Last update 11th September 2014

News and rides reviews: See the report on our 11th September magical mystery tour to the Catherine Wheel in Marshfield.

Know any good new pubs? I (Malcolm) will be preparing the six month ride programme for November onwards in the next couple of weeks.  We have a good set of venues but are always looking for interesting alternatives.  Recent additions to the list have proved very popular and I have really enjoyed "road-testing" them in advance of adoption! If you think you know of any suitable, currently unused pubs at a suitable distance from Bristol then please tell me. My email address is malcolmhanson@blueyonder.co.uk  Thanks.

BTOTC clothing 9th Sept:
Phil Hodgson has several orders for items of BTOTC clothing so an order may be imminent. Take a look at the clothing page and let Phil know what you'd like. The price list now links to the supplier website.

Disruption on Bristol to Bath cycle path.
On Monday 1st September our favourite cycle track will be closed at Staple Hill when the Teewell Hill road bridge is replaced. A diversion will be signed from Staple Hill station on one side of the tunnel to Signal Road on the other. The works are scheduled to last six months and will include upgrades to the lighting and drainage in the tunnel.
            
For Sale/Wanted: Some interesting new items added on 19 August.

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.
           
Want to Bowl with a Bishop? see Guestbook

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

Charity Calendar for 2015. Looks like this one is not going to happen.

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.