Club Runs

Following the BritishCycling meeting with Sport England and other national governing bodies on 8thMarch 2021, as from 29th March 2021 we returned to BritishCycling-affiliated Club rides.

BRC clubruns resumed on Saturday 3rd April 2021, and are on-going every week. The meeting place will be by the riverside on Brunel Lock Road, not outside BW Cycling. 

Please do not come along if you have any Covid symptoms, bring a mask, and observe social distancing guidelines at the meeting place. Please review the NHS website here. 

In addition the TempoChaingang will resume on Tuesday 29th March 2022, for details go to

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Latest British Cycling guidelines on the way forward for resuming cyclingactivities can be viewed at this link.

Full British Cycling Covid-19 Guidance details and FAQs page can be viewed at this link.

Every week, Bristol RC Saturday Club Runs, meeting at BW Cycling at 9.00am. 

Saturday Clubrun meets at BW Cycling (, just 200m from the Nova Scotia, which is undercover and opens at 8.45, so you can pump your tyres and fix your bike if needed. 
We have 3 rides as follows:

New Starter Ride, please read this page, then go to this link for further details:
Led by an experienced rider, 50-60 miles at average 15 mph. Suitable for beginners to group cycling. These are on the first Saturday of each month, but are generally more popular in the summer months. In addition there is a female friendly ride of 30-40 miles on Sunday morning approx once per month, email for details. Please email if you intend to come along and let us know your fitness level and experience.
The Clubrun, led by Brian O'Kelly and Danny Cox. 60-70 miles at average 16-17mph. This is every Saturday all year round.

The Elite Ride, led by Steve Thomas and Stuart McCombie. 70-80 miles at average 18-20mph.  This is every Saturday all year round.
All rides will leave from BW Cycling at 9.00am

New riders are always welcome, however please email if it is your first time so we can introduce ourselves and advise on how the ride is conducted.

All riders are reminded that they are responsible for their own safety, individuals take part in any group activities at their own risk. We strongly urge all riders to obtain appropriate 3rd party insurance as a minimum, British Cycling can provide this.

All riders should carry identification on them which includes an emergency contact name and emergency contact number as well as any medical conditions that paramedics should be aware of in the event of an accident. 
You can create a medical ID on your phone as follows:
  • Open Health and tap Medical ID > Edit.
  • Enter your emergency contacts and health information like your birth date, height, and blood type.
  • Turn on Show When Locked to make your Medical ID available from the Lock screen.
  • When you're finished, tap Done.
It should be noted that no liability shall be attached to the Bristol Road Club (including its officials and members) for any injury, loss or damage suffered.
We have a variety of routes which go towards Wales, Cheddar, Weston-Super-Mare or Gloucester, mainly in the lanes avoiding main roads. 

On etiquette and safety here are a few things to take note of:
  • Group riding can be dangerous and requires your full concentration and co-operation, so please take notice of instructions from the ride leader.
  • Always wear a helmet.
  • Do not take your hands off the handlebars when riding in the group.
  • In Winter please fit mudguards, for the sake of those behind you.
  • Wear roadie gear, no baggy mountain bike shorts or back-packs, put everything in your back pockets that you require. That also means wearing proper cycling shoes with cleats, no training shoes please.
  • No TT bikes or Tri bikes allowed. We prefer you also not to have tri-bar clip-ons, however if you do, never use them while riding in the group.
  • We ride two abreast at all times unless instructed otherwise by the ride leader.
  • Watch for warnings and instructions about road obstacles and turning. Then communicate these down the group as you become aware of them.  Also look beyond the rider in front of you for such warnings and instructions.
  • Ride as close to the rear wheel of the rider in front as you feel comfortable, however never overlap the rear wheel of the rider in front.
  • When on the front of the group you are responsible for communicating the direction you are going.  If you do not know then ask the ride leader.
  • When you are on the front do not half-wheel the rider next to you. Always ride with your front wheels level, which means a stronger rider should ease back if his/her partner cannot easily keep level.
  • Always think safety and take care of the other riders with you in the group.
Check out this link for a little tutorial on Group riding.

Over time we will start to attach the satnav routes below, these are often posted on our Facebook page.
Classic Wye Valley Loop

For those older members, you may also be interested in joining up with the Friday ride called

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Brian O'Kelly,
17 Nov 2010, 22:04