“A group of friends on bikes is almost always a group of the same level. You have to have a real physical complicity to ride well together. That’s not about all being similar or all being of equal strength – you just need each person to bring something to the group.” – Paul Fournel, French writer and cyclist.
Oxford Cycling Club, or OCC as we prefer to call it, is a friendly and welcoming club that offers challenging rides and a lively and eclectic calendar of social events. We want our members to enjoy a positive cycling experience and encourage them to improve their performance, whilst always keeping a keen eye on safety and discipline.
Our main sponsor and club hub is Ubyk, on the Abingdon Road, just south of Oxford’s historic centre. Our club rides, held every Saturday morning, start and end at the store, where we have a club café that serves up delicious home-made cakes and award-winning coffee.
Aside from promoting cycling in Oxford, one of the founding aims of OCC is to create a great club atmosphere, with regular social events, member benefits and trips away to other parts of the UK and beyond. This kicked off with a great trip to the Forest of Dean and the Welsh borders that we hope will be the first of many such similar outing in the future.
Furthermore, we are proud to have teamed up with Sobell House and a proportion of all the money raised by OCC via subscriptions, events and kit sales is channelled to this venerable Oxford institution, so that their dedicated staff can continue to provide specialist palliative care to Oxfordshire residents. The Sobell logo is prominently displayed on our eye-catching, contemporary club kit.
Group riding and being a member of a club can be a very rewarding experience, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you require further information. Alternatively, roll up on a Saturday morning at Ubyk and join us for a ride or come to one of our social events and find out a little more about what OCC is all about!