Club News – Aug 30th

Another weekend of great weather for riding, Sundays Red Kite in Marlow should be a great day out, if you haven’t yet entered, online reg has now closed but they will accept some entries on the day.
BCC has a good contingent going, so there should be someone to ride with. Come support a local club event as well as a number of charities. 

Seems early to be planning ahead to 2020, but the Maratona looks like a great event to do in early July, I’ve heard quite a lot of interest from BCC members in going next year. Entry has to be submitted now through a third party, I’ve put both the email from the entry organiser and the form to fill in on the share drive in the routes folder. Go and have a read and submit your entry, no money needed yet…..Ill see you there !

Other events coming up, save the dates

Sept 1st, Red Kite  or
Sept 1st London Combine 10MTT (Phil Roker)
Sept 7th BCC Velodrome day (Alister Beveridge)
Sept 14 BCC Club Hillclimb !! Hellfire Caves 
Sept 22nd, The Howler
use code SCREAM19 for 15% discount, leaving from Haddenham
Sept 29th Legs of Steel use code BEACON15 for 15% off entry fee. Run by Phil Roker’s tri club in memory of a team mate, held out in the surrey hills, looks like a good one and worth the trip.

Have a great weekend, see you out there !
Ride safe,

Link and summary  of this weekends rides are at the bottom of the page but please take a moment to read the club guidelines. 

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 if you can help and check our website for details.

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 

Bikes: Mudguards season is over…enjoy, but please make sure you have appropriate and serviceable tires for the roads round here, even in summer months they can still be flinty, lightweight race tires are not recommended..

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. 

Incidents: Ride leaders, please immediately report any accident, however small, to the club welfare officer