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Castle Combe – Sun 30 Jun

  START: 10:00am Arnolfini DESCRIPTION: One of a series of picturesque leisure rides originally produced by CTC & S Glos council, now on Better By Bike website. Route via prettiest village in England, Castle Combe & other idyllic villages on edge of the Cotswolds, returning via Dyrham Park FOOD STOPS: Morning tea Westerleigh; pub lunch Neeld Arms, Grittleton […]

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Discover Bristol: Churches – Sun 23 Jun

  START: 10:00am Arnolfini DESCRIPTION: Today we’ll be exploring churches and chapels both ancient and modern from the baroque to the puritanical, from intimate contemplative spaces to the awe-inspiring and covering a broad spectrum of denominations FOOD STOPS: Cafe or pub; bring picnic if preferred GRADE: Easy / Medium LENGTH: 20 miles SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS? Yes LEADER: Marcus Knights CONTACT (on […]

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Environmental Buildings – FRI 21 Jun

  START: 5:45pm Arnolfini DESCRIPTION: Looking at Civic Society Environmental Award winning buildings with guidance from BCS guest host, Peter Weeks. Information sheets on buildings available. Looking forward to lively & interesting discussions as we view a range of buildings. FOOD STOPS: Pub or cafe meet-up at end of ride GRADE: Easy LENGTH: 10 miles SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS? […]

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Discover Bristol: Old Railways – Sun 16 Jun

  START: 10:00am Arnolfini DESCRIPTION: Calling all steamheads! Let’s do the time warp down old railways to conjure up a great age. Using old maps and photos we’ll explore disused railways & sites of long demolished stations FOOD STOPS: Decide on the day GRADE: Easy LENGTH: 20 miles SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS? Yes LEADER: Roy Brewster CONTACT (on the day): 07876 075513 Guests are very […]

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Avon Valley Cycleway South – Sun 9 Jun

  START: 9:00am Arnolfini DESCRIPTION: A long and challenging charity ride to replace the heating at All Saints Church, Long Ashton. Joining Avon Cycleway at Felton, riding two-thirds of loop then back into Bristol. You’re invited to join in the fund raising via the leader, though not compulsory! FOOD STOPS: Pub/cafe stops – decide on the day […]

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Wotton-Under-Edge – Sun 2 Jun

  START: 9:45am start of BB Rly Path, St Philips Rd DESCRIPTION: Ride to Wotton-Under-Edge via Horton then back via Wickwar & Iron Acton. FOOD STOPS: Plenty of drinks stops; cafe/pub lunch GRADE: Medium / Hard LENGTH: 45 miles SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS? No LEADER: Liz Daniels & Mark Brough CONTACT (on the day): 07971 628555 […]

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London Weekend – Sat 25 to Mon 27 May

Photos of the ride can now be viewed in our Flickr set.  DESCRIPTION: This Spring Bank Holiday weekend we are staying two nights at Thameside YHA for a variety of rides and excursions. Saturday 25th May Travel to London in the morning. There are many options here. National Rail were recently doing an Advanced Single for […]

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Discover Bristol: Mystery Ride – Sun 19 May

  START: 10:00am Arnolfini DESCRIPTION: An easy ride along the Malago Greenway through Hengrove return via Whitchurch Way. Who knows what we might find en-route… FOOD STOPS: Cafe or pub; bring picnic if preferred GRADE: Easy LENGTH: 15 miles SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS? Yes LEADER: Chris Whitlock CONTACT (on the day): 07810 785569 Guests are very welcome to join a few of […]

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Bristol Cycling Campaign Supports Tackling Congestion in Central Bristol

Mayor George Ferguson spoke at our recent Annual General Meeting and discussed looking at Congestion Charging as one of a range of options for dealing with congestion and air pollution in the City. News soon broke, so we have followed up with a Press Release (see below) which has been picked up by the Bristol […]

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Discover Bristol: Leigh Woods MTB Trails – Sun 12 May

  START: 10:00am Clifton Suspension Bridge (Bristol side) DESCRIPTION: Gently paced family ride exploring MTB trails in Leigh Woods & Ashton Court. Suitable for children who are confident cyclists and have reasonable bike handling skills. Helmets advised. Return time flexible but should finish early/mid afternoon. Only short section of riding on-road, mostly off-road. FOOD STOPS: Bring sandwiches […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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