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Welcome to the Winchcombe Cycling Club website

We are a friendly club based in Winchcombe and are into all forms of cycling, on and off-road. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, the club has something to offer. Members take part in regular social rides, Audax/Sportive riding, MTB enduro events, road racing/time trialling and touring.

If you’d like to get involved, get in touch with club secretary John Mackelworth.
Email WinchcombeCC@aol.com or phone 01242 602286

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Cycling Club news

What we are planning or have been up to lately.


HONC 2015

2015 HONC will be held on Sunday12th April.
Online Entry will open 6am on Saturday 10th January 2015.
Adult entry £18.00 and Youth entry £7.00.
Look forward to another great days biking!

MTB – URGENT RECALL – Notice to Orange RX9 owners

This is important information for all Orange Bikes customer who have purchased an Orange RX9. A number of Orange RX9 bikes were made with forks, which have a potential risk of breaking. Under certain circumstances the fork steerer tube can become disconnected from the rest of the fork.
Read more here

Beginners MTB skills session

Beginners MTB skills session at Moreton Fire College this Saturday at 12 noon (18th October). This is being organised by British Cycling coaches and is open to anyone max. Attendance 20 people.
Course will include bike handling, position, braking and the opportunity to practice on the off road loop.
£5.00 per person.
Arrive with sufficient time to be ready to take part for a noon start.
Please leave a comment on the Facebook page if you would like to attend.

Space for cycling

If you want #space4cycling across the UK, we need to ensure the funding from our Government. Do your part and ask your MP, it takes 2 mins.ow.ly/CITtz

MTB night ride

This weeks MTB night ride will be on Leckhampton Hill on Wednesday 8th October Meeting at 7pm at the car park on daisy bank road

Falling leaves Audax

Another great ‘Falling Leaves’ successfully completed, well done to Sarah Davies for organising and her merry band of volunteers.

Updates to the road runs list

Updates for the Sunday road rides for the next three months have been added to the road runs page – here.

A tour of Cleeve hill

A massive thank you to Chantal and Ellie for leading the MTB ride on Cleeve Common on Saturday 4th of October to highlight the rare and endangered spices that go to make this an SSSI and one of the most important areas of unimproved limestone grassland in Gloucestershire.

I was especially impressed by the torrential rain low cloud and cold conditions the girls managed to lay on but despite this there was a strong turnout from both Winnchcombe CC and Cheltenham and County CC.
Clearly the promise of the burger prepared post ride did the trick.

On a serious note it was a great opportunity for the cyclists to understand the pressures imposed on this fabulous local amenity and enabled discussion of how we can play our part in helping to conserve the sensitive areas while still enjoying the enormous freedoms we have been permitted cycling on and around Cleeve Common

The RedBull Rampage

One of the most extreme mountain biking events in the world – the RedBull Rampage has been delayed due to bad weather in the extreme landscape of Utah – the good news is there is now time to watch the event live this evening (8 o’clock) at http://rampage.redbull.tv

Some of the riding that takes place is just unbelievable, and well worth a watch!

Back by popular demand… Newport Velodrome in November.

The plan is to book a three hour session, most popular date will be the one booked; come and try the boards.

A trained Coach will be leading the session. Cost approx £25 based on numbers.

If you would like to try the boards let me know your preferred day by return please.

13.11.14 2.00-5.00pm
27.11.14 2.00-5.00pm

Please contact winchcombecc@aol.com if you would like to attend