Confirmed club activities – 2nd to 5th April 2021

Please see below confirmation of this weekend’s ride and activities. There are seven (7) cancelled rides this weekend – see details below. Thank you to Aidan Allcock, Karl Hoffman (twice), Neil Bryson, Richard Warson and Steve Press for volunteering to lead this weekend.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: We currently have a limit of 6 riders maximum per group. Any rides that have more than 6 riders will need to split before leaving the leisure centre and ride to different stops. This is to comply with ‘Rule of 6’ at tea stops. To ensure that we are in line with ‘Rule of 6’ when meeting at the leisure centre, please use the meeting points shown in the image below. Please remember to take your face masks.

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/

Friday 2nd April 2021 – Social Rides
B. Culworth Forge Café. Route: Leader's choice. 50m (80km)/17-18mph (27-29kph). (Aidan Allcock)
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). (Karl Hoffman)
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. Evenley Forge. Route: Leader's choice. 40m (64km)/15-16mph (24-26kph). (Alun Lewis)
Route is Ride Leader’s Choice.

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If a route is published beforehand the site will be updated with the route

Saturday 3rd April 2021 – Social Rides
A. Gilkes Garage Café, Kineton. Route: Leader's choice. 55m (88km)/18-19mph (29-31kph). (Dominic)
Route is Ride Leader’s Choice.

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If a route is published beforehand the site will be updated with the route

B. Café de la Post, Chadlington. Route: Leader's choice. 50m (80km)/17-18mph (27-29kph). (Neil Bryson)
Route is Ride Leader’s Choice.

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If a route is published beforehand the site will be updated with the route

C. Westbury Community Shop. Route: Leader's choice. 45m (72km)/16-17mph (26-27kph). (Karl Hoffman)
Route is Ride Leader’s Choice.

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If a route is published beforehand the site will be updated with the route

D. Limes Farm Tearoom, Farthinghoe. Route: Leader's choice. 40m (64km)/15-16mph (24-26kph). (Richard Warson)
Route is Ride Leader’s Choice.

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If a route is published beforehand the site will be updated with the route

Sunday 4th April 2021 – Social Ride
A. Quince & Clover, Great Tew. Route: Leader's choice. 55m (88km)/18-19mph (29-31kph). (Steve Press)
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

Monday 5th April 2021 – Social Ride
B. Culworth Forge Café. Route: Leader's choice. 50m (80km)/17-18mph (27-29kph). (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

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.

* – 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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