Last update 22nd September 2016

News and ride reviews: Autumn is here. Read about our 22 September ride to the White Hart at Littleton upon Severn. And go to the Photo Gallery here to see what we looked like at Malcolm's celebration on 10 September, when we remembered that he'd introduced BTOTC to Aimee's Wine House.

Leisure cycling among retirees:You'll remember Joe Scalley (student at Bristol Uni) was with us a while ago asking questions. His dissertation has been published and you can see it here.

Exercise Blood Pressure Study: Benjamin Chant, a PhD student at Bristol Uni, has asked if anyone is interested in taking part in a study into the effect of exercise on older people with high blood pressure. Touch here to see a high-level summary, and here to see detailed information for those participating. For more info, or to volunteer, email Ben on or call him on 0117 342 1513.

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.