Last update 21st September

Thursday 28th September ride will start from Mangotsfield Station, not Bitton.

Ride to Shipton Moyne 21st September. Rain all the way followed by a fine meal at the Cat and Custard Pot. Read the story in September's 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:

Land's End to John o' Groats is the traversal of the whole length of the island of Great Britain between two extremities. Shirley and Chris were cycling this until disaster struck. Read about their exploits:  

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.