Confirmed club activities – 4th & 5th November 2017

Please see below confirmation of this weekend’s rides. Saturday’s rides are to Cotefield Nursery, Bodicote.

There are four ride cancellations this weekend – the Saturday Fast-A, B &amp D and the Sunday C ride. Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to lead this weekend – you make the club work.

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 4th November 2017
Mid A. Cotefield Nursery, Bodicote. Route: Leader's choice. 55m (88km)/18-19mph (29-31kph). (Paul Tiller)
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. Cotefield Nursery, Bodicote. Route: Leader's choice. 45m (72km)/16-17mph (26-27kph). (Tim Long)
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 5th November 2017

NOTE: The Fast-A will start at 8.30am from Bicester Leisure Centre and will be a non-stop social ride

Fast A. Great Rollright Garden Centre. Route: LR042I. 58m (94km)/19+ mph (31+kph). (Tim Beaven)
Mid A. The Barn, Wilstone. Route: LR055. 64m (103km)/18-19mph (29-31kph). (Andrew Hill)
B. Woodford Halse (Harley Equestrian Centre). Route: LR068. 56m (90km)/17-18mph (27-29kph). (Dominic)
D. Green Dragon Eco Farm. Route: SR030A. 41m (66km)/15-16mph (24-26kph). (Chris Dabell)
Juniors & Coaching
Saturday 4th November - BMCC Juniors 1, BMCC Youth Coaching
Coached by: Jon P, Paul C and Paul A.

Session Theme: MTB skills

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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