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.
The Tempest Trophy was Presented to the Bath Cycling Club by Tristan Tempest Tempest, Esq. in commemoration of the Sixtieth Year of Her Majesty`s Reign, 1897. It is awarded at the discretion of the committee for an outstanding performance, with a bias towards longer distances. Tony Thorne has kindly transcribe the Bath Chronicle article from 1897 that documents the presentation.
The Bath CC Annual awards dinner was held at the Bath Cricket Club on Friday 8th Jan. The trophy winners from left to right are Simon Ker, James Cartridge, Darren Edwards, Alastair McChesney, Gary Sheppard, David Stoyle, Aileen Brown, Liz Matthews, Hayden Burton, Nigel Vaugniaux, Alison Vaugniaux, Charlie Shields, Jez Ash
The club dinner will take place Friday 8th January at Bath Cricket Club. The closing date for bookings is 23rd December.
The format is a set 3 course meal followed by the presentation of prizes. To maximise time to socialise, there is no guest speaker. Places at £27 can be booked with membership renewal where there are options to purchase one or two ‘tickets’ with full or family renewals or a single ‘ticket’ with junior or juvenile membership. Scroll down for the renewal options including dinner tickets.
Alternatively bookings can be made using this booking form.
Avocado, Tomato & Smoked Bacon Salad
Served with bread & butter
Caramelised Onion & Tomato Tarte w/ Basil, Rocket & Parmesan
Seared Chicken w/ Chorizo & Bean Cassoulet
Served with Roast Mini Potatoes w/ Garlic & Rosemary
& Roasted Root Vegetables
Tomato & Aubergine Gateaux
Warm Apple Slice w/ Cinnamon
Bath CC has been around for a long time and has a deep history of record setting. In the past, these records have been kept in a bound volume. Thanks to the work of Peter Wilson and Tony Thorne, they are now available electronically.
If you are interested in putting faces to the names of the records holders, or just in club history, it makes fascinating viewing. The links below provide PDF downloads (quite big due to the pictures) and are well worth viewing.
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’