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  • Club activities – week commencing 24th April 2017 April 24, 2017 - Another Bank Holiday and another extra weekend day of riding. What’s not to like? Please see below confirmation of the ride and other activity details for this week. Saturday social rides will be to Bradmoor Farm. In addition to the
  • Confirmed club activities – 22nd and 23rd April 2017 April 21, 2017 - Please see below confirmation of this weekend’s rides. Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to lead this weekend. There are two social ride cancellations this weekend – the Sunday C & D rides – Chris Darby will lead a combined
  • Club activities – week commencing 17th April 2017 April 18, 2017 - Please see below confirmation of the ride and other activity details for this week. Saturday social rides will be to Turweston. In addition to the normal weekend social rides there is the Taster Ride (leader required), Time Trialling on Tuesday
  • Club activities – week commencing 10th April 2017 April 10, 2017 - Yay!! Bank Holiday weekend. Four days of weekend social rides means lots of ride leaders needed. In addition to the normal weekend social rides there is Time Trialling on Tuesday evening, a 50/50 ride on Thursday evening and the non-stop/training
  • Confirmed club activities – 8th and 9th April 2017 April 7, 2017 - Please see below confirmation of this weekend’s rides. Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to lead this weekend. There are no social ride cancellations this weekend. Has the weather changed? 😉  I’ve left the non-stop/training rides in the calendar with leader
  • Club activities – week commencing 3rd April 2017 April 3, 2017 - Please find below details for all this week’s club activities. Saturday rides are to Turweston. Yes that’s right – with the cafe upgrade and the repairs to the access road (combined with the general feeling about Green Dragon) we’re going
  • Confirmed club activities – 1st and 2nd April 2017 March 31, 2017 - Please see below confirmation of this weekend’s rides. Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to lead this weekend. There are no social ride cancellations this weekend – WooHoo :-D. I’ve left the non-stop/training rides in the calendar with leader TBC
  • Club activities – week commencing 27th March 2017 March 27, 2017 - Please find below details for all this week’s club activities. Saturday rides are to Cotefield Nursery, Bodicote. In addition to the normal weekend social rides there is the first of this year’s Tuesday evening Time Trials, a 50/50 ride on
  • Confirmed club activities – 25th and 26th March 2017 March 24, 2017 - Please see below confirmation of this weekend’s rides. Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to lead this weekend. There are two social ride cancellations this weekend – Sunday B & D rides. I’ve left the Saturday non-stop/training rides in the
  • Club activities – week commencing 20th March 2017 March 20, 2017 - Please find below details for all this week’s club activities. Saturday rides are to Turweston. In addition to the normal weekend social rides there is a 50/50 ride on Thursday evening, the Taster ride, the non-stop/training rides on Saturday and

Upcoming rides & events

Apr
27
Thu
Off Road Ride. Route is leader’s choice. (Paul French)
Apr 27 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm

Route is leader’s choice

Category: Off Road Ride

Apr
29
Sat
A. Bradmoor Farm, Haddenham. Route: Leader’s choice. 55m (88km)/18mph (29kph). (Andy Hill) @ Bicester Leisure Centre
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Route is Ride Leader’s choice

Category: Weekend Ride

B. Bradmoor Farm, Haddenham. Route: Leader’s choice. 50m (80km)/17-18mph (27-29kph). (Neil Bryson) @ Bicester Leisure Centre
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Route is Ride Leader’s choice

Category: Weekend Ride

C. Bradmoor Farm, Haddenham. Route: Leader’s choice. 45m (72km)/16-17mph (26-27kph). (Karl Hoffman) @ Bicester Leisure Centre
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Route is Ride Leader’s choice

Category: Weekend Ride

D. Bradmoor Farm, Haddenham. Route: Leader’s choice. 40m (64km)/15-16mph (24-26kph). (Matthew Pickles) @ Bicester Leisure Centre
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Route is Ride Leader’s choice

Category: Weekend Ride

Non-stop/Training Ride. Route: Leader’s choice. 50m (80km)/19+mph (31+kph). (Ride leader needed please) @ Bicester Leisure Centre
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Route is Ride Leader’s choice

Category: Weekend Ride

BMCC Juniors 1 BMCC Junior Coaching
Apr 29 @ 10:50 am – 12:30 pm

Coached by: Paul C and Matt
Session theme TBC.

