Last update 5th May 2016

News and ride reviews: A sunny 5th May ride to Hinton Charterhouse to the Rose and Crown.

Advanced information for Thursday 19th May: Martyn Hallett will be leading to the Huntsman at Falfield. He has promised an easy/moderate pace and will be riding fixed. There will be no massive hills and probably a couple of bridlepaths if the weather is kind. So suitable for all!

BTOTC Clothing: There has been quite a lot of
interest recently in getting a new BTOTC clothing order together. We need to order 10 items to get the
necessary discounts. If you are interested please would you look at the clothing web page and identify the items and size you want and send Phil an e-mail.

Update from Mark Brough on 29th April following his surgery:

At 3pm this afternoon a discussion arose as to whether I should go home. I'm clearly not ready for discharge, but the ward had been closed down because of a norovirus outbreak, and they had managed to collect a small group of violently troublesome patients. The ward sister told me "The safest thing for you is to get out of here." So now I'm home, and glad of it.

Further updates from him in due course.

South Glos 100k Audax takes place on Saturday 7th May. Entries are now closed.

Fancy another challenge? Why not enter Cycle Bristol's CTC Triennial Veterans 100 mile or 100 km (62.5 mile) Reliability Rides on the 12th June? More details on the CTC events page here.

Get Gorge-ous aims to coach non-confident cyclists to be able to cycle up Cheddar Gorge over five months. Check details here and spread the word.

Semaine Federale 2016 Click here for more details of this week of bicycle touring held in France every year, including a transport option. 

Give us your best shot. Dont forget to share your adventures and pictures with your BTOTC colleagues. See Bill or Pete for advice. Have a look in photo gallery/best shot now.


If you have any comments or ideas for content please let me know when I see you next.

Bill Balchin.









As the name suggests, we are a group of mostly (but not all) retired men and women with a shared passion for cycling. Click on the "What we do" button for where we go, how we do it and how it all started.

Contact Pete Campbell on 07896 357 335 or Malcolm Hanson on 01275 544 571 for more information.