Our regular rides…

We run regular mountain bike rides from Clee Cycles every Tuesday evening, setting off at 6.30pm. Please see our Facebook page for up to date details each week, and let us know if you wish to join us, or indeed how much you enjoyed your ride!

Our road rides also set out from Clee Cycles at 9.00am Sunday mornings. Details are posted on our Facebook page every Friday. Facebook page

Group B will typically ride approx 30-40 miles  at 13-14mph avg speed.  With the all important coffee stop.

Group A will typically ride 35-55 miles at 15-16mph avg speed.

Strava example of Group B ride.

https://www.strava.com/activities/760474787

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Join Us

We are a friendly, welcoming group of local cyclists, so whether you’re a mountain biker or a road rider, a beginner or more experienced, you’ll be more than welcome to become a member of Bridgnorth Cycling Club!

If you’d like to join us on one of our regular rides, you can either contact us via Facebook, or turn up at a ride and introduce yourself. You don’t need to become a paid up member straightaway, so why not come and give it a try. Find out more about our regular rides.

Once you become a club member, just £10 a year will let you:

  • Discover new and exciting routes throughout the local area with our regular guided rides
  • Meet and socialise with local people who share your enjoyment of cycling
  • Get technical help and advice from experienced cyclists, including qualified coaches.
  • Have an access point into racing, road or track.
  • Purchase BCC exclusive kit online
  • Benefit from discounts at selected cycle shops, including Clee Cycles, Trailhead & Dave Mellor Cycles
  • Get your first year’s Bronze Membership with British Cycling free of charge and discounts on other membership options.
  • Full details of British Cycling membership and racing licence information. Click here.

What’s more, if you have a mechanical problem, or are just having a hard day in the saddle, we’ll always make sure you can get home safely – we never leave anyone behind.

Application form download.

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Club Rides 25 July

Bridgnorth Cycling Clubs Popular Road Rides. Sunday, June 25th, 2017. Four new leaders, two for each Group, and more new routes. This week going to the wilder, bumpier west.

Group A. Meet @ Clee Cycles at 09.00 for a 54 mile ride at an average speed between 15 – 17 mph. Bridgnorth – Broseley – Much Wenlock – Easthope – Longville in the Dale – Wall under Heywood – Diddlebury – Munslow – Coffee and Home Made Cake at Willows Cafe, Ditton Priors at 11.30, 34 miles. Ride an additional 20 miles with Group A to arrive back in Bridgnorth at 13.30 or ride back directly via Neeton with Group B for a 13.00 arrival.

Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/9266333

All welcome.

Group B. Meet @ Clee Cycles at 09.00 for a 41 miles ride at the comfortable speed of the slowest, normally at an average of between 13 – 14 mph. Bridgnorth – Monkhampton – Bourton – Wall under Heywood – Rushbury – Diddlebury – Tugford – Coffee and Home made Cake at Willows Cafe, Ditton Priors at 11.30, 30 miles. Ride directly back to Bridgnorth via Neeton, 13.00, or a longer 20 miles ride with Group A, arriving at 13.30.

Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/9241959

All welcome, especially new riders.

If you want an even easier ride, or are not certain how you would manage, why not have a leisurely ride out to Willows Cafe, Ditton Priors for 11.30 and receive a warm welcome and enjoy the return ride with a Group B. Willows Cafe can be found by leaving the centre of Ditton Priors on the Middleton Priors road. Past the Trading Estate on the right. Willows Cafe is then a further 200 meters on the left, in what from the outside looks like a White House.

Weather: https://weather.com/en-GB/weather/5day/l/UKXX1522:1:UK

What’s the club up to this Week:

Saturday 24th June. Brewood Sportive. http://www.brewoodcyclechallenge.com/

Large group of Bridgnorth CC members riding the 100k.Sunday 25th Club Rides – see above.

Road News: June 22nd – 25th. National Road Championships. Saturday, July 1st, Stage 1 of the Tour de France. Eurosport or live feeds via www.cyclingfans.com

or http://www.steephill.tv/

Tuesday. BCC MTB rides from Clee Cycles. Every Tuesday @ 18.30. Check the open page on Tuesday morning for full details.

Wednesday. BCC Evening Road Rides. About 30 miles. Meet Clee Cycles @ 18.30. Check the open page on Monday for full details.

Thursday. BCC Road Rides. About 40 miles with coffee stop. Meet Clee Cycles @ 09.00. Check the open page on Monday for full details.

Sunday Club Rides 11 June

Group A. Meet Clee Cycles @ 09.00. 54 mile ride at 15 -17 mph. Bridgnorth – Quatt – Woolverley – Cookley – Kinver – Hinksford.                 Coffee and Cake at The Vineyard (34 miles. 11.30). Either return to Bridgnorth via a further 19 miles with Group A at 13.30, or take a more direct  12 mile return route with Group B. (13.00).

Strava:  https://www.strava.com/routes/9065115

All Welcome. Suitable for riders with some group riding experience.