Please come suitably dressed for the weather conditions, with helmet, gloves, drink and a road worthy bicycle. If the session is going to be cancelled due to poor weather, we will send out an email early Saturday morning.
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BMCC Juniors 1 BMCC Junior Coaching
Apr 29 @ 10:50 am – 12:30 pm

Coached by: Paul C, Matt and Paul A
Session theme: Bike-handling and Group Riding Techniques.

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Apr
30
Sun
A. Hilltop Garden Centre, Ramsden. Route: LR052. 65m (104km)/18mph (29kph). (Dominic) @ Bicester Leisure Centre
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Route Description

Middleton Stoney, HopcroftÕs Holt, Middle Barton, L at B4022, R/L at A44, and 1st R to Neat Enstone and L in village. R at B4026 and 2nd L, X A361, L at B4450, Churchill, Bledington, L on Pebbles Lane to Icomb, R in village (signed Lt Rissington), X A424, W side of Habber Gallows Hill, L at T and R to Gt Barrington, L in village to Taynton, L at A424 (NW of Burford) and R in 100yds onto narrow one way lane (pass some lovely houses), L at A361 and R at bend to Swinbrook, L at T and 1st R to Fordwells, L at T and 1st R, L at T to Leafield, R at village main street, R at B4022. Entrance to Hilltop Garden Centre at Ramsden is 300 yds on R. On exit from Gdn Ctr, turn R back to B4022 and over X rds, thro Finstock and L in 1 mile at X rds. L at X rds at bottom of hill and keep R after railway bridge. Stonesfield (**R at top of hill in village), Wootton (R at top of hill in village and 1st L), Rousham, Heyfords, Middleton Stoney, Bicester. (** OR At top of hill in Stonesfield, go straight ahead near to White Horse pub. Go L at T with B4437 and (unsigned) 1st R in half mile at end of the wood into Ditchley Park. R at T in Park and SO A44 at Over Kiddington. SO at next X roads and 1st R in 1 mile to Steeple Barton. R at T with B4030; SO at Hopcrofts Holt lights, R after bridge at Heyfords to Caulcott, Middleton Stoney, Bicester)

Category: Weekend Ride

B. Upper Wardington Greenhouse Cafe. Route: LR059B. 55m (88km)/17-18mph (27-29kph). (Ride leader needed please) @ Bicester Leisure Centre
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Route Description

Bicester, Fringford, Cottisford, Croughton, Kings Sutton, R at A4260 towards Banbury but then L to Bodicote. R at T in village and in half a mile L towards Broughton. Over A361 and keep R at entrance to Broughton. L at B4035 and R before Saye and Sele Arms pub. Keep R at fork and L to N Newington. 1st R after village and R at T with A422 to Wroxton. 2nd L in village (before bend and Church) and head N. Right in half a mile and then cross the B4100 to Hanwell village. Then over M40 and L at A423 and 1st R to Gt Bourton and Cropredy. R in Cropredy at bend near Brasenose pub, over canal to Williamscot. Through village and L at A361, then 1st R to Upper Wardington. At entrance to the village, the Greenhouse CafŽ is on the right at Barn Farm Plants Garden Centre (cafŽ within shop on right). Go R from cafŽ and through village. At B4525 X roads, go straight across towards Thenford. At X roads, go L, then R to pass W side of Marston St Lawrence, then R at T and L to Halse, Brackley, Turweston village, Westbury, Fulwell, Fringford, Bicester

Category: Weekend Ride

C. Cotefield Nursery. Route: SR027B. 48m (77km)/16-17mph (26-27kph). (Karl Hoffman) @ Bicester Leisure Centre
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Route Description

