Club activities – week commencing 19th March 2018

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

This weekend sees the return of the Taster Rides for 2018, this week led by Steve Milicia and Dominic Allkins. Please see the Taster Ride page if you are interested on coming to find out more about the rides and how they are a great introduction to riding with BMCC.

In addition to the normal weekend social rides there will be a 50/50 ride on Thursday evening – keep an eye on the Facebook page for details and junior coaching on Saturday morning.

We currently need leaders for most 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 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: Now spring has sprung(!) mudguards are now ADVISORY on all club social rides (50/50 excluded obviously) until the end of March 2018. If the weather is wet or there is likely to be significant water run-off on the roads then you will be asked to use mudguards. 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.

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 24th March 2018

Click the ride title to see more detail.

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

A. Turweston. 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. 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 25th March 2018

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A+. Great Rollright Garden Centre. Route: LR042B. 53m (85km)/19+ mph (31+kph). (Ride leader needed please)
A. Cafe in the Wood, Wendover. Route: LR028. 65m (105km)/18-19mph (29-31kph). (Ride leader needed please)
B. Hilltop Garden Centre, Ramsden. Route: LR052D. 56m (90km)/17-18mph (27-29kph). (Dominic)
C. Great Rollright Garden Centre. Route: LR041. 47m (76km)/16-17mph (26-27kph). (Ride leader needed please)
D. The Old Shed, Charlbury. Route: SR031B. 39m (63km)/15-16mph (24-26kph). (Ride leader needed please)

Saturday 24th March 2018 – Taster Ride
Taster. Turweston. Route: Leader's choice. 30m (48km)/12-14mph (19-22kph).(Steve Milicia & Dominic Allkins)
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

50/50 (off road) ride – Thursday 22nd March 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
Saturday 24th March 2018 - BMCC Juniors 1, BMCC Youth Coaching
Coached by: Matt G, Paul C and Jon P

50:50 Ride – Short Local 10 mile Ride.

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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