About Shipston Cycling Club

  • We are a Cycling Club covering the local area of Shipston on Stour Warwickshire.
  • We cater for Cyclists on Road bikes from beginner to experienced Sportive rider or Triathlete.
  • We organise rides around the local area.
  • We are affiliated to British Cycling
  • For Ride Rules and advice look at our  useful tips .
  • However if you need any more information please Contact Us.   

Sunday Bike Rides

  Date             Time                  Start                                Cafe                                 Distance       Route                          Leader             
28th May    9:30am   Shipston Leisure Centre       Whichford                         40.1 miles     Route Details           Andy  
                      (9:15)                                                                                                                                                           (Pauline)

  4th June     9:30am   Shipston Leisure Centre       Broadway ~Tower           62.7 miles     Route Details           Andy
                      (9:15)                                                                                                    34.7 miles    
Short Route             (Pauline)

 11th June    9:30am   Shipston Leisure Centre       National Herb Centre     38.0 miles     Route  Details         Andy
                      (9:15)                                                                                                                                                           (Pauline)

 18th June    9:30am   Shipston Leisure Centre       Adams Farm                     40.3 miles     Route Details    ​      Andy
​                      (9:15)                                                                                                                                                          (Pauline) 
Sunday Ride Information


Last Sunday's Ride –  No less than 16 riders in 2 groups took part in the Lighthorne loop ride, some making a remarkable recovery after Paul's party the night before (and some not!). Well done to all who took part in Sportives and Triathlons around the country.
Thursday Evening Ride - As the weather looks set fair for Thursday evening and it will be Paul's last ride with the group, the Ebrington Arms has been chosen for this week's pub stop. Meet at Newbold at 1830. Disperse from Ebrington.  It would be great if those that do not normally attend the Thursday evening ride could turn out too. Route details: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16089013

Last Weekend’s Sportives Reports
Velo vyrnwy Boston ride - Over 200 cyclists Set off just north of Welshpool 9.00 under cloudy skies for 3 differing rides, mine being the gold ride of 72 miles. Heading towards the snowdonia national park had an immediate taste of what was to come when after about 500 m turned left and began the first climb of the day, which turned out to be just a bump in the road. Heading towards Lake Bala through stunning scenery and in general good roads. A 4 mile climb just before topping out above Bala then rapid descents. After turning homeward at Bala the climbing took you to Bwlch y groes the highest pass in wales (that was tough) then an interesting descent to the shores of lake vyrnwy itself and a stunning circuit along the shoreline. Still a little more climbing before arriving back. Great feedstations, friendly fellow riders and after a hot dog and tea, headed back to Warwickshire. Throughly recommend for those who want a challenge and to see some stunning places. Duncan
The eighth annual “On Your Bike” sportive for Isabel Hospice, a palliative care charity based in east Hertfordshire. The three distances (25km, 50km and 100km) were designed to cater for more novice cyclists, and this was evident by the number of riders on mountain bikes and hybrids as well as some more seasoned “roadies” gathering at the start in Bishops Stortford.
Team Martin embarked on the medium route, and quickly found ourselves on quiet country lanes winding through pictureresque villages on the Hertfordshire/Essex border. The course was essentially flat, with only a few hills to test the legs, and nearly every junction was manned by volunteers in Hi-Vis, providing directions and warning of hazards.
My goal of a sub-three hour time was dashed by a puncture on my daughter’s bike, but we made it back to Bishops Stortford in good spirits after a very enjoyable family ride through some lovely countryside. Dave Martin