GCC 10 Mile Time Trial 2023 Season is Underway.
First two rides are held on Sundays in March. Running weekly on Tuesday nights thereafter from April to August (Weather and Course Permitting).
All riders must have a working front and rear light. As well as a helmet.
Racing Fee is £5. Sign on is from 1 hour before the start time. The sign on location will close 15 minutes before the start time.
In the history books
Researched and produced by Club members; Mike Coulter and Roger Stevens, the book "Coming of Age" tells the story of Gravesend C.C. From its origin in 1923, through the war years to 1946. This is available £6 posted. Please Contact Us for detail.
The story unfolds through carefully curated anecdotes, historic records and photographs. It's a fascinating tale of the men and women who laid the foundations of the club we have today.
Thankfully, riding in a suit is not required nowadays, but we like to think we ride together with the same purpose now, as the club did in the 1920s: For the joy of it.
Make your International Debut
The next GCC cycling trip is always in the calendar.
We make annual visits to the Isle of Wight.
We organise international group cycling trips.
Previous destinations in recent years include: Yorkshire, The Alps and Belgium.
Membership is free for the first year!
You shouldn't need to commit funds to have fun, Gravesend Cycling Club membership is always free for 1st year members.
Membership is £15 yearly, thereafter.
We also organise annual cycling trips and have an awards dinner in the festive season to celebrate everything from talented riders to club support. Wooden spoons also available.
Please find a membership form here.
Welcome sheet here.
We meet socially on the first Wednesday of every month from 7:30pm until 9pm at the See Ho pub in Shorne, DA12 3JZ
If you'd like to see what we are about, just join us on a Sunday club run and we can fill in the detail.
Our club colours are provided by champion system. They provide a range of products including; bib-shorts, jerseys, and skin-suits.
The kit available suits multiple budget, fit and quality requirements.
Club kit order windows are bi-annual and managed by our kit representative.
Am I fit enough to ride the club run?
If you are comfortable riding 30-40 miles solo at an average pace of 15mph, you will be fine.
You must bring enough food to sustain yourself on a 3 hour+ ride. As well as equipment to repair punctures and mechanicals. Groups will always help each other but don't rely on this!
You won't know until you try. If you are not sure, come to the start and we can help you.
How long is the club run?
Distances vary with shorter rides typically 30-40 miles in winter, increasing 50 and sometimes 60 miles in Summer.
This is always tailored to who comes on the day.
Rides are typically 3 hours in duration.
It is always possible for smaller groups to branch off and head home earlier if they need to.
What happens if I can’t keep up?
Every rider gets dropped once in a while.
We will always try to ride smoothly as a group and within the capabilities of the riders in it!
When the route reaches a significant incline, splits naturally form. However, we always regroup at the top of climbs and no rider is abandoned.
Do I need a Time Trial Bike to compete?
No, equipment levels vary and many riders use standard road bikes.
You do need a working front and rear light, along with a helmet to compete in Time Trial events.
Do you organise Cycling trips?
Yes and they are a highlight!
There is at least one trip every year. In the past few years we have been to; The Alps, Belgium, Isle of Wight, Yorkshire, Majorca.