Mallorca 312
Apr
27
7:00 AM07:00

Mallorca 312

We have 7 mighty BCC riders heading out to Mallorca this year for the Greater than a Gran Fondo 312Km of this event - to be completed within 14hrs if you want your medal…. 5 succeeded last year and had great fun doing so - all are returning this year, with some other gluttons for punishment in tow. It should be a fun trip - with a few days either side to take in some other rides on the island.

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BCC Inaugural Sportive
May
11
7:30 AM07:30

BCC Inaugural Sportive

YES YES YES - we’re holding our first sportive, with the backing of the Packhorse Fair team. Save the date, get out on your bike and prepare. 3 routes, family friendly (4 miles), middle distance (21 miles) and a longer route heading down into Dorset (67 miles). Entry via the British Cycling Website; https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/198445/The-Bruton-Packhorse-Sportive

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Somerset 100
May
19
7:00 AM07:00

Somerset 100

The iconic Somerset 100 - a great non-sportive ride, not a race. There are a variety of routes and we’ll have riders targeting the 100km and 100mile distances. We’d like a good turn out by the Mighty BCC, it’ll be a fun day out, good feed stations, good support, and run by a great crew. Go the British Cycling to enter, places are going fast. https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/193345/The-Somerset-100

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Bank Holiday Monday Whizz
Apr
22
9:00 AM09:00

Bank Holiday Monday Whizz

Meet 9am Church Bridge for a quick whizz over to Wells, to check out a cafe new to us called Loaf, quick stop and whizz home a slightly different route. On our return to Bruton, we’re going to check out On The Brook as a potential other meeting place for regular rides.

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Saturday Social to Merriott
Apr
20
8:30 AM08:30

Saturday Social to Merriott

8.30am meet @At the Chapel, for a PROMPT 9am depart, rolling out to Somerton, then down to Long Load, South Petherton and over the A303 bridge to Merriott - we last did this ride on the first Saturday in January with ice on the roads - it’s set to be a little warmer this Saturday so do join us for this great fun 60 mile round trip interspersed with the delights of The Feed Station, in Merriott.

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Sunday 14.4 Various Sportives
Apr
14
7:00 AM07:00

Sunday 14.4 Various Sportives

We have too much to choose from today - so there will be discussion during the week on BCC Chat and on Saturday in person to finalise plans, suffice to say we’re likely to spread ourselves over several events to include;

https://www.beyondevents.org.uk/listed-races/yeovil-sportive

http://www.somervalley.org.uk/event/mendip-madness-spring-2019/

http://vc-walcot.co.uk/coming-up-pain-suffering-for-paris-roubaix/

For Somer Valley, those wanting to cycle up would need to leave Church Bridge by 7.15am, for VC Walcot as this starts at 9am in the centre of Bath, we’d need to consider a 6.45am depart.

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Sunday 7.4 Training Corfe Castle
Apr
7
8:30 AM08:30

Sunday 7.4 Training Corfe Castle

Meet 8.30am Church Bridge for a long ride up over Bulbarrow, into Warham then down to Corfe Castle. Hoping for corned beef sandwiches at the National Trust Cafe, to fuel the return over the ranges and up the Piddle Valley , then through Sherborne and back up to Bruton. 100-110 miles, hence the slightly early start.

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Sunday Training ride Wilton
Mar
31
9:00 AM09:00

Sunday Training ride Wilton

Meet at 9am on Church Bridge - DON’T forget the clocks will have gone forward….

Up Druly, and onto the Wylie Valley, to Wilton, for the delights of Coffee Darling. Then we’ll loop slightly south, up the back of the Compton Abbas hills, down Zig Zag, and return with a whizz through Gillingham/Wincanton and onto home. 70 odd miles, stunning route, no excuses - leave mother a big bunch of flowers and promise her a slap up dinner later.

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Saturday 30th March
Mar
30
8:30 AM08:30

Saturday 30th March

Meet in the downstairs room @ At the Chapel from 8.30am, for the 40 miler (or so) return trip to Shaftesbury - if the weather’s been dry you can attempt the cobbles of Gold Hill, we’ll even try to find a Hovis loaf to tie to your handlebars.

