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.
Routes for Club Run - 23rd November 2014
This week's routes will be:
Long: L9: 65 miles
Medium: M13: 49 miles
Short: S10: 31 miles
We have now published the standard club run routes on the website, so go to this link to download the routes:
Start time - 08:30 at the Market Square, St Neots.
Sunday's weather looks to be cool with heavy showers and a north-westerly wind.
Ashman Trophy on 7th December
The Ashman Trophy will be held on Sunday 7th December using the Ashwell TT course, due to roadworks around Abbotsley. Sign-on is from 09.30 and racing will start at 10.00. Trophies are on offer for the fastest Handicap and Scratch times. The course map below shows the sign-on/start area and finish area: Click here for course map.
Youth Coaching starts again 11th October
St Neots Cycling Club is proud to announce that Youth Coaching for children will start again in the new school year on 11th October.. Training will be delivered by a qualified British Cycling coach. Training will start on Saturday 11th October 2014 at Ernulf Academy at 9:45am and fortnightly thereafter. See here for more information about the scheme. For more details, do contact us.
151 Members at the end of September
By the end of October our membership for 2014 has moved onto 151 . Another 3 new members to the Club this month bringing the YTD new members to 55 and to date 96 have renewed their membership from 2013 giving us a 73% , to date, retention rate from 2013.
At the end of October 2013 we had 126 members so very good to see that the popularity and reputation of the Club continues to grow. We had 27 members at the end of 2011 , 75 at the end of 2012 so a five fold increase in membership over the past 3 years and we still have 2 months of 2014 left !
In October we welcomed John , Paul and David to the Club.
Our average age remains at 43.
Sunday Club Runs
Every Sunday at 8:30
Our club runs continue through the year. We leave from St Neots Market Square at 8:30 every Sunday morning with three distances: 50 - 70 miles; 40 - 50 miles and about 30 miles generally ridden a bit steadier at about 14-15mph. You don’t have to be a member to sample our club runs and they are a great way to introduce club activities. Click here to find out more about our Sunday club runs.
St Neots Cycling Club runs a weekly ride for those who have never ridden in a group before or those who feel that the faster longer Sunday runs might be too far or too fast for them. The rides will be held every Sunday leaving St Neots Market Square at 8:30 - the same time as our other Sunday runs. The rides will be about 25 -30miles long at a slower speed of 14 - 15mph. See you there!
Friday 28th November
The St Neots CC Annual Awards Dinner 2014 will be held at St Neots Golf Club, Crosshall Road, PE19 7GE on Friday, 28th November at 7:30 for 8:00. There will be a 3 course sit-down dinner and a bar. We will present trophies for the 2014 season, including TT Handicap, Hill Climb and others. Partners are invited. The price is £22 per head for the three course meal with coffee, and menus will follow. Please let us know as soon as possible whether you will be able to attend either via the contact form on this site or reply to the e-mail you will receive from the club. Payment will be required by 21st November at the latest, either by cheque or cash to Alistair or direct to the club account at 40-40-10 80724513 with "dinner" as reference. Dress code is relaxed but no denims or trainers. Several people wore black tie last year.