Traditionally, our adult members’ first participation with Stratford Cycling Club has been on our Sunday rides with beautiful scenery, good company and a very civilised spirit of fellowship. We meet at Box Brownie at 9am, and split into two groups, the faster group do approx. 60 miles while the other will ride 45 miles.
The junior members meet on Monday during term time for safe, coached sessions with the aim of developing their riding skills.
Stratford Cycling Club is not just about competitive cycling, the clubs mission is to help and promote all cycling. As a club we organise endurance rides, training rides and races. Outside of club activities many of our members have ridden spotives, or ridden on epic travels abroad and at home. We hope that whatever they achieve, they will have gained friends, knowledge and support from SCC.
This level of membership entitles you to join our club activities including training rides, Sunday rides and free entry to our club time trials. You will also gain membership to the Home Guard Club, Tiddington where we hold club meetings and occasional training sessions (such as turbo sessions).
Adult Membership costs £37
Stratford CC are fortunate to have use of an excellent traffic-free facility at The Home Guard Club, Tiddington. As well as a hard-standing 400m floodlit oval track where we teach group riding and track racing skills, we also have an excellent off road cyclo-cross and mtb circuit. Our coaches are qualified and insured by British Cycling, and offer a fun and friendly environment for our youth and junior riders. Regular road rides run through the year (see the events calendar) from the car park at Milcote crossroad on the Greenway. Parents must accompany children on these rides, and a road bike is essential. There is also a monthly mixed on/off road ride, typically in the nearby Cotswolds, for which a mountain bike would be needed. Junior membership in the club entitles a young person to attend most club sessions and to ride in competitions for Stratford Cycling Club. Juniors may ride in senior club activities when a club coach advises that the activity is suitable for the young person, this is to protect the young person from a situation where they are found to be well and truly out of their depth. When a young person is ready to start riding with the senior section then this would be managed to each individual to make the transition as safe, fun and beneficial as possible.
Junior Membership costs £15
The family membership is ideal when there are more than two riders in a household. The primary member will also have membership to the Home Guard Club.
Family Membership costs £62
This is for riders who wish to join in our activities but perhaps race for a sponsored team or ride with another primary club. This is a non-voting membership level, and a small levy is charged on the line to enter club time trials.
Second Claim Membership costs £12.50
Concessionary rate for adult members in full time education or unemployed. This is a full adult membership with voting rights, and includes membership to the Home Guard Club. Proof may be asked for such as student id.
Student Discounted Membership costs £27