Club News – December 18th

Quick comments,
Thanks to Grant for putting together some extra Christmas routes, make room or shed some of the Turkey on the 24-26th.  Routes at the bottom of the page.
Happy holidays everyone,

This weeks activities:

221218SE37 37 miles with 2150ft anti clock 221218SE51 51 miles with 3100ft anti clock
231218GH37 37 miles with 2140ft anti clock 231218GH52 52 miles with 3000ft anti clock

Upcoming Christmas Routes, see Christmas folder on share drive for downloads
Briefings at the Cenotaph @ 8am.

241218GH35 35 miles with 1040ft clockwise
241218GH48 48 miles with 1590ft clockwise
251218GH34 34 miles with 1950ft clockwise
261218GH37 37 miles with 1660ft anti clockwise
261218GH51 51 miles with 2830ft anti clockwise


It’s officially cold outside, at this time of year we can all make a couple of changes that can keep ourselves and our ride companions a little safer and comfortable.

Clothing: Wear layers, it’s more effective and can more easily be removed if the temperature increases during the ride. Wear bright colours which ideally will be club kit, Bring a gilet or similar if there’s a possibility of rain.

Bikes: Your bike must be fitted with a good fully charged and working rear Santa light. Mudguards are necessary at this time of year, a minimum of a rear mudguard, no ass savers please..offenders will be named and shamed !

Tyres: PLEASE use suitable heavier tyres for winter conditions and check your tyres for flints, glass etc before the ride.

ICE tags or Road ID: Please make sure you have a prominently displayed ID tag with emergency numbers in case of a road incident. Please also ensure your BC membership page is updated with an emergency contact.

Garmin route loading: Please make every effort to preload the route you intend to ride.
If you are like me always pressed for time to connect your device to your PC, then I recommend using DynamicWatch, an app that syncs to your Garmin and pulls in GPX files from remote sites like the MS share we use. Quick and easy.