The Cheltenham & County Cycling Club was originally formed in the Autumn of 1921 as a section of the Cheltenham & County Harriers, and by the spring of 1923 we had become a club in our own rights.
Now with a membership of nearly 350 we pride ourselves in being a welcoming and inclusive club, providing up to 10 different rides a week (both on and off road) at a variety of paces to suit all rider abilities, from competent beginners to the serious racing cyclist.
We also promote a very popular series of club time trials through the summer months, plus an annual road race, and four cyclo-cross events, and open time trials.
If it’s road riding you are interested in we’d recommend coming along on a Saturday morning ride to start with. These currently depart from the Pittville Pump Rooms, Cheltenham at 9.00 am.
We have a choice of rides from 30 to 50 miles with a range of target average speeds of 14, 16, 18 and 20 mph. These are explained a little more in our Road section of the website. All Saturday rides head to a cafe with a shorter return route.
If it’s Mountain Biking you are interested in, similarly we’d recommend coming along on a Saturday morning ride to start with. The MTB rides depart just before the road ride from Pittville Pump Rooms, Cheltenham at 9.00am.
Our club calendar details all our activities, and we welcome along new members to come and try us out for a couple of rides without obligations. There is no need to ‘prebook’! Just turn up and let someone know that you are new to the group. Alternatively, for more info, just contact one of our committee members via the contact page or as appropriate.
The current Committee team is:
- Gary Rickards, Club General Secretary
- Jonathan Nicholls, Finance Secretary
- Chris Booth, Road Captain
- Clive Lewis, MTB Captain
- Gordon Smillie, CX Coordinator
- Martin Cain, Race Captain
- Jeff Manners, Member without Portfolio
In addition, there are a number of specific contacts associated with the various events or interests:
- Robert Evans, Club Welfare Officer
- Alex Mackman, Club kit
- Harry Walton & Scott McArdle, Open TT
- Gary Rickards, TT Series
- Tom Parling, Facebook guru
We all look forward to welcoming you along…