This weekend’s round of the Western League cylcocross at Mendips raceway has been postponed due to the organiser being ill. This, the penultimate round of the league, will now take place on Sunday January 22nd.

Veteran Women’s Championships

Gold Medal for our very own Sally Reid! First in the over 55 category & overall 12th place in the Veteran Women’s race.  Awesome work,

Congratulations Sally.


Under 16’s & Under 14’s Boys Championships

Sam Smith & Henry Johnson competed in the under 16’s class coming 38th & 65th respectively.  This was the first time the boys had competed at national level, in a field of 77 U16s on a challenging course. Both agreed it was a brilliant experience, hopefully one they are keen to repeat.

Well done boys.

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The first day of the year means that, if you haven’t done so already, it is time to renew your club membership.

The good news is that membership fees are lower than last year so you really can get a lot of cycling for your money. In addition, those who haven’t got one can get hold of a natty club buff/neckerchief which is ideal for keeping you warm on rides over the next couple of months.

Renewal is easy, just go to the BC website and login, which will be a link on the top bar:

Your id will be something like an 8 digit code. If you have forgotten it then there is a simple link to get the ID resent. NOTE: The email address is your unique identifier so you must use the same email address that you use as the BC registered one. If you have forgotten your password, again, there is a nice easy link to get that resent.

Once logged in, go to the club profile page:

…and look for the “Join our club” tab. Select the right membership option (there is no RENEW option), pay through the secure portal and that’s it.

If there are any problems then give Robin a shout.


Just a quick note to advise everyone that the latest club newsletter has been sent out via email so it should be in your inbox!


MEETINGS.  The new Committee met in December and agreed the timely publishing of the recent AGM minutes which are now visible to all on the club website (under the Membership tab…AGM link).  In a similar vein, the Committee will be publishing the minutes of the most recent Committee meeting (in the same web area).

RIDE ETIQUETTE.  One area for improvement agreed by the Committee was that of the unacceptable behaviour still exhibited by a very small minority on club rides.  Hence, as part of the drive to improve standards across the board, we have agreed a new initiative for helping to formalise some Group Riding training but we should all bear in mind that responsibility for courteous riding is something that starts with every one of us and is not reliant on anyone else at any time.

BUDGET.  A key matter agreed by the new committee was to continue the careful stewardship of the budget albeit with an aim for a cautious reduction of the balance over the next few years.

AWARDS/XMAS BASH.  A special mention must go to Harry Walton for winning the Ian Cowell Memorial Shield for services to the club.

SPANISH TRAVELS.  In the past the Club has organised cycling trips to Spain early season, with up to 18 members travelling on occasion.  Charles Zanettacci believes that there may be support for a similar trip in 2017.  If you are interested in joining the crew, want to get a few more details or able to help to make it happen, please speak to Charles directly or email Robin .

TOUR OF THE FLATLANDS (C7).  Club member Giles Mockford has pulled together a really interesting touring initiative.  The trip will be over 6 days from 02/09/2017 – 07/09/2017.  Members who are interested can obtain more information directly from Giles.

For anyone interested in a road ride this Boxing Day to burn off some Turkey, Chris Vevers has proposed meeting at the Pump Rooms at 9:30 for a 16ish ride out towards Pendock with the aim of returning to Cheltenham for 12.

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Coming events

Thursday, 19 Jan 2017
Club Evening
Saturday, 21 Jan 2017
Road Ride: (H5) Northleach via Dowdeswell (16, 18, 20)
MTB - Short Ride
Road Ride: Chedworth Via North Cerny (16, 14)
Sunday, 22 Jan 2017
Winter Training Road Ride
Club Ride: Ledbury
Tuesday, 24 Jan 2017
MTB - Evening Ride
Evening Road Ride: White Hart, Winchcombe (Pub Stop - Lights needed)
Evening Road Ride: Faster Road Ride

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