Last update 16th November

News and Ride reviews: Read about our ride to the Railway Inn at Sandford with two different routes for the way home.

See also a message from Steve Kinsella how you can help to get the Clevedon and Weston Cycle Route finished with a click of a mouse.

Cycling Fellowship News magazine (7th Nov). Andy Short has a number of issues from 2015 to 2017 to give away. See for sale/wanted.

30 Nov ride to Hinton Charterhouse: Alan's route will be hilly but relatively short at 20 miles, riding at a moderate pace allowing recovery between climbs. The return journey will be via the Two Tunnels.
The Rose and Crown wants us to pre-order our lunches. Touch here to see the standard menu and here for the vegetarian menu, let Pete know what you want by 26 November. And touch here to check what you ordered.

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). Touch here to check if you've paid.

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.

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.