Confirmed club activities – 20th & 21st August 2022

Please see below confirmation of this weekend’s rides. There is one cancelled rides this weekend – the Sunday C ride. Thank you to Richard Agnew, Chris Darby, Richard Warson, Andy Ainger and James Hollings for leading the social rides this weekend.

Unless otherwise stated below, all rides start from Bicester Leisure Centre at 9am.

Saturday 20th August 2022 – Social Rides
A. Burford, Café Fifteen. (Route: Click to view). 55-60m (88-96km)/18-19mph (29-31kph). (Dominic)
B. Woodford Halse (Harley Equestrian Centre). (Route: HEC_002). 54mi (87km)/17-18mph (27-29kph). (Richard Agnew)
C. Norsk, Haddenham. (Route: NOR_007). 47mi (76km)/15-17mph (24-27kph).(Chris Darby)
D. Great Rollright Garden Centre. (Route: GRR_001). 41mi (66km)/13-15mph (21-24kph). (Richard Warson)
Saturday 20th August 2022 – ‘D’ Century Training Ride

Some members of the D ride are signed up to a 100 mile sportives in September and are planning some training rides. Details for this weekend are below.

D. Century Training Ride - Moreton in Marsh. (Route: Leader's choice). 70mi (113km)/15mph (24kph). (Chris Bean)
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 21st August 2022 – Social Rides
A. Aston Pottery. (Route: Leader's choice). 55-60m (88-96km)/18-19mph (29-31kph). (Andy Ainger)
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: Click to view). 50-55m (80-88km)/17-18mph (27-29kph). (Dominic)
D. Aston Pottery. (Route: Leader's choice). 40-45m (64-72km)/13-15mph (21-24kph). (James Hollings)
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

 
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/

 

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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