Interested in a subsidised cycle coaching course?

C&CCC Cycle Coaching Series 2020

We are delighted to offer the opportunity for our club members, both male and female, to take part in a series of coaching sessions during the spring and summer months beginning on 21st April 2020.

Expressions of interest sought at this time. Full details to follow.

We are planning to run two courses of 4 sessions, tailored to the needs of club riders. The sessions will be run by three very experienced British Cycling-accredited coaches: Nick Yarworth, Heidi Blunden and Nicky Harverson.

The club will be subsidising the cost of the courses, so these represent excellent opportunities to improve your cycling skills in a safe environment.

To ensure that we can offer these fantastic courses to the club, we need a minimum of 25 attendees, so we need to gauge interest before we commit.

Please contact Sally Reid ( by the 8th March. It would also be very helpful if you could fill in the survey below to identify what skills you want to focus on.


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Club TT Event to be held Thursday 6/08/20 – Update

I am pleased to confirm that as of 10:45 am today we can proceed with our clubs TT event this evening on the U706 course. Please remember to act responsibly and within our clubs Covid-19 safe guidance found on our TT pages.

The evening looks dry and warm with a SSW wind of around 8 mph.  Please also note that I strongly recommend riders wear tinted visors or sun glasses as there is likely to be sunset glare on the circuit back to the finish line.

Stay safe and enjoy and lets see how many PB’s riders can achieve!!

Gary Rickards

TT Captain


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CTT / RTTC National 100 mile Time Trial Championships

The club would like to support this event, and ask if two club members would be willing to help Marshal a roundabout just outside Cirencester.  We have also circulated an internal message to all our members regarding this event. The details are provided below:

CTT / RTTC National 100 mile Time Trial Championship

The event is the CTT/RTTC National 100 mile time trial championship to be held on the morning of Sunday 16 thAugust on the roads between Wootton Basset, Malmesbury, Tetbury and Cirencester. We are looking for two marshals to be on the turn roundabout on the outskirts of Cirencester. That is the roundabout at the junction of the A433 Tetbury road and A419 Stroud road.

This roundabout is used twice in the 100 miles, once at 41 miles and again at 77 miles, so assuming a shade under 25mph from the first rider starting at 06:11am, they would be through there just before 08:00am. Last rider starts at 08:30am so assuming 25mph will be through that roundabout for the second time at around 11:35 am. It therefore, means a commitment from the marshals to be in place from say 07:45am until perhaps 11:45 am.

Harry Walton, Mike Skidmore and myself have entered as a C & CCC team, so the Club already has an interest in this prestigious event.

Would it be possible to please put something out on the clubs website and / or newsletter asking for two club volunteer’s. The event secretary is Peter Rogers and he or I would happily provide further guidance if anyone who is less experienced at Marshalling wish to have a go but are unsure as to exactly what is required.

Details of the event can be found here :-

The Event Secretary is Peter Rogers:

Kind regards,

Charles Zanettacci  | Senior Product Development Engineer

TEL:   +44 (0)1242 534854


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Club TT Results held 30.07.20

Another good turn out with 36 riders trying to improve their times from last week. Though the weather was nice and warm only a few riders improved on their previous times, but they have two more TT events for them to achieve PB’s or beat their previous times. We thank our time keepers for the evening Don Muir and Doug Gale and our Marshal Richard Griffiths, as without their support we could not run this event.

Well done everyone and hope to see you all for the remaining two TT events before the hill climb series starts. To see tonight’s results please go to our TT pages or follow the below link:

Gary Rickards

TT Captain

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Results from club TT event held 23.07.20

Another well attended TT event was held this evening with some excellent times achieved. Jonathan Shubert took the honours this evening for male riders in a cracking time of 20:03 secs,setting a new course record (had been held by Richard Prebble on the 4.05.95 at 20:14 secs).  While Lindsey Lyes won the women’s section in a great time of 23:44 secs, closely followed by our Ellie Mackman in a time of 23:45 secs, and that is after her getting her first TT bike earlier this week, with just one ride on it, before this event! 40 riders attended, though we unfortunately had two having to withdraw due to mechanical problems.

Our thanks go out to our Two Time Keepers Mike Wade and Bill Olver and Martin Cain (Club Chairman) who did a great job, as without their help we could not run this event.

For the full report and results, please go to the clubs TT pages or follow the following link:

Our next TT Event will be held next Thursday evening on the 30th July, with sign on from 18.00 hrs at Orchard Industrial Estate. Hopefully see you all then and lets see what time improvements there will be!

