Last update 22nd June

21 June ride to Rickford: Sun and a cool wind on our first ride to the Plume of Feathers at Rickford - two ride reports for you.

19th June longer ride over Exmoor: Rain and lots of hills featured strongly for six hard riders.

28 June ride to the Royal Oak at Wotton-under-Edge: you need to pre-order your lunch as there will be another large group there. Touch here to see the Lunchtime and Garden menu. Peter Metelerkamp's ride will be thirty miles and will arrive at around 12:45, while Don or Steve's moderate ride will arrive just after noon. Pete Campbell needs to know your lunch choice and which group you will be with by 24 June. Touch here to see what you ordered.

Longer Tuesday rides: A program of rides has been added to the calendar, with one per month between April and September. The next is on 24th July to the Forest of Dean and the Severn Vale. See Upcoming Events and touch the calendar entry for more details.

Looking for a less energetic ride? Don't forget to check the BTOTC Facebook page each Wednesday to see if anyone is offering anything more leisurely. 

Bike box for hire - reminder: Andy has a box for transporting a bike for hire. Go to the For sale/Wanted page for details.

Bike Bath sportive: Bike Bath on 1 July offers 25, 50 and 80 mile routes, or sign up for a discounted entry fee with the Julian House charity.

Bike recycling: Phil bought his second-hand fixie from Bike Back at Horfield prison. They need volunteers to work with prisoners to rebuild old bikes. Touch here for more details.

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.

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.