Welcome to Velo Club Walcot Cycling Club in Bath,UK

for friendly group rides and racing in the glorious hills surrounding our city

Ride With VCW

VC-Walcot was started in November 2006 with the aim of providing a friendly and accessible cycling club for any rider in the Bath area who wanted to ride with a group of like-minded people. We enjoy starting our Sundays with a ride usually with a mid ride coffee, a chat and some hard-earned cake.

Although we now ride on Wednesdays , the Sunday group rides are the core of what we do and are always friendly and sociable and at a reasonable pace for your level of fitness and experience; if you start a ride with us you’ll finish it with us, too. We organise competitive events and separate rides for our racers so we can keep our group rides as much fun as they should be.

We’re always happy to meet new people to ride with so please come join us.

We are also British Cycling, CTT and WTTA affiliated, and have a core of members who are active road, time trial and cyclocross racers – if you fancy having a go, we’re more than happy to point you in the right direction.

Under normal circumstances we meet in front of Brown’s in Bath at 9am on both Sunday and Wednesday. There are groups for all abilities, starting at average 12mph.

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Latest News

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Wednesday Gravel Rides

In 2021 a new addition to our Wednesday and Sunday rides (which go out every week rain or shine) was the start of an evening gravel ride.

Relaxation of covid rules allowing club rides, events and races

2021 eventually allowed the return of club rides, events and races. We can now meet again outside Browns.

Matthew B report from South Region CX Champs

ShamXross@Keynsham December 2021 300 riders entered South Region Cyclocross Championships- 6 races - great course and fantastic organisation. Conditions started very cold and the course was frozen- the first few races cut up the surface…

Ride Leaders Awards at VC Walcot Christmas Party December 2021

Since lockdown in March 2020 we have had to change and adapt. Jason P did an amazing job of producing Virtual Rides every week in the early weeks of lockdown when local exercise was allowed and the roads were empty, to keep fitness and reduce…

VCW Christmas Party Main Awards December 2021

This was a very welcome get together after a tough 20 months of covid restrictions. It was held at Bath Cricket Club. The Street Food was very tasty. John Lakin presented awards to Conn O'Rourke- Men's Hill Climb Champion Claire…

Ride leader Course November 2021 and First Aid Course

To keep us on the ball we’ve also had members taking part in first aid training and ride leadership courses.

VC Walcot Hill Climb 10.10.21

In October we hosted another successful hills climb on Claverton hill with over 90 entries including many walcot members. The weather was unseasonably warm which meant the cider barn hq was a big hit!    

VC Walcot Alicante Tour 5.10.21-10.10.21

    Four days in the mountains with climbs up to 17km and a 30 km downhill we suffered just one broken gear cable and the occasional ( speed driven ) misdirection but all came home safely. Thanks to everyone for making it…