Never tried cycle camping  here’s your chance. Every year our members from the East Midlands region gather to meet for a camping weekend at Beaumanor Park during the spring Bank Holiday Weekend. beaumanor2

With organised rides each day and a social evening that includes a film your get  more fun from your cycling. Above riders pose next to a Sustrans Markers on one of their rides.



Cycling UK has been represented by local C.T.C members in club form since 1920 when a District Association was formed.

Photo_200518 Happy Birthday – CTC Northampton


For further information on the history of CTC Northampton and the Grand Cycle Parade of 1891 (Forerunner of the Northampton Carnival) please visit our history webpage on our website.


CUK Uk Timeline

Centenary Mag Article


On the 14th of October 1979 CTC Northampton section reformed after an absents of 12 years.  Cycling was enjoying a resurgence in popularity with a growing demand for organised cycle rides. Two local CTC Members Geoff Caverhill and Mick Holiday sent out the letter below to the county members informing them that a ride would be taking place today (40 years ago) to gauge the level of interest for CTC club representation in the area.

A.First Ride 14th Oct 1979


Next year in 2020 we will celebrating our Centenary with a 100mile/km ride from the town centre. If you have any ideas please comment.

Around picturesque Castle Ashby





John Winn, our treasurer has negotiated with the supplier of the new CyclingUK (CTC) cycling jerseys to add CTC Northampton to some of the standard clothing.
The plan is that any member can go on line and select size,order and pay for any garment. Orders will be collated during a fixed period and then all sent to John Winn for collection from him.
Orders for our initial batch of clothing will close on Monday 1st July 2019.

Following the committee meeting John agreed with Godfrey Sports the supplier, to add a Long Sleeved Jersey, a Gilet, and a short sleeve jersey.
The link for the ordering of Northampton CTC Clothing is below. Images of the kit can be viewed on this page.
The CTC Northampton kit page (select the Group in the box ‘top RHS’ of the web page) is located at:
Further information regarding club collations please visit collation information page
John has a sample XL sample jersey if people want to have trial fitting or see the jersey.
Contact John on 07748728859. or




Northampton Town Centre Masterplan Consultation – ends 30 June

Fellow Cyclists,

The Borough Council is consulting on a ‘vision’ for the town centre, which they will use to compete for government Future High Streets funding. This may have some impacts on cycle routes and facilities.

The consultation ends 30 June, and can be found at

It would be great if some cyclists were able to respond, to make sure our views are represented.

Some questions regarding cycling impacts:
– generally, no mention of cycling that I can see, so main point is that cycling must be considered and facilities improved by this plan
– Marefair/ Horse Market – raised table etc, shouldn’t just be about pedestrians – what about improving cycle route? (eg cyclist – level traffic lights?) ;
– new openings into Abington St: contraflow cycle lane needed in one of them;
– Greyfriars plans – existing cycle route via Sheep St needs retained and improved; add new route from Mounts into Abington St (see previous point)
– Dychurch Lane / Ridings: maintain and improve existing cycle route;
– GENERAL: need better, safer cycle parking in all main shopping areas, and safer routes to get there.

Thank you,

Philip Gray
Publicity Officer
CTC Northampton.