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 General Secretary, David Thomas – Email, or Club Membership Secretary, Gerard McHugh – Email

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Cycling Club news

What we are planning or have been up to lately.

Maratona dles Dolomiti

Best wishes to Club Members Nigel Taylor and Stuart Bonham who are now in Italy preparing for the Maratona dles Dolomiti road event this coming Sunday – 3rd July – 160K but 4000+ metres of climbing!

Updates to the Sunday Road runs

The Road runs list has been updated to include rides from July to September and can be found on the road page of the website.

You will see are planning to repeat the the club rides meet at Cotswold Farm Park on 21 August.

360° Cycling Safety Video: Lambeth Bridge

As more and more cyclists seem to be taking up the idea of a camera on the bike, this Youtube video showcases 360° camera technology on bicycles – while talking about how to safely negotiate one of London’s most dangerous stretches of road.

While the video is playing, you are able to look around all around the the rider, simply hold down your mouse button down on the video player, and drag in the direction that you would like to look!

Update on club activities

Andrew Davies is compiling a video diary of a year in the life of Winchcombe & will be featuring the club . He would like to get a group photograph & we are planning to do this (weather permitting)  next Sunday morning at 09.00 outside the Library. We’re keen to get as many club members there as possible wearing club kit if at all possible – hope to see you there.

Emma has emailed everyone regarding the change in the date of the Dinner Dance to 17th November which we hope will prove a more popular date & will allow more club members to attend. Please let Emma know as soon as possible whether you are able to attend.

If you raised sponsorship for the ride this year can you please let me know how much you raised – the club will match any sponsorship raised up to a limit of £400.

Brian has recently emailed everyone details of the forthcoming Time Trials. He’s particulary keen to get some new riders into the 10 mile Novice Time Trial at Teddington on 7th July – so if you are tempted contact Brian & give it a go !

We’ve just received an email from Ken Reid who is a blind rider seeking help with a ride he is undertaking in August:

I was put in touch by Russell Parker, who suggested that one of your members may be able to help. I am planning a 750 mile tandem ride from Edinburgh to London, via  Belfast, Dublin and Cardiff. I am blind and will be working with a relay of pilots.

It would be a great help if I could find a substitute pilot for the stage from Ross on Wye to Oxford on 10 August.

If you could circulate your members and other networks, I feel sure there issomeone who would be able to do this. Please ask them to email me or PM through Cycle 750 on Facebook for more details. 

Many thanks. Ken Reid

If you can help please contact Ken direct – Email







Congratulations to the club teams -  Winchcombe Honcers &  Night Riding Ninjas who completed 24 & 20 laps in the 24 hour Off Road Endurance Race at Gatcombe Park last weekend & also to Pat Boulton who rode the event as a solo rider.

It was a great event & despite very weary limbs there is already talk of entries for next year’s 20th Anniversary Event! Take a look at more of the pics on Facebook

Time Trial racing

We are now about half way through the Time Trial racing programme for this year. The events scheduled  are as follows:
  • 23 June 25mile Time Trial starting in Winchcombe
  • 30 June  10 mile Time Trial Teddington – Toddington
  • 7 July  10 mile Novices Time Trial Teddington - Toddington. If you have never ridden a time trial give this one a go. Medals for the fastest novice man and lady rider.
  • 14 July 16 mile Bredon Hill Circuit from Elmley Castle. This event is for the Clive Blissett Trophy and a Club medal.
  • 21 July 10 mile Time Trial Teddington - Toddington
  • 28 July 25 mile Time Trial starting in Winchcombe
  • 4 August 10 mile Time Trial Teddington - Toddington
  • 11 August  5 mile Time Trial.
  • Aug 16 to 25th. Four Hill Climbs are scheduled including Salters Hill. Awaiting details for some of the venues.
All these events count towards the Winchcombe CC Time Trial Handicap trophy and start at 7.00pm but get there half an hour early to register and warm up.
Further details are on the Cheltenham & CCC web site
Other Events:
10th July Winchcombe Kermesse Road Race for the Pat Smith Trophy from Winchcombe School. Details awaited.
7th August. Eveshams Wheelers Audax rides from Wickhamford.  Distances of 50, 110 and 200km so something for everyone and excellent catering. Details and entries and
29th August, Winchcombe Country Show. Volunteers wanted, contact David Thomas

AGM report

Thanks to everyone who attended the AGM on Sunday.

We will circulate the minutes in due course but meanwhile here a few of the highlights – there are also some good pics on our Facebook page.

Brian Hayward thanked our out going General Secretary John Mackelworth for the many years of conscientious hard work he has given the club and presented him with an inscribed glass plaque to mark the occasion & John was also appointed an Hon. Vice President of the club.

I am delighted to report that the AGM unanimously approved the appointment of David Thomas to succeed John. David brings a wealth of cycling & professional experience to this role.

Well done to Angie Appleton who was presented with the Club Shield, for raising the most amount (over £600) in last year’s BHF Cotswold Bike Ride, by the previous winner Carole Ward. We will again match any sponsorship club members raise in next weekend’s BHF Cotswold Bike Ride up to a maximum of £400.

John Harkness presented his Treasurers Report which shows the club remains stong financially. He also explained our reasons for de-registering from CASC & proposed an amendment to our articles of association resulting from this. This was approved.

Gerard McHugh our Membership Secretary reported that the new online Membership Application is up & running & working well.

The club is in good shape & growing & I would like to thank the very many of you who have contributed to club activities in the past year.




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2016 Time Trials

The 2016 Cheltenham & County Time Trial season is upon us!

The season will run until the 11th August and then followed by a hill climb fortnight, being run on Tuesdays and Thursday from the 16th – 25th Aug.

The League is open to all club members and you will be seeded based on your previous 10 mile PB.  The full details can be found at:

Winchcombe CC will be helping with the marshaling at the 25 mile events; we will therefore require the assistance of club members for these events.

If you would like to volunteer please contact Harry Walton to offer your support:

The Clive Blisset time trial trophy will be up for grabs again, and awarded to the fastest rider in the Bredon Hill time trial on the 14th July.

The first few time trial dates are:

21st April – 10 miles
28th April – 10 miles
5th May – Pendock Course 18 miles
12th May 10 miles
19th May 25 miles
26th May 10 miles

(Make sure you check online via social media and the Cheltenham CC website for any last minute changes to courses)

Full details of the seasons calendar can be found at the link below.

The Cheltenham & County website is a comprehensive resource containing all the details regarding signing on, start times, courses and entry requirements for the 2016 league.

Global bike to work day

Strava Metro is proud to host the first Global Bike to Work Day. Upload a ride on May 10th that starts in one place and ends in another and you’ll complete the challenge. Not only will you enjoy a healthy way to travel and make the world just a little better, but by uploading your commute to Strava, you’ll make a difference. Metro anonymizes and aggregates the millions of human-powered commutes uploaded to Strava every week, then partners with urban planners to improve city infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians.

Some countries have a “bike to work day” and some don’t – now there’s at least one for every cyclist, and it’s the same day no matter where you live. Enjoy your ride and don’t forget to share your story on other social networks with #CommutesCount.

Find out more about Strava Metro and watch our #CommutesCount animation here.