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.

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.

MTB night ride

This week the MTB night ride taking place on Thursday 31st July meeting at Abbey Terrace at 6.45pm.

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

Evesham Wheelers Audax

Evesham Wheelers are again running four Audax rides on Sunday 3rd August from Wickhamford.

There are three distances, 50k, 110k and 200k rides (which are cloverleaf loops of about 50k) and also a Neville Channing 200k memorial ride which is a single loop and goes via the Forest of Dean and over the Severn Bridge (for the tough ones!)

WCC members have ridden for the past few years. If you haven’t ridden an Audax event before the 50k is a good place to start.

Details and entry form from:

How did you HONC?

Thanks to the tech wizards at Strava Labs we can now see a real time comparison of all of the Strava users that took part in the HONC back in April.

The Strava labs web page allows you to see a map of the course, with every riders progress shown at the same time. This allows some fascinating insight into how the timings of the HONC worked, where the fast riders were by the time you got to the lunch stop (already finished in some cases!) and even catches a few riders out taking some sneaky short cuts!

To take a look, visit the Strava Labs page here. Once the page loads, just click the play button at the top of the page to start watching the ride data.

This data is stored for any ride that a Strava user has done, so if you fancy having a look at some of your own rides visit the Strava labs page and add your own ride number (the last part of the url for one of your rides) into the box at the top of the page.

Dont forget, if you would like to join the WCC Strava club – click here to be taken to our page.

Strava is free to use, and can record data either from a smart phone with the app installed, or a Garmin device. We will be posting up some more information about the service soon.


Two teams, one solo rider and a host of support crew from the club too part in this years Mountain Mayhem 24 hour endurance event. The weather was perfect all weekend with blue skies and sun shine managing to keep the trails mainly dry and dusty.

Our teams rode through the day, into the night, and back again to complete the event.

The whole event had a fantastic atmosphere, and it was great that lots of other riders recognised the club colours, with several taking the time to tell us how much they enjoy the HONC. Some images from the Mayhem have been added to our Flickr account here.

Pedal car race

In the second 24 hour event for the club in 2014, members once again took part in the Shennington 24 hour pedal car race.

Another excellent effort from the WCC Team, 5th overall. Well done one and all!

Broadway for All – Sky ride

Ladies ride on July 20th

A slow paced ride on quiet country lanes. Why not come and learn how to ride as a group as well as meet likeminded ladies.
Ideal for those who want to learn how to cycle on the road in a group, as well as those who have been out with us before.  All abilities welcome and duaghters over the age of 10 are welcome with their mothers/guardian
We will have a refreshments stop in Broadway so bring some small change.

See more at:

Time trial

The Bredon Hill Inter-Club time trial takes place on Wednesday 16th of July between ourselves, Cheltenham CCC and Evesham Wheelers.

This is the first time we have officially taken part as a club so I hope we will have a good turn-out. Do have a go even if it will be your first race.

Sign on from 6.30 at the Queens Pub in Elmley Castle for a 7.00pm start.

The route, familiar to most of you is 16 miles around the Bredon Hill circuit.

The fastest WCC rider will be awarded the CLIVE BLISSETT Time Trial Trophy at the next Club dinner.