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 July 26, 2021

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Tue 27th

10 mile Club Championship

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 28th

Chain Gang

July 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Freewheeling Competition

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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News

Club ride -rain forecast but thankfully dry

Seven riders set off northbound into a light northerly breeze under dull and mild but dry conditions. The route was reasonably standard, with the new surface of Escourt Road being tested and found pleasing. Having saved an early climb (London road) progress was swift, Innsworth, Staverton, Boddington, level crossing to Gotherington, Prescott (hill climb in progress) and Gretton. Arriving at Greet early, we took a left turn to descend to the Teddington / Toddington 10 course, where we turned...

Latest Club racing results

First the results of last nights hot 25m TT, won by Matt Hill, are HERE   HERE's the updated Paul Barnard Trophy table, with Matt topping the rankings.   And finally HERE's the current CEBAR table based on average speed.

Results from last week’s 10 mile Dan Knight TT

Derek's back from holiday and has updated the Dan Knight spreadsheet which you may view HERE Dan Kelley has a strong lead while Matt Hill and tony Lake are tied for second place. The tie breaking last event in the series will be held on 17th August.

Hot day for a ride to the Deep South

The day dawned with blue sky and a promise of warm conditions and so it was to be. The Sport and B rides were initially combined, heading for Yate. After some half wheeling at the front an inevitable split was agreed at the top end of Naas Lane. The B took the more leisurely pace and route to Stonehouse, Frocester, and Cam. An abandoned road, still with tarmac that surpasses many of our roads, was selected to afford shade on the climb to Stinchcombe, as well as having the benefit of being...

Results from our very own Monument, the 3 Cities Reliability Ride

Thomas Hogan (Velo Vitesse) 3:46:36 Matt Hill 3:50:24 Tony Martin Lake 3:53:04 Roger Whittle 3:54:34 Vincent Douglas 4:04:30 Nigel Jones 4:17:59 (road bike) Gerry McGarr DNF Ian Wareing DNF (road bike) Well done to all the riders on a very hot day!

The other Sunday rides, those that didn’t reach the Black Mountains

Nympsfield B Six of us headed off to Nympsfield, with good weather One rider bailed out on the first Upton St Leonards hill. We went along Sevenleaze Lane and down to Whiteshill and skirted around Selsely. Around Leonards Stanley,we lost another rider to chatting to another cyclist. We went up Frocester Hill (where we passed two other riders,who passed us near the top and said ' they were saving themselves for the end'!). We arrived at Thistledown Cafe and had good service then went down...

Black Mountains ride report

The annual pilgrimage to Hay and the Black Mountains saw a small group set off at 7am. Was the early start responsible for the poor turnout? Or the rain scheduled for the afternoon? Whatever, the morning was pleasant enough and a good pace was set, direct to Ross on the almost abandoned A40. May Hill was shrouded in cloud, very atmospheric. Good progress on a quiet A49 to our usual turning to Much Dewchurch, and a short break for a banana and tyre inspection for Malcolm G. All good, we took a...

Sunday Club Rides – late changes

Following some confusion with ride leaders, we now have the following for 12th July, all leaving from King's Sqaure: 07:00 departure - C ride - Toby heading to Hay-on-Wye & Black Mountains, breakfast at the Granary. 09:00 departure - A ride - Colin heading to Huntley. 09:00 departure -B ride - Jane & Louise heading to Nympsfield. Contrary to previous announcements, there is no 08:00 departure.

Inclement weather didn’t spoil the day

A poor forecast saw the training, sports and faster B ride merge into one group of nine riders. The training riders brought a bit of disciplined teamwork to the group on the wider roads to Highleadon, but from there on the lanes were not conducive to close-quarters riding, and the pace settled down. Clencher's Mill ford nearly claimed a victim, which put off some of the group, and the stiff climb up Evendine Lane to British Camp split the peloton. The descent from Little Malvern to Welland...

The wind doth blow, but not hard enough to take the pain out of Castle Hill

Two start times were arranged to provide a choice of speeds for today's long ride. The day started very dull and with a strong NE wind, and remained this way throughout. Not ideal, but at least no precipitation. The Captain led the early group of seven and they managed to hold their lead, arriving at coffee about five minutes before the chasers. They took the direct route north into the wind – A38 to the Odessa, then lanes to Gotherington and on to Stanway. Here a split: three kept off the...