Autumn & Winter Cycling

 

Mellow rides 1st Sat and 3rd Sun of the month @ 9 am, a relaxed 10-12 mph ride for beginner riders, volunteers are always welcome and most needed ! Route available the day before on the share. Email geraint.williams@atos.net if you can help and check our website for details. http://beaconsfield.cc/home/rides

Groups: We usually have a slow, medium and fast group for each distance, please choose your group carefully so you don’t disrupt the momentum of the group by either being too fast for it or too slow.

Clothing: Club colours whenever possible please. The link to Endura’s custom kit website is below, Winter order and Race top order is now open. if you need a logon, email Rob at kit@beaconsfield.cc. 

Bikes: Mudguards season is upon us, please have some fitted for all club runs. It saves you from a soaking but most importantly, saves the rider behind from water in the face. Long ones please, not just an A** Saver…Winter tires are recommended also, a puncture with cold hands is not a pleasant experience. 

Bike Fitting: we have a selection of stems for club members to experiment with their position. Email Alister Beveridge. 

ICE tags or Road ID: Please make sure you have a prominently displayed ID tag with emergency numbers in case of a road incident. If you need an ICE tag, please come see me or Rob Jones at a pre-ride meet. Ensure your BC membership page is updated with an emergency contact. 

Routes: please ensure you download the days route and load your GPS device, link to routes below. More routes are always welcome, send yours to me or to Grant Hepburn. Feedback on the days routes is also welcome. 

Route Planning:
We will be moving to a new route methodology after the agm, details being worked out as we speak, but take a look at Komoot, it’s the software we will be using. 
It’s the best route planning tool I’ve seen, free to use locally and makes planning somewhere to go a pleasure and dare I say it, fun…use on PC for the most flexibility. It also links to Garmin, a function I’m looking forward to exploring more.
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/komoot-cycling-hiking-maps/id447374873

Incidents: Ride leaders, please immediately report any accident, however small, to the club welfare officer cwo@beaconsfield.cc

Ride Safe

Gordon