Bicester, Chesterton, Kirtlington (via Akeman St), Enslow, cross A4260 on A4027, continue on A4027 past Wooton, right on fork up Tew Lane, cross Enstone Rd (West of Wescott Barton), Sandford Saint Martin, Great Tew, right in Great Tew up New Rd then right onto B4022 as we leave Great Tew, right on A361 for 0.3m then left to Wigginton, straight over crossroads at Tadmarton Heath then right at fork, thru Lower Tadmarton to Broughton, right on Wykham Lane to Bodicote, stop at Cotefield Nursery in Bodicote, right out of Nursery and first left, Kings Sutton, Charlton, Croughton, Cottisford, Hethe, Fringford, Bicester

Category: Weekend Ride

D. Chipping Norton. Route: SR014. 46m (73km)/15-16mph (24-26kph). (Jo Morey) @ Bicester Leisure Centre
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Route Description

Bicester, Chesterton, Kirtlington, Gibraltar, Wootton, Charlbury, Spelsbury, Chadlington, Chipping Norton (tea break), Enstone, Middle Barton, Hopcroft Halt, Lower Heyford, Middleton Stoney, Bicester.

Cafe is: The Old Mill Coffee House, 7 West St, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5LH. Tel: 01608 646005

Category: Weekend Ride

Non-stop/Training Ride. Route: Leader’s choice. 50m (80km)/19+mph (31+kph). (Ride leader needed please) @ Bicester Leisure Centre
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Route is Ride Leader’s choice

Category: Weekend Ride

May
1
Mon
A. Dairy Farm Craft Centre. Route: LR027A. 64m (103km)/18mph (29kph). (Ken) @ Bicester Leisure Centre
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Route Description

Bicester, Caversfield, Fringford, Fulwell, Westbury, Turweston, Brackley, Halse, Greatworth, L at T B4525, R at X Rds, R in 1 mile and in half mile 1st L to Culworth – keep L thro village, R half way down hill to Eydon. At end of village go R to Canons Ashby. L at T to Adstone, Maidford and Litchborough. Keep L into village and then L to Farthingstone and then 1st R in village. R at X roads to Upper Stowe and Dairy Farm Craft Centre. L from DFCC and R at bend. R at A5 and 1st R in _ mile. At Litchborough take 1st L and 2nd R. At T, go R to Blakesley. S/o at X roads, through village and 1st L after bridge. S/o at X roads and R at West End in Silverstone. L at T on old A43, R at T, past race track. Dadford, Water Stratford, Tingewick, Chetwode, Stratton Audley, Bicester

Category: Weekend Ride

B. Daylesford Farm Shop. Route: LR070. 62m (100km)/17-18mph (27-29kph). (Dominic) @ Bicester Leisure Centre
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Route Description

Bicester, Bucknell, Ardley, Somerton, North Aston, Duns Tew, Great Tew, Swerford, Great Rollright, Little Rollright, Little Compton, Chastleton, Daylesford Farm Shop (Tea Stop), Kingham, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Chilson, Pudlicote, Chadlington, Spelsbury, Church Enstone, Gagingwell, Middle Barton, Hopcrofts Holt, Lower Heyford, Middleton Stoney, Bicester

Category: Weekend Ride

C. Hilltop Garden Centre, Ramsden. Route: LR052B. 45m (72km)/16-17mph (26-27kph). (Ros Clarke) @ Bicester Leisure Centre
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Route Description

B4030 to Middleton Stoney, Heyfords, L after river to Rousham. L and R at A4260, over B4027 to Wootton. R at T and L at T in village. At A44, go R/L on B4437 to Charlbury. In village, take 2nd L at bottom of hill (sgd Town Centre), then L at T and next L on B4437 twds Burford. Over railway and next L twds Leafield. At T in Leafield, go L and at B4022 X roads go R. At bottom of hill, go R to Hilltop Gdn Ctr. From Gdn Ctr exit, R and S/O at B4022 X roads, thro Finstock and L in 1 mile at X rds. L at X rds at bottom of hill and keep R after railway bridge. Stonesfield (**R at top of hill in village), Wootton (R at top of hill in village and 1st L), Rousham, Heyfords, Middleton Stoney, Bicester. (** OR At top of hill in Stonesfield, go straight ahead near to White Horse pub. Go L at T with B4437 and (unsigned) 1st R in half mile at end of the wood into Ditchley Park. R at T in Park and SO A44 at Over Kiddington. SO at next X roads and 1st R in 1 mile to Steeple Barton. R at T with B4030; SO at Hopcrofts Holt lights, R after bridge at Heyfords to Caulcott, Middleton Stoney, Bicester)

