Last update 2nd July 2015

News and ride reviews: A damp start to July for our ride to the Plough at Congresbury

Eroica Brittania: Rob Shiels attended this festival of cycling from 19-21 June. Did he enjoy it? Check out From Our Own Correspondent or click here.

16 July ride to Bradford on Avon: remember this starts at Mangotsfield station.

Bristol to Bath cycle path open again: 
The narrow section running along Lawrence Hill Industrial Estate has been widened and opened again - it's now safe to ride there.

Strawberry Line petition: The Strawberry Line Society wants to get funding to extend the path to go between Clevedon and Shepton Mallett. If you like the idea, go to their website here to sign their petition. 

UK Cider Threat: Small scale cider makers are exempt from paying duty. The EU wants the UK government to remove this exemption, which is likely to add £2700 per year to the cider makers' costs. Click here to sign a petition against this outrage.

Completion of route 15 (Coxgrove hill to Yate)
South Glos Council has received government money for cycle works and are seeking bids from local Councillors. Claire Young, the member for Westerleigh is raising a petition to make a bid for the completion of Route 15 from where it currently meets the Westerleigh road at Kidney Hill to its finishing point on the outskirts of Yate. If you would like to sign the petition. You can link to it here. Claire has collected over 100 signatures already.

What I did on my holidays. A chance to share your adventures with the group. Look in "From our own correspondent". Email Bill to add your own story. John Bishop has added a story on 15th August.

Possible Chepstow to Tintern cycle path:
Work is in progress to try to get planning permission passed for a cycle path between Chepstow and Tintern, using an old railway line. Click here if you want more information, and to sign a petition.

Steve Hicks: Is looking for old wheel rims. Wonder why? Look on FOOC by clicking here.
           
A request or two:
As the BTOTC is largely a bunch of old men it should come as no surprise that several of us either have or have had prostate cancer.  At least two of us now have advanced prostate cancer and past organiser Cyril Slocombe died from this disease. 

You might like to join the new Prostate Cancer UK campaign and thus gain the charity more support from sponsor Iceland. See here:  http://menunited.prostatecanceruk.org for details
Many thanks,
Malcolm Hanson

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 or Malcolm Hanson on 01275 544 571 for more information.