Stroud Valleys Cycling Club

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!

 

About The Group

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 calendar of rides currently 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; 11am start in winter with a lunch stop, and 1:30pm start in summer
  • Thursday all-day rides every week during the summer, and at least once a month in winter. These are either medium or medium/hard.
  • Easy evening pub rides in the summer
  • Off-Road rides, roughly once per month, usually on a Saturday; these are either medium or medium/hard.

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 Secretary@StroudValleys.cc , or the Runs Captain by email RunsCaptain@StroudValleys.cc

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.

Riding Etiquette. In a group it is essential to cycle in a disciplined manner for your own and others’ safety. The guidelines below are designed to make your ride as enjoyable as possible:

  • Always maintain full control of your cycle and follow a steady course
  • Keep an adequate safety gap between you and the cycle in front
  • Every rider should be aware of the person behind. If you turn a corner you must check that the person behind has seen you.
  • It is OK to cycle two abreast on quiet roads and lanes. When you need to move into single file this is usually done by the outside rider coming in behind the nearside one
  • Always cycle in single file if there are double white lines, on busy roads, if the road is narrow and you can’t see oncoming traffic or if double file is preventing cars from overtaking
  • It is OK to overtake the leader up hills, but wait in a safe place at the top for the group to re-form. Otherwise don’t overtake the leader without permission
  • If experienced riders are having difficulty keeping up with the main group, they and the leader should discuss whether the group would be better split
  • When riding in the rain or when the roads are wet please consider others and use a bike with mudguards. If you find yourself in a position where it is wet and you have no mudguards please ride at the back of the group to avoid spraying those behind you.

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About details

Group activities

  • Mountain biking and off-road rides
  • Performance road rides
  • Leisure and touring rides

Group contact details

Helen Fenton (Secretary) – 01453 270772
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Visit Stroud Valleys Cycling Club website

Archive

  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
  • 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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