Archive for January 31, 2015

IMPORTANT: Ride Alteration.

Please note the changed time and route for the club ride:
10:00 start @ La Taverna

Please also make sure you are aware of the slightly changed route, these have been changed due to forecast weather. the late start will allow for the roads to clear slightly. Due to overnight temperatures please take care on exposed stretches of road and minor roads on the ride as well as whilst coming to and from the rides. As always please do double check the club facebook & twitter before you set off in the morning.

1st Feb Ride

Please Note: I am posting this on the website so it’s got maximum cover. Its off and on snowing and we have a constantly changing forecast. Please check our event for tomorrow, the main feed, or keep an eye on the social feed on the right of this page for ride updates. We may have to change the route or if it is forecast bad cancel it alltogether

Please check the page after 8pm tonight and check the weather in the morning.

This Blaydon weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

BCC Follow Friday:

On twitter #FollowFriday /#FF is a trend for higlighting those you wish to ‘shout out’:
Here at Blaydon CC we know some fantastic people so instead of using twitter, here’s a little list of a few of the people we know!


Cycle Repair Shed:  ‘The Shed’ – also known as Dave the man we turn to when we need our bikes servicing, fixed or just after general bike advice, a local small business and with drop off or collect from work/home options available get in touch and see what The Shed can do for you

Pedalling Squares:  Cycle Cafe (a great one at that too), custom cycle kit, retro cycle wear and more, they do it. Give them a visit on or off the bike!

La Taverna – Out meet HQ for the club, quite simply we couldn’t do without them. Visit La Taverna for great local ale, tapas and a Mediterranean chicken menu, all served with a very warm welcome. Michelangelo Italian Restaurant is also situation in the same building which offers great Italian food.

We know loads more people too many to mention! As always if you want us to share a link please just send us a tweet or tag us on Facebook and we’ll let our members and any potential customers know of your latest!

Events: Sunday 25th Jan 2015 – New Ride formats

on ‘yer bike: What are you doing this weekend? We’ve two rides suitable for all:

1) Our Development ride series continues see for full information, suitable for people wanting to improve and develop on their bikes, learn how to cover distances of 30-40 miles and develop group ride skills. A ‘No Drop’ ride with regular stops / regroups.

2) our first ‘Rehab Ride’ (info is at This is our first ‘club ride’ style ride aimed at those who can cover 40-50 miles and can keep a pace around 14-15mph, these rides will feature additional things such as longer climbs or challenging climbs. (Ryals this week) It’s named ‘Rehab Ride’ it’s designed for those who have been off the bike over christmas and the winter months to get back on. They have also been designed for a mixed start between la taverna and kirkley as we’ve an increasing number of people taking partners to development rides. it is the first one so please bear in mind timings and mileages may be adjusted next time, these rides have been designed to allow Development Rides have slightly smaller groups and allow the BCC riders to focus on those who wish to develop their skills.

we are hoping these new style rides will help us cater for all, it is however a little trial so may be subject to alteration or change in future.

Club ride cancellation. A club first.

As most of you are aware the decision was made to cancel today’s ride.
This was due to overnight sub zero temperatures and early morning snow fall.
Thanks to all that fed back the road conditions to us and apologies if you began to make your way to our ride.

Keep an eye on the twitter / Facebook before winter rides for the latest.
This is amazingly a club first. We’ve never previously cancelled a club ride. explains a little more about us cancelling or changing rides and why we do it

Development Ride 11 JAN 2015

Here’s the night before reminder!

0945 meeting for 1000 start (prompt) at Kirkley Cycles

Please Note: The weather forecast is changeable and at present the ride is STILL GOING AHEAD though with police and weather sources warning us of adverse weather we may have to CANCEL in the morning, a post will be made in the event by Blaydon CC or Kevin if this is the case please check our event (click here) before traveling. If you are riding to the event please take care on the roads.