Gary Rickards

TT Captain


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Results from clubs first TT event held 16.07.20

I am pleased to advise that the clubs first TT event held under our new Covid-19 safe procedures went well and the committee and myself wish to thank our time keepers – Martin McGreary and Don Muir for attending along with our Marshal Tim Bisien, as without there help and support, we could not have run this event.

There were 32 riders who were all enthusiastic to be racing again. Even after the extended lockdown Ross Holland was the first across the line in a cracking time of 20.56 secs with our Harry Walton on a close second at 21.08 secs. For the women, Vickie Wilkinson was first in a great time of 25.35 secs.  Well done everyone who attended and supported this event, and I understand the tarmac around the Toddington roundabout is being resurfaced on the 21.07.20 so fingers crossed we will have another good event on the 23.07.20.  Sign on again at Orchard Industrial Estate from 18.00 hrs, so hopefully see you all there again or even a few more! The results from the event are on our TT pages or by clicking on the below link:


Gary Rickards

TT Captain

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Update for first club TT event, this evening 16.07.20

I am pleased to confirm that as from 10.30 am today (16.07.20), Western Power have cleared their operating traffic lights etc. from the carriageway and there are no current roadworks.

Please note that there are road diversion signs further up the B4077 towards Toddington (and close to our sign on location at Orchard Industrial Estate), so please ignore these signs, as the actual road closed is up Stanway Hill, which is not part of our course.

Please also note, that the road surface around the Toddington roundabout is uneven and is just a tarmac base course, so please be careful going around this roundabout to return down the B4077.  I have spoken with the highway authority and they plan resurfacing around this roundabout after 19.00 hrs on 21.07.20, so hopefully not affecting our next planned TT event on the 23.07.20!

Fingers crossed we can now run our first TT event, this evening.

Gary Rickards

TT Captain

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Club rides restart 11th July

Dear Club Members

The Committee is pleased to announce that Covid-19 mitigated, club rides are planned to commence from Saturday 11th July along with other events following afterwards. The attached message tells you how it will work the guidance to follow to do your bit towards keeping our events safe.  Enjoy the ride!

COVID-19 mitigated rides

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Return of Club TT Events from Thursday 16th July

I am pleased to advise that we intend running our first TT event on Thursday 16th July on our 10 mile U706 course. Unfortunately the Teddington Village Hall will not be open for the remainder of our TT series, so we cannot use their premises as HQ, and therefore, we will be outdoors with sign on at Orchard Industrial Estate -GL54 5EB. As we are not permitted to use turbo’s as warm up then the 3.2 mile distance back (approx 12.8 minutes at av 15 mph) down the B4077 (heading towards Teddington roundabout) to the start line, will be used for the warm up. Please note the conditions for doing this on the Covid-19 safe procedures.

The running of our club TT Events is dependent on being Covid-19 safe, and therefore, I have provided details on our TT page, for what is involved. Please click on the following link or just go to our TT pages tab:

With your cooperation, patience and understanding we can all make the most of the limited remaining TT events available and I hope we can still achieve some good times and make the most of what opportunities there are remaining to race in our new Covid-19 safe environment!

Keep safe


Gary Rickards

TT Captain

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Possible return of club organised Time Trials from Thursday 16th July

Due to recent easement of lockdown restrictions by the UK Government, the CTT have now provided conditional approval for club TT events to be organised from early July. However, though we were intending to commence our first planned event on Thursday 9th July (sign on from 6.00 pm), but following a review on the 25th June of the course and discussions with the HQ secretary, we now have to delay this first event to Thursday 16th July on our 10 mile U706 course. The main reasons being due to planned roadworks around Toddington roundabout and the HQ is not open and Covid-19 safe. We are hoping to be able to use their car park which will facilitate controlled parking around the village, but this has yet to be agreed. In respect of the CTT rule compliance for Covid -19 safe events, I am currently considering a plan and will provide further details, in due course.

I hope club members and others from surrounding clubs, support our remaining events, but please be considerate and understanding as the protection of life from the transfer of Covid-19 to others, is our first priority while at the same time trying to recommence our sport.

Gary Rickards

TT Captain

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Ride Risk Assessment updated to cover COVID-19

The club’s ride risk assessment has been updated to include risks identified due to COVID-19.  It covers both road and MTB and can be found at the bottom of the Road page.

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