Reallocation’s have now been completed for the League placings along with the TT Captain’s statement on the TT 2018 Page:

Please also be aware that again due to the location of roadworks a decision on the selected course for the Thursday 24th May TT event, will be confirmed that day by 14:00 hrs.

Gary Rickards

Club TT Captain

Sunday May 20th will see the start of a new “intermediate” club run, which is aimed to fit in between the two current Sunday road rides. The new intermediate club run offers a ride of 40-55 miles (as a guide 16-18mph), with a few simple etiquettes that everyone stays together, regroups at top of every hill, the ride will always have a cafe stop, last 3-4 hours, and arrive back in Cheltenham by 12.30-1pm. As always, the more leaders to share the workload the better, so if you would be willing to be added to the leaders rota for this ride then please email Tim Sluman at ‘’ or contact him via the club Facebook page.

To clarify, the ride names we now have are:

  • The existing club run (~60-70 miles at ~16 mph), which will now be referred to as the “Social” club run, as it often is already.
  • The new “Intermediate” club run (~40-55 miles at 16-18 mph), which hopefully will be no less social than the existing ride.
  • The “Sportive” Ride, which will remain as it is (60-70 miles at 19-20+ mph, usually led by Nigel).


I am pleased to advise that the cable laying works on the B4077 have now finished.  However, some local utility works have sprung up by the Alderton turning, which are programmed to finish by the 9th May.

We therefore, propose to change from the 8 mile K39 / 8 to our standard 10 mile U706 course.

Sign on at Teddington Village Hall from 18:00 hrs to 18:45 hrs.

Results from this competition will be added to the League tables as normal but this event also qualifies for the ‘Standards’ and ‘Scratch Leagues’.

We require one helper to Marshal the Toddington roundabout, or a competitor to push off and then race at the end.

I am away next week, so please contact me by this Sunday so I can add your name to the helpers rota. Helpers details on the clubs website under the ‘Courses’ tab, or contact me.

Looking ahead, we have our first Inter-Club event on Thursday 17th May with Gloucester City Cycling Club.  We require two helpers for this event.

Happy racing!

Gary Rickards

TT Captain


Wednesday 16th May sees the start of the Western Cyclocross Summer League with Round 1 being hosted by C&CCC at Pittville Park. Racing starts at 19:00 for the under 12s, followed by Youth, Seniors and Veterans off at 19:30. See for more details.

It would be great see a good turn out of club riders – you don’t need a cyclocross bike, you can ride on anything from an MTB to a Brompton. If you aren’t riding, but would like to spend a (hopefully) warm, sunny summer evening helping out at a bike race then let Gordon Smillie or Rob Haynes know (in person or via as we can’t run events like this without your help.

Just a quick note advising that the latest newsletter has been sent out to everyone so you should be able to find it in your Inbox.  If you cannot see it then check the Spam folder, or perhaps the email address used for club registration.

The newsletter provides a handy round up of things that have happened, planned or being discussed.  Don’t forget that anyone interested in what the Committee is up to can check the Membership links for the latest Committee meeting minutes.

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