The CCC is the oldest and largest Cycling Club in Jersey. We organise over events throughout the year for riders of all abilities and ages in some picturesque locations. The youngest of the mountain bikers is five and our oldest active member is in their eighties. Everyone is welcome.
Our events cover off road MTB on private land, circuit racing at Les Quennevais, time trials and road races on open roads. Besides the competitive side of the sport, club runs depart from La Mare slip, St Clement’s coast road every Saturday at 0900 throughout the year. These rides head out to St Catherine’s and then across the north of the island for a café stop at St Ouen. These rides proceed at a steady pace that any reasonably fit person can manage. However, from St John to St Mary, the pace does quicken. Regardless of fitness everybody is heading towards the café stop.
If mountain biking is your interest then you are also well catered for. Events are held throughout the year, categories include Elite, Sports, Veterans, and Junior riders all placed.
At the top end of competitive cycling we send riders to the Commonwealth Games and Island Games. We also encourage all riders to compete in the UK to obtain the standards required to go to the big Games events. The club supports under 23 riders financially through a development fund other financial assistance is normally granted for people wishing to compete outside of the Island.
Without doubt the Club’s and Island’s most successful rider is Lynn Minchinton who won four UCI World Masters Track World Championships at the Manchester Velodrome setting two world records in her age group in the process. This is a tremendous record:
- 1995 World Champion Points Race
- 1998 World Champion Sprint and new Masters world record 200m qualifying time (flying)
- 1998 World Champion 500m TT and new Masters world record (standing start)
- 1998 World Champion Points Race
Besides all the above activity Club members participate in randonneés in France. Riders of all abilities can take part and choose distances of 60km, 100km or 160km. There is always a marvellous atmosphere at these events and you can ride as hard or as easy as you like. Above all cycling should be fun and fun is what you will get in the CCC.
You can find out more about CCC by visiting our website.