Saturday Easy Ride
Something a little more relaxed on a Saturday morning than the Pacelines? We’ve got you covered.
25 mile Saturday Social
For those who are looking for a relatively short and gentle ride, the 25 mile social follows one of two routes each week. The ride starts and finishes at the Dental Implant Surgery on the corner of Newbridge Rd(A4) and Chelsea Rd with the option of a coffee and cake at Chelsea Road. The average speed will tend to be around 18-20km/hr, adjusting to those who attend. If you are just getting into cycling with a group, the Saturday morning 25 can be a great entry point.
Most of the year round, we head out along the cyclepath towards Pucklechurch, then it’s out on the lanes and back through Kelston. Check out the route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34068591 Some times of year, the cyclepath can be a bit crowded, so we head out to Chew Magna on our alternative 25 mile route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33730507
Meeting point for most Saturday Morning Rides
40 mile Saturday Social
Looking for a little more distance, variety and a mid-ride coffee stop? The 40 mile social might be right for you. Distance and route vary week to week, but you can expect to cover 60-70km at an average speed of 19-22 km/hr. The ride normally starts and finishes at the Dental Implant Surgery on the corner of Newbridge Rd(A4) and Chelsea Rd, very occasionally on the other side of Bath at the Car Park in Batheaston – but it’ll be announced in advance if we use this as the meeting spot.
but the coffee stop will change with the route.
To find out more click here for Aileen Brown, Brian Turner, Julia Adamson, Jon Whitehead, Susan Whitehead or Amanda Whipp.
We’ve changed our sign-up process!
As a result of the COVID restrictions, we’ve had to take more control of our sign-up process. Thanks to contributions to a number of tech savvy club members, we’ve developed a system that allows us to record sign-ups, with fairly minimal overheads.
Step 1: Fill out the sign-up form.
Step 2: Check the group sheet to see who you are riding with, grab your route files
Step 3: Turn up and have a nice ride!
It’s always the same link to the sign-up form, so you can add https://bit.ly/bcc-rides-form to your bookmarks if you choose. You can sign-up from TUESDAY onwards each week.
You may have to WAIT 5 MINUTES before your name appears on the group sheets. You cannot edit these forms, you must fill out the form to add yourself and let someone know if you can’t make it (or made a mistake). The Saturday groups sheet shows both the Paceline and Saturday Social rides. We also have an extra ‘Events’ group, for special occasions.
Most of us use Whatsapp group chats to help keep in touch – very handy if your bike falls apart in the morning or you accidentally sign-up for the wrong ride… You should get the details when you join, let us know if you need an invite. We have ways to help members that don’t have smartphones.