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 the latest Government Coronavirus regulations (March 29th 2021), Sport England’s classification of club cycling as ‘organised sport’, our club affiliation with Cycling UK and the advice of British Cycling – Brackley Nova Cycling group rides will restart in groups with a maximum of 15 in each group.

Please note that social distancing applies – 1 metre while riding and 2 metres off the bike. Face coverings should be carried for use when entering premises or when social distancing is impractical (breakdowns, medical emergencies etc.).

Non club rides fall into the same category as casual cycling where the legally enforceable ‘rule of 6’ applies. 

  • Sunday rides:
    • Meet at Brackley Recreation Centre for a 09:00 departure (British Summer Time)
    • N.B. in winter rides depart at 09:30
  • Tuesday & Thursday rides:
    • Meet at Marston St Lawrence (Greatworth end of the village) for a 09:00 departure (British Summer Time)
    • N.B. in winter rides depart at 09:30
  • Non-members will need to email Ride@ BrackleyNovaCycling.co.uk for details at least one week before they wish to ride.



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