Last update 13th July

News and Ride Reviews: The first rain for weeks coincided with our ride to the Moorend Spout at Nailsea. Reports for both the main and moderate pace groups - now with a photo added 13th July.

Clothing: Moira is itching to buy a BTOTC top but we need to get to the minimum order of 10 items. See Phil if you want to place an order.

Pre-orders for lunch: Please check below for lunch pre-orders for the next two Thursdays.

19 July ride to Redwick: After a steady climb through Shirenewton and Earlswood the main group will take a steep descent to the Usk Road. This is similar to George's Delight although not so twisty. If you have any doubts about your brakes get them fixed now or join the moderate group. We won't do that descent if wet.

The Rose Inn wants us to pre-order lunch. Touch here and here to see their menus and let Pete know what you want by 15 July. Touch here to check what you ordered.

26 July ride to Langley Burrell: the Langley Tap wants us to pre-order lunch. Touch here and here to see their menus and let Pete know what you want by 22 July. Touch here to check 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 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.