About Us

Christchurch Bicycle Club (CBC) is primarily a social cycling club. Revived in 2004 from early roots. Original founders wanted to build a club which revolved around friendship and a common love of cycling. read more

About the CBCWhether you like a gentle ride to a New Forest cafe every Saturday, for a good old chat with a variety of friendly cyclists, or wish for something a little more challenging, CBC can offer you the fellowship of others with a similar interest. We have rides which cater for all abilities and ensure new cyclists feel supported and encouraged. More experienced riders will find their own challenges with a host of experienced members.

 

Something for Everyone

Whether you are new to cycling, returning to it after a few years break, or are already a regular, you will find this club welcoming and friendly. We have more than 200 members and increasing, with people of all ages, all abilities and all types of bike. We are primarily a road cycling club, however we have some keen mountain bike members and offer summer off road routes.  Not sure which rides are for you then contact the committee and have a chat.

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 Regular Rides

The club organises regular weekly rides throughout the year.  Every Tuesday and Thursday, CBC members organise and lead rides of between 30 and 70 miles into the surrounding countryside. You will discover the back lanes and wildlife of the beautiful New Forest or gaze at the stunning scenery of the Purbecks.  There are regular stops for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea at delightful establishments en-route. Find out more

Affiliations

Christchurch Bicycle Club is affiliated to Cycling UK (was CTC) and has strong links with the local sections of the Cycling UK.  Many of its members take part in and support local Cycling UK events. You can join other members of CBC on one of the many 100k randonees organised by the Cycling UK in the area.

Competitions

If you want to test your speed against the clock, CBC is also affiliated to the Cycling Time Trials (CTT) organisation and to Bournemouth & District Women’s Cycling Association (B&DWCA), allowing you to take advantage of the many time trials organised in the area. Just for fun, you could have a go at the CBC Hill Climb or Freewheeling Contest.

100 Mile VirginsOff the Bike Social Events

CBC organises a wide variety of social events, with at least one in most months of the year. Go to our Social page to find out what is on and when.

 

 

A little of our history

 

Once Upon a Time... Bicycles down the ages. The Penny FarthingIn 1876 the Christchurch Bicycle Club was formed by Ernest Clarke, a gentleman from Coventry who had a cycle shop in Millhams Street, Christchurch.

The Club had five members, riding, high wheelers or ordinarys (Penny Farthings). The Club numbers increased over the years and their first run was held on 12th July 1876 from Christchurch to Sopley.

In 2004, John Vuagniaux from Burton had the idea to reform the Club, and so, with a small group, the Club was reformed with a committee of six. The first AGM was attended by twenty-seven Members.

We have aimed to maintain the same ethos and spirit of those early days along with the Club logo of 1876

 

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