We like riding bikes!

We are a diverse group of people living in the Bishops Castle area with one thing in common - we like riding bikes! We organise rides for riders of all abilities, and we are affiliated to Cycling UK for the protection of all.

Rides are on the first Wednesday of the month. Rides are normally "meet at destination" rides, enabling riders of all abilities to meet at a place and time to socialise together.

In addition, an informal "further, faster" group meets each Wednesday at the Six Bells Pub. You should use the link below to contact us if you think you might want to join this ride for the first time, so that we can let you know if it's going to be right for you.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

2018 Rides so Far...

by Kay Radford

The weather has not been great so far this year so the rides have been a little challenging at times.

First up was on 3rd January - in a howling gale - to Lakeside golf Club at Garthmyl. As I had arranged it I felt duty bound to ride there, choosing the little lanes to glean what shelter we could. Chris and I were the only ones to cycle as everyone else sensibly arrived by car. However 9 of us had a very convivial New Year lunch in the excellent Lakeside Club House.

Next was on Sunday 21st January to The Maltings in Clun. Torrential rain this time but 10 arrived by car or on foot for another convivial lunch. Better luck next time we thought.

Wednesday 7th February dawned bright and sunny but with sheet ice all over the roads. 4 of us braved the ice to pick our way to Bird on the Rock at Abcott. Another 6 had walked but a very good lunch was enjoyed by all.

Sunday 18th February was just rather dreary with a very small turnout of 5 to Ivy House in Montgomery.

Wednesday 6th March Rose organised a ride to Catch Bistro in Church Stretton whilst Paul, Maxine, myself and Chris enjoyed warm sunshine and glorious riding out in Spain.

Finally the ride on Sunday 18th March had to be postponed due to over a foot of snow having fallen overnight. It was moved to Wednesday 21st - a much better day if a bit cold and windy and some ice still on the roads. 7 of us made it out to Aardvark books at Brampton Bryan.

Let's hope the weather improves a bit from now on!