Category: Weekend Ride

D. Great Rollright Garden Centre. Route: SR010. 42m (68km)/15-16mph (24-26kph). (Ride leader needed please) @ Bicester Leisure Centre
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Route Description

Bicester, Bucknell, Ardley, Somerton, North Aston, Duns Tew, Ledwell, Little Tew, L A361, 1st R, L Rollright Heath, Church end, Gt Rollright, (Tea at garden centre), retrace over A361, Top of Dunthrop, Enstone, Gagingwell, Middle Barton, Lower Heyford, Middleton Stoney, Bicester.

Category: Weekend Ride

May
2
Tue
BMCC 10 mile Team Time Trial
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Course: H2.5/20 (WoTG/10)
Field restrictions: 4Up
Field size: 80
Entry restrictions: None
Come Try It Event: Yes
Entry fee (Non-Club): £5
Event organiser: Fran Whyte

Category: Time Trial

May
6
Sat
Non-stop/Training Ride. Route: Leader’s choice. 50m (80km)/19+mph (31+kph). (Ride leader needed please) @ Bicester Leisure Centre
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Route is Ride Leader’s choice

Category: Weekend Ride

BMCC Juniors 1 BMCC Junior Coaching
May 6 @ 10:50 am – 12:30 pm

Coached by: TBC
Session theme TBC.

Please come suitably dressed for the weather conditions, with helmet, gloves, drink and a road worthy bicycle. If the session is going to be cancelled due to poor weather, we will send out an email early Saturday morning.
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BMCC Juniors 1 BMCC Junior Coaching
May 6 @ 10:50 am – 12:30 pm

Coached by: Paul A and TBC
Session theme: TBC

Please come suitably dressed for the weather conditions, with helmet, gloves, drink and a road worthy bicycle. If the session is going to be cancelled due to poor weather, we will send out an email early Saturday morning.
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May
7
Sun
A. Hard & Hilly (revised 2008). Route: LR047. 91m (146km)/18mph (29kph). (Ken) @ Bicester Leisure Centre
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Take A41 east from Bicester, then R to Ambrosden. R in Lo Arncott. Honeyburge, Oakley, Worminghall, R in Ickford towards Tiddington. R/L at A418. L on A40 to go R on A329 to Little Milton. L in village to B480 and then L on this road past Chalgrove to Watlington. Leave village via Hill Road (just E of centre, signed to car park) (climb Ð BYO food stop). At the top, go right/left to North End and, in 1 mile where road bends right, turn left (straight on) to descend and go through Turville. At Fingest, turn left and then left next to church in Fingest (climb) to go right/left across B4082. Go over M40 to (climb) go right on A40 and first left (signed Beacon’s Bottom). Go via The City and turn right (signed West Wycombe). Descend narrow steep lane and at T, go right and then first left in half a mile to go N (climb) towards Bledlow Ridge. Turn right in Bledlow Ridge and descend to turn left (after railway bridge) on to A4010. In half a mile take first right to (climb) Loosley Row, Lacey Green, straight on at The Whip pub, Great Hampden, L at X roads (towards Butlers Cross and Chequers). Then R opposite Gate House to (climb, climb) Dunsmore. After village, turn L to narrow lane where chevrons point right. Straight over at A413 rbt, R at rbt in Wendover and R again on B4009. R after Halton Camp (on road towards Cholesbury) and then right (climb) in half a mile on one way road to the CafŽ in the Wood (food stop – 30 minutes stop maximum Ð 55 miles covered to here). Continue loop from the cafŽ on one way road back to the Cholesbury road, and go left back to B4009, to turn right and then left (down hill and through traffic lights at canal bridge) towards Aston Clinton. At T junction, go left and then right at rbt. Then go over A41 and first left to Puttenham, Long Marston, Nup End, Aston Abbotts, Whitchurch, Pitchcott, Quainton, Edgcott, Marsh Gibbon and Launton to Bicester