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Sunday - Sportive ride around
Mar
17
8:30 AM08:30

Sunday - Sportive ride around

This Sunday we plan to ride the medium and long sportive routes for our Inaugural Sportive planning, the date of which is Saturday 11th May. Leaving Church Bridge Bruton at 8.30am, we’ll do the 21 mile, medium distance loop up Druly, around Gasper, Stoke Trister and back to Bruton - so any Saturday riders who fancy a short spin on Sunday can come along. Then we’ll keep on rolling to do the Longer 65 mile route down to Bulbarrow and back up to Bruton. So 86 miles if you want to do both. We’ll find a cafe stop somewhere on the long route. Hope to see you there

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Saturday Social Ride to Sherborne
Mar
16
8:30 AM08:30

Saturday Social Ride to Sherborne

Meet - New Place - At the Chapel, downstairs room from 8.30am, come in via Lower Back Way, bikes to be locked in the car park, then use back stairs. We’ll aim to depart 9.10am latest. The owners have asked if anyone wants to pre-order pastries… yes really… Then we’ll roll down to Sherborne, so those missing Bean Shot (no longer open for drinks in Bruton) can get their fix in the Sherborne branch. 30 miles rolling, hope to see you there.

UPDATE Friday 15.3.19 - still planning to ride tomorrow, we’ll use sheltered lanes via Hadspen, Castle Cary, the Barrows, up to Corton Denham, then into Sherborne via Sandford Orcas. Then the best bit - you’ll all be blown home - Velominati Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period. 

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Sunday Run to Bath
Mar
10
8:30 AM08:30

Sunday Run to Bath

8.30am Church Bridge - we’re heading to Bath, namely the Odd Down Circuit, where Canyon will have a bunch of bikes to try out. So if you’re in the market for a new bike, and YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE, come along - it’s about 60-65 miles return trip, aiming to use cycleway and the singing Tunnels if we can. If you want to try a bike, read the following from the Canyon Event Organizers;

CHECKLIST

Please remember to bring the following on Sunday in order to demo one of our bikes:

- Helmet

- Pedals

- Driving licence or passport

- Credit or debit card (as insurance)

First come first served, no pre-booking of bikes required. There will be some on-site catering and ample parking.

SEE YOU SOON!

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Saturday Social Godney
Mar
9
8:45 AM08:45

Saturday Social Godney

Usual meet for Coffee at Bruton Bean Shot, hoping to roll out at 9.10am, over Wyke and onto Godney - cos it’s March so Double Gate Tea rooms are open again, Hurrah! 45 miles of fairly flat rolling lanes, might be a bit of mud along the way, hope to see you there.

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Club Social - to discuss sportive planning
Mar
7
8:00 PM20:00

Club Social - to discuss sportive planning

The Bruton Castle Pub - 8pm, to chat all things bike related, and also more importantly to put our heads together about the planning for our inaugural sportive. Mr SE has been very busy liaising with lots of important people, getting equipment, routes etc sorted. We would like to know if you have any services, equipment or skills you’d be happy to donate to us for the day, and any thoughts you have on how we can make this event a real success. See you at the pub…

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Chapel Cross BREEEEEZE Ride - Women only
Mar
2
1:30 PM13:30

Chapel Cross BREEEEEZE Ride - Women only

Dr L is leading a Breeze ride for all you ladies out there who fancy an easy social ride (14 miles) with tea/coffee and cake at the end. Click on the link to sign up for your place, or contact Dr L by using the contact form on this website. Go on ladies, those lads keep deserting you to go out pedalling, give them a taste of their own medicine!

https://www.letsride.co.uk/rides/chapel-cross-breeze-ride

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Sunday Training Quantocks
Feb
24
9:00 AM09:00

Sunday Training Quantocks

As we didn’t make it to the Quantocks a couple of weeks ago due to foul weather, we’re going to make another attempt this sunday. Usual 9am meet Church Bridge - 80 odd miles, Sunday pace 16+mph, mostly flat route apart from the Enmore climb up to Pines Cafe. Hope to see you there.

