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

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Cycling Club news

What we are planning or have been up to lately.

The Tour of Britain comes to Winchcombe

The Tour of Britain will be coming through Winchcombe at 12:50 approx on Wednesday. The road will be closed from 11:30 – 1:05 approximately.

For those who are able to make it, the White Hart will have TV’s in the top bars for the ‘Tour’ and have said we would be most welcome.

TV coverage commences at 13:00 hours and follows the riders through the rest of the stage.

Falling leaves

A reminder that the Falling Leaves Audax event takes place on Sunday 5th October over a distance of 100km (62 miles) and entries are now being accepted.

With between 4 and 8 hours to complete the event it should be within the capabilities of all our regular riders but challenging enough for the ‘fast men and girls’. Most of the route is on small country lanes, some a bit rough so mountain bikes will not be out of place.

Sarah Davies has taken over as Event Secretary this year and under Audax rules Brian Hayward will act as a mentor for this year.

Sarah can be contacted on To enter visit the Audax web site and complete the entry form.

Volunteers are urgently needed to man the three check points. If you can’t ride then please help out and contact Sarah for more details.

Coming up this weekend

The Whyte Rough Ride – Sunday 17th August
WCC are entering a team into this event – and plan to have a weekends camping for the event
More info:

Blood donors wanted in the Winchcombe area

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If you have a little blood to spare read on. You never know when you may need it back!

Wednesday 10th September 2014
Abbeyfields Community Centre, Winchcombe
13:30 – 15:45
16:45 – 19:30
Please phone 0300 123 23 23 or visit to make an appointment.

The next sessions are as follows up until the end of 2014 and these will be the same venue and times as above:-
Wednesday 15th October 2014
Wednesday 17th December 2014

Bike for sale

Trek Modane 5.9SL In good condition for sale - Click here for more info

MTB night ride

This week the MTB night ride taking place on Tuesday 12th August meeting at Abbey Terrace at 6.45pm.

Time trial

UC706: Teddington-Toddington 10 mile time trial this thursday (7th) – details at

Explore Cleeve Common

We have received a wonderful invite from the Conservation Officers on Cleeve to join them on the evening of 13th August for a guided cycle ride on the Common.

This will point out the areas of special interest including the historic sites, flora and fauna.

Cleeve Common is a unique habitat and environ in North Cotswolds and this is a great opportunity to have expert guidance exploring the Common and its rarities.

Subject to demand (only 40 places are available) and weather following the ride we are hoping to enjoy a BBQ, tasting the beef reared on the Common.

If you would like to come along please email Jim Davies, to reserve a place.

This is open to all members and cycling friends keen to learn more about Cleeve Common.

Have a go at cyclocross

North Cotswolds CC have been running some cyclocross events, and invite you to come along on the 29th of July and test yourselves on the Fire Service Go Racing Course. Expect plenty of overtaking on the half mile grass and tarmac course, with 10 laps (5 miles) from the start to Finnish.  Come and beat 25 minutes. Be KOM.

Follow Go racing Signs for Parking and circuit.

6.30 practice.

7.00 start (depending numbers either straight race or handicap or just a TT).

Suitable for all bikes. Rock up and have a go!

How to get there

Firth Rd Fire Service College, GL56 0RH

Ride with Jaguar and Sky

The local Jaguar dealers H A Fox in conjunction with Team Sky are organising a 48 mile, fully supported ride next Saturday.

To register please click here