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Rides, meetings and events


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 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. We often run shorter Rides under our Discover Bristol theme that are gentle paced so that the whole family can enjoy exploring our fair City.

See Diary page for future rides

Most rides start from outside the Arnolifini on the Pero’s Bridge side, but check details of each ride. There’s also contact details for the ride leader for any questions you may have. Click here for a map of all the main staring points.

Recent posts about rides (click for full list)

  • Ride: Oakham Treasures Café

    Ride: Oakham Treasures Café

    A 23 mile (approx.) gentle paced New Year Ride on Saturday January 4th from Coffee#1 Welsh Back, BS1 4AN, at the corner of Queen Square and Welsh Back. Other rides and events are on the Diary page on the website We will be meeting at 10-15am for a 10-30am departure. The route will head out along the Festival Way and through the Tyntesfield estate with a morning drinks stop near Portbury at Oakham Treasures café.

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  • Climate Strike Critical Mass ride - Fri 20th Sept 6pm

    Climate Strike Critical Mass ride - Fri 20th Sept 6pm

    Whenever you or anyone else gets on a bike, you become part of the solution. Even if we're just nipping to the shops or getting to work quickly. Sometimes it's great to join with others as part of the change. That's why Bristol Cycling Campaign has thousands of supporters, and why we support the monthly Critical Mass rides. This month the ride is a week early, on Friday 20th Sept, in order to support and

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  • Ride with us: Green Spaces of East Bristol

    Ride with us: Green Spaces of East Bristol

    When: Sunday 11th August. Meet at 10-30am for a 10-45am start Where: Start from Coffee#1 at 51 Welsh Back, BS1 4AN Distance: 18 miles Drinks or early lunch stop: Mario's Café, central Stockwood The route heads out along the banks of the Floating Harbour to pick up the River Avon Trail. We take a very leisurely pace through the grassy Netham Park before enjoying city views from the open space of Avonview Cemetery. Following the

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  • Let's Ride Bristol 16 June 2019

    Let's Ride Bristol 16 June 2019

    We hope you enjoyed Let's Ride, despite the occasional downpour. It was great to meet the visitors to our stall - thanks again to those who have joined. We didn't have a card reader at the event but you can still become a member by visiting bristolcycling.org.uk/about-us/join. We'd also like to thank all those involved in getting us ready for the event and those who responded to our call for volunteers on the day. We couldn't

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  • Please spare an hour on our stand at Let's Ride Sun 16th. June

    Please spare an hour on our stand at Let's Ride Sun 16th. June

    On Sunday 16th. June, Bristol council are staging their "Let's Ride" city-centre one-day cycling festival, whereby several city-centre roads around Millennium Square are opened exclusively to cyclists and pedestrians. The council have contracted the running of the event to British Cycling, who are sponsored by HSBC. This event used to be called "Bristol's Biggest Bike Ride". If you have never attended it is exhilarating to see children and parents, novices and commuters enjoying cycling in

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