Three Castles, Two Priories, One Black Mountain

Five riders set off from the Square, taking a route down Southgate to visit Llanthony Secuda Priory before speeding out along the Newent Road to enjoy the light traffic an early start had afforded. Once past the motorway they enjoyed a clear run to Hereford and quiet...

Roger Ellery Clayton 1939-2019 (POST UPDATED)

It is with sadness that we report that long time member of the Club Roger Clayton has passed away. Roger Clayton, born 18th November 1939, cycled off peacefully August 21st 2019. His family would like to thank everyone for their kindness and support over the past...

Meet our vice captain, who had no mates in the Old Neighbourhood

With the rain forecast to clear early, we set off from King’s Square without capes, but were all caped up by the time we reached Matson. Climbing out of Cranham, there was a mutiny.  The ride leader was seen powering up the hill alone as everyone else on the...

GCCC getting out more

Eleven riders were present at the ungodly hour of 08:00 to start the ride to Avebury.  The usual route via Foston’s Ash and Daneway to Coates was familiar, but after that, we soon entered the less frequented, and flatter lanes of Wiltshire. Coffee was taken at...

The hottest day of the year

It was the hottest day of the year, possible the hottest ever recorded, and the riders faced a tough day ahead with three major climbs and a long run in to the finish. It could have been Stage 18 of the Tour de France, across Col de Vars, Col d’Izoard, and the...

National Cycle Network added to online OS Maps

For all you users of Ordnance Survey maps there’s some news of interest. The National Cycle Network has been added to online OS Maps. Details of the cycling and walking routes are available as a free layer on the OS Maps website. To view NCN routes on the OS...