Hats off to Paul, all helpers and everyone who rode and supported for making Sunday’s round 4 of the Western Cyclocross league race successful and spectacular. The sight of over 100 riders speeding round the weaving course at Pittville is something to behold. Results and photos are up on the league Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WesternLeagueCyclocross?fref=nf



The club is organising the 4th race in the Ridley Western Cyclocross League on Sunday 4th October at Pittville Park – first race 1030 for U12 with S/V/W/J/Y at ~11am.

See BCF site for details: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/135691/Western-League-Round-4

I need help to make the event a success and it would be great to see plenty of club riders too (cross or MTB bikes).

Please let me know if you can help with any of the following:
·         Setting out the course from 09:00 – mainly just taping of the corners and bank as the course is nicely mown in to the ‘wild flower meadow’
·         Signing on from 10am
·         Marshalling at 1030-1200hrs (3 required)
·         Someone to lead out the first lap in the U12s
·         NO JUDGES REQUIRED as we have chip timing :-)
·         Clearing down the course at 1200hrs

If you can help on any of the above please let me know at paulmeyer66@gmail.com

The roads around the Pump Room will be closed on 27th September for the Cheltenham Half Marathon. The Sunday road rides will meet at the Meadow Cafe (Cox’s Meadow) intersection of Old Bath Road & Sandford Road at 8.30.

Dates and routes for the upcoming winter rides are now available on the winter rides page.

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!



Older postings

Coming events

Saturday, 10 Oct 2015
Road Ride: Hailes via Ashton (16, 18)
Road Ride: Toddington via Beckford (16, 14)
Road Ride: Highleadon (18, 20)
Sunday, 11 Oct 2015
Sportive Ride
Club Ride: Hilltop GC OX7 3AS Tel: 01993 868403
Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015
MTB - Evening Ride
Evening Road Ride
Thursday, 15 Oct 2015
Club Evening