Newent Cycling Group


We are a friendly group based in the small market town of Newent in rural Gloucestershire close to the Herefordshire border.  We have beautiful countryside and quiet lanes perfect for cycling in all directions.  

In autumn and winter on every other weekend (alternating between Saturdays and Sundays) we enjoy easy-paced rides of around 25 to 30 miles, beginning at 10am and arriving back in Newent at about 2pm.  The ride destination is decided by the group on the day, dependent on factors such as the weather and which cafe we want to head to.   

In the spring and summer we try to arrange a ride every Thursday evening of around 15 to 20 miles, meeting at 7pm, the route is decided on the day, finishing for a drink at The Kings Arms

We also run occasional weekend rides with a pre-determined route and destination which will be advertised on the rides list.  Past rides have included a route to visit churches in the surrounding villages, a springtime ride along the lanes festooned with little wild daffodils, to a local fruit farm to pick strawberries, Gloucester docks along quiet backroads and to a pub on the Severn to enjoy real ale and locally made pasties.     

Rides generally start from The Kings Arms, Ross Road, Newent but check the ride details in case there is an alternative starting point.

If you are a local cyclist or are visiting the area please come and join us!


About our rides

SPRING 2014 - 10am Kings Arms Pub, Newent, GL18 1BD

Please join us and enjoy a friendly ride (with mid morning break) around our quiet country lanes.

Sunday 9th March

Sunday 13th April


IN ADDITION please join us on

Saturday 15th March for our first Daffodil Ride, starting at 9.30am from Newent Lake near the car park

Approx 30 miles (or an optional shorter 24 miles) with morning tea at Bromsberrow Heath community shop and lunch at Kempley village hall.


Saturday 22nd March for our second Daffodil Ride, starting at 10am from Newent Lake near the car park.

Approx 24 miles (or an optional 16 miles) with morning tea at Dymock village church

Saturday 26th April for a Bluebell Ride to the Malvern Hills, starting 10am from Newent Lake 

lunch at the H2O GeoCentre cafe


Thursday 19th June for a summer solstice evening ride to The Boat at Ashleworth Quay

to enjoy real ale and locally made pasties


Look out for the following rides which will be happening during the summer (dates to be confirmed):

- a ride to Woolhope Dome  with lunch at a pub on the hill 

- ride to Gloucester Docks following quiet lanes and cycle paths

- a short ride to a local fruit farm to pick strawberries


For more information please call Ann on 01531 821490

We look forward to seeing you.





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About our group

Newent Cycling Group is an Affiliated Group.



Group activities

  • Leisure and touring rides
  • Campaigning

Group contact details

Peter & Linda Cox – 01531 820517
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  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Carol McKinley (Acting)
  • Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC): A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1147607 and in Scotland No SC042541


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