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

Would you like to discover a little of Bristol’s colourful past, or learn of its longer term future, from its parks and greenways to buildings and public artworks? Or are you passionate about campaigning, and want to explore new routes and infrastructure debating topics on the way like ‘a car-free City Centre’ and ‘20’s Plenty’? Do you want to shed those calories, shape-up and get a healthy modern lifestyle? Or do you crave the sociability of like-minded souls, and empathise with the adrenalin surge that cycling can give you?

See Diary page for future rides

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.

Join our Rides, and be a part of Bristol’s dynamic and fast-growing cycling culture! See our Diary page for a full listing of all of our rides, meetings and other events. 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)

  • 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  • June Rides Announced

    This June we're busy with a three day trip in the beautiful countryside around Birmingham, a series of fascinating evening rides for Bike Week and some gentle off-roading south of the Avon taking in the National Trust property at Tyntesfield. Up-to-date details can be found on our Diary page and

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  • Weekend cycling trip to Birmingham, June 4-6th 2016

    Plans are in place for a late Spring weekend cycling trip to Birmingham. The plan is to travel to Birmingham on Saturday June 4th (1pm start) to Monday June 6th (approx 1pm finish). by train or car-share etc., with a view to a half day cycle Saturday pm, a full

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