• 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. 

  • 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!

  • 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!

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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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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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

Club Rides

Join us for a relaxed 30 mile spin north of Oxford, and find out why we think we're Oxford's friendliest club!

Event Date 09-04-2017 10:00 am
Event End Date 09-04-2017 1:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 9

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

If you've been thinking about joining a club then come and meet the Condors!

Join us for a relaxed 30 mile spin around the north of Oxford. We will stop about 20 miles in at the Milkshed to refuel with coffee and cake. You will meet lots of friendly people and get a chance to learn more about the Condors first hand.

Please meet us at Beeline Bicycles at 9.45am for a 10am departure.

To let us know you're coming, join the event on our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/cowleyroadcondors/events/ 


There is lots of useful information on our website www.condors.cc but if you have any questions please let us know.

Event Date 14-05-2017 10:00 am
Event End Date 14-05-2017 1:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

If you've been thinking about joining a club then come and meet the Condors!

Join us for a relaxed 30 mile spin around the north of Oxford. We will stop about 20 miles in at the Milkshed to refuel with coffee and cake. You will meet lots of friendly people and get a chance to learn more about the Condors first hand.

Please meet us at Beeline Bicycles at 9.45am for a 10am departure.

To let us know you're coming, join the event on our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/cowleyroadcondors/events/ 

There is lots of useful information on our website www.condors.cc but if you have any questions please let us know.

Event Date 11-06-2017 10:00 am
Event End Date 11-06-2017 1:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

If you've been thinking about joining a club then come and meet the Condors!

Join us for a relaxed 30 mile spin around the north of Oxford. We will stop about 20 miles in at the Milkshed to refuel with coffee and cake. You will meet lots of friendly people and get a chance to learn more about the Condors first hand.

Please meet us at Beeline Bicycles at 9.45am for a 10am departure.

To let us know you're coming, join the event on our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/cowleyroadcondors/events/ 

There is lots of useful information on our website www.condors.cc but if you have any questions please let us know.

Event Date 13-08-2017 10:00 am
Event End Date 30-11-2012 12:00 am
Capacity Unlimited

If you've been thinking about joining a club then come and meet the Condors!

Join us for a relaxed 30 mile spin around the north of Oxford. We will stop about 20 miles in at the Milkshed to refuel with coffee and cake. You will meet lots of friendly people and get a chance to learn more about the Condors first hand.

Please meet us at Beeline Bicycles at 9.45am for a 10am departure.

To let us know you're coming, join the event on our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/cowleyroadcondors/events/ 

There is lots of useful information on our website www.condors.cc but if you have any questions please let us know.

Event Date 10-09-2017 10:00 am
Event End Date 10-09-2017 1:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

Condors Latest News

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!

24 Jan 2018
Club Time Trials 2018

Club Time Trials 2018

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