Club History

The Godric Cycling Club is one of the oldest cycling clubs in the East of England and we cater for all types of cyclists and cycling, from purely recreational to competitive sport.

It was founded in 1953 and continues to this day providing a range of activities for members and non-members across the Waveney Valley.

The club offers a range of events for its members including:

  • Club rides
  • Training rides
  • Time trials
  • Summer leisure rides

and much more.

The club meets each sunday for its club ride. It also holds a monthly general meeting at Bungay Library.

During its history the club has ran many events included the Bungay May Day races that saw many current professionals and Olympians ride through the streets of Bungay! Some of the names that you might recognised that have rode the Bungay May day races are:

  • Mark Cavendish
  • Dean Downing
  • Kristian House
  • Bradley Wiggins
  • Ross Edgar
  • Ed Clancy

A book called Wheels Along the Waveney charts the history of the Godric Cycling Club, 1953–2003

Here is the story of the Godric Cycling Club. It was founded in 1953 by two idealists, George and Daphne King, who were soon joined by a group of enthusiastic teenagers. Based in the small and ancient town of Bungay, the club took delight in the exploration of the Waveney region while its racing members soon began to challenge for the high honours of cycle sport. This book explains how the Godric C.C. quickly became the most admired cycling club in East Anglia. It describes the varied fortunes of the club, its mixture of tradition and innovation, its unparalleled work for charity, and its place in the life and leisure of the Waveney Valley.

Copies of the book can be purchased direct via the club. Please get in touch with us if you like to purchase a copy.

A wonderful insight into the exploits of the Godric CC is recorded in the blog of long term Godric CC member Kevin Mayne. 

In his blog, Kevin reminisces about his time in the club and the restoration of his fixed wheel bike, Freddie Grubb.  Written in three parts, please use the links below.

Part 1 -  Original owner, fixies in East Anglia, grass track racing.
Part 2 -  Roller racing, world roller record 
Part 3 -  Restoration, list of parts and modifications

 

We are always pleased to hear from people who want to join the club or are interested in attending one of our events. If you’d like more information or some help please get in contact with us.

You can find all of our contact details at the contact page