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 - 21st December 2014
This week's routes will be:
Long Route – L4: 61 miles
Medium Route – M1: 45 miles
Short Route – S13: 30 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 cold with the possibility of rain showers and a south westerly wind.
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.
154 Members at the end of November
By the end of November our membership for 2014 has moved onto 154 . Another 2 new members to the Club this month bringing the YTD new members to 57 plus a returning member bringing those who have renewed from 2013 to 97 giving us a 73% , to date, retention rate from 2013.
At the end of November 2013 we had 129 members so very good to see that the popularity and reputation of the Club continues to grow. As previously noted 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 1 month of 2014 left !
In November we welcomed Mark , 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 was held at St Neots Golf Club on Friday 28th with 61 attending who enjoyed a 3 course sit-down dinner. It was great to see so many club members in attendance and also the many partners who now have a better understanding of what the bike club is all about !! . A full report with follow including pictures of the night and also those who won awards for biking and other activities. We would like to thank OBP Cycles , Grafham Cycles , Broken Spoke and Castelli for their generous donation of raffle prizes. We made £268 from the raffle and this will be split between Magpas and East Anglian Air Ambulance. Our thanks also to the Golf club for their excellent hospitaility on the night