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 or phone 01242 602286

Find us on facebook    Hell of the North Cotswolds


Cycling Club news

What we are planning or have been up to lately.

Mountain Mayhem entry opens

Entry for the 24 hour endurance event – Mountain Mayhem opens this weekend. WCC normally have several teams and even a few solo riders in the event. Find out more at

Family rides

Updates to the calendar of events

We have updated the calendar of events on the WCC site. The calendar now includes the main Sunday runs, and we will be adding more rides int he future. If you have an cycling event, or a club ride that you would like to see featured on the calendar, please email

Hard riders

The first run which was scheduled for 1 February will now take place on March 8th

Neil Reynolds has volunteered to lead a Hard Ride once a month which
will be of 60 to 70 miles with an average speed of 16 to 17 mph.

The first ride will now be on Sunday March 8th and will start from the usual
spot on Abbey Terrace Winchcombe at 8.30am sharp.

As there won’t be a refreshment stop please ensure that you bring with you enough food and drink for the ride. Please try and ride a bike with mudguards as the roads will still be muddy.

Neil plans to take the group in the Stratford direction and so there will not be any significant hills and as the pace will be moderate do give it a try.

If you would like to join the hard ride, please let Niel know by emailing


Easy riders!

With the Hardriders away it will be a good opportunity for the Easyriders to have a sociable ride and to welcome new riders who might otherwise have doubts about their ability to keep up.


WCC open committee meeting

Just a reminder that the WCC Committee meeting will take place at 7:30, in the back room of the White Hart hotel on Tuesday 24th February.

Cycle parking in style

Check out this 21st Century bicycle parking technology from Japan!

MTB skills videos

We have been sent a link to some great MTB skills videos that appeared on the Chain Rection Cycles website.

here is the first of 5 videos

For the other titles including How to pump, How to corner faster, How to jump and How to climb rock steps - click here

NCCC Reliability 50 & 30 Mile Rides

WCC members have been invited to join the North Cotswold Cycling Club, who are organising their NCCC Reliability 50 & 30 Mile Rides on Sunday, 22nd March 2015 at 9am – 1pm
(£5 registration on the day including donation to Cyclists Fighting Cancer)
Location: Cotswold Cycle Shop, Cotswold Business Village, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0JU

Up dated calendar of events

We have switched the club calendar of events to a google calendar. Hopefully this will mean we can add more information that you may want.

Take a look at the upcoming events here

Tour de Femme

Montem Cycle Club offers exclusive women only tours throughout the year. These can be either bespoke, or you can use the facilities of our Service Course in France, from May through to September 2015.

We’re running our first Ladies Tour 25th – 29th June 2015. This tour is for ladies who fancy riding together for a few days in the French Alps. With so much on offer from the door, we can create daily rides to either roll, climb or train, or a little bit of everything. Being spoilt for choice when it comes to terrain, we can mix it up a little and all you need to do is follow the guide, take on the challenge and enjoy the magnificent scenery.

Montem Club House
Montem Cycle Club has a permanent base in the French Alps, from where we run our Haute Savoie, Classic and High Alps Tours. This 12 bed, luxury accommodation is staffed by our own chefs, professional guides, mechanics and bike storage and is the service course for all our European Tours. The Club House is always open and is available to use as a base for your own cycle tours or those arranged by us. It sits amongst some of the finest roads in the French Alps with many TDF Classics right on our doorstep. Situated only 50 mins from Geneva Airport, it’s a quick and easy way of getting in some quality miles..

Twenty Three Degreesº and Rising
The temperatures are rising in the Mediterranean and now is the ideal time to think about a quick escape to the sun and get some early season miles in. We have 2 weekends running, Girona, 17th-19th April and Cote d’Azur, 24th – 26th April 2015 we’ll add new dates on. Both destinations offer some incredible riding, including the classic climbs of Rocacorba, Col de Vence and the Col de la Madone. These roads are quiet and uncrowded and remain, arguably, the centre of the ex-pat English speaking Pro peloton. And for good reason.
In the Best Company. On the Best Roads in the World.