Last update 17th August

News and ride reviews: Sunshine after a cloudy start for our ride to Clutton Hill on 17th August.

Don't forget to order your lunch for 31st August at Wotton under Edge, see below.

Golden Hill: Riders out on a Tuesday excursion with Brian Trott saw an advert being filmed in Shaftesbury. You can see the results here.

An opportunity for a bit more cycling:

Wayne has arranged a Moving On Cycle Tour, starting on 3rd September from Bristol by train to Newcastle. There is one space available. Cycling from Newcastle via Liverpool, Carlisle, Hadian’s wall and back to Newcastle in 5-6 days of cycling.
If you are interested please contact Wayne Tasker on 07899 037938

Quackers Farm Shop has now re-opened as Lisa's Country Cafe. This will now replace Kemps Garden Centre for the Tuesday coffee meets.

31 August ride to Wotton-under-Edge: The Royal Oak wants us to pre-order lunch. Touch here to see the menu, and let Pete know what you want by 27 August. Touch here to check what you ordered.

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

Solar eclipse in the USA.  Andy Short and Phil Warry will be eclipse chasing later this month. If you would like to sponsor Andy retrospectively for climbing thousands of feet he will tell us what he has achieved when he returns. All proceeds to Southmead hospital.

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.