• Condors launch Supporter Membership
    Condors launch Supporter Membership

    Leaving Oxford doesn't mean leaving the Condors!

  • Recovering from a crash - reflections by Toni Bassett
    Recovering from a crash - reflections by Toni Bassett

    The beauty of cycling is that you’re constantly moving forwards

  • Meet Joe Wilkins, Condors sartorial kit king par excellence
    Meet Joe Wilkins, Condors sartorial kit king par excellence

    If there was ever an unsung Condor hero, it's Joe Wilkins. Keeping us decked out in our Pink & Black kit is a complex business and Joe does it with aplomb. Read a bit more about our Condor kit officer here, along with some of Joe's thoughts about the club, and the cycling sartorial standards he abides by. 

Welcome to the Cowley Road Condors Cycling Club, Oxford's friendliest and most fun cycling club. Check out our website and come and join our facebook group too.

What the Condors are all about

Read all about us then join us on the road!

Rides & Chain Gangs


We run regular club rides every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, departing from Beeline Bikes, Cowley Rd. Week-night rides are usually divided into social, medium and fast paced groups.

The social rides are a great opportunity to build up the miles at a relaxed pace, whereas the fast rides and Thursday night chain gangs are a real challenge to even the strongest riders.

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New Riders


We pride ourselves and being a friendly and welcoming club, especially to newcomers. There is something of a mystique about cycling clubs, but the Condors is just a group of people who enjoy riding bikes and we'd love you to come and join us.  

New riders are welcome any time and we also run regular Newbie rides for those who'd prefer to take their first steps in club-riding in the company of other newcomers.

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newbies

Women


We've been working hard to grow the women's side of the Condors and we're really pleased to say that women now make up over 40% of our membership.

Cycling has been a male-dominated sport for far too long, but that's something that our women's officers and women's committee are working hard to change.  We also have an excellent women's race team for those looking to compete.

Oh.. and did we mention that our new president for 2015-2016 is a woman too?!

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women cyclists

Racing


The Condors have thriving men's and women's race teams who compete in many of the local competitions. Whether you're an experienced racer, or looking to take your first tentative steps into racing, our teams will be glad to see you.

We are a fully British Cycling affiliated club and were founding members of the Oxfordshire Road Race League (ORRL), so there's plenty of opportunities for gathering those precious BC points!

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Bike racing

TT's


Time trials are a fantastic way to get into competitive cycling and a great way to challenge yourself and measure your own progress as a cyclist. The Condors is a fully CTT affiliated club and there are lots of keen time-trial riders in the club.

As well as hosting our own club TTs, we are also regulars at BMCC's TT events at Weston-on-the-Green and in the excellent Silverstone 9-up Time Trial Event.   

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Time trialing

Socials


The Cowley Road Condors is a really sociable club both on and off the bike and joining the Condors is a great way to meet new people in Oxford - all of whom love talking about cycling!

Our members have a great camaraderie formed from a shared outlook and time spent together putting in the miles on the road. We also host regular social evenings at local spots like Joe Perks, although we often have difficulty recognising each other at first without our helmets on!

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Socials

Social Events

Join us for celebratory drinks when the team time trial riders get back from Silverstone.  This has been a superb night out for the last couple of years, highly recommended!   See the condors Facebook group for all the details.

Event Date 19-06-2015 9:30 pm
Event End Date 20-06-2015 4:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Join us for a relaxed 30 mile spin around the north of Oxford with a stop about halfway for cake and coffee.

Event Date 20-06-2015 10:30 am
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Are you thinking about joining a road cycling club, but not sure if you are fit enough? Have you enjoyed coming out for a Condor social or newbies ride but found it quite a challenge? Then this course is for you!

Here at the Condors we recognise that there can be a big jump up when joining a cycling club, and that some riders would enjoy a more gradual introduction. So we’ve come up with a programme designed to help.

