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.  http://bridgnorthrightsofway.weebly.com/

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.

 

 

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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 

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.

Mayor of Bridgnorth pays us a visit

Saturday was a special day for us here at Bridgnorth Cycle Club as we entertained special visitors, The Mayor and Mayoress of Bridgnorth.

The event was to showcase a number of sports related clubs and businesses in Bridgnorth and was hosted at the recently opened Gym Club. Bridgnorth based Clee Cycles also came along to help BCC celebrate the growth of the cycle club and to promote cycling and fitness in the town.

Bridgnorth Cycle Club has seen a terrific year which began with our Sportive back in February where we had over 120 riders from across the county riding a tough route through the very cold but picturesque Shropshire countryside. There has been a steady stream of new riders joining the club with over 30 this year, from those just starting out in the sport to a group who regular take part in local sportive rides, the highlight of the season being Sunday’s Velo Birmingham.

Our mountain bike section is, as always, out there come rain or shine with regular Tuesday night rides and we were again proud to lend our support to the Midlands Cross Series race at the Dudmaston circuit.

We run regular rides throughout the year starting from Clee Cycles, keep an eye on our Facebook page or check back here for details.

 

Shropshire Thrills 9 July 2017

Bridgnorth Cycling Club. Club Road Rides. Sunday, 9th July 2017. Shropshire Thrills. Clee Cycles from 08.00 onwards. Shop Open.

The Bridgnorth CC are running a selection of special Sunday road rides this weekend based upon the 50, 70 & 100 mile routes traditionally part of the Shropshire Hills Sportive organized by Mamil Cycling, but not being run this year.

The event is open to all Bridgnorth CC club members, riders from other clubs, individuals and invited guests – everybody. There will be no entry fee, no dedicated feed stations, no signed routes but still some support on route and sunshine – probably.

Schedule: Registration/Sign In @ Clee Cycles courtesy of Andy from 08.00 onwards. Riders who want an early start can leave from 08.00 onwards, either as individuals or part of a group – see note below.

100 mile hard riders. Registration/Sign In for a 09.00 departure.
50 and 70 mile rides Registration/Sign In for a 09.30 departure. Note. The 50 mile ride will probably have a Coffee/Cake stop of choice so carry some cash and a bike lock.
50 mile soft riders for those who want an easy paced ride. Registration/Sign In for departure just after 08.30.

Routes will not be signed, but are available below on the three Garmin maps. Ensure you are familiar with your selected route if you want to see Mum again ! The routes are generally fairly demanding.

Garmin: 100 mile ride. Shropshire Hills Sportive – 100 mile

Garmin: 70 mile ride. Shropshire Hills Sportive – 70 mile

Garmin: 50 mile ride. Shropshire Hills Sportive – 50 mile

It is expected that all three rides will arrive back at Clee Cycles between 13.30 – 15.00 There will be a Gazebo and a simple BBQ in the car park of Clee Cycles – thank you Andy for your support, from 13.00 onwards. Partners, friends and family are welcome to the BBQ (very small charge to cover costs) or purchase drinks in ‘The George’. If anyone is available to volunteer to help out at the BBQ, can they let either Barry, Debbie, Paul, Andy or Bryan know please.

All welcome. Ensure you are carrying sufficient fluids and food or gels for the distance you intend riding.

Next week back to normality with Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ rides to Albrighton and Latte Da. Courtesy of Jimmy and Graham .

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.

Reliability Ride 12 Feb 2017

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We’re hoping for an even better turn out for this year’s Reliability Ride as we’ve managed to avoid Valentines Day !

Come and join us on either of our routes around the wonderful Shropshire countryside, as it’s Bridgnorth we can’t promise a pan flat route but it won’t be a leg breaker as it’s way too early for that sort of ride.

Free Car Parking, Free refreshments and free fun.

GPX route files are available on our Facebook page

 

 

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