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Kit Order - members only
Feb
22
5:00 PM17:00

Kit Order - members only

If you’d like to order any Bruton Cycling Club Kit for the coming spring/summer, we’re placing the next kit order by 22nd Feb. We need to know the colour way, Kalas sizing, and items you require, and to have paid in full prior to this date. Please visit Kalas UK in Somerton to try on sample sizes prior to ordering as there is a “no-returns” policy on custom kit orders. Please liaise with Dr L or Mr C regarding order details and payment either in person on a Saturday morning or via the BCC Chat WhatsApp.

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Sunday Training Wareham/Ranges/Piddle Valley
Feb
17
9:00 AM09:00

Sunday Training Wareham/Ranges/Piddle Valley

  • Church Bridge Bruton United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sunday 17th Feb - meet 9am Church Bridge, 100+ miles via Bulbarrow, Wareham (30min stop at Coffee Saloon) then onto the Firing Ranges, and back via the Piddle Valley. Pork pies & Pints at the Queens Arms in Corton Denham for those that want them before the final 10 miles back to Bruton. Sunday pace 16-17mph, hope you can make it.

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Saturday Social to Shearwater
Feb
16
8:45 AM08:45

Saturday Social to Shearwater

Saturday 16th Feb, we’re heading over to Shearwater Lake, and will take in the Longleat loop for those that want to (it’s really pretty if you haven’t gone that way before), on a Saturday pace (14-15mph) 30 miler. Meeting at Bean Shot Bruton as is the usual form 8.45am for 9.10am depart. Be there….

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Quantocks Sunday training ride
Feb
10
9:00 AM09:00

Quantocks Sunday training ride

  • Church Bridge Bruton United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sunday 10th Feb - meeting 9am Church Bridge Bruton for a Sunday paced ride out to the Quantocks, with the Enmore ascent up to Pines for coffee, coming back on the route past Fyne Court. Quiet lanes in the main, current forecast is a bit wet, but no ice/snow, so altogether better than last weekend - 75 miles, 16-18mph. Hope to see you there.

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Breeze Ride - Women only
Feb
9
1:30 PM13:30

Breeze Ride - Women only

Breeze rides are for women returning to or beginning road cycling; they’re an initiative of British Cycling, aiming to redress the gender imbalance in cycling. Dr L is helping lead a Breeze ride from The Old School Gallery Cafe in Yetminster on Saturday 9th Feb. If you’d like a place on this ride please go to the link below to sign up. Lads - please nudge your lasses and see if you can get them out on 2 wheels - the terrain will be gentle, distance 14 miles, pace 11-12mph. Tea/Coffee/Cake and chat at the end. https://www.letsride.co.uk/rides/yetminster-chetnole-hermitage-holnest-and-back-to-the-cafe?fbclid=IwAR3_K7zhL3NfhtVh1VBh2SPC77BeXphZli9qAoYwN6XWJx09gpDZkEJ_d0s

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Saturday Social Child Okeford
Feb
9
8:45 AM08:45

Saturday Social Child Okeford

Join us at Bruton Bean Shot for a quick coffee before a 9.10am depart on a 40 mile rolling route on quiet back lanes out to Child Okeford, for the delights of the Cafe on Goldhill Organic Farm (CASH ONLY). Saturday pace (14ish mph), great route, hope to see you there.

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Club Social
Feb
7
8:00 PM20:00

Club Social

Join us for the club social, which happens every couple of months at The Bruton Castle Pub, from 8pm; inane bike chatter, planning of our inaugural sportive, suggestions for website development and anything else you want to gas on about…

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Sunday Ride
Jan
27
9:00 AM09:00

Sunday Ride

Apologies for the late cancellation of today’s ride. Winds gusting too strong for a 100 miler towards the Dorset coast - postponed only as we hope to do this route next Sunday weather permitting.

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