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

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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.

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