• Welcome to the Stevenage and North Herts CTC website.
  • Sophia Morris WINNER junior female National tourist competition 2017 category.
  • 3 in Mens National Tourist Comptition 2017 top ten. Jason Morris, John Blowes & Malcolm Nye.
  • 6 in top 10 Females National Tourist Comptition 2017 Nicola Morris, Lynn Bonnici, Penny Schenkel, Sophia Morris, Jenny Smith, Helen Harris.
  • Cycling UK Stevenage (Stevenage CTC) second overall in National Tourist Competition 2017.
  • Jackie Cooper wins CTC Volunteer of the Year for the East of England at CTC Awards Dinner!
  • Follow us on Twitter @StevenageCTC
  • For the latest updates, check back regularly.
Next Ride:
Date: Wed 12-Dec
Time: 19:15
Grade: D
Leader: Jackie Cooper
Start: Old Town
Stop: Winter Wander (destinations influenced by weather)
Info: Lights and warm clothing essential

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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
Silver in the Cycling UK 2015 Tourist Competition
Latest News
Posted On: Tue 13-Nov 2018
By: Jackie Cooper
Christmas Lunch, Sunday 09 December

Final payments are due NOW, please get to Jackie ASAP......for the Stevenage Cycling Christmas lunch at The Plume of Feathers at Tewin. Meal at 12 for 12.30pm, with a cycle from Costellos Café at 10.30am ...... if you wish for a fresh start to the day. 3 Courses £24.00, 2 Courses £21.00, Children £TBA. Join us for a really festive occasion, including cycling awards. Contact Jackie on 07850 428856
Posted On: Tue 13-Nov 2018
By: Jackie Cooper
Blazing Saddles - October Update

New Interim results are on the Blazing Saddles page now!
Posted On: Fri 19-Oct 2018
By: Tina Walker
Stevenage Cycle Hub - Can you help?

Stevenage Cycle Hub are looking for volunteers to help at the new Cycle Hub in Fairlands Valley Park.

The Cycle Hub will be providing easy rides for adults & children in the region of 3 – 6 miles, cycle training for both adults and children, cycle hire and sales of accessories & small parts. We will also accept donations of unwanted bikes which we will recondition for resale or dismantle for spares.

We are looking for help with all kinds of things from ‘front of house’, leading rides, setting up a children’s cycling club (with opportunities for coaching), maintaining the fleet of hire bikes to cleaning & tea making! All equally important.

The hub is open Wednesday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the summer (Sunday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm), and to 4:00pm (3:00 pm) in the winter.

So if you feel you could give some of your time to help – anything from an hour to a number of days a week – contact Andy by email info@stevenagecyclehub.org.uk or pop in to the hub for a chat.
Posted On: Thu 18-Oct 2018
By: Tina Walker
Our Rides

Reposted from 29-02-2016

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: Thu 19-Jul 2018
By: Penny Schenkel
STEVENAGE SECOND IN NATIONAL COMPETITION

With 55 points SOPHIA MORRIS was the first junior girl in Cycling UK’s tourist competition, in fact she was fifth female. The competition included challenge rides such as the 50 mile Circular but also the 100km Emitremmus, 100 miles Stevenage Start of Summertime Specials, Skills Challenge (hill climb, freewheel, pace judging), treasure hunt, off road ride and many other events all over the country.



Cycling UK Stevenage’s KIERAN HIGHAM was first junior boy and GEORGE UNDERHILL second.



In the team competition Stevenage came second only to Chester and North Wales.



JASON MORRIS was the highest placed local rider. He was third man on 83 points and wins the local award.



Sophia’s mum NICOLA MORRIS was second female with 68 points and LYNN BONNICI third female with 67.



JOHN BLOWES and MALCOLM NYE tied for fifth place in the male competition with 69.



PENNY SCHENKEL was fourth female on 61; JENNY SMITH seventh on 43 and HELEN HARRIS eighth on 42. JACKIE COOPER was fourth female veteran with 24 points.