Club activities – week commencing 21st May 2018

Please see below details of the club social rides and other activity details for this week. With the change in ‘rules’ at Turweston Saturday rides will now be to Waterperry Garden Centre.

It’s a three day weekend with the bank holiday so as always we’re looking for plenty of ride leaders for the weekend social rides. Please contact me via Facebook or email me at [email protected] if you can lead a ride.

In addition to the social rides this week we have the a 10 mile solo Time Trial at Weston on the Green on Tuesday (volunteers needed), the 50/50 ride on Thursday evening (keep an eye on the Facebook page for details) and the (new) Taster Ride to Waterperry on Saturday. There is no junior coaching on Saturday because of school holidays.

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 26th May 2018

Click the ride title to see more detail.

A+. Waterperry Garden Centre. 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. Waterperry Garden Centre. Route: Leader's choice. 55m (88km)/18-19mph (29-31kph). (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

B. Waterperry Garden Centre. 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. Waterperry Garden Centre. 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. Waterperry Garden Centre. 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 27th May 2018

In what will be his last ride lead for the club before moving away from the area Richard Davies has asked me to change the tea stop to The Old Shed in Charlbury. Route will be leader’s choice.

A+. Stoke Bruerne. Route: SR018. 51m (82km)/19+ mph (31+kph). (Ride leader needed please)
A. The Old Shed, Charlbury. Route: Leader's choice. 55m (88km)/18-19mph (29-31kph). (Richard Davies)
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. Daylesford Farm Shop. Route: LR070. 62m (100km)/17-18mph (27-29kph). (Dominic)
C. Great Rollright Garden Centre. Route: LR040. 47m (76km)/16-17mph (26-27kph). (Ride leader needed please)
D. Brackley American Diner. Route: SR015. 43m (69km)/15-16mph (24-26kph). (Ride leader needed please)

Monday 28th May 2018

A+. Waterperry Garden Centre. Route: LR008B. 53m (85km)/19+ mph (31+kph). (Ride leader needed please)
A. Kineton. Route: LR051B. 70m (113km)/18-19mph (29-31kph). (Ride leader needed please)
B. Rushmere Country Park (Treetops Café). Route: LR066. 56m (90km)/17-18mph (27-29kph). (Ride leader needed please)
C. Hilltop Garden Centre, Ramsden. Route: LR052B. 45m (72km)/16-17mph (26-27kph). (Ride leader needed please)
D. Upper Wardington Greenhouse Cafe. Route: LR059C. 44m (71km)/15-16mph (24-26kph). (Ride leader needed please)

Saturday 26th May, Taster Ride

Kym and Simon leading the Taster ride this week on the all new Waterperry Taster route. The distance is almost identical to the old Turweston Taster.

Taster. Waterperry Garden Centre. Route: Taster2. 32m (51km)/12-14mph (19-22kph).(Kym Jones & Simon Nicholson)
Tuesday 15th May, Time Trial – 10 mile solo
Time Trial - RAF Weston on the Green
10 mile solo Time Trial at RAF Weston on the Green.

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

Fran still needs volunteers for the night. Please contact Fran via Facebook if you can volunteer.

50/50 (off road) ride – Thursday 24th 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

No coaching because of school holidays.

Saturday 19th May 2018 - BMCC Juniors 1, BMCC Youth Coaching
Coached by: N/A

There will be no coaching this weekend because of school holidays.

 

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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