must come down, and the...