• 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
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  • For the latest updates, check back regularly.
Next Ride:
Date: Sat 27-May
Time: 14:00
Grade: D
Leader: Paul Boielle
Start: Costello's
Stop: We R Cakes, Woolmer Green
Info: Saturday Starter

Next Event:
Date: Sun 18-Jun
Event: Stevenage Circular Cycles
10:00 - 80km - £8.00 - Enter Online

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National CTC Website:
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Stevenage CTC Gallery:
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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: Sat 06-May 2017
By: Penny Schenkel
Pete Woolmer will ride 1000 km in June ... Twin Towns

On behalf of Pete Woolmer and the TwinTowns1000 Team we would like you to be aware of their supporters' ride on 9th June 2017.
In case you did not know, they are undertaking a charity ride across Europe to raise money to buy equipment for Lister Hospital, Stevenage. The TwinTowns1000 ride has been the brainchild of Graham Hoare who received treatment at Lister Hospital for prostate cancer.
More information on the ride can be found below:
Twin Towns 1000
The Team depart from Lister Hospital on the 9th June 2017 at 10.00 and would like as many supporting riders to attend to help promote the event, as TV and Radio crews may be in attendance. No entry fee or sponsoring is requested, just join in.
There are a few supporters’ rides ranging from a few miles in Stevenage, to all the way to Harwich to see the Team off on the ferry. If anyone would like to ride with the TwinTowns1000 Team please complete the following simple survey to help give an indication of expected numbers:
Twin Towns Survey
If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to ask.
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.

Also we will be hosting a stall at Stevenage Day on 11 June. Will poeple be willing to be around the stall for a short period to talk to people and tell them about the club? Happy to organise short shifts so that we dont all have to stand there all day!
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