• 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!

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

  • 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.

  • Membership price freeze!
    Membership price freeze!

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

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

Condors Ladies: Summer Sessions

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 is the ride for you! This session is for women who want to get into road cycling, and want a friendly, supportive environment to learn some group riding skills.

This is a condensed version of our Condor Women’s Spring sessions which ran over 4 weeks between April and May. We’ll go out for a 25-30 mile ride, with a café stop in the middle.  We’ll cover the basics of group riding, tackling hills, using gears and bike maintenance.

We have 6 places available on a first come, first served basis. Please register below.

Event Properties

Event Date 18-08-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 18-08-2018 1:00 pm
Capacity 6
Registered 6
Available place 0
Location Beeline Bicycles
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Condors Latest News

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

Back for more! Toni Basset 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

Hands up if you’re looking forward to the clocks going forward? I’m counting the days….

17 Jan 2018
Introducing Philip Ross, your Time-Trial Secretary for 2017/18

Introducing Philip Ross, your Time-Trial Secretary for 2017/18

Condors Board member, Philip, really wants you to Time-Trial this season. Hear about Philip's aims as TT Secretary, his reasons for becoming a Condor and why he's unlikely to get into lawn bowls any time soon.

04 Dec 2017
Mud, sweat, tears and beers!

Mud, sweat, tears and beers!

Reflections on El Presidente's 2017 CX race season!

21 Nov 2017
Club Aims confirmed for 2017/18

Club Aims confirmed for 2017/18

Condors step up to the plate

21 Sep 2017
Condors dominate 2017 Oxfordshire Road Race League

Condors dominate 2017 Oxfordshire Road Race League

Condors take 3 out of the available 4 titles!

Beeline Bicycles
Bike Oxford
Green Oak
Peloton Espresso
Broken Spoke
Custom Cycle Coaching
White Chilli Creative Studio

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