Read all about this amazing course here

Event Date 07-07-2015 6:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

This 31 mile ride is for those on road bikes who have come to 1 or 2 summer sessions and want to get up to a good social pace over the coming weeks. Ladies on hybrids who have been told they are fast enough to join the road bikes are welcome.

Average pace:   13/14 mph

Event Date 21-07-2015 6:15 pm
Cut off date 21-07-2015 12:00 am
Capacity 8
Registered 8
Available place 0

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

This 31 mile ride is for those on road bikes who have come to 1 or 2 summer sessions and want to get up to a good social pace over the coming weeks. Ladies on hybrids who have been told they are fast enough to join the road bikes are welcome.

Average pace:   13/14 mph

Event Date 21-07-2015 6:15 pm
Cut off date 21-07-2015 12:00 am
Capacity 8
Registered 2
Available place 6

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Condors Latest News

09 Nov 2018
Condors launch Supporter Membership

Condors launch Supporter Membership

Leaving Oxford doesn't mean leaving the Condors!

22 Aug 2018
Recovering from a crash - reflections by Toni Bassett

Recovering from a crash - reflections by Toni Bassett

The beauty of cycling is that you’re constantly moving forwards

06 Aug 2018
Meet Joe Wilkins, Condors sartorial kit king par excellence

Meet Joe Wilkins, Condors sartorial kit king par excellence

If there was ever an unsung Condor hero, it's Joe Wilkins. Keeping us decked out in our Pink & Black kit is a complex business and Joe does it with aplomb. Read a bit more about our Condor kit officer here, along with some of Joe's thoughts about the club, and the cycling sartorial standards he abides by. 

18 Jun 2018
Meet Helena Coker: Top Treasurer, Terrific Condor, yet Terrible Gardener

Meet Helena Coker: Top Treasurer, Terrific Condor, yet Terrible Gardener

Without Helena Coker our club couldn't operate. Read on to get to know a bit more about your Club Treasurer, including how Helena keeps the Condors on a sure financial footing, what the club and its members mean to her, and what she likes to do when not moving house!

05 Jun 2018
Condor success at Tour of Cambridgeshire!

Condor success at Tour of Cambridgeshire!

The Condors put on an impressive display at the 2018 Tour of Cambridgeshire, showing how competitive we are across the gender and age groups!

13 Apr 2018
Back for more! Toni Bassett and Condor crew brush-up their advanced group riding & race skills with Bella Velo

Back for more! Toni Bassett and Condor crew brush-up their advanced group riding & race skills with Bella Velo

On what felt like a painfully early start on Sunday 26th March (thanks to daylight savings, or maybe the previous nights’ cocktails...), a pink contingent arrived at the Hillingdon circuit for a morning of race skills hosted by Bella Velo, and led by Holly Seear of Spring Cycle Coaching.

24 Mar 2018
Meet Becci Curtis, our brilliant Condors Women's Officer and Yoga Queen!

Meet Becci Curtis, our brilliant Condors Women's Officer and Yoga Queen!

Read how Becci went from reluctant cyclist to Summer Sessions graduate, time-trialist, winter racer, CX'er and now the head of the Condors Women's Committee!  Here Becci shares some of her aims for the season and outlines why goatees are best left to famed '90s cyclists.

07 Mar 2018
Membership price freeze!

Membership price freeze!

The 'Beast from the East' may have temporarily retreated, but our prices are frozen!

10 Feb 2018
Honing the Time-Trial Skillz with Bella Velo

Honing the Time-Trial Skillz with Bella Velo

On Sunday 4th February, 9 intrepid Condors made their way to Hillingdon race circuit to take part in an afternoon of time trial training with Bella Velo.  Jo Lankester gives us the low down on the excellent session, and outlines why you should try and get along too.

09 Feb 2018
Abingdon Race Team Winter Crit Series #1

Abingdon Race Team Winter Crit Series #1

Race reports from men and women battling the elements!

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