Great news for those of you who are keen to tread the boards in the wake of our Olympic heroes as we will be running another track event in NEWPORT for club members, probably in late October/November. Last time around this proved to be very popular and was good fun…as well as a damned fine workout.

This event is not limited to ‘certain’ riders but to all within the club, including those who have never been on a track or may be a tad slower than Bradley (with or without his inhaler). The session comes complete with a BC accredited coach who will help and go through the basics and then keep the event SAFE. This is a club event and, as such, the basic costs will be funded by the club but riders will need to either hire a track bike or ride their own. Transport is NOT included but last time around there was a very good car-pooling in place so don’t be put off if you are unsure of how you will get there. The session will be booked by the coach and will allow 30 riders maximum, which is likely to be then run as 2 x groups on the track.

A typical timeline will be:

Aim to arrive by 7:15pm on a midweek day

On arrival at reception
• Riders need to check in with one of the organisers
• Hire bike (if needed) for £10 – and be given a slip
• Get changed
• Exchange slip to collect bike 7:40pm

Bikes are fitted with ‘Look Keo’ cleats, if you don’t have these then toe clips are available.
You must wear gloves whilst on the track.

Simon Tarrant and Emma Trueman (Club Ladies’ Captain) have kindly agreed to organise this so we just need to sort out a quorum of names and then we can get a date firmed up.

So, who wants some? Please send me an email (Robin or use the contact page for the Membership Secretary) to indicate interest. We will use a first choice list (with reserves) for booking purposes. Once we get the confirmed date then we shall look for rider reconfirmation as part of the organisation process.

!! FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED !! To be clear, names will go on the list in received order.

Please note that this is a club event and, as such, will only be open to those who are members at the time of the event. Similarly, only members will get added to the rider lists.

Well, what are you waiting for!



The club is organising the 4th race in the Western Cyclocross League on Sunday 2nd October at Pittville Park,


  • U12 at 1030
  • Youth at 1100
  • W/V at 1200
  • S/J at 1300hrs


See BCF site for details:


I need help to make the event a success and it would be great to see plenty of club riders too (cross or MTB bikes).


Please let me know if you can help with any of the following:

  • Setting out the course from 09:00 – mainly just taping of the corners and bank as the course is nicely mown in to the ‘wild flower meadow’
  • Signing on from 10am
  • Marshalling at 1030-1400hrs (2 shifts of 3 required)
  • Someone to lead out the first lap in the U12s
  • NO JUDGES REQUIRED as we have chip timing :-)
  • Clearing down the course at 1350hrs


If you can help on any of the above please let me know at


This coming Sunday (25th September) sees the return of the Cheltenham half marathon, which means the roads around the Pump Rooms will be closed. Due to this both Sunday road rides will start from the The Meadow Cafe, Old Bath Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7DF (at the junction of the A40/old Bath Road and Sandford Road).

The club bbq is only one week away! Here’s everything you need to know.
Date: Sunday 18th September
Place: The Royal Oak, Prestbury, in the garden and the pavilion function room.
Time: starts at 2pm, food at 3pm, skittles competition from 3.30pm.
Hope to see you all there!

C&CCC MTB section have once again booked the North London Mounaineering Club Barn for a weekend of mountain or road biking. The barn is located on the edge of Capel Curig, only five minutes walk from the Tyn Y Coed Pub and A5 lay-by (GR: SH 737572, postcode: LL24 0DT).

The barn booked for the evening of Friday 23 september until Sunday 25th. The accommodation is very reasonably priced at £12 each for the weekend.
The barn can sleep 30, and will be comfortable for 15 with inside bike storage.  There are 2 dormitories, bathroom, hall and a kitchen diner area. Plenty of cooking facilities. You will need to bring a sleeping bag as there are only mattress & pillows provided.

There is loads of good MTB & road routes to ride in the area:


Marin trail:


Coed Y Brenin:


For More details and to book your place, contact Jim Meech via the yahoo MTB group or contact the MTB captain.

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Thursday, 29 Sep 2016
Club Evening
Saturday, 1 Oct 2016
Road Ride: Chedworth via Salperton (16, 14)
Road Ride: Kettle Sings (16, 18)
Road Ride: Hills Special to Farm Park (16, 18, 20)
Sunday, 2 Oct 2016
Sportive Ride
Club Ride: Dean Heritage Centre, Soudley
Pittville Cyclocross
Tuesday, 4 Oct 2016
MTB - Evening Ride
Evening Road Ride: The Gloucester Old Spot, Elmstone Hardwicke (Pub Stop - Lights needed)
Evening Road Ride

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