• Welcome to the Stevenage and North Herts CTC website.
  • Lauren & Kieran Higham win 2015 Cycling UK Tourist Competition Junior Female & Junior Male with Jasper & Harvey Spicer in 2nd place
  • Stevenage CTC take silver in the Cycling UK 2015 Tourist Competition
  • Jackie Cooper wins CTC Volunteer of the Year for the East of England at CTC Awards Dinner!
  • Stevenage CTC were CTC Voluntary Group of the Year 2013
  • Follow us on Twitter @StevenageCTC
  • For the latest updates, check back regularly.
Next Ride:
Date: Sun 30-Apr
Time: 09:30
Grade: B
Leader: Loyd Davies
Start: Old Town
Stop: Moggerhanger (The Old Kitchen)

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National CTC Website:
CTC.org.uk

Fill That Hole:
Fillthathole.org.uk

Stevenage CTC Gallery:
Flickr Gallery

Stevenage Cycle Map:
Stevenage Cycle Map

The Weather Channel:
Stevenage Weather Forecast

National CTC Forum:
CTC Forum

Welcome to our website

Stevenage and North Herts CTC is a local cycling club based in the north of Hertfordshire. We organise weekly rides ranging from introductory distances of 5 miles all the way up to endurance rides of over 100 miles.

So whether you are new and looking to start with a few leisurely rides or a keen cyclist looking for a challenge, hopefully our cycling club will have the right rides for you. Why not check out our latest Rides List here.


CTC Voluntary Group of the Year 2013
Finalists Comet Sports Awards Club of the Year 2013
Runners up Herts Sports Partnership Community Club of the Year 2012
Silver in the Cycling UK 2015 Tourist Competition
Latest News
Posted On: Wed 19-Apr 2017
By: Penny Schenkel
Stevenage Circular - 18th June 2017 - Online Entries now LIVE!

Stevenage Circular Bike Ride is our very next event and our online entry system has gone live today.
We encourage everyone to enter online.

Circular online entries here

Look forward to seeing you on the ride!
Posted On: Thu 27-Apr 2017
By: Tina Walker
Exciting times ahead!

We are supporting the Stevenage Cycling Festival and part of this will be that the Pearl Izumi Tour Series is coming back to town and on the same day Stevenage is hosting the first round of the Tour of Hertfordshire Series.

Bank Holiday Monday 29th May.

Cycling UK Stevenage (or Stevenage and North Herts CTC) have been asked if we can provide some volunteer marshalls for the morning part of this event. People would be needed from approximately 9:30am until 2pm the professional racing starts at 3pm so you will still be able to watch the pro's race.

If you are interested in this please let Tina@stevenagectc.org.uk know.
Posted On: Sun 11-Dec 2016
By: Penny Schenkel
Christmas lunch and presentations

A few pictures from today's Christmas presentation lunch. Lots of awards were distributed, a lot of tasty food was devoured and many happy cyclists enjoyed a sunset ride back to Stevenage. Many thanks to Jackie for organising the lunch, to Paul for leading the ride, to Jim for organising all the awards (with the help of Stuart, Stuart, Jill and Jim), Zander for taking many of the pictures, to Melody for handing out the awards and to all those who attended for making it such fun.
Posted On: Mon 31-Oct 2016
By: Penny Schenkel
Emitremmus Pictures for all to see

A foggy day saw 238 riders head off into the countryside on various bikes and trikes. Thanks to all the helpers and participants.
Here are a selection of pictures taken by Zander and Jim Emit pictures
Posted On: Mon 29-Feb 2016
By: Tina Walker
Our Rides

These notes were discussed at length at the recent rides meeting. This will give you an idea of what our rides are intended to be and and how we expect riders to behave while riding with us.

If you are not sure of the speed/distance of a ride please give the leader a call.

All rides to leave 10 minutes after the scheduled meeting time.

Saturday Starter

These rides have always been planned to be gentle rides that are suitable for non-regular cyclists, families and children.

  • Allow 40 minutes for the café break

  • Preferred distance 10 – 15 miles

  • Regular re-groups to be included in the ride.

  • 8-10 mph average



Wednesday Evening

These evening rides have always been planned to be easy rides that are suitable for occasional and returning cyclists, teenage children as well as regular cyclists.

  • Allow 30 minutes for a stop at a pub or similar.

  • Preferred distance 17 – 18 miles.

  • Occasional re-groups to be included in the ride. Usually on hill tops!

  • 10mph average (excluding winter rides)

  • Aim to be back at 10pm



Friday Evening

The Friday evening rides developed as a logical development of the Wednesday rides. They are longer, up to 30 miles.

  • Allow 30 minutes for a stop at a pub or similar.

  • Preferred distance 20 – 28 miles.

  • Occasional re-groups to be included in the ride as required.

  • 12mph average (excluding winter rides)

  • Aim to be back before 10:30pm




Riders:

  • Please don’t ride in front of the leader or try to push the speed of the ride up. Our leaders are volunteers – help them to enjoy their ride too!

  • On hills – riding at your own pace is fine – but please find a safe space to regroup at the top – do not ride to the next junction to wait – this is unfair on those that may be struggling at the back

  • Do not ride more than 2 abreast

  • Please pass messages up or down the line eg Car front, Car back, pothole etc

  • Please follow the instruction of ride leader or sweeper.

  • If you notice a gap forming behind you please pass a message to the front to slow down. In the dark people who don’t know their way panic if they cannot see a rider in front of them



If riders persist in ‘bad behaviour’ they will be asked to leave the ride and ultimately be banned from all rides.