Confirmed club activities – 14th & 15th July 2018

Please see below confirmation of this weekend’s rides. Saturday’s rides are to Waterperry Garden Centre.

There are FIVE confirmed ride cancellations this weekend – the Saturday A+ ride, the Sunday A+, B Gran Fondo and the Sunday B & D alternate rides. Please read the note at the bottom of the page for advice on what to do if your ride is cancelled.

NOTE: Sunday’s Gran Fondo rides will start at 8AM from the Leisure Centre.

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 14th July 2018

Click the ride title to see more detail.

A. Waterperry Garden Centre. Route: Leader's choice. 55m (88km)/18-19mph (29-31kph). (Dominic)
See preview of route below. Click the the PlotaRoute.com logo on the bottom right to view detail and download.
B. Waterperry Garden Centre. Route: Leader's choice. 50m (80km)/17-18mph (27-29kph). (Steve Milicia)
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). (Nick Wilson)
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). (Elaine Plant & Emma-Li Beaven)
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 15th July 2018 – Gran Fondo

NOTE: Sunday’s Gran Fondo rides will start at 8AM from the Leisure Centre.

A. Gran Fondo Cotswolds. Route: LR038B. 89m (143km)/18-19mph (29-31kph). (Dominic)
C. Gran Fondo Cotswolds. Route: LR038B. 89m (143km)/16-17mph (26-27kph). (Bernard Whyatt)
D. Gran Fondo Cotswolds. Route: LR038B. 89m (143km)/15-16mph (24-26kph). (Karl Hoffman)

Juniors & Coaching
Saturday 14th July 2018 - BMCC Juniors 1, BMCC Youth Coaching
Coached by: Paul C

Road bikes every week, unless prior notice given for MTB / CX bikes.

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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