Club activities – week commencing 14th May 2018

Please see below details of the club social rides and other activity details for this week. Saturday rides will be to Aston Pottery. As always we’re looking for plenty of ride leaders for the weekend social rides.

In addition to the social rides this week we have the invitational only 10 mile 9up Time Trial at Weston on the Green on Tuesday, the 50/50 ride on Thursday evening (keep an eye on the Facebook page for details) and junior coaching on Saturday (please make sure you arrive on a road bikes this week)

We currently need leaders for nearly all rides so please leave a comment below, contact me via Facebook or email me at [email protected] if you can lead a ride.

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 – https://www.bmcc2000.com/bmcc-all-rides/bmcc-club-ride-protocol/

Saturday 19th May 2018

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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). (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

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 20th May 2018

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NOTE: The B ride this Sunday was originally scheduled for Benson but since Neil took the Bs there on Sunday 13th I’ve swapped it out for Woodford Halse.

A+. Stockgrove Park. Route: SR025. 55m (89km)/19+ mph (31+kph). (Ride leader needed please)
A. National Herb Centre. Route: LR021A. 65m (105km)/18-19mph (29-31kph). (Ride leader needed please)
B. Woodford Halse (Harley Equestrian Centre). Route: LR068. 56m (90km)/17-18mph (27-29kph). (Dominic)
C. Woodstock - Blenheim Buttery. Route: SR029. 46m (74km)/16-17mph (26-27kph). (Ride leader needed please)
D. The Old Shed, Charlbury. Route: SR031A . 39m (63km)/15-16mph (24-26kph). (Ride leader needed please)

Tuesday 15th May, Time Trial – 10 mile 9up – INVITATIONAL ONLY
Time Trial - RAF Weston on the Green
10 mile 9up Time Trial at RAF Weston on the Green.

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

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN INVITATIONAL ONLY EVENT THIS WEEK. NO SOLOS AND NO REGISTRATION ON THE NIGHT

50/50 (off road) ride – Thursday 17th May 2018
Off Road Ride. Route is leader's choice. (TBC)
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

Juniors & Coaching

NOTE: as we only have one coach this week, coaching is for riders aged 8 to 12 only.

Saturday 19th May 2018 - BMCC Juniors 1, BMCC Youth Coaching
Coached by: Jon P

Road bikes everyweek, unless prior notice given for MTB / CX bikes.

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 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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