Further to last month’s re-issue edition 1 of the Reflector, here is an electronic copy of Issue 2 of the Reflector.

Some highlights:

  • It starts with out with an apology for being late out, which is very reassuring for many other past and present volunteers who are often a bit behind their club deadlines,
  • There are no sketches this time as the artist, Alec Maslin, had a spill on Boxing Day and ended  up in Cirencester Hosptial. There is an article on the incident from Alec, which despite being 2 pages long doesn’t actually say what happened! However, it does describe his hospital stay, including smoking under the blankets, charming nurses and ‘too generous’ doses of laxatives.
  • There is more background on the early days of the club and some anecdotes about the famous photo at Teddy hands. I don’t have the photo handy but we’ll post it soon.
  • A long, boring and laborious report on a cycle tour from Frank Shubert, part of a long tradition of this sort of thing.
  • News of the 1936 photography competition.

You can download Issue 2 here.

Another highlight from this period is a letter detailing the logistics for Frank Shubert’s 24 hr attempt in June 1936. Sadly, there is no record of whether he managed it or not.  Click the pictures to expand and read.

Shubert's 24 hour 1_0001Shubert's 24 hour 2_0001








Lots to update you on!

Track disc wheel needed

James Brown, ocassional rider with the club as well as being an Irish Paralympic Cyclist and Bronze Medalist at London 2012, is urgently looking to borrow or buy a track disc wheel. If you can help, or know anyone who might else who can, you can get hold of him on 07712 612801.

Prize Giving for Cheltenham and County Time Trial League

The time trial league is nearly over with only 3 events remaining! The final event is the annual Aggs Hill Hill climb, after which we will head to the Hewlett pub in Cheltenham for the traditional end of season drink. We will also be handing out prizes for top finishers in each of the different leagues (check out the latest standings here). Even if you don’t fancy riding the hill climb, why not come down to cheer on the others and celebrate the end of the series with a pint!

Vuelta Fantasy League

If you fancy yourself as a Directuer Sportif, try your hand at the CCCC Vuelta a Espana Fantasy League. Sign up at and use league code 18121055, closing date Saturday at 17:30 GMT. Thanks to Pitvile’s finest Steve Smith for setting this up.

Club BBQ

A reminder that the club BBQ is on the 12th September – see the post below!




This year’s club BBQ will take place at the Plough in Prestbury on Saturday 12th September from 2pm.

The club will pay for the food (first-come-first-served) and you’ll need to pay for your drinks.

Vegetarians will be catered for – let me know if you’d like us to reserve you a veggie meal.

Hope to see you all there!

Laura F


Looks like it will dry up in time for our Saturday outings. There is again a worrying lack of leaders so far though so this is another request to any of our regular riders to help with the smooth running of these.

If the groups are reasonable sizes it is really not too hard and, with enough voluneers, the groups will be smaller. You can use the link to the spreadsheet to check the routes and put your name by the ride of your choice. Don’t forget his will also get you an entry in the monthly draw by way of a small thank you from the club.



PBP is a 1200km long distance Audax ride held every four years, dating back to a professional race run between 1891 and 1951. It is widely recognised as one of the most challenging cycling events in the world. Lucyna Kunc from our club is entered in this years event from 16th-20th August, with a time limit of 90Hrs. You can track her progress on the PBP website http://www.paris-brest-paris.org/index2.php?lang=en&cat=accueil&page=edito; her frame No is P163 and Reg No. GB-3400. She has already had to complete events of 200-600km to qualify.

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Coming events

Thursday, 3 Sep 2015
Time Trial Prize Giving & Aggs Hill Climb
Club Evening
Saturday, 5 Sep 2015
Road Ride: Stow (Huffkins) via Stanway (16, 18)
Road Ride: Frampton Mansell (Jolly Nice Cafe) (18, 20)
Road Ride: Farm Park via Guiting (16, 14)
Sunday, 6 Sep 2015
Sportive Ride
Club Ride: Dunnington Farm Shop
Tuesday, 8 Sep 2015
MTB - Evening Ride
Evening Road Ride: A couple of decent climbs through Painswick and Slad
Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015
Women's Training Ride

Time Trial Leagues:
   Men 40-54

Simon Tarrant88
Jon Mansfield83
Gary Rickards74
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