Last update 12th December

News and Ride reviews: Christmas at the Old Royal Ship - ride report and pictures.

Bike for sale: A Thorn Raven with Rohloff hub is available.

Cycling Fellowship News magazine (7th Nov). Andy Short has a number of issues from 2015 to 2017 to give away. See for sale/wanted.

Lunch pre-orders:

21 December ride to the Bird in Hand at Saltford: Touch here and here to see the menus and let Pete know what you want by 17 December. Touch here to check what you ordered.

4 January ride to the Plough at Congresbury: They are still compiling the new menu with new prices. More details in due course.

11 January ride to the Black Horse at North Nibley: Touch here to see the menu and let Pete know what you want by 7 January.

Interested in a guided tour of Bristol's leather tannery in  Cumberland basin? Andy Short can arrange a private two hour tour for a (£3?) donation to charity. Starting at 7pm on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Numbers required: between 10 and 20 people. Anyone interested?

Due to an administrative error (Phil’s) we have one brand new size Large BTOTC winter jersey for £37. Anyone interested please contact or send phil an e-mail:

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

Andy Short climbing challenge. If you would like to sponsor Andy retrospectively for climbing thousands of feet in the USA see below. All proceeds to Bristol Hospital Trust. 

You can find his Just Giving page here, or you could give him some cash (remember cash?)

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.