Last update 27th April

News and ride reviews: Dry roads and sunny spells for our 27th April ride to the Anchor at Tintern. Only 31 miles - but quality miles.

The Tormarton video from 13th April is now available to view on YouTube. Click here for a link. Or you can open YouTube and search for BTOTC.

5 May ride to Shoscombe from Bitton: Bill wants a volunteer to write up the ride. All you frustrated journalists out there, please let Pete know.

Newport Velodrome visit: The 15 May trip to ride on the Newport Velodrome has 16 volunteers, with a reserve list in case of cancellations. Touch here to see who is going. Contact Pete if you want to go or if you have any questions.

Facebook: BTOTC's Facebook page is here. Contact Andy Short at to join.

Fancy seeing a solar eclipse? Andy Short and Phil Warry are planning to visit Idaho for the 2017 total solar eclipse. The next opportunity is 21st August 2017, in a band right across the States. We plan to fly direct to Salt Lake City, hire a camper van and bikes, then clear off to Yellowstone and other wild areas for day rides over a 2-3 week period. Idaho looks to give the best chance of clear sky for the eclipse.

Anyone interested in joining us? We haven't any firm plans yet except travelling over. If you're interested, email Andy at

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 for more information.