Last update 15th October

Ride to Littleton on Severn on 12th October. A slightly longer than average but fairly flat route today taken at a moderate pace. Read the story in October's news.

Christmas lunch on 7 Dec: has the usual format (3 courses with turkey, and coffee and mince pies, or various dietary alternatives) at the Old Royal Ship in Luckington. The cost this year is £16.50. Pete is now collecting money (cash, cheque, bank transfer, mobile via PayM).

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?

Parkway Station engineering work: at weekends between 23 September and 19 November means that rail services will be disrupted, and replacement buses will be in use which can only carry folding bikes. Touch here to see which services are affected and when.

LeJog. Read a brief account of Catherine's venture on this challenge in the September news.

New M4 junction near Pucklechurch: South Glos council have opened a consultation period about a proposal to make a new junction on the M4. This will put increased traffic around the Pucklechurch and Westerleigh area. It is not clear at this stage what measures would be put in to keep cyclists safe. You can see the consultation document here. Public exhibitions will be held on 11th to 21st September. Details in the document.

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.