Bridgnorth CC featured by Cycling Weekly

Last week we were selected by Cycling Weekly to feature in the Ride With series.

Every week the magazine teams up with a club and joins them on a club ride. We were blessed with weather that was cold but didn’t feature any of the frozen roads or snow of recent weeks. Wrapped up against the cold the club took CW on 40 mile route including a stop at one of our favourite cafes. We also took the opportunity to present a cheque of funds raised at our Christmas party to a local charity.

The article features a brief history of the club, comments from members and a route map.

We’ve been fortunate to be given the photos from the day by Andy Jones Photography, a selection of which is available below.

Read the full article here 

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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 on Sunday mornings. Details are posted on our Facebook page every Thursday. Facebook page

Group B will typically ride approx 30-40 miles at an 12-13 mph 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.

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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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We’re supporting the Bridgnorth Rights of Way Group

The Association was set up in 2017 to support the upkeep of rights of way in and around Bridgnorth. One of the great things about cycling both on and off road is getting out and enjoying the wonderful Shropshire countryside. By supporting the working parties orgainsed by the Association you can help maintain access.

Keep an eye on their website for details of working parties and perhaps spare a few hours to support.

Bridgnorth and District Rights of Way Association aims to:

  • Facilitate, encourage and assist in the monitoring and maintenance of rights of way in Bridgnorth and (in collaboration with) neighbouring parishes.
  • Identify any changes to the rights of way network that would improve the network, benefiting landowners and users.
  • Help minimise damage to crops and livestock, in collaboration with the farming community.
  • Lobby Shropshire Council and other bodies in support of the above aims.
  • Involve all users of rights of way, including walkers, runners, cyclists and horse riders.



Sunday 8 April

BCC Road Ride Sun 8th Apr **9:00am** outside Clee Cycles

Everyone welcome

I’m away this week Ride Leader is Tony

40m, 2.3k ft, Mollys 30m, Worfield, Pattingham, Albrighton, , Broseley (cafe), Morville, Oldbury

There are a few regulars away this week so well go one group again, no average speeds, no drop and paced to the slowest rider.


Warming up a bit should be Drier and brighter on Sunday

Continuing our support of local charities

When we held our Christmas Party (in January !)  we had a raffle with some fantastic prizes donated by local businesses. The raffle raised over £200 and as usual we chose a local charity to donate the proceeds to, this time Oak Farm Friends Association.

Oak Farm is a smallholding in Ditton Priors that provides a day service for adults with learning difficulties within the local area.

Here you can see members of the club and the Chair Steve Birchall handing the “big cheque” over to Andy and Elliott Clee from Oak Farm.

Sunday 15 Oct – The Sunny Autumn Ride

BCC Road Rides Sun 15th Oct 9:00am outside Clee Cycles
Cafe this week Nan’s Cafe Bar (Shifnal)
Everyone welcome especially new riders!

This weeks route was kindly created by Graeme Tait
I would like point out that I welcome routes suggestions from any members and don’t mind if they are fully planned (Strava or Garmin) or just a suggested route that still needs to be planned or even just a new Cafe to try, just let me know!

Group A (15-17mph)
55 miles (39 to Cafe) 3,400ft
Tasley, Linley Brook, Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale, Little Wenlock, Wrockwardine, Wappenshall, Preston upon the Weald Moors, Kynnersley, Tibberton, Honnington Grange, Shifnal (Cafe), Cosford, Albirighton, Burnhill Green, Badger, Stableford, A442.

Group B (Paced to the slowest rider)
46 miles (32 to Cafe) 3,000ft
Tasley, Linley Brook, Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale, Little Wenlock, Wrockwardine, Wappenshall, Preston upon the Weald Moors, Lilleshall, Shifnal (Cafe), Beckbury, Badger, Stableford, Rindleford, A442.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Becoming more settled and turning increasingly sunny, especially on Sunday and Monday. This will allow it to turn warm, however perhaps becoming windy later on Monday.

This weekend’s rides Oct 8

BCC Road Rides Sun 8th Oct 9:00am outside Clee Cycles
Cafe this week Halfpenny Green Vineyards
Everyone welcome especially new riders!

Group A (15-17mph)
58 miles (35 to Cafe) 2,600ft

Worfield, Badger, Albrighton, Bishops Wood, Brewood, Codsall, Perton, Seisdon, Halfpenny Green (Cafe), Swindon, Bobbington, Upper Aston, Hopstone, Roughton.

Group B (Paced to the slowest rider)
47 miles (30 to Cafe) 2,300ft

Worfield, Badger, Albrighton, Codsall Wood, Kingswood, Pattingham, Seisdon, Halfpenny Green (Cafe), Swindon, Claverly, Roughton.Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Outbreaks of rain and drizzle for most on Saturday. Some sunshine possible on Sunday, although perhaps one or two showers too. However, the rain returns for many on Monday.


October 1st Club Rides

BCC Road Rides Sun 1st Oct 9:00am outside Clee CyclesEveryone welcome especially new riders!

Group A (15-17mph)

55 miles (37 to Cafe) 2,500ft

Rindleford, Badger, Ryton, The Wyke, Shifnal, Neachley, Cosford, Albrighton, Burnhill Green, Halfpenny Green, Kinver (Cafe stop), Shatterford, Romsley, Quatt, A442 Back.

Group B (Paced to the slowest rider)

46 miles (33 to Cafe) 2000ft

Rindleford, Badger, Ryton, Neachley, Cosford, Albrighton, Burnhill Green, Halfpenny Green, Kinver (Cafe stop), Enville, Quatt, A442 Back.

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