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Spring onto your bike with our verdant rides

It’s May and the days are getting longer and (hopefully) warmer. Enjoy the fresh air and scenery as we take you across the Nailsea Levels along cyclepaths, lanes and quiet roads to the Clevedon Riviera, along the Strawberry Line to a Community Café at Yatton Station and on a glorious loop of the beautiful Chew Valley […]

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A saddlebag full of early Spring rides for March

We launch the new season with a public spirited foray into litter infested terrain to bring a bit of TLC to our much loved local cycling infrastructure under the council run Great Bristol Spring Clean. Meandering lanes and quiet cyclepaths take us through the flood plain of Severnvale and on to wonderful estuary views at […]

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A feast of friendly mini-rides for February

As we edge slowly into the longer days we hasten the end of winter with a merry mix of short rides. We start with a regular favourite by heading off to nearby Portishead, with its modern marina and Edwardian townscape. From a north Bristol start point we track down some of South Gloucestershire’s less frequented […]

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New Year Warmers

We have made up a delicious hot flask of cycle Rides to warm you through the cool days of January. An inciteful view of East Bristol through a whistle-stop tour of some highlights opens the New Year. A gentle and short ride out to the Community Farm in Lawrence Weston will give us a taste […]

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A festive hamper of delicious mini rides for December

To aid the seasonal merriment we present a number of relatively easy and relaxed rides that will be sociable and unhurried. We’ll take a nostalgic circuit around the city centre and harbourside to compare a modern Bristol with an earlier vintage captured on photos. A return visit to East Bristol will allow us to enjoy […]

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An autumnal feast of Rides for October

We present an array of urban-themed rides and countryside jaunts of largely easy grade to suit the shorter and cooler days. We track down several city centre sites that are scheduled for development, and go in search of a local nature reserve rich in history and biodiversity. A popular sociable ride to fast expanding Portishead, […]

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Bristol Cycling: Rides for Sept 2017

Here’s what we’ve got planned for September 2017. Download the poster here BCyC 2017 09 Sept A4 poster Sun 3 – Life Cycle ‘Bike Minded’ and ‘Over 55s’ Ride Meet 10-45am for a prompt 11-00am start at the centre of Queen Square BS1 4QS. Not a BCyC Ride, we are supporting and ‘guest hosting’ the ride Art in […]

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Festival fever hits Bristol

We’re getting very excited about the 2017 Bristol Cycle Festival. Their new website has launched with all the details of the 50+ events, including our five Discover Bristol rides on each weekday. Please see our What’s on page for details and any late changes. The Festival will also feature the famous Carnivelo and Peaceful Portway on […]

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A pannier full of summer rides this August

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This August we have rides to interest everybody, some easy paced and others more adventurous, from idyllic Castle Combe, to supporting the massively popular Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride, now known as City Ride Bristol.We also pedal off in search of the scenic viewpoints of East Bristol, and for the connoisseurs of art we have a […]

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Bristol Cycling: Rides for July 2017

Here’s what we’ve got planned for July 2017. BCyC rides are open to all types of cyclist, young and old, athletic or disabled, from slow urbanites to fast racers. We are sociable folk, and always welcome new members and old faces alike. See our Diary page for a full listing of all of our past, present, and future […]

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Bristol Cycling leading cycling trip to London – Easter Bank Holiday weekend

Most weekends Bristol Cycling lead a friendly ride around the city but this Easter we have arranged something special. We have organised 3 days of riding around the capital to see and experience for ourselves some of the new (and some not so new) cycling infrastructure in place around the city of London. The weekend […]

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Nostalgia Photo Quiz and Ride

Here’s a bit of seasonal fun for you. Can you guess the location of the building or site by street name and area? You are welcome to have a go from the comfort of your hearth and home. Why not also join us on the associated ride on  January 22nd 2017 where all will be revealed. […]

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Cafes list – top tips for day rides

We are often asked for our tips on good local cafés to visit for day rides out of Bristol, and so we have put together this little list of ten favourites from members’ suggestions. They make ideal rides out if you are looking for a short or long adventure on the saddle. We suggest checking […]

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Bristol Cycling Campaign Rides

When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Scientific American, 1896 BCyC rides are open to […]

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BCyC conquers Birmingham

The long weekend of June 4th to June 6th saw intrepid members of BCC undertaking the scary BCC or Birmingham Canals Challenge. Conceived, masterminded and led by the `Incredible Hub’ aka Chris Whitlock, ten Bristol people and two outsiders from Shropshire descended on Britain’s second city for a not-very-gruelling three day series of rides. Maybe […]

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