We are a friendly cycling group affiliated to Cycling UK and established to encourage people of all abilities to develop their cycling skills, general health and well being – to join us simply turn up and introduce yourself.

Most of our group also choose take up individual membership of one of the two largest cycling bodies – British Cycling or Cycling UK. These memberships bring valuable additional benefits including 3rd party insurance.

Our Group insurance allows non-members to join us for up to three rides before deciding to join as a member. In addition to all the benefits associated with cycling, members can benefit from discounted Cycling UK membership using our unique Club Code.

In line with current Government Coronavirus regulations (1st June 2020) and our affiliation with Cycling UK we have now recommenced group rides with certain key restrictions to adhere strictly to Government policy.

Group rides are limited to a maximum of 6 and full social distancing applies at all times. If more than 6 wish to participate on a particular ride we will split the ride into tow or more independent rides.

  • Sunday rides start at 09:00 from the Brackley Recreation Centre
  • Tuesday and Thursday rides start at 09:30 from the northern edge of Marston St Lawrence (Greatworth end).

Brackley Nova Cycle Meeting

Our Brackley cycling rides start at the Brackley Recreation Centre NN13 6JJ (click map image for detailed map).



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Sunday rides start at 09:00 (summer) and 09:30 (winter)

Thursday rides start at 09:15

Brackley originally had a significant cycling group in the late 1890’s / early 1900’s  and the current group was established in 2008 based on a suggestion by Judith Hutchings and Colin Moore of Syresham Cycles.

Initially called Brackley and District Cycling Group, in 2014 the name of the group was changed to Brackley Nova Cycling using a crowned Lion crest to reflect the historic nature of the town and contribute to the development of the cycling group.

Richard the Lionheart – 1189-99 – selected Brackley as one of only five locations in England where jousting was officially permitted. In 1316 the town was renamed Brakele Nova, hence the reason for Brackley Nova Cycling.

The original Brackley cycling group – circa 1900