• Welcome to the Stevenage and North Herts CTC website.
  • Jackie Cooper wins CTC Volunteer of the Year for the East of England at CTC Awards Dinner!
  • Lauren and Kieran Higham win 1st Junior Girl and Junior Boy in Tourist Competition at National 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: Fri 29-Jul
Time: 19:15
Grade: D
Leader: Jim Brown
Start: Old Town
Stop: Grandison, Bramfield
Info: Lights essential

Date: Sat 30-Jul
Time: 08:00
Grade: A
Leader: Pete Woolmer
Start: Old Town
Stop: Barnet
Info: Ride to and around london FreeCycle

Date: Sat 30-Jul
Time: 11:00
Grade: D
Leader: Paul Boielle
Stop: 70th Anniversary Tour
Info: Meet @ Stevenage museum (SG1 1XX) - (7-10 miles)

Date: Sat 30-Jul
Time: 14:00
Grade: D
Leader: Paul Boielle
Start: Costello's
Stop: Country Bumpkin, Tewin
Info: Saturday Starter

Next Event:
Date: Sun 07-Aug
Event: Off-Road Challenge
10:00 - 50 - £4.00
Quick Links
Here are some quick links to other websites and resources:

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
Latest News
Posted On: Thu 28-Jul 2016
By: Tina Walker
Updates to site

Ok folks I've been busy - new rides for this weekend, August and early September are now live (and the PDF is now downloadable).

The Blazing Saddles has been updated for June.

And Emit entries are also now open!
Posted On: Thu 16-Jun 2016
By: Tina Walker
Off Road Challenge and Saddles update

Ok folks the Off Road Challenge ride is on Sunday 7th August. The entry form and other details are now available.

Blazing saddles results for May are now available too.
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.
Posted On: Wed 04-Nov 2015
By: Luke Peters
2015 AGM Minutes and Group Report

The provisional minutes from the 2015 Group AGM have been completed and are available below.

Also, the group report that has been compiled for CTC HQ is included below.

2015 AGM Provisional Minutes
2014-5 Group Report

The 2014 AGM minutes were accepted as a true record of that meeting and are included below also.

2014 AGM Minutes
Posted On: Sun 17-May 2015
By: Daniel Mann
Blazing Saddles - April 2015

April came and past very quickly and we're now into May, the half way point in this years Blazing Saddles competition. The days are getting longer and the rides are too, both in numbers and distance. Here's a little round up of the competition standings so far!

Dave Hall is leading the gents competition with 74 points from 53 rides. James Partington is Alan Baxter are quite a way behind with 58 and 56 points respectively.

In the ladies, Jill Borcherds has first place wrapped up with 44 points and has increased her lead slightly over Lynn Bonnici in second place with 30 points. Jackie Cooper is in third with 18 points and Christina Meade is on her tail with 17.

The junior competition is in a muddle at the moment with two lads; Robert Dixon and Sid Homewood joint first with 16 points after 16 rides and two ladies; Lauren Higham and Zoe Nuttall joint third with 9 points after 9 rides.

For the full list of riders and points, please check out the April results below:

April 2015