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.
http://www.bostinride.com/
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.
Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/9657189
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.
Strava: http://www.strava.com/routes/9708466
Weather: https://weather.com/en-GB/weather/5day/l/UKXX1522:1:UK
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 http://www.cyclingfans.com
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.

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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.

https://www.strava.com/routes/9566341

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.

https://www.strava.com/routes/9559016

Weather: https://weather.com/en-GB/weather/5day/l/UKXX1522:1:UK

Tour de France live coverage continues on Eurosport and Channel 4 or links via www.cyclingfans.com

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.

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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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: https://www.strava.com/routes/8869794

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.

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