Welcome to Bath Cycling Club web site. The Club is based in the beautiful city of Bath, in the west country, although it has members from much of the surrounding area.
The club caters for a wide variety of cycling interests and a full range of ability and age. Check out the sections from the menu above to discover more. You can see the our planned activities in our calendar of events.
Bath Cycling Club is proud to be an integral part of the Sulis Scorpions Youth Cycling Alliance (SSYCA), providing youth coaching sessions at the Odd Down Cycling Circuit. For more information, see the Youth section on this site, or visit the Sulis Scorpions web site.
Bath Cycling Club is affiliated with British Cycling and is a registered British Cycling Go Ride club.
This calender has been put together based on races that have already published their dates and last years caldender. Please refer to training planner for final dates.
Odd Down Winter Series
Dec 5th Sat – Round 1 – 4th cat and 2/3
Dec 12th Sat – Round 2 – 4th cat and 2/3
Jan 9th Sat – Round 3 – 4th cat and 2/3
Jan 16th Sat – Round 4 – 4th cat and 2/3
Jan 23rd Sat – Round 5 – 4th cat and 2/3 plus youth
Jan 30th Sat – Round 6 – 4th cat and 2/3
Feb 6th Sat – Round 7 – 4th cat and 2/3
Feb 13th Sat – Round 8 – 4th cat and 2/3
Feb 20th Sat – Round 9 – 4th cat and 2/3 plus youth
Feb 27th Sat – Round 10– 4th cat and 2/3
A great race and beautiful weather again!
Planning is underway for racing at Odd Down this winter, with the following dates and organising clubs listed below:
5 – Bristol RC
12 – Bristol Uni
9 – Radeon
16 – SVCC (youth races)
23 – Bath CC
30 – Ride 24/7
6 – Radeon
13 – Bristol RC
20 – SVCC (youth races)
27 – Bath CC
The racing will be on Saturday afternoons, with the roughly the following format:
11-12 youth (BC points will be awarded)
12-1 coaching for all women at each event (£2 extra, but cost of day licence absorbed by organiser)
1-1:30 women (who’s going to be the first Bath lady to have a try?)
2-2:45 4th cat
3-3:45 2/3 cat (tough for the 3rds I know, but I hope we’ll have separate category racing during the summer)
Entry fees are £14 online, £20 on the day, so a real incentive to enter online, and prizes will be awarded for each race in each event and given out on the day. The prize pot will be £1 per rider, so the more entries the bigger the prizes. There will also be a series trophy/jersey, exact details are still being worked out.
Bath CC are hosting 2 events, so we need an organiser and 5 marshals for each event, so please start checking your calendars, as we’ve been struggling to get helpers this year. If you plan on racing any of the races, I’d expect you to help out at one of our two events.
I’m really hoping some Bath ladies will take up the offer of the very cheap coaching, and maybe have a go at the racing as well, it’s not nearly as scary as it might look!
Any questions just ask.
To celebrate the club reaching 50 lady members this past month and to join the 2015 Women’s Rapha 100 challenge, Bath CC decided to organise an exclusively female Club Run on the 26th July. After much precise planning and advertising the great day arrived but so did the wind and the rain!
The ladies convened in an orderly fashion under one of the canopies on Cleveland Bridge. Each secretly hoping, at the time, we would be the only one to turn up and we could just go home to bed. But no – a brave 11 made it under the shelter with only 2 of the ‘less fair sex’ who had turned up for the Sunday club run and Andy (Stewart) who dropped by on his way to marshalling another event.
After Liz had left her waterproof trousers in a bush on Cleveland Bridge, following a serious assault from the fashion police, we were ready for the obligatory photo. Photo taken by Andy Stewart who risked his life in the middle of the road to get the shot (but probably all he could do after refusing to pack Liz’s wet trousers in his backpack).
‘ The Brave Ladies (from left to right) Lisa, Fran, Amanda, Michelle, Aileen, Alison, Claire, Theresa, Fiona, Liz and Julia’
To coincide with the Rapha Women’s 100 event, there will be a ladies only ride out to Berkeley on Sunday the 26th July, lead by Aileen Brown and Julia Adamson. This will be ideal for those who have yet to join the Sunday club run, as it will be a mostly flat ride with glorious views of the Severn, and only a few small rises to overcome. This ride also celebrates the fact that we now have over 50 female members of the club, so please join in and make this a great event.
It’s optional to sign up here: Women’s 100, but if you do you’ll get a lovely little woven badge to commemorate your achievement.
Spread the word, and let’s get as many of the ladies out riding together!
Usual meeting point by Cleveland Bridge at 0830.
38 riders competed at the Bath CC Club championship that was held on 18th June at a sunny Odd down circuit. Simon Ker won the Mens Race, Liz Matthews triumphed in the ladies and Charlie Shields took home the youth cup. Phil Swinden doubled up by wining the non racers race and then straight away became a racer and competed in the mens club championship.
Bath Cycling Club took on Velothon Wales and came out winners.
4 Graham Edwards (2684) 03:48:51
29 Jonathan Corp (2683) 03:55:50
30 Stephen Herring (2783) 03:55:51
32 Andrew Brown (2782) 03:57:00
33 Martin Langley (2682) 03:57:31
34 Darren Edwards (2680) 03:57:47
43 John Witty (2690) 03:59:25
44 Peter Phillips (2679) 03:59:27
45 Simon Williams (2689) 03:59:28
61 Simon Martin (2681) 04:01:31
213 Steve Brewer (2688) 04:12:13
861 David Stoyle (2687) 04:35:25
On Thursday June 11, Bath will host the grand final of the Pearl Izumi Tour Series, an unique, team-based closed circuit cycling series.
Bath & North East Somerset Council is working with the community and the organisers to support the tour, which features teams formed by English cricketer, Matt Prior, and Tour De France winner, Sir Bradley Wiggins.
The Bath circuit will include Royal Avenue, Marlborough Buildings, The Royal Crescent, Brock Street, the Circus, Gay Street and Queens Parade.
The fun kicks off at 10.30am in Royal Avenue with cycling activities for local school children. This will be followed by amateur events for keen local cyclists on the Pearl Izumi route. The day will culminate with the professional events in the evening, starting with the Women’s Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series final at 5.30pm, followed by the Men’s Pearl Izumi Tour Series Grand Final at 7.30pm.
The Summer Social and Club Championship night will be held at Odd Down on Thursday 18th June at 6:30 to 8:00. The club has booked the Odd Down track for the evening and there will be races from 6:30 to 8:00, outside of this time the track will be available for anyone to use. There will be food and drinks available for purchase, so it would be great to see as many of you and your family there as possible.
6:30 Men’s – Non Racers* – 15mins plus 1 lap
6:50 Youth – U18 – 15 mins plus 1 lap
7:10 Ladies Club Championship – 15 mins plus 1 lap
7:30 Men’s Club Championship – 30 mins plus 1 lap.
* Non-racers will be defined as anyone who does not hold a current race license/ race and has never held a 3rd category license.
There will be three cups awarded
Les Vince Cup to Ladies Winner
Bath Cycle Traders Trophy to Men’s Winner
Whiteman cup for the Youth Winner
For those who have not ridden at Odd Down, it is a fantastic new circuit with a high quality tarmac. The course is technical, bit can be ridden by anyone.
Entry will be on the day but In order to give me an idea of numbers can you please send me an email to email@example.com if you are going to attend or sign up on the Training Planner. The club is planning on covering the costs of this event, so there will be no charge to ride or race race at odd down.