A Cycling Club with something for Everyone!
Welcome to Beds Road CC - a cycling club run by its members, for its members, from our club-house in Cardington.
BRCC Reliability rides 2018Our ever-popular reliability rides return on 4th and 18th February.
The 18th Feb event has 3 route choices of 21, 55 or 75 miles, starting from 08:00 at the club house:-
Under 18s are very welcome but must be accompanied by a riding parent / nominated adult.
Children may ride free with a paying adult.
£5 (£4 for BRCC members) - Remember to show your e-card as proof of membership.
Not renewed yet? You need to re-register HERE.
Cost includes hot Soup, Rolls, Tea & Coffee at the finish.
18th Feb Routes
-> 65 Mile Route [Strava]
-> 49 Mile Route [Strava]
-> 21 Mile Route [Strava]
Route Cards are available at the club house.
Routes could take 3 – 6 hours depending on chosen route and your speed.
Bear in mind that in the cold, riders may be keen to set off earlier than these times, so if you want to join a group, be sure to arrive EARLY and preferrable communicate with the riders you want to ride with, so they will know you'd like to ride with them.
07:00 approx. - Doors Open / Hope to close by 15:00
13:30 approx.- Please plan to be finished by this time.
These are suggested start times to ensure riders are back for 12:00 - 13:00 for soup Setup or join a group - Arrive early to avoide disappointment.
65 Miles -- 07:30 (15mph) / 08:00 (17mph) / 08:30 (19mph)
49 Miles -- 08:30 (15mph) / 09:00 (17mph) / 09:30 (19mph)
21 Miles -- 10:30 (All)
The aim is we all get back to the clubhouse around the same time for soup and rolls.
Cost is £4 for BRCC members, £5 for non-members.
If you can help out on the day would be really appreciated too.
Routes will be confirmed before the ride once roads have been checked for closures etc...
New to cycling? Joining Beds Road CC is a way to meet like-minded people, add some structure to your riding, and get guidance from experienced riders. As a starting point, why not try our Sunday social rides?
We have rides for all abilities with varying distances. Other rides are organised by members during the week – check our FB page for details - see FB link at bottom of page.
Want to get fitter and stronger? During the winter we run turbo sessions on a Thursday night from the clubhouse in Cardington, check our facebook page for details, link at bottom of page.
From April, test yourself in a time trial by joining the Evening-League on Thursdays, or our popular SPOCO series on Sunday mornings, all of which are open to all abilities, with tea, cake, and sympathy in the clubhouse afterwards.
You never know, you may enjoy this form of challenge so much you want to specialise in Time Trials.
For our younger riders, aged 6 to 16, we hold British Cycling approved Go-Ride sessions at Priory Park on Saturdays, which introduce riders to bike handling and the thrill of competition in a safe, off-road environment.
If you want to find out more about the many things we do, why not pop along to the club when we have an event on the go, or check our Fabebook page (link at bottom of this page) , post a question on the forum, or send a message direct to one of our committee members, who will be delighted to help you.
Something to aim for...
Once you have some experience, you may want to aim for a place in our racing teams under the BRRT banner (Beds Road Racing Team). Riders showing promise will be invited to become a team member, provided places are available.
Team members have their own kit to differentiate them from the standard club riders, and take part in more structured training sessions to fine tune their potential.
Here are some of the team at our 2016 Road Race on 8 May at Great Barford
L-R: Kieron Lewis, Daniel Sibley, Matt Donovan, David Cook, Mick Case, Jon Friend, Peter Gell, Simon Norman (Cap.), Patrick Smith, Mark Wenham, Mark Gray, Matthew Cook, Paul French. Thanks to Andy Smith for the photo!
Most of our time-trial events start and finish outside our club-house - pop in afterwards for a tea, coffee, cake etc - service with a smile!
The club has an active social side too, with social rides, BBQ's, quiz nights and an annual awards ceremony to celebrate peoples' successes during the year.