The Sunday Intermediate Ride on January 15th will have Cycling Weekly along for company and who will also be taking some photos for a future magazine article on the club. If you have it, please wear club kit – summer shorts and top in the middle of January give you instant bragging rights and rule #5 kudos!
Banbury Star and Cycling Weekly have one big date in common; we both began in 1891 and only just missed a joint celebration in 2016 by a couple of weeks – better late than never 🙂
Bill Ord and John Tustian will be leading this ride and they want to invite all club members along to this special event which will keep to the regular Sunday 10am intermediate ride founding principles which are 30-40 miles at an average speed of 15-16mph and back to Banbury for 1pm. Bill will be using the CTT-approved church bells of St Mary’s to start the ride promptly at 10am but please meet at the Dog & Gun at least 15 minutes earlier.
The Garmin route is now on the club rides calendar for you to download or study: https://banburystar.co.uk/club-rides/
The route for the day has been chosen to accommodate a wide range of abilities but will still be challenging enough for most. The coffee stop is one of our regulars and has the ability to cope with the expected large turnout with the benefit of plenty of off-road parking for our bikes plus the toilet facilities are of a high standard.
To help manage numbers with the Chandlers Arms coffee stop, can you please respond if you intend to come on the ride. This is to help them be prepared where we can expect a warm welcome.
On the day Bill and John will give a pre-ride talk to advise us of any pinch points or hazards and remind everyone that we are representing the club and to observe the etiquette of the ride.
Thank you and we hope to see you on the 15th!