Welcome to the St Neots Cycling Club website. We are a friendly cycling club based in St Neots, serving the town and the villages around. We mainly focus on road cycling but some of our members also ride off-road. Why not join us for one of our Sunday club runs that explore the countryside around Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. In summer we organise a weekly time trial on an excellent sporting course near Abbotsley and Gamlingay and on Tuesday evenings in summer there is a regular chain gang for those planning to race or just get faster. We have frequent social evenings and outings. Whether you are an experienced roadie or new to cycling, do contact us or join one of our club runs - you’ll get a warm welcome.
Club Run routes for 9th March 2014
We have 3 routes for you to choose from this week:-
Shorter Route - 30 miles http://connect.garmin.com/course/5873690
Medium Route – 48 miles http://connect.garmin.com/course/5873607
Longer route – 64 miles http://connect.garmin.com/course/5873506
‘I don’t believe it’ (as Victor Meldrew would say), the weather looks to be mild, sunny and dry with SSW wind.
Start time - 08:30 at the Market Square, St Neots.
Routes this week by Tony Scopes
Children's University coming soon
St Neots Cycling Club is proud to announce the start of cycling training for children under the Children's University scheme. Training will be delivered by a qualified bikeability trainer. Training will start on Saturday 8th March 2014 at Ernulf Academy at 10am and fortnightly thereafter. See here for more information about the scheme. For more details, do contact us.
Two Wheels for Woodlands
St Neots Cycling Club is proud to be involved with the Two Wheels for Woodlands charity bike ride in partnership with the Hunts Post and St Ives and Peterborough Cycling Clubs. The ride is in aid of the Woodlands Cancer Centre at Hinchingbrooke Hospital who will receive all the profits. The event will take place on Sunday June 29th and will offer 100, 60 and 30 mile routes as well as two family routes, one completely off-road. Go here for an overview of the event and here for the latest news including the routes. Do think about getting involved with this excellent cause and pass on the message to your family and friends.
Register for the event
Awards Dinner a great success
The Annual Dinner was attended by 47 at the St Neots Golf Club on Saturday 16th November and we were delighted that so many members were able to join us to help celebrate what has been a great year for the club. We were welcomed by our Master of Ceremonies, Alistair Henderson, resplendent in those tartan trews who guided us through the evening’s proceedings. In addition to the presentation of the trophies we were entertained by two very insightful and entertaining speeches from Andy McEvoy and Trevor Porter. Go here to read more about the evening and the awards.
94 Members at the end of February
By the end of February our membership for 2014 has moved onto 94 . Of these 4 are new members to the Club bringing the YTD new members to 13 and to date 80 have renewed their membership from 2013 with 7 rejoining in February giving us a 60% , to date, retention rate from 2013.
At the end of February 2013 we had 58 members of which 14 were new so good to see that our numbers are continuing to increase.
In February we welcomed Judy , Sarah , Eva and David to our Club and we hope that you will have many happy miles on the road with us .
We are keeping an age profile for this year and of the 84 ages that we have the average age remains at 44 with the youngest at 15 and the oldest at 73 .
It was the end of May 2013 before we hit a 100 members last year so hopefully we will be through that figure by the end of March this year.
2014 Subs now due
Please pay your subs now
The 2014 subs are now due. The membership fee for 2014 is £20. We are asking everyone - existing members renewing as well as new members - to fill in a membership form which you can find here. You can find more information about joining the club here. In order to renew or join the club, fill in and submit the form and follow the instructions on the form for paying your sub. Let's have a great year of cycling in 2014.
Free bike safety check
Terry Davis, active club member, who is a Cytech trained bike mechanic, is offering to do free winter safety checks on members' bikes. If you are interested in taking up his offer, you'll need to pm him through the forum (username terry694) and he'll get back to you. This is a very generous offer so do take him up on it.