Last update 20th July

Clothing: We have received another order for BTOTC clothing so are very close to the 10 items needed to secure a discount. If you are thinking of ordering something then now is the time to send Phil an e-mail saying what you want.
Check the clothing section of this site. 

10 August ride to Shirenewton: The Huntsman wants us to pre-order lunch. Touch here and here to see the menus, and let Pete know what you want by 6 August. 

News and ride reviews: Twenty seven miles to the Salutation at Ham was covered at a fair pace on 20th July.

Facebook: BTOTC's Facebook page is here. Contact Andy Short at to join.

Fancy seeing a solar eclipse? Andy Short and Phil Warry are planning to visit Idaho for the 2017 total solar eclipse. The next opportunity is 21st August 2017, in a band right across the States. We plan to fly direct to Salt Lake City, hire a camper van and bikes, then clear off to Yellowstone and other wild areas for day rides over a 2-3 week period. Idaho looks to give the best chance of clear sky for the eclipse.

Anyone interested in joining us? We haven't any firm plans yet except travelling over. If you're interested, email Andy at

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.