Club rides – weekend 28th & 30th August 2021

This weekend sees the introduction of all rides going to the same stop – this weekend it’s Waterperry (with the exception of the ‘C’ group who are doing their ‘Not Ride London’. Please see below details of the club social rides for this weekend. All standard social rides will be “Leader’s choice” routes. Please remember that if there are rides without leaders on Friday afternoon they will be removed from the calendar*. (See note at bottom of page about what to do in the event of ride cancellations).

In addition to running the ‘standard’ weekend social rides we will also be running ‘Not Ride London’ at B ride pace. This was previously ‘advertised’ on Facebook and WhatsApp.

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 28th August 2021 – Social Rides
A. Waterperry Garden Centre. Route: Leader's choice. 55-60m (88-96km)/18-19mph (29-31kph). (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

B. Waterperry Garden Centre. Route: Leader's choice. 50-55m (80-88km)/17-18mph (27-29kph). (Martin Moors)
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. Waterperry Garden Centre. Route: Leader's choice. 45-50m (72-80km)/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. Waterperry Garden Centre. Route: Leader's choice. 40-45m (64-72km)/15-16mph (24-26kph). (Richard Warson)
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

Saturday 28th August 2021 – ‘C Not Ride London’
NRLC. Not Ride London. Route: Leader's choice. 100m (160km)/16-17mph (26-27kph). (Neil Bryson)
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

Saturday 28th August 2021 – Taster Ride
Taster. Waterperry Garden Centre. Route: Leader's choice. 32m (51km)/12-14mph (19-22kph).(Chris Bolger & Sam Messenger)
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 29th August 2021 – Social Rides
A. Quince & Clover, Great Tew. Route: Leader's choice. 55-60m (88-96km)/18-19mph (29-31kph). (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

B. Culworth Forge Café. Route: Leader's choice. 50-55m (80-88km)/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. Aston Pottery. Route: Leader's choice. 45-50m (72-80km)/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. Café de la Post, Chadlington. Route: Leader's choice. 40-45m (64-72km)/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

Monday 30th August 2021 – Social Rides
A. Norsk, Haddenham. Route: Leader's choice. 55-60m (88-96km)/18-19mph (29-31kph). (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

B. The Old Shed, Charlbury. Route: Leader's choice. 50-55m (80-88km)/17-18mph (27-29kph). (Rory Harte)
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. Blenheim Buttery, Woodstock. Route: Leader's choice. 45-50m (72-80km)/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. George & Dragon, Quainton. Route: Leader's choice. 40-45m (64-72km)/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

 

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 Leisure Centre and drop down to the next ride in the calendar (unless you were planning to ride the D ride),
    e.g. A+ => 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 A+ ride), e.g. from C => B, B => 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 Leisure Centre 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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