Stroud Valleys CC

Stroud Valleys CC welcomes new faces on all our Club rides.

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 mixed-grade ride every Sunday                               

  • 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.

Date for your diary

  • Saturday 20th December – Christmas Lunch at The Anchor in Epney. Cost £18.50 per head

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:

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.gr1419208341o.tse1419208341wctc@14192083414102t1419208341seWCT1419208341C1419208341

Club rides

To access our current and previous rides lists use the links below:

Rides List – Nov to Dec 2014
Rides List – Sept to Oct 2014
Rides List – July to August 2014
Rides List – May to June 2014
Rides List – Mar to Apr 2014
Rides List – Jan to Feb 2014

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.

Carol Service

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.

Club Meetings

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:

 

Tortworth Record Ride

On 29th July 23 Club members cycled to Tortworth where this memorable photo was taken. We think that 23 is a record number for one of our Club rides. 

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 all Gloucestershire Tourism Information centres from the end of July.

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.

Useful Links

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.sy1419208341ellaV1419208341duort1419208341S@yra1419208341terce1419208341S1419208341 , or the Runs Captain by email cc.sy1419208341ellaV1419208341duort1419208341S@nia1419208341tpaCs1419208341nuR1419208341

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.

Contact us

For further information about Stroud Valleys CC please email:

cc.sy1419208341ellaV1419208341duort1419208341S@yra1419208341terce1419208341S1419208341
cc.sy1419208341ellaV1419208341duort1419208341S@nia1419208341tpaCs1419208341nuR1419208341
cc.sy1419208341ellaV1419208341duort1419208341S@ria1419208341hC1419208341

or phone 01453 270772.

 

 

 

 

 

Leave a Reply