• 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
  • Entry the Emitremmus - 30 October 2016 - Emit online entry
  • 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: Sat 01-Oct
Time: 14:00
Grade: D
Leader: Jackie Cooper
Start: Costello's
Stop: Country Bumpkin, Tewin
Info: Saturday Starter

Next Event:
Date: Sun 30-Oct
Event: Emitremmus Desrever
10:00 - 101KM - £9.00

Event: Emitremmus Lite
10:30 - 67KM - £9.00
Event Page
Emitremmus Desrever
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: Thu 22-Sep 2016
By: Penny Schenkel
Skills Challenge Photos Available

Despite the chill in the air it was a fun day for all. Many thanks to everyone involved and taking part in this event.

Online photos
Posted On: Tue 13-Sep 2016
By: Penny Schenkel
Emitremmus Desrever - Time to enter!

Emitremmus Desrever is our celebration of the end of summertime and the route is essentially the reverse of the 100 km Start of summertime route. In addition to this we also offered a shorter "Lite" version (67 km) of the Emitremmus.

This event has grown to a point where we now have well over 400 entrants each year to this event and we encourage everyone to enter as early as possible to guarantee a place.

Emit online entries here or by going to the Emitremmus page
Posted On: Thu 25-Aug 2016
By: Tina Walker
Curry Night

If you want to eat at the curry night this year (28 September) please get your £9 to Jackie to book your place.

The destination will be The White Lion, Walkern again.
Posted On: Wed 17-Aug 2016
By: Tina Walker
Would anyone like to help?

Dear Stevenage & North Herts CTC,

We are researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, Department of Urology and we're writing in hope that you and your club members can help us with some important research in men and women's sexual wellness and urologic conditions. The impact of different forms of exercise on sexual wellness is not well understood and deserves more study. We hope that you and your members agree.

We would like to ask you to send out this brief survey to your club members aimed at assessing exercise type and frequency with different urologic conditions. The survey is short, it should take no more than 7 minutes to complete, it is completely anonymous and all data is kept securely.

Here's is the link:
https://urology.ucsf.edu/node/2826
With your help, we hope to uncover new connections between exercise and men and women's health, aid our patients and better inform the public about ways to improve their health.

Thank you so much for your time and participation. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Five randomly selected participants will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card after completing the survey!

Thomas Gaither, MD/MAS (c)
Research Assistant
Department of Urology
University of California, San Francisco
e-mail: tom.gaither@ucsf.edu
tel: 312-632-9787


Benjamin N. Breyer MD, MAS, FACS
Associate Professor in Residence
Department of Urology and Epidemiology and Biostatistics (affiliate)
University of California, San Francisco

Chief of Urology, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
Director, UCSF Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Surgery Fellowship
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.