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


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 March 1, 2021

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Update on time trials

Cycling Time Trials is pleased to confirm that as the situation stands at present, it is not proposed to extend the current suspension of events beyond 29th March. Accordingly, assuming that there is no change to the government “Roadmap”, events can be held from and including Monday 29 March 2021. By good luck or good management the Club's first evening time trial is shduled for 30th March.

Quiz results

The Club's first quiz of the year was held by teleconference. Quizmaster Alastair challenged everyone's knowledge of Gloucester, its history, and its environs. The President and his wife took an early lead in the local history section and managed to maintain it through the following three rounds to claim maximim points towards the Gibb Shield. The Captain's intimate knowledge of local lanes and scenery secured him the silver medal position and the final (virtual) podium place was taken rather...

B4063 Gloucester to Cheltenham Cycleway

An update on the proposed cycle scheme between Gloucester and Cheltenham: The B4063 runs between Gloucester and Cheltenham and a cycleway here will help cyclists of all ages and abilities to travel safely. It will link up the cycle route along London Road in Gloucester and the cycling improvements along the A40 in Cheltenham. The scheme will provide a continuous space for cyclists and make cycling and sustainable travel more appealing; helping to get people out of their cars and reducing the...

North Coast 500

The first day started with a flat sprint out of Inverness before tackling the infamous Bealach na Bà, seventy miles into the ride. This climb (the only 11/10 in ‘Greatest Cycling Climbs’!) was made even gnarlier by baking sun. Even before we began I had been apprehensive of the climb, knowing that gaining over 2000ft in less than 6 miles was going to hurt! Find out how Elena coped with this and the rest of the Northern coast roads of Scotland in Spokespiece here

New 10 mile TT course for 2021

A new 10 mile TT from Chaxhill along A48, turning at Highnam Court roundabout, has been approved by CTT. The course has been allocated with the provisional designation UC50. We look forward to including it in a full program of summer evening ime trials that will be announced in due course.

National 100 and National 12hr Championships 2020

At the start of the 100 the zip broke on my jersey so I made good with half a dozen safety pins. My plan was to attack it and go hard from the start, but keep the gears down and, it being a rolling course, pedal up the climbs. When I started it began to rain; it became hard to see... Find out how Gerry's National Championship attempts unfoded after this in Spokespiece, here

Some thoughts on route planning

I have always found the prominence that the Ordnance Survey gives to boundaries bewildering. I am sure we have all tried to follow a parish boundary, mistaking it for a footpath (though not on our bikes). However, with the current COVID restrictions, I suddenly find myself avidly studying the county boundary, trying to ensure that I don’t make incursions into the forbidden lands of Worcestershire, Herefordshire or other surrounding counties. This has thrown up some anomalies. You can head...

Winter 2021 Spokespiece is now available

Another year, another lockdown but this time the weather is not so good. What to do? There’s a new edition of Spokespiece all lined up for you to view online, download or even print here Featured are articles on riding National time trials from two of our most experienced riders, with multiple BAR club trophies each, Gerry McGarr and John Murphy. A new contributor, Elena Eustace, tells of how she and four friends tackled the North Coast 500, including Britain’s highest road, the infamous...

Subscription issues

The Membership Secretary has advised the Committee that there are several members whose membership is due to end for non payment of subs and who will need to reapply should they wish to remain members of the Club. The Club rule 5.7 says "Subscriptions fall due on 1st October of each year and must be paid by 31st December. Any Club member whose subscription has not been paid by the 31st December shall no longer be a member of the Club. Any Club member whose subscription has not been paid by the...

Gloucestershire enters Tier 4 restrictions

Gloucestershire has now entered Tier 4 restrictions, and as a consequence, all Club activities are suspended until further notice. We hope that this does not prevent you from cycling and remind you outdoor exercise is still pemitted. All members are urged to read the rules for themselves on https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tier-4-stay-at-home. Our interpretation is that you may exercise alone, or meet one other person for exercise, but that larger groups are forbidden. Length or duration of rides...