Club activities – week commencing 21st September 2020

Please see below details of the club social rides for this week. All rides will be “Leader’s choice” routes and we are not yet running all Saturday rides to the same stop. When you arrive at a tea/cake stop (or pub) please be conscious of and abide by social distancing guidelines. Please also 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).

Rides will now be limited to a maximum of six (6) per ride in line with British Cycling guidance for affiliated clubs. We are not running pre-registration any more, but if you are planing to ride please can you plan a route to a stop not on the current list in case you need to be drafted to lead if a ride needs to be split.

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 26th September 2020 – Social Rides
A. The Old Shed, Charlbury. 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. Culworth Forge. 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. Cotefield Nursery. 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

Saturday 26th September 2020 – Taster Ride
Taster. Taster - Westbury. Route: Leader's choice. 30m (48km)/12-14mph (19-22kph).(Samantha 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 27th September 2020 – Social Rides
A. Benson Waterfront Café. 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. Café Belge. 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. Great Rollright. 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. Greenhouse Cafe, Upper Wardington. 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

 

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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