We offer a program that aims to appeal to a range of abilities, from novices through to experienced cyclists. We grade our rides as easy, medium, or hard (e / m / h) and our motto is “No one is ever knowingly left behind!”
Our rides list includes:
An easy ride on the first Saturday of each month designed for new, returning and/or inexperienced riders; about 20 miles on relatively easy terrain
A ‘buzz’ ride, shorter harder and faster, on one Sunday each month
A mixed-grade ride every Tuesday, starting at 1:30pm
A medium-grade ride every Thursday
All rides aim to stop at least once for refreshments.
Improve your technique
Whether you like Sportives, hill climbing or just riding with a group of friends you should find at least half a dozen points in this selection of articles that will improve your technique and your enjoyment of cycling. Read on
Club photo galleries
We’re a friendly bunch of cyclists and we like to have our pictures taken! Here are a couple of galleries of photos taken in 2014, and the start of a gallery for 2015:
If you have photos taken while on one of our Club rides which you would like to be added to one of our photo galleries please email: ku.gr1444002065o.tse1444002065wctc@14440020654102t1444002065seWCT1444002065C1444002065
To view our current and previous Rides Lists click here.
Several members of the Club use Strava to record details of their rides. Below is a list of some of the most recent ones.
Just click on the bar below this table to see what else the Club is doing on Strava.
Judging by the great participation of all who came to the Carol Service today (Sunday 14th December) at St George’s Church, Cam, the planning was all worth it. This was the usual light-hearted service, wonderfully conducted by the Reverend Jennifer McKenzie. followed by a fine tea laid on by members of Stroud Valleys CC and assisted by Stonehouse Wheelers who made delicious cakes and tasty sandwiches, sausage rolls, quiche and mince pies.
Whilst it was recognised that this may well be the final Carol Service under the CTC West banner, this club promised to carry on with the tradition of this being the best attended event on the calendar which was endorsed by Hugh Marshall, President of CTC West.
Many thanks to all who attended the service, participated with readings and solo singing, and those who organised the catering, served tea, set out tables and chairs, and importantly did the washing-up at the end. Well done all.
You might have wondered what happens at Club Committe meetings, or even at the AGM. Well, the decision has just been taken to put the minutes of the following meetings on the Club’s website; just click on each to read the minutes:
- SVCC Committee Meeting Minutes 14th February 2015
- SVCC Committee Meeting Minutes 8th November 2014
- SVCC AGM Minutes 4th October 2014
- SVCC Committee Meeting Minutes 27th September 2014
Tortworth Record Ride
For a larger image just click here.
Cycling in The Cotswolds
The Cotswolds Tourism Partnership, based in Stroud, has just produced a very useful set of suggested cycling routes covering the area between the Severn and the central Cotswolds. These, together with very useful accompanying material, can be downloaded from http://cotswolds.com/the-great-cotswold-outdoors now, or can be bought from Gloucestershire Tourism Information centres.
Stroud Valleys CC News Digest
We used to produce a regular e-newsletter which was distributed to our mailing list, but the last one was produced in March 2014. We have put the back issues of our Digest on a separate page. If you would like to read any of them, click here.
Looking for a good local bike shop, or wanting to make better use of your Garmin? If you do, then click on our Useful Links.
Interested in joining us?
New riders are welcome on all rides. If you want to discuss whether a particular ride is right for you, or to confirm details of routes, please call the Ride Leader (telephone numbers are published on the Rides List itself.) If you’re not sure which rides are relevant to your requirements, or would like to have a general chat about the Club, please contact the Club Secretary on 01453 270772 or email cc.sy1444002065ellaV1444002065duort1444002065S@yra1444002065terce1444002065S1444002065 , or the Runs Captain by email cc.sy1444002065ellaV1444002065duort1444002065S@nia1444002065tpaCs1444002065nuR1444002065
Rides start no more than 5 minutes after the published start time. Everyone is responsible for their own safe when riding. Bikes must be roadworthy; and must have working front and rear lights for winter or evening rides. Bring a spare inner tube, repair tools, some food (e.g. bananas, biscuits), a drink, money and emergency contact details in case of accident (a card/note with your name, address and emergency contact name and phone no.) If you are lucky enough to be under 18, please carry a parental agreement letter/form, even if your parent accompanies you on the ride.
If you are already a member of CTC, you are automatically entitled to ride with us. Everyone else can ‘try us out’ for two rides before joining (at www.CTC.org.uk). Membership of the CTC comes with a whole raft of benefits, including £10m third party insurance, cycling-related support and advice, and a great members’ magazine.
For further information about Stroud Valleys CC please email:
or phone 01453 270772.