Upcoming rides

Due to the variable weather at this time of year weekend rides are being arranged at quite short notice a couple of days before. Check the club Strava and facebook pages to find out what is happening each weekend.

N.B. For instructions on how to upload a Strava route to a Garmin device watch this video   You will need to have Strava installed on your laptop but you can use the free version

Next Club Training Ride – 9am Sunday 17th Dec BTC/NW Academy Training Ride

Details to be confirmed

The distance and pace is tailored to the NW academy young athletes, so a bit faster than the social rides but not as far as the regular training rides. This is a joint ride so BTC members are welcome to join, minimum age 14, anyone under 18 must complete a parental consent form: https://forms.gle/aKmn8owNTS4o9C3t5

As always on club rides, the wearing of helmets is compulsory for all riders, no lid no ride! Your bike should be in good working condition and safe and suitable to ride. You should carry a spare innertube in case you get a puncture (if you don’t know how to fix it, we will help you). Ride organiser Andy Taylor

Please sign up on Strava or contact Andy if you are interested  https://www.strava.com/clubs/13587/group_events/1522102

Next Club MTB Social Ride – Sunday 10th Dec 9.30am

This week it’s our monthly Mountain Bike Ride meeting at the Hare & Hounds pub, Holcombe Brook at 09:30 . If you are driving to the start there is plenty of parking on the roadside past the pub. There is nothing too technical on the route but you will be glad to know there are a few hills! From the Hare & Hounds – into Nuttall park and up past the Fisherman’s Retreat before then heading up the Col Road to Scout Moor. Then heading back via Cragg Quarry and Ramsbottom. Pit stop could be the Drop Off cafe. This is a no drop ride and the slowest riders will be catered for. Any question please contact ride leader Peter Fry via Facebook messenger (see club facebook page) or sign up on Strava


Please ensure you bring enough nutrition for the duration, lights, helmet, spares, first aid kit, mobile phone for emergencies, small bike lock and money for food or drink at the pit stop or at the end

Training Rides v Social Rides

Training rides are done at a faster pace than social rides and typically ridden in one or more groups or drafting lines. However no one will be left behind. They don’t usually include a cafe stop.

Social rides are at a slower pace.  Everyone can take part as long as they are fit enough to do the distance and route. They are no-drop rides and usually include a cafe stop at roughly half way. While faster riders are welcome to push off the front the ride leader will be at the back with the slowest rider.

The usual obligatory stuff for both kinds or ride: Roadworthy bike, properly fitting helmet, puncture repair kit and bike tool, working lights, mobile phone and sufficient drink and energy munchies for the distance.

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