• 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: Wed 29-Jun
Time: 19:15
Grade: D
Leader: Jackie Cooper
Start: Old Town
Stop: Pig and Whistle, Aston
Info: Lights essential

Next Event:
Date: Sun 07-Aug
Event: Off-Road Challenge
10:00 - 50 - £4.00
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Stevenage Cycle Map:
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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 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: Sat 30-Apr 2016
By: Luke Peters
Stevenage Circular Cycle 2016

Entries are now open for the 2016 Stevenage Circular Cycle.

Entries can be made either online on the website (see the link on the right side) or by post.

See the Circular event page for details.
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


  • 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: Thu 24-Dec 2015
By: Tina Walker
Jan/Feb rides are live

The email and postal has gone out.
***Happy New Year***

Please also carry lights from now on. The light can be very poor even during the day.
Posted On: Sat 05-Dec 2015
By: Luke Peters
2015 Blazing Saddles Results

The final rides for 2014-15 have been counted and the final points tallied up and the results have now been finalised.

This year's winner blew away the competition with a massive 224 points from 152 rides is Dave Hall. In second place is last year's winner Alan Baxter with 190 points from 130 rides and James Partington followed in third with 162 points from his 91 rides.

Jill Borcherds led the ladies in with 113 points from 72 rides. Lynn Bonnici (84 points from 68) and Jackie Cooper (62 points from 62 rides) followed her.

The Junior competition was much closer but Lauren Higham (58 points from 44 rides) fought off competition from the boys to win for the SIXTH year in a row! Sid Homewood (50 from 39) and Kieran Higham (26 from 25) followed behind.

For the full list of riders and points below:

2015 Final Results