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 2017Our ever-popular reliability rides return on 5th and 19th February.
The 19th Feb event has 3 route choices of 21, 55 or 75 miles, starting from 08:00 at the club house:-
At 10:00 we are offering a 21 mile route for Go-Riders, Families and Beginners.
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)
Cost includes hot Soup, Rolls, Tea & Coffee at the finish.
21 Miles - strava.com/routes/7572796 Start time 10:00
55 Miles - strava.com/routes/7511507 Start from 08:00
75 Miles - strava.com/routes/7511500 Start from 08:00
Route Cards are available at the club house.
Routes could take 3 – 6 hours depending on chosen route and your speed.
07:30 – Doors Open
08:00 - 15 mph groups depart
08:30 - 15 - 18 mph groups
09:00 - 18+ mph groups
10:00 - 21 Mile Route Start Time
12:00 - Soup & Rolls
15:00 – Finish
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.
Some recent activities we have been involved with...
Inter-Club final resultsWell, the last of the Inter-Club events was held on Sunday 2 October, being the Hill Climb organised by our friends at St Neots Cycling Club.
Congratulations to all who rode for BRCC - perhaps a little less cake at the Sunday tea stops and we could have won the Hill Climb too :-)
Results available here
So the rankings are as follows
1st: Beds Road CC
2nd: CC Ashwell
3rd: St. Neots CC
4th: Hitchin Nomads CC
5th: Icknield RC
Thank you everyone, from all clubs, who took part, the Inter-Club events are always friendly and fun events - roll on 2017!
Thursday 25 Aug – Jumble and BRCC Ride outThursdays are now free to have fun, so what better way to enjoy yourself than joining us with a fast lap (or two) of the 11.3 circuit. Ideally in small groups working together in what could be described as a chaingang.
Then after, return to the clubhouse and buy or sell surplus cycling equipment.
We have some items in stock to sell, cleats, tubes, shoes, tools, pedals, clothes...quite a long list to be honest. To find out more - come on down.
[See Facebook Page]
Bank Holiday Monday 29th Aug – BRCC 100s & BBQThere will be a number of ride routes of 100 miles and 100 km, starting from the club house, finishing with a free BBQ.
0700 – Start time 100 miles
Route = https://www.strava.com/routes/6254261
Includes stop at Skylark Garden Centre at 55 miles
0900 – Start time 100km
Route = https://www.strava.com/routes/6254493
Includes a stop at the Riverside Tea Rooms in St Ives...at 37 miles
1000 – Start time any other distance
2 PM Food and BBQ - feel free to sort out groups and start when you want to.
Anyone wishing to ride other routes feel free to come along – bring the family too.
If you are coming, please say so on the Facebook page so we can gauge numbers.
[See Facebook Page]
Inter-Club 15 mile TT, 12 June 2016The start sheet for this event is now available at book-to-ride.com If you find you can't ride on the day, please let Graham know on 07858 402683 and include your name if you text.
King of Hillfoot 2016The annual King of Hillfoot TT was held on 29 May 2016. Starting at the bottom of Hillfoot, competitors climb the hill, cycle on to Old Warden, Ickwell, Northill, Cople, Cardington and back to the bottom of Hillfoot, to make one final climb, finishing at the top with 12.5 miles on the clock.
Congratulations to this year's winner, David Cook, seen below on the final climb. Click for video.
Full results are available [here]
A video of the 1st climb is available [here]
Run & Bike Fun-Day 30 April
Our new Kit for 2016...
Our season kicked off in April with our Sunday morning and Thursday evening time trials, which are an ideal way to give competitive cycling a try. Anyone from age 12 can compete and you can use any bike you like, so long as it is roadworthy. The aim is to set a time around a fixed distance course, and try to better it the following week. It becomes addictive!
For riders aged 6 to 16, our Go-Ride club on Saturday mornings offers training by our certified coaches. Please see here for details.
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.