Club activities – week commencing 11th September 2017

Please see below details of the club social rides and other activity details for this week. Saturday social rides will be to Hook Norton Brewery (and I’ll remember to let them know this week).

In addition to the normal weekend social rides there is a 50/50 ride on Thursday evening and the non-stop/training rides on Saturday and Sunday. Unfortunately juniors coaching is cancelled this week as Cooper School is not available – they are having a new gate installed.

We currently need leaders for lots of rides so please leave a comment below, contact me via Facebook or email me at rides@bmcc2000.com if you can lead a ride.

Please also remember that if there are rides without leaders on Thursday evening they will be removed from the calendar*.
(See note at bottom of page about what to do in the event of ride cancellations).

Make sure you are covered

Participation in Bicester Millennium club rides and events is strictly at your own risk and liability. You are strongly advised to obtain 3rd Party Liability Insurance. You can do this easily by taking out membership of either British Cycling or CTC. Both of these provide the required Insurance AND they support cycling throughout Britain.

Also please make yourself aware of the BMCC Club rides protocol. These can be found along with many other useful bits of information on the following link – http://www.bmcc2000.com/bmcc-all-rides/bmcc-club-ride-protocol/

Saturday 16th September 2017

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Fast A. Hook Norton Brewery. Route: Leader's choice. 55m (88km)/19+ mph (31+kph). (Simon Hudd)
Route is Ride Leader’s Choice.

Please keep an eye on Facebook for updates on the route.

If a route is published beforehand the site will be updated with the route

Mid A. Hook Norton Brewery. Route: Leader's choice. 55m (88km)/18-19mph (29-31kph). (Andy Hill)
Route is Ride Leader’s Choice.

Please keep an eye on Facebook for updates on the route.

If a route is published beforehand the site will be updated with the route

B. Hook Norton Brewery. Route: Leader's choice. 50m (80km)/17-18mph (27-29kph). (Dominic)
Route is Ride Leader’s Choice.

Please keep an eye on Facebook for updates on the route.

If a route is published beforehand the site will be updated with the route

C. Hook Norton Brewery. Route: Leader's choice. 45m (72km)/16-17mph (26-27kph). (Ride leader needed please)
Route is Ride Leader’s Choice.

Please keep an eye on Facebook for updates on the route.

If a route is published beforehand the site will be updated with the route

D. Hook Norton Brewery. Route: Leader's choice. 40m (64km)/15-16mph (24-26kph). (Ride leader needed please)
Route is Ride Leader’s Choice.

Please keep an eye on Facebook for updates on the route.

If a route is published beforehand the site will be updated with the route

Sunday 17th September 2017

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Fast A. Salcey Forest. Route: LR017A. 67m (108km)/19+ mph (31+kph). (Ride leader needed please)
Mid A. Dairy Farm Craft Centre. Route: LR027A. 64m (103km)/18-19mph (29-31kph). (Ken)
B. National Herb Centre. Route: LR021B. 60m (97km)/17-18mph (27-29kph). (Andy Hill)
C. Hilltop Garden Centre, Ramsden. Route: LR052A. 48m (77km)/16-17mph (26-27kph). (Ride leader needed please)
D. Brackley American Diner. Route: SR015. 43m (69km)/15-16mph (24-26kph). (Ride leader needed please)

Non-stop/Training Rides
Saturday 16th September 2017. Route: Leader's choice. 50m (80km)/19+mph (31+kph). (Ride leader needed please)
Route and pain level is Ride Leader’s Choice.

Please keep an eye on Facebook and forum for updates on the route.

If a route is published beforehand the site will be updated with the route.

Sunday 17th September 2017. Route: Leader's choice. 50m (80km)/19+mph (31+kph). (Ride leader needed please)
Route and pain level is Ride Leader’s Choice.

Please keep an eye on Facebook and forum for updates on the route.

If a route is published beforehand the site will be updated with the route.

50/50 (off road) ride – Thursday 7th September
OR#008_Start_Wendlebury_Otmoor (18M ). (Ride leader needed please)
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Meeting point: Red Lion Wendlebury
Meeting time: 7:15 PM

Notes
Can be used for Club night rides. Only noteworthy section, is through Otmoor, may need to dismount and walk bikes on short section through the nature reserve. Technically easy route.

Technical Level (1-5): 1
Pub/Cafe Stop: The Lion Wendlebury
Suitable for CX: Yes

Juniors & Coaching
Saturday 16th September - BMCC Juniors 1, BMCC Youth Coaching
Coached by: N/A

Sorry to inform you that we have to cancel next Saturday’s Coaching Session, due to Cooper having a new gate installed and vehicles requiring access to the car park / entrance road. Coaching will resume on the Saturday 23rd September.

 

What to do in the event of ride cancellations

If you plan to take part in a ride that has removed from the calendar there are three options for you to ride with the club:

  • Come to the station and drop down to the next ride in the calendar (unless you were planning to ride the D ride),
    e.g. Fast A=>Mid A, B=>C, etc… If you drop down a ride, then you should ride at the slower pace of that ride so as not to disrupt the pace of the ride you are joining. Other members are joining rides which have leaders, are expecting to ride at the pace they are comfortable with and it is unreasonable for them to have to change their plans
  • You can step-up to the next ride in the calendar (unless you were planning to ride the Fast A ride), e.g. from C=>B, B=>Mid A, etc… In this case you should attempt to ride at the pace of the ride you are stepping up to – again so as not to disrupt the pace of the ride you are joining. As above, it is unreasonable to expect people expecting to ride at a certain pace to change their plans and you should be prepared to drop off the ride if you cannot hold the pace of the ride you are stepping up to.
  • Arrive at the station with a route for the pace you would like to ride and lead the ride. We will have more leaders and rides and everyone will be able to ride at a pace with which they are comfortable.

* – if someone steps forward to lead in the interim I will update the calendar but may not get the time to update the website. Please keep an eye on the calendar on website homepage for updates.

 

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