Club activities – week commencing 29th July 2019

Please see below details of the club social rides and other activity details for this week. Saturday rides are to Cotefield Nursery.

In addition to the standard weekend social rides there is the Time Trial @ WoTG on Tuesday, a 50/50 Taster on Wednesday, the 50/50 ride on Thursday evening (keep an eye on the Facebook page for details) and an additional social ride on Sunday – ‘Not Ride London’. There is no junior coaching on Saturday during the school holidays.

Please also remember that if there are rides without leaders on Thursday evening/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).

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 3rd August 2019 – Social Rides

Click the ride title to see more detail.

A. Cotefield Nursery. 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. Cotefield Nursery. 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. Cotefield Nursery. 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

Sunday 4th August 2019 – Social Rides
A. Studley Green Garden Centre. Route: LR009D. 69m (111km)/18-19mph (29-31kph). (Ride leader needed please)
B. Hilltop Garden Centre, Ramsden. Route: LR052C. 57m (92km)/17-18mph (27-29kph). (Ride leader needed please)
C. Stoke Bruerne. Route: SR018. 51m (82km)/16-17mph (26-27kph). (Ride leader needed please)
D. Great Rollright Garden Centre. Route: SR010. 42m (68km)/15-16mph (24-26kph). (Ride leader needed please)
Sunday 4th August 2019 – Not Ride London
B. Not Ride London. Route: LR076. 100m (161km)/17-18mph (27-29kph). (Ride leader needed please)
Tuesday 30th July 2019 – 10 mile solo Time Trial
10 mile solo Time Trial
Weston on the Green 10 mile Time Trial

Course: WoTG/25 (H2.5/20)

Backup course: HCC260 (Road course)

Field restrictions: None

Wednesday 31st July 2019 – Taster 50/50 (off road) ride
Taster 50/50 ride. Route is leader's choice. (Ride leader TBC)
Route is Ride Leader’s Choice.

We aim to leave at 7.15 pm we ride on the road and bridal lanes and tracks you will need a mountain bike or cx bike and ideally lights (this time of the year you can get away with your normal road lights). We will ride together as a group on the road section and if you want to stretch your legs on the off-road section you can and we regroup at the end of track or junction for the next road section. Nobody will be left behind. Now the main part we always finish at a pub and have a chat and a well earned pint.

So the plan is to meet at the Trigger Pond Pub in Bucknell Wednesday 31st to be ready to leave at 7.15 pm. Please feel free to ask any questions, we look forward to seeing you.

Thursday 1st August July 2019 – 50/50 (off road) ride
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 3rd August 2019 - BMCC Juniors 1, BMCC Youth Coaching
Coached by: N/A

Time: N/A

Location: N/A

No coaching during the 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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