Sunday Ride 2 July

Bridgnorth Cycling Club. Sunday 2nd July, 2017. Road Bike Rides.

Group A. Meet at Clee Cycles @ 09.00 for a 56 mile ride at between 15 – 17 mph average speed. A flat(ish) fast(ish) ride to the north, east and finally south with a drop off for any of the Highley posse at their front door . Bridgnorth – Pattingham – Albrighton – Brewood – Codsall – Seisdon. Coffee and Cake @ Halfpenny Green, The Vineyard at 11.30, 36 miles. Six Ashes – Hampton Load – Chelmarsh – Bridgnorth. 13.30.

Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/9370054

All welcome.

Group B. Meet at Clee Cycles @ 09.00 for a 44 mile ride at the comfortable pace of the slowest. Mixture of flattish ‘B’ roads and lanes. Normally between 13 – 14 mph average. Bridgnorth – Albrighton – Codsall – Pattingham – Great Moor (option for the adventurous to try the drowned road) – Perton – Trysull – Halfpenny Green, The Vineyard @ 11.30, 32 miles. Coffee and Cake. Return to Bridgnorth via Claverley – Quatt for 13.00, or ride an additional 20 miles with Group ‘A’ via Six Ashes and Hampton Load, returning to Bridgnorth at 13.30.

Group B is recommended for those new to bike riding or who simply want a pleasant Sunday ride in a friendly environment. Many riders presently in Group A first started riding with Group B.

Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/9351647

All welcome, especially new riders.

If you are unsure, why not meet us at Halfpenny Green, The Vineyard at 11.30 where you will be made most welcome, sample Coffee, Cake and a group ride back to Bridgnorth.

Weather: An improvement after a disappointingly damp week.https://weather.com/en-GB/weather/5day/l/UKXX1522:1:UK

Races: Tour de France. Start to finish coverage every day for three weeks on Eurosport and highlights and finishes on Channel 4, or live feeds via www.cyclingfans.com

or http://www.steephill.tv/

Weeks Club Programme:
Club kit due for delivery this week !
Dave Hughes. Sportive Coordinator, has announced on the BCC forum the next Sportive. Bostin (Black country for good – apparently) Newport. 23rd July 2017. Choice of three courses, 50, 100, 120 kilometers. It would help the club if riders entering could indicate to Dave which distance they are riding.
Information and Entry: http://www.bostinride.com/bostin-newport-cyclo/

Tuesday, 4th July 2017. MTB ride. Meet Clee Cycles @ 18.00. All Welcome. Info. on open page on Tuesday morning.
Wednesday, 5th July 2017. Evening Road Ride. Meet Clee Cycles @ 18.00. All Welcome. Info. on open page on Monday morning.
Thursday 6th July 2017. Morning Road Rides Cancelled for the next two weeks due to work and holiday commitments.
Sunday 9th July, 2017. Shropshire Thrills Club Rides. All welcome, 50, 70 and 100 miles. Clee Cycles @ 08.30 – 09.00 with a BBQ (small charge to cover costs) at the finish. Info. on open page and web site next Thursday.19221635_10158820535745075_739174679374381069_o

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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