Club News – Sep 20th

Hi All,

I wanted to catch you as close to Saturdays ride as possible to remind you all its an 8am start ! Don’t be…well…early….
Looks like Saturday is the day to ride, Sunday may be a bit showery.

Slight route change to avoid Kop Hill due to the car hill climb this weekend may mean the distances in the description are a bit off.
We’ve finished all our BCC Road Race events for the season, the numbers are being carefully calculated to determine the winners, stay tuned for details.

The hill climb was a great success, thank you to all 30 competitors who gave it their best shot ! Same place next year, so tons of time to train to get faster.
The BAR (Best All Rounder) competition just needs the final Berko 10 mile TT to be closed out next week. If you have done a 10 or 25 and want me to count it into the BAR calculations, please forward your times on to me. 

Final road reminder..we operate a no drop policy on all rides, fast or slow. By all means go ahead on a hill or a fun section if all in your group is up for it, but make sure to regroup. Similarly, make sure that if someone falls behind for any other reason, that the front of the group or ride leader knows about it. The riders at the back of the group are the eyes for the front, it could be you !

Thanks, and safe riding

Events with discounts for BCC still to run.

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.

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