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.

32nd HONC

Sunday 10th April 2016

100 or 50km

Our Classic Endurance Event, now in it’s 32nd year, is run over challenging routes across the hills and valleys of the Cotswolds & uses a combination of roads, tracks and bridleways, with significant off-road sections.

There will be a 100km route for the very experienced and fit riders and a 50km route for those who know just how tough the off-road Cotswold Hills can be. Food & drink will be available all day at the start/finish from 07.30hr and will be provided at around the half-way point rest stop.

Leisure Lakes will kindly be providing a mobile repair van at the start & the rest stop. A certificate and medal will be awarded to all finishers & to encourage Junior Riders we have teamed up with the great guys at Whyte Bikes to offer a Whyte Hard Mountain Bike as the prize in the Junior Rider Draw for which all riders U-18 successfully completing the event will be entered.

Official Photographers – SussexSportsPhotography

ENTRY OPENS 06.00 hr JANUARY 9th 2016 via a link on this site or via EntryCentral

More information is available on the HONC page of this website

Boxing Day free wheeling competition

The traditional Boxing Day free wheeling competition will start at 11.00am from the cross roads at the top of Cleeve Hill. All are welcome

No skill or fitness is required and the more you eat on Christmas Day the further you will go!

Tandems may take part but will not be eligible for the trophy. The last time a tandem took part they ended up the other side of the town.

After the ride you are invited to my home, Highwheeler House, Neata Farm, Greet GL54 5BL for drinks and mince pies – Brian Hayward

FOR SALE – Trek Lexa C 50cm women’s bike

A Club member has a Trek Lexa C 50cm women’s bike for sale.
100 series Aluminium frame, with 8speed Shimano gearing (16 gears).  In used condition with some signs of wear on the frame, but generally very good condition.  Chain, cables and brake blocks recently replaced, roughly 100 miles ago.  White shimano pedals not included, but flat pedals included (shimano spd pedals can be included and added to the price at the point of sale if required).
To be put in touch with the seller – please email

Congratulations to Tom “Magic” Marquand

Congratulations to Tom Marquand, son of club member Richard & Shelley.

On Saturday October 17th in an mega exciting , nail biting and nerve racking finale , Tom won the 2015 Stobart Apprentice Jockey’s Championship!

It’s a really tremendous achievement – we believe at just 17 he’s the youngest ever to win and also to win in the first year.

“His amazing horsemanship , skill and professionalism is definately God given and we cannot disguise how utterly proud we are of and what he’s achieved, albeit with some help from his Mum & Dad (especially Shelley) and his tremendous extended family, friends and supporters! Many thanks to you all” – said dad Richard.

Congratulations to Tom, Richard & Shelley from all of us at WCC.

Le Grand Depart!




Members of the club turned up to wish Paul and Russ Good Luck as they set off from Winchcombe on their next big trip to Lisbon. We look forward to reading their daily blog.

Club Riders Meet at Cotswold Farm Park

Last Sunday morning, in perfect conditions nearly 40 club members made their way in separate groups, meeting up at the Cotswold Farm Park for tea, coffee & cakes. We could’nt have chosen a better day to be in the Cotswolds!


Sample personalised water bottles from Kapz, possible next day delivery and discount for cycling clubs.

Space for cyclists

A new video that shows Chris Boardman and master driving instructor Blaine Walsh explain how to safely overtake cyclists, referring to rule 163 of the Highway Code has been released.

Winchcombe Country Show – Monday 31st August 2015

Dear club members,

As many of you will know the Winchcombe Show takes place on Bank Holiday Monday at Winchcombe School.

We have supported the event over the last few years by entering the procession & organising a stand & we will be doing so again this year. Paul Workman has again kindly offered to provide us with a small marquee & Brian & I are doing some work to update our club display boards.

Quite a number of our “regulars” are away this year & we need some volunteers to help man the stand on a rota basis from about noon until 4.30 ish.

The procession meets at Abbey Fields Community Centre, Back Lane at 11am. The organisers are awarding prizes for the “best blinged bike” & fancy dress (single or group) – if anyone is up for the challenge! Judging will be at 11.15am. The procession will leave at 11.30am & after travelling through Winchcombe will arrive at the school at 12 noon.

Can you please let me know if you can help with the stand or take part in the procession (or both !).


John T

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Time Trials

There are only 4 time trials left this season to qualify for the Clive Blissett Handicap Trophy:

Thursday, 30 July, there is a 25 mile TT Starting at the Isbourne Industrial Estate in Winchcombe at 7.00pm *

Thursday 6 August, 10 mile TT form Teddington at 7.00pm

Thursday 13 August, 10 mile TT form Teddington at 7.00pm

Thursday 20 August, 10 mile TT form Teddington at 7.00pm

* Since we had to cancel the Bredon Hill event due to traffic lights the trophy this year will be awarded to the best 25 mile performance

It would be really nice to see some of our ladies turn out again

Best wishes

Brian Hayward