Club activities – week commencing 12th November 2018

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

In addition to the social rides this week we have the 50/50 ride on Thursday evening (keep an eye on the Facebook page for details) and junior coaching this weekend at The Cooper School – please see note about junior coaching and look out for an email from the team confirming details.

As we are now in November mudguards are mandatory on club weekend social rides. If you arrive at the Leisure Centre without mudguards you will ned to ride at the back of the group.

Please also remember that if there are rides without leaders on Friday lunchtime 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 17th November 2018

Click the ride title to see more detail.

A+. Aston Pottery. 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

A. Aston Pottery. Route: Leader's choice. 55m (88km)/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. Aston Pottery. 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. Aston Pottery. 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. Aston Pottery. 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 18th November 2018
A+. Hook Norton Brewery. Route: SR020. 50m (80km)/19+ mph (31+kph). (Ride leader needed please)
A. Benson Waterfront Cafe. Route: LR012. 66m (106km)/18-19mph (29-31kph). (Ride leader needed please)
B. The Old Shed, Charlbury. Route: LR074B. 51m (82km)/17-18mph (27-29kph). (Dominic)
C. Woodstock - Blenheim Buttery. Route: SR029C. 48m (77km)/16-17mph (26-27kph). (Ride leader needed please)
D. Hilltop Garden Centre. Route: SR024. 41m (66km)/15-16mph (24-26kph). (Ride leader needed please)
Thursday 15th November 2018 – 50/50 (off road) ride

NOTE: this may change date as AGM is Thursday

Off Road Ride. Route is leader's choice. (Ride leader TBC)
Route is Ride Leader’s Choice.

Please keep an eye on Facebook for info about the ride.

Juniors & Coaching
Saturday 17th November 2018 - BMCC Juniors 1, BMCC Youth Coaching
Coached by: Paul A. and Matt G.

Time: 09.50-11-30 am.

Session theme: Bring your fast legs and plenty of energy.

Weather permitting we will not be at the school but using the Airfield at Bicester Heritage. We will start at 10 as usual, I would advise not riding there if possible as you will have to travel along Skimmingdish Lane. If you do ride be very careful especially when turning into the airfield. Email with directions etc will go out later this week. Bring your fast legs and bike.

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.

Thursday 15th November 2018 – BMCC AGM
BMCC Annual General Meeting
Location: Wendlebury Village Hall

Time: 7pm for a 7:30pm start.

Final AGM Pack will be emailed before the meeting.

 

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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