• 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 11-Dec
Time: 10:15
Grade: D
Leader: Paul Boielle
Start: Costello's
Elevenses: Christmas Lunch and Presentations
Lunch: George IV, Baldock
Tea: Book with Jackie to eat
Info: Lights essential

Next Event:
Quick Links
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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: Thu 08-Dec 2016
By: Tina Walker
Twin Towns 1000 Bike ride

We have been asked to support this local ride that will support local charities. Their website is www.twintowns1000.bike.

As discussed we also have a Just Giving page, accessed via the donate links on our website, or by searching for twintowns1000 when on Just Giving. Every single penny that is donated passes directly to the Lister Hospital Charity teams account, where Steve, myself and the TT1000 team can decide how to spend the money raised. We are currently working on a 'wish list' from the three departments we are looking to contribute to, and hope to make our first purchases and presentations before Christmas.

We are just beginning to reach out to local businesses, if anyone in the CTC team thinks it may be worth us talking to a business please let me know so we can activate.

June 9th – Ride Day One
We like the idea of a 'there and back' ride on day one, perhaps Lister hospital out about 30 miles, stop at an arranged restaurant or community centre, and then cyclists return, whilst the TT1000 cyclists then continue onto Harwich for our overnight ferry. We would want any participants to pay a fee for taking part, to cover any costs that need to be covered and also to add a donation to our fund.

So I am asking you all would people be interested in taking a day off work the day before Bike Week starts (we think) to raise some funds for the Lister?
Posted On: Mon 28-Nov 2016
By: Tina Walker
Thesis help requested!

My name is Merel Jansen. I'm a Dutch/Italian student working on my Bachelor thesis. I'm writing you with the following question.

For my thesis I'm writing a digital marketing plan for a French mountain hotel on how to reach English cyclists on the digital landscape. In order to do so, I need to gain insight into the English cycling persona with regards to their online behaviour.

Therefore, I'm looking for multiple ways on how I can find English cyclists who would be willing to participate in my survey. It does not take more than 6 minutes and the data will all be anonymous of course.

Would you as a club be willing to ask a few cyclists whether they are open to participate in my survey?

This is the link to the survey:

Discovering-the-cycling-persona


If there are any questions, I'm happy to answer!

Kind regards,

Merel Jansen
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.
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