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Cycle City Ambition Grant

  Cycling City Ambition Grant bid from West of England – details very quietly made available at http://www.travelwest.info/node/703 – why no fanfares? We sent a letter of support but we had only a sketch to go on.

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Clevedon – Sun 5 May

  START: 10:00am Blaise Castle cafe*; 10:45am pick up M5/ Avonmouth Bridge** DESCRIPTION: Gentle ride to traditional Victorian seaside resort. Passing through Kings Weston House estate, over Avonmouth bridge, through Pill then along Clevedon Lane on NCN 410 to Clevedon.*Blaise Cafe is next to the car park at the Kings Weston entrance to the estate.**on NE side of M5/Avonmouth Bridge cycle path, by junction of Avonmouth Road/Lower High Street. FOOD STOPS: Cafe stop for lunch; bring picnic if preferred GRADE: Medium LENGTH: 30 miles SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS? Yes – energetic beginners only LEADER: Moira Trenchard CONTACT (on…

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The world’s most bike friendly cities

Lovely article in Business Insider quoting work from Copenhagenize reviewing the top 100 cities for cycling. Only the top 20 listed, with none from the UK.  Noteable for Bristol are: Nantes is joint 5th. They have less cycling than Bristol,

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Five Arches & Two Tunnels – Sun 28 Apr

START: 10am Arnolfini DESCRIPTION: Ride takes us out via Publow & Clutton to pick up Five Arches Greenway in Midsomer Norton. Then NCN 24 through idyllic Shoscombe Vale on to Midford crossing Tucking Mill Viaduct along line of former Somerset and Dorset Railway through newly opened Combe Down & Devonshire ‘Two Tunnels’. Back to Bristol via Linear Park then along BB path. FOOD STOPS: Coffee stop at Horseworld, Whitchurch; pub lunch in Radstock GRADE: Medium/Hard LENGTH: 45 miles SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS? No LEADER: Chris Whitlock  Here is a Google Earth simulation of our ride. View…

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Winterbourne Crank Up – Sun 21 Apr

START: 10am Arnolfini DESCRIPTION: Exploring quiet, undulating lanes of S Glos to celebrate Spring at ‘Crank-Up’ in medieval Winterbourne Barn. For £2 (free to U16s) enjoy old stationery engines, vintage tractors & agricultural equipment, blacksmith displays, craft activities, traditional games for children & adults. For more see www.winterbournebarn.org.uk/events FOOD STOPS: Pub lunch GRADE: Medium LENGTH: 30 miles SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS? No LEADER: David Borrows CONTACT No for the day: 07721 635 795 Guests are very welcome to join a few of our rides before becoming members. Please contact  rides@bristolcyclingcampaign.org.uk for further information.  …

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One Pier Too Many – Weston to Burnham – Sun 14 Apr

START: 09:50 Temple Meads Station for the 10:23 train DESCRIPTION: Train assisted ride – folding bikes advised – some space for other bikes. Train leaves 10:23 arriving Weston at 10:50. Cycling to Burnham via Brent Knoll with possible walk to top for view. Return route crosses Somerset Levels with variation to outward route. Short ride option train assisted return from Highbridge, though limited trains. FOOD STOPS: Morning coffee stop; pub/cafe lunch; bring picnic if preferred GRADE: Medium LENGTH: 30 miles SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS? Energetic beginners only LEADER: Justin Ibbett CONTACT No: 0117 971 3918 (home); 07810 785569 on the day only Guests are very…

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Caldicot Castle – Sun 31 Mar

START: 10:00am Arnolfini DESCRIPTION: An Easter Sunday Ride across the Severn Estuary into South Wales to see the Norman Castle and grounds. FOOD STOPS: Morning coffee stop; pub/cafe lunch; bring picnic if preferred GRADE: Hard LENGTH: 50 miles SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS? No LEADER: Marcus Knights CONTACT No: 07976 351454 Guests are very welcome to join a few of our rides before becoming members. Please contact rides@bristolcyclingcampaign.org.uk for further information.

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Portishead – Sun 24 Mar

START: 10:30am Blaise Castle cafe*; 11am pick up M5/Avonmouth Bridge** DESCRIPTION: A short ride at a gentle pace to this fast expanding seaside resort. *Blaise Cafe is next to the car park at the Kings Weston entrance to the estate. **on NE side of M5/Avonmouth Bridge cycle path, by junction of Avonmouth Road/Lower High Street. FOOD STOPS: Bring a picnic; or cafe in Portishead if preferred GRADE: Easy LENGTH: 16 miles SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS? Yes LEADER: Moira Trenchard CONTACT No: 07910 691484 Guests are very welcome to join a few of our rides before becoming members. Please contact rides@bristolcyclingcampaign.org.uk for further information.

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Banksy Ride – Sun 17 Mar

START: 10am Arnolfini DESCRIPTION: Tracking down the well-known and the less well-known daubings of the enigmatic local master of street art. The ride will be gentle paced to suit most abilities and will finish around lunchtime. FOOD STOPS: Morning coffee stop; pub/cafe lunch; bring picnic if preferred GRADE: Easy LENGTH: 15 miles SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS? Yes LEADER: William Baker CONTACT No: 07766 138975 Guests are very welcome to join a few of our rides before becoming members. Please contact rides@bristolcyclingcampaign.org.uk for further information.

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