Group B. Meet Clee Cycles @ 09.00. 41 miles at the comfortable speed of the slowest. Usually 13 – 14 mph. Once clear of Bridgnorth, a pleasant hidden lane rich ride to Kinver and beyond.  The ride Includes views of the Malverns, (weather permitting), Cave Houses, and a ride down the long forgotten ‘Spooky Lane’. Coffee and Cake at ‘The Vineyard’ (30 miles. 11.30). Return either with Group B ( 12 miles) to Bridgnorth via Claverley for about 13.00 or an 19 extra miles with Group A. (13.30).

Strava: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/15387778

All welcome, especially suitable for new riders and those who simply enjoy a bike ride.

Weather: https://weather.com/en-GB/weather/tenday/l/UKXX1522:1:UK

Reminder for new riders: Carry a water bottle for hydration, a pump and a spare inner tube.

Criterium du Dauphine: High Alpine mountain stages 9th – 11th June. Tour de Suisse: Starts 10th June for a week. Both races covered on Eurosport (Suisse, evening highlights) or live feeds via www.cyclingfans.com

Club Rides 4 June

Bridgnorth Cycling Club Road Rides. Sunday, 4th June 2017.

Group A. Meet Clee Cycles @ 09.00 for a 60 mile ride at an average speed of 15 – 17 mph. Chelmarsh – Hampton Loade – Bobbington – Wombourne Railway Station.(11.30, 37 miles) Coffee and Cake. Riders have the option of continuing with Group A or returning more directly with Group B. Group A route. Seisdon – Brewood – Bishops Wood – Albrighton – Badger – Arrive Bridgnorth around 13.30.
Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/8968680


All Welcome.

Group B. Meet Clee Cycles @ 09.00 for a 43 mile ride at the pace of the slowest. Usually around 13 – 14 mph average.
General plan of route – subject to change. Back into the smaller lanes this week. Rindleford – Worfield – Hilton – Claverley – Pattingham – Great Moor – Old Perton – Trescott Grange – Orton – Womborne Railway Station (11.30, 33 miles) Coffee and Cake. Riders have the option of returning directly to Bridgnorth with Group B or an additional 20 mile ride with Group A. Arrive Bridgnorth 13.00.
Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/8968680

Subject to change.
All welcome, especially new riders.Weather: https://weather.com/en-GB/weather/tenday/l/UKXX1522:1:UK

Reminder: If a ride has to be postponed because of adverse weather conditions there will be a notification posted before 07.00.
Special Event Early Notice. The sharp eyed will have noticed that there will be NO Shropshire Hills Sportive promoted by Mamil this year. The Bridgnorth Cycling Club, in agreement with Mamil are proposing to run three club rides of 50, 70 and 100 miles over the Shropshire Hills Sportive course’s on Sunday 9th July from Clee Cycles. There will be some ‘Jollies’ organized by the club for the finish at Clee Cycles. More details nearer the date. Diary entry. 9th July.

Why not join a lively, friendly and fast growing cycling club for organized weekly road, Sportive and MTB rides, good friendly company and coffee and cream cakes ! It couldn’t be more simple – turn up and ride and see how you like it. If you decide you do – almost everybody does, it’s a tenner to join for a year. In return you get around 25 pounds worth of free British Cycling Bronze membership and many other benefits. Plus enjoyable, friendly, organized and led group rides to suit everybody. Get the jersey.

Criterium du Dauphine. Sunday 4th – 11th June. The last major event before the Tour de France. Live or delayed on Eurosport (it’s tennis season) or live feeds available from: www.cyclingfans.com

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Sunday Club Ride 28 May

Bridgnorth Cycling Club. Sunday 28th May 2017 Bank Holiday Road Bike Rides.

Group riding etiquette. When riding with club groups on the road it should be normal practice to wait at a suitable stopping place when the group splits on climbs, for town sign sprints or for any other reason. Awareness of the Group as a whole is an important skill set in Group riding. There are three important reasons for this. (1) It allows weaker riders to rejoin the group without chasing and gives them time to catch their breath rather than play ‘catch up’ all day. (2) It ensures that the ride does not develop into a free for all, with groups spread all over Shropshire and the surrounding counties. (3) For Group B this is particularly important. The club is trying to grow the membership, and new riders need to be assured that they will be looked after and have an enjoyable experience.

Whilst Group A now has a regular rotating group of leaders, Group B ride is still being led on a weekly basis by Bryan. It would be helpful if the load could be shared just a little. If you feel able to assist occasionally, please have a chat with Bryan.

Bottles recommended for re hydration.

Group A. Meet Clee Cycles @ 09.00 A 60 mile ride at between 14 – 15 mph average. The ride will go north for an undulating 36 mile ride before Coffee and Cake at Latte Da, Albrighton (36 miles, 11.30). A 20 mile return route via the Gorge is on offer for those who would like a more challenging final or take the easier option home with Group B. Return Bridgnorth around 13.00. All Welcome.

Strava route to follow.

Group B. Meet Clee Cycles @ 09.00. A 44 mile undulating ride mainly avoiding steep climbs out to the underpopulated north. At the comfortable speed of the slowest going via. Worfield – Beckbury – Shifnal – Burlington – Bishops Wood – Big Wood – Albrighton, Latte Da (33 miles, 11.30) Coffee and Cake. Bridgnorth, arrive approximately 13.00. All welcome, especially newcomers.