Category: Weekend Ride

B. Soft & Silly. Route: LR065. 81m (130km)/17-18mph (27-29kph). (Dominic) @ Bicester Leisure Centre
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Bicester, Ambrosian, Arnott, across M4 then right on Pigeon House Lane to Charlton-on-Otmoor, Islip, leave Islip on B4027 to Stanton St John, Worminghall, Waterperry (first stop at garden centre), back to Worminghall, right to Shabbington, Long Crendon, Chearsley, down Waddesdon Hill and right-left across A41, Oving, Whitchurch, left on A419 to Dunton, Stewkley, Soulbury, right in Great Brickhill to 2nd food stop at Stockgrove Park, back to Great Brickhill and right on Lower Way, left at Old Dairy Farm to Stoke Hammond, right in Stoke Hammond, cross A4147 and immediate right, left to Drayton Parslow, through Mursley, Swanbourne, Winslow, East Claydon, Botolph Claydon, right to Calvert, right after lakes then left after approx. 1 mile to Twyford, Poundon, down Poundon Hill, Launton, Bicester

Category: Weekend Ride

C. Soft & Silly. Route: LR065. 81m (130km)/16-17mph (26-27kph). (Ride leader needed please) @ Bicester Leisure Centre
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Bicester, Ambrosian, Arnott, across M4 then right on Pigeon House Lane to Charlton-on-Otmoor, Islip, leave Islip on B4027 to Stanton St John, Worminghall, Waterperry (first stop at garden centre), back to Worminghall, right to Shabbington, Long Crendon, Chearsley, down Waddesdon Hill and right-left across A41, Oving, Whitchurch, left on A419 to Dunton, Stewkley, Soulbury, right in Great Brickhill to 2nd food stop at Stockgrove Park, back to Great Brickhill and right on Lower Way, left at Old Dairy Farm to Stoke Hammond, right in Stoke Hammond, cross A4147 and immediate right, left to Drayton Parslow, through Mursley, Swanbourne, Winslow, East Claydon, Botolph Claydon, right to Calvert, right after lakes then left after approx. 1 mile to Twyford, Poundon, down Poundon Hill, Launton, Bicester

Category: Weekend Ride

Non-stop/Training Ride. Route: Leader’s choice. 50m (80km)/19+mph (31+kph). (Ride leader needed please) @ Bicester Leisure Centre
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Route is Ride Leader’s choice

Category: Weekend Ride

May
9
Tue
BMCC 10 mile Time trial
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Course: H2.5/20 (WoTG/10)
Field restrictions: None
Field size: 80
Entry restrictions: None
Come Try It Event: Yes
Entry fee (Non-Club): £5
Event organiser: Aidan Allcock

Category: Time Trial

May
13
Sat
Non-stop/Training Ride. Route: Leader’s choice. 50m (80km)/19+mph (31+kph). (Ride leader needed please) @ Bicester Leisure Centre
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Route is Ride Leader’s choice

Category: Weekend Ride

BMCC Juniors 1 BMCC Junior Coaching
May 13 @ 10:50 am – 12:30 pm

Coached by: TBC
Session theme TBC.

Please come suitably dressed for the weather conditions, with helmet, gloves, drink and a road worthy bicycle. If the session is going to be cancelled due to poor weather, we will send out an email early Saturday morning.
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BMCC Juniors 1 BMCC Junior Coaching
May 13 @ 10:50 am – 12:30 pm

Coached by: Paul C and Paul A
Session theme: TBC

Please come suitably dressed for the weather conditions, with helmet, gloves, drink and a road worthy bicycle. If the session is going to be cancelled due to poor weather, we will send out an email early Saturday morning.
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May
14
Sun
Non-stop/Training Ride. Route: Leader’s choice. 50m (80km)/19+mph (31+kph). (Ride leader needed please) @ Bicester Leisure Centre
May 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Route is Ride Leader’s choice

Category: Weekend Ride

 

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