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.


2018 Reliability Ride

We had an excellent turnout last year with 120 riders taking on a varied route through the Shropshire countryside.

Plenty of nearby parking £3 for the full day.

Routes can be found, in various formats on the link below.

2018 Reliability Routes



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.


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.



Club rides this Sunday 24 September 

BCC Road Rides Sun 24th Sept 9:00am outside Clee Cycles
The Route:

48miles (21 Velo Stop, 30 Cafe) 2000ft

Rindleford, Badger, Whiston Cross, Burnhill Green, Chesterton, Hopstone, Claverly, Heathton, Halfpenny Green (Stop to Watch the Velo), Upper Aston, Burnhill Green, Albrighton (Coffee Stop), Cosford, Neachley, Ryton, Higford, Stockton then A442 Back.
Only one route this week as I suspect there will not be the numbers to run both an A and B ride.

This Ride will be at the pace of the slowest rider.
If we do get plenty turn out then then I suggest we ride the same route to the Cafe After that Group A could go through Kemberton and then drop down into Coalport and head back via Brosley.

For this I will need a Volunteer leader for the A or B.

Either way everyone is welcome to ride and will be looked after.

Weather at the moment looks okay


17 September rides…….

BCC Road Rides Sunday 17th September
Out west this week (Good climbing for those doing the Velo) with a new cafe to try The Willows in Ditton Priors (They are expecting us).
Group A 49 miles (30 to Cafe) 3,800ft
Tasley, Broseley, Harley, Hughley, Bourton, Brockton, Weston, Ditton Priors, Cleobury North, Aston Botterell, Farlow, Stottesdon, Middleton Scriven.

Group B 40 miles (22 to cafe) 3,100ft Ken Leading
Tasley, Brosley, Wyke, Much Wenlock, Bourton, Brockton, Weston, Ditton Priors, Cleobury North, Aston Botterell, Stottesdon, Middleton Scriven.

Weather Outlook for Friday to Sunday
Blustery showers will return on Friday, some with thunder. Winds will ease over the weekend, and showers will become less frequent. It will feel warmer in increased sunshine by Sunday.

Who’s Out?


Sunday Rides 10 Sept

Three alternatives this week, including a ride to Worcester to see the start of the last stage of the Tour of Britain.

BCC Road rides Sunday 10/09
Again we have three ‘planned’ rides running this week.
Cafe stop this week is Railway Cafe Wombourne
Group A 54 miles 2,600ft
Worfield, Kemberton, Cosford, Boscobel, Pattingham, Wombourne (Cafe), Swindon, Bobbington, Claverly.

Group B 45 miles 2,000ft
Worfield, Ryton, Cosford, Albrighton, Pattingham, Wombourne (Cafe), Bobbington.

Tour of Britain
Riding out to see part of the final stage kindly being lead by David who is finalising route and final destination.

Depending on numbers both A & B rides may not run as I know there are quite a few folks not riding this Sunday and with the 3rd ride it may not leave very many at all! If there are enough people then we need a ride leader for A or B doesn’t matter which as I’ll take the other group. If there aren’t enough people to run both then we will follow the Group B route and the pace will be to the slowest rider this time!



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