Strava route for Group B: https://www.strava.com/routes/8869794

Weather: Temp. 12 -21 C Cloudy with a 60% chance of a shower in the afternoon. Wind 11 mph out of the ENE.17884060_10158460903345075_34110690852445711_n

Sunday Club Ride 21 May

Please see following details of this weeks ride. Something a little different this weekend. 
The club has riders spread all over the UK this coming weekend: on holiday, touring in Scotland, racing at Shrewsbury, marshaling MTB races at Dudmaston and riding Sportives at Telford and Cambridgeshire. The sum of all these activities equals large numbers of members unavailable for club rides. As a result, it is proposed to run only one club ride, at Group B level – the enjoyable, chattering, laughing group.  

Meet Clee Cycles @ 09.00. For a 40 mile flattish group ride at the comfortable pace of the slowest. Rindleford – Worfield – Woundale -then into small lanes to Bobbington – Enville – Canal towpath to Stourton (Better condition than most local roads ! ) – The ‘Flat Mile’ – Smestow Gate – Halfpenny Green Vineyard 11.30. Coffee and Cake. Return Bridgnorth via Barnsley. Arrive approx 13.00. Note. If the weather has been wet, the canal towpath will be substituted by riding directly to Greenforge Lane.
This ride is designed to be a flattish group club ride, and all are welcome. Any Group A riders not active elsewhere are more than welcome, but remember it is an easy ride. This ride would be eminently suitable for new riders considering giving riding a try.
Weather: Cloudy. 40% chance of a shower pm. Temp. 7 -16 C. Wind 14 mph from the SW.

Supporting Bridgnorth First Responders

We’re proud to be able to support a vital local service.

Following our Reliability ride where over 100 riders took part in two rides over 35 and 55 miles we have been able to make a donation to the Bridgnorth First Responders.

Barry Goodyear Chair of BCC presented the cheque to Chris Phillips outside Clee Cycles before last Sunday’s club run.

We’ll be running the event again in 2018, it forms part of a series of winter rides organised by all the cycling clubs across Shropshire.

Sunday 22 April Club Rides

Sunday Bike Rides. 23rd April 2017.

Group 1. Meet Clee Cycles @ 09.00 for an easy paced 40 mile ride at the speed of the slowest. Route: Bridgnorth – Tuckhill – Gilberts Cross – Halfpenny Green – Seisdon – Nurton – Albrighton. Coffee and Cake at Cafe Da. Return to Bridgnorth by around 13.00. All welcome, especially new riders.

Group 2. Meet Clee Cycles @ 09.00. 56.5 mile ride at an average of 15 – 16 mph. After David Bs tough hilly bash last week, this weeks route is generally significantly flatter and travels north. Evelith – Great Chartwell – Wheaton Aston – Albrighton. Coffee and Cake at Cafe Da. Return to Bridgnorth either with Group 1 OR a longer 20 mile route for those who want some extra miles. Arrive Bridgnorth around 13.00. Strava details below. All welcome.

https://www.strava.com/routes/8345656

Weather: Cloudy/Sunny. Chilly early but temperatures rising to 15 degrees C. Winds 16 mph from the West.

Club Rides Sunday 9 April

Sunday 9th April 20017
BCC Road Rides

Group 1 Lead by myself. Starting from Clee Cycles at 9am approx 41 miles easy pace 12-13mph.
A442 out of Bridgnorth towards Kidderminster
Danesford, Quatford, Wootton, Tuckhill, Birdsgreen, Alveley, Upper Arley, Shatterford, Compton, Gallowstree Elm, Halfpenny green aiport,
Vineyard Cafe.
Returning via Heathton, Claverly, Ludstone, stanlow, Badger, Stableford, catstree, A442 to Bridgnorth.
https://www.strava.com/routes/8079109

Group 2 lead by Paul Morris. Starting from Clee Cycles at 9am approx 49 miles fairly flat for a slightly quicker ride 15-16mph.
Out to Ridleford, Worfield, past Chesterton GC to Albrighton, Cosford, Tong, up off Oxley Rd to Brewood, Codsall, Perton, Perton Ridge to
Pattingham, Down clive Rd to Fox at Shipley, Cross Bridgnorth Rd to old Severn Stars PH at Seisdon. RH up Tinkers Castle, down to Fabric Barn
and across to Halfpenny green, Vineyard Cafe.
Returning with Group1 to Bridgnorth.

Forecast little cool to start with 7deg but very sunny 18deg by lunch time 🙂

Club ride 26 March

Spring time ride in wonderful wall to wall sunshine showing the Shropshire countryside at its best. Double figure turn out again with two groups. Group 1 covered 40 miles and Group 2 – 40 miles. Bit ‘lumpy’, but that’s the price of going west. New cafe in Broseley – Molly’s, which must be one of the best value cafe’s around. Thanks everyone for a good turn out and ride.

 

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