‘The grupetto – that happy band of brothers with a common interest in survival and a shared effort in bringing the whole of the group to the end of the race. The mood in the grupetto has a greater sense of camaraderie than in the main peloton and riders often assist one another with food and drinks. It is with good reason that the grupetto is often referred to in italian stage races as ‘the laughing group’.
CS Grupetto has grown from two friends who discovered a love for road riding to include a happy throng of riders with a simple desire to enjoy good cycling with good mates.
We’re a little bit different to most clubs in that we’re primarily a group of friends who socialise off the bike, but we happen to share a common interest in cycling and cyclesport. We are based in Putney, and much of our regular weekend riding starts from Richmond Park.
We have a wide variety of cycling interests amongst club members, including road and track racing, TTs, sportives, and even bike polo. Several of our members have their race licences, and we’re represented in every category.