Club activities – week commencing 9th October 2017

Please see below details of the club social rides and other activity details for this week. Saturday social rides will be to Turweston.

In addition to the normal weekend social rides there is a 50/50 ride on Thursday evening, the non-stop/training rides on Saturday and Sunday and juniors coaching on Saturday.

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).

NOTE: Mudguards are will be advisory on all club social rides (50/50 excluded obviously) for the month of October – starting Sunday. This is for the protection of other riders in the group. Please ensure that your mudguards are long enough (including mudguard flap) to prevent spray being thrown up behind you. Given the forecast it looks like Sunday will be the first mudguard day of this winter season.

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 14th October 2017

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Fast A. Turweston. Route: Leader's choice. 55m (88km)/19+ mph (31+kph). (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

Mid A. Turweston. Route: Leader's choice. 55m (88km)/18-19mph (29-31kph). (Mat Cooper)
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. Turweston. Route: Leader's choice. 50m (80km)/17-18mph (27-29kph). (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

C. Turweston. 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. Turweston. 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 15th October 2017

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Fast A. Studley Green Garden Centre. Route: LR009C. 57m (92km)/19+ mph (31+kph). (Ride leader needed please)
Mid A. Kineton. Route: LR051. 73m (117km)/18-19mph (29-31kph). (Ken)
B. The Barn, Wilstone. Route: LR055A. 59m (95km)/17-18mph (27-29kph). (Dominic)
C. Chipping Norton. Route: SR014A. 51m (82km)/16-17mph (26-27kph). (Ride leader needed please)
D. Hilltop Garden Centre. Route: SR024. 41m (66km)/15-16mph (24-26kph). (Ride leader needed please)

50/50 (off road) ride – Thursday 12th October 2017
OR#001_Start_Trigger Pond_Tusmore (20M). (Tim Long)
Meeting point: Trigger Pond Bucknell
Meeting time: 7:15 PM

Notes
Several field sections could be ploughed, very lumpy, particularly past Stoke Little Wood and after Fringford Farm track. Watchout for Tree routes in the Cottisford Wood section

Technical Level (1-5): 2
Pub/Cafe Stop: Trigger Pond Bucknell
Suitable for CX: Yes

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Juniors & Coaching
Saturday 14th October - BMCC Juniors 1, BMCC Youth Coaching
Coached by: Jon P, Paul A and Matt G

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.

 

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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