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:

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

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.

Sunday 22 April Club Rides

Sunday Bike Rides. 23rd April 2017.

Group 1. Meet Clee Cycles @ 09.00 for an easy paced 40 mile ride at the speed of the slowest. Route: Bridgnorth – Tuckhill – Gilberts Cross – Halfpenny Green – Seisdon – Nurton – Albrighton. Coffee and Cake at Cafe Da. Return to Bridgnorth by around 13.00. All welcome, especially new riders.

Group 2. Meet Clee Cycles @ 09.00. 56.5 mile ride at an average of 15 – 16 mph. After David Bs tough hilly bash last week, this weeks route is generally significantly flatter and travels north. Evelith – Great Chartwell – Wheaton Aston – Albrighton. Coffee and Cake at Cafe Da. Return to Bridgnorth either with Group 1 OR a longer 20 mile route for those who want some extra miles. Arrive Bridgnorth around 13.00. Strava details below. All welcome.

Weather: Cloudy/Sunny. Chilly early but temperatures rising to 15 degrees C. Winds 16 mph from the West.

Club Rides Sunday 9 April

Sunday 9th April 20017
BCC Road Rides

Group 1 Lead by myself. Starting from Clee Cycles at 9am approx 41 miles easy pace 12-13mph.
A442 out of Bridgnorth towards Kidderminster
Danesford, Quatford, Wootton, Tuckhill, Birdsgreen, Alveley, Upper Arley, Shatterford, Compton, Gallowstree Elm, Halfpenny green aiport,
Vineyard Cafe.
Returning via Heathton, Claverly, Ludstone, stanlow, Badger, Stableford, catstree, A442 to Bridgnorth.

Group 2 lead by Paul Morris. Starting from Clee Cycles at 9am approx 49 miles fairly flat for a slightly quicker ride 15-16mph.
Out to Ridleford, Worfield, past Chesterton GC to Albrighton, Cosford, Tong, up off Oxley Rd to Brewood, Codsall, Perton, Perton Ridge to
Pattingham, Down clive Rd to Fox at Shipley, Cross Bridgnorth Rd to old Severn Stars PH at Seisdon. RH up Tinkers Castle, down to Fabric Barn
and across to Halfpenny green, Vineyard Cafe.
Returning with Group1 to Bridgnorth.

Forecast little cool to start with 7deg but very sunny 18deg by lunch time 🙂

Club ride 26 March

Spring time ride in wonderful wall to wall sunshine showing the Shropshire countryside at its best. Double figure turn out again with two groups. Group 1 covered 40 miles and Group 2 – 40 miles. Bit ‘lumpy’, but that’s the price of going west. New cafe in Broseley – Molly’s, which must be one of the best value cafe’s around. Thanks everyone for a good turn out and ride.



Reliability Ride 12 Feb 2017


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



Family Fun at Dudmaston Woods


Family Fun Day at Dudmaston Woods. Tuesday 27th December 10.00 – 12.00.

New bike for Christmas ?

Want to bring your kids along to a traffic free environment ?

New years resolution to get fit again ?

Come along to Dudmaston Woods Quatford from 10.00am on 27th December we’ll be there offering guided rides around the trails, coaching advice and tips, refreshments, free parking.

We’ll cater for any age or ability it’s all simply about riding your bike be it old, new, borrowed, in need of a little tlc, it really doesn’t matter.

Get out and ride.

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