Clubs rides 20 August

Group B ride for Sunday 20th August. Depart Clee Cycles at 9am as normal. A 43 mile ride, out via the A442 to Rindleford, then via Worfield to Bobbington, Kinver, Stourton, Swindon with coffee and cake at the Vineyard after 30 miles at around 11.30’ish. Back via Claverly and the Hobbins. There is a short off-road section – nothing too strenous, a canal towpath, but there is a road variation depending on conditions on the day. Average speed 13-14mph, suitable for anyone wanting a nice, even-paced ride with a few bumps along the way – all welcome. Steve and Jayne leading. 

Group A Sunday 20 Aug – 88k, out through Highley, across river at Upper Arley, through Cookley and Kinver, coffee stop at Halfpenny Green Vineyard, back via Pattingham and Bromley Bank.


Sunday Road Rides 30 July

Bridgnorth Cycling Club. Road Rides. 30th July 2017. Meet Clee Cycles @ 09.00.
We enter the peak holiday season with several regular leaders away in the sun, and two of the girls taking part in the ‘Ride London’ Sportive – Good luck to you both. Six months ago the club were scraping around looking for one ride leader – for just one club run, let alone last weeks four ! A call for someone to lead the ‘A’ ride this weekend bought an almost instant response. Thank you Tony for stepping up.
A quick aside to let you all know this will be my final post on club rides. After 9 uninterrupted and sometimes exhausting months of coordinating, organizing, cajoling, posting and coffee sampling, its time to take a break and hand over to Paul Morris, the clubs Road Secretary. To all who have offered to lead, and to those who have supported the rides. Thank you.
A welcome and popular change of terrain this week, ‘flatlander’ riding.
Group A Meet @ Clee Cycles at 09.00 for a 56 mile ride at between 16 – 17 mph. Bridgnorth – Albrighton – Brewood – Bishops Wood – Great Chartwell – Shifnal. 36 miles, 11.30. Cofffee and Cake, Nans Bar and Coffee shop.. Albrighton -Roman Road – Badger – Bridgnorth 56 miles. Arrive approx 13.30.
All welcome
Group B. Meet @ Clee Cycles at 09.00 By popular demand. Another 44 mile easy paced loop to the north. Bridgnorth – Albrighton – Brewood – Bishops Wood – Shifnal. 11.30, 32 miles. Coffee and Cake. Nans Bar and Coffee shop. Return directly to Bridgnorth via Beckbury. Bridgnorth 44 miles. Arrive around 13.00. 

All welcome, especially suitable for new and returning riders. Note. B Group has provided the starting journey for almost all Group A riders.
All welcome. Especially suitable to new and returning riders.
Pro Bike Races on Eurosport or feeds via

29th July. Classica Cislista San Sebastian.

29 July – 4th August. Tour of Poland.

30th July. Ride London.

7th – 13th August Eneco Tour.

19th August – 10th September. Vuelta a Espagna.

Sunday 24 July Club Rides

Bridgnorth Cycling Club. Sunday, 23rd July, Road Bike Rides. Meet Clee Cycles @ 09.00. All Welcome.
Members of both ‘A’ and ‘B’ Groups are taking part in the 120 kilometer ( 93 mile), and associated rides at the ‘Bostin Newport’ Sportive. Club Coordinator Dave Hughes. Entries closed on Wednesday last.
In view of the high number of BCC riders taking part in the local Sportive, from both ‘A’ and ‘B’ Groups, there will only be one definite scheduled club ride on Sunday. Meet Clee Cycles @ 09.00. Group ‘B’ level ride to cater for all – easy ride at between 13 – 15 mph. Bridgnorth – Worfield – Pattingham – Seisdon – Six Ashes – Arley (30 miles, 11.30). Riverside Tearooms. Coffee and Cake. Lumpy return via Kinlet – Highley – Bridgnorth. 43 miles. Arrive approx. 13.15. 
All welcome, especially new or returning riders.
Note: Potential ‘A’ Ride. Meet at Clee Cycles @ 09.00. If sufficient Group ‘A’ riders turn out, and why not now the club is growing, there is a leader for a faster group, 15 – 17 mph average, on a longer route. Bridgnorth – Pattingham – Seisdon – Kinver – Wyre Forest. Riverside Tearooms, Arley. Cofffee and Cake (34 miles, 11.30). Brook Copice Loop, then try and catch the ‘laughing group’ – Kinlet – Highley. Arrive Bridgnorth, 52 miles at approx 13.30.
All welcome.
Last few days of TdF. An individual TT before the traditional finish in Paris on Sunday. Eurosport and Channel 4 have full coverage or there are the usual links via
This Weeks Club Programme.
Tuesday, 25th July. MTB ride. Meet Clee Cycles @ 18.30.

Wednesday, 26th July. Evening Road Ride. Meet Clee Cycles @ 18.30.

Thursday, 27th July. Morning Road Ride. Holiday’s mean there are no rides for the next two weeks.

This Sunday’s Road Rides

Bridgnorth Cycling Club Road Bike Rides. Sunday 16th July 20017.

After the tough test of last week’s Shropshire Thrills – For all those who found it a demanding challenge, remember it’s the effort that counts more than the result. Rides this week return to a more undemanding normality. Both rides head directly north on gently undulating roads, with both groups meeting for Coffee and Cake at Latta Da, Albrighton on their return journey’s.

Group A. Meet @ Clee Cycles at 09.00 for a 57 mile ride at an average speed of between 15 -17 mph. Shifnal – Great Chartwell – Church Eaton – Brewood – Albrighton. Coffee and Cake @ Latte Da. Albrighton at 11.30, 37 miles. Kingswood – Pattingham – Bobbington – Six Ashes – Quatford – Bridgnorth arrive at approx. 13.30. There is the option for the shorter and more direct return with Group B.

All Welcome. If you are unsure of your ability, it is recommended you start with Group B in the first instance.

Group B. Meet @ Clee Cycles at 09.00 for a 42 mile easy ride at the comfortable speed of the slowest, normally between 12 – 14 mph. Shifnal – Great Chartwell – Wheaton Aston – Bishops Wood – Albrighton. Coffee and Cake @ Latte Da, Albrighton 11.30, 32 miles. 12 mile direct return ride. Bridgnorth 13.00. For a longer 20 mile return ride, there is the option to join Group A.

All welcome. Especially suitable for new riders or those returning after a lay off.


Tour de France live coverage continues on Eurosport and Channel 4 or links via

The weeks BCC bike riding programme in brief. Full details will appear on the BCC open Facebook page.

Tuesday, 18th July: MTB ride from Clee Cycles @ 18.30
Wednesday, 19th July: Evening Road Ride from Clee Cycles @ 18.30
Thursday, 20th July: Morning Road Ride from Clee Cycles 09.00

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 .

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.


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.


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.

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


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:

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.


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.


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.


What’s the club up to this Week:

Saturday 24th June. Brewood Sportive.

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


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).


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).


All welcome, especially suitable for new riders and those who simply enjoy a bike ride.


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

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.

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.

Subject to change.
All welcome, especially new riders.Weather:

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:


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