What we're about

Welcome to the Broughton Cycling Group. The group was founded Summer 2013 by a group of neighbours who wanted the opportunity to get to know each other, build community spirit and get fit at the same time.

We started off by just getting on the bikes and having a go. We covered small distance rides to begin with and regularly stopped at the pub to check our times with a celebratory drink!

Today the group is growing with a great bunch of riders who have varying levels of fitness and ability. We always welcome new members from our local community who enjoy cycling and meeting new people. We like to keep things simple. We don’t take it too seriously and there is a ride to suit everyone.

Visit our Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/broughtoncycling/) or find out more at www.bcgmk.com (http://www.broughtoncyclinggroup.org)

It is really helpful to our ride leaders and admin team if you add your first and surname to your Meet Up account and also add a photo of you so you can be recognised at the start of the rides please.

Here is a link to our bumper Rider's Pack, (https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/ae4275_7ed4eef96ad34c6ca7ee8c693254a69c.pdf) you'll pick up loads of useful info in here.

Hope to see you cycling with us soon.

Upcoming events (4+)

BCG b+ ride. 51 miles, 16-18mph, 2000ft . Barn cardington at 28 miles

Broughton Cycling Group Meeting Place

**RIDE START & FINISH BROUGHTON **

Join Rich and John Sunday am ride. Ride is aimed at average of 16-18mph average.... however the pace will be tailored to the group

Route will leave Broughton bcg meet point 8.45am.. on a route over to Cardington

approx 50 miles
51 miles 2000ft cowshed cafe from broughton | 51.4 mi Cycling Route on Strava

Stopping at coffee shop at 28 miles

Returning to Broughton Meet point 12.45ish

BCG is an all-inclusive club and people of all backgrounds are welcome.

Important Information:

Whilst BCG will take COVID safe measures we cannot guarantee COVID free rides. By signing up to join this ride you confirm that you do not knowingly have any symptoms of Covid or are in contact with anyone with symptoms or self isolating.

You must follow Government guidance and keep 2 metres distance at the Meet Point and any stops and comply with cafe stop social distancing rules.

Please take a face covering with you and we recommend wearing this at the Meet Point, any stops and if you need first aid. Wearing face coverings during riding is optional.

You should be able to conduct your own roadside repairs, due to COVID restrictions others may not be willing to help you out resulting in you having to find your own way home. You must be prepared to guide yourself home from any point in the ride (using your own knowledge, phone, Garmin, map, etc).

It is BCG's recommendation to not ride in groups larger than 6. It is your responsibility as a rider and member of BCG to follow the latest government guidelines. Riders found to breach the government guidelines will be ejected from the ride and any future rides.

You ride at your own risk, helmets must be worn and lights must be used after dusk. Paid members are covered by 3rd party liability insurance. Non-members are only covered up to three rides with the group after which you must become a member to continue riding with the group. You can find out about the huge benefits to being a member and register here: https://www.bcgmk.com/join-us

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Cat B, 15mph, 47 miles, 2,300ft - Tour de MK

Broughton Cycling Group Meeting Place

Join me on a mid-paced B ride for a lap of Milton Keynes. The pace is Cat B, aiming for 15mph; however, we will ride at an appropriate pace for the group and conditions on the day.

We’ll leave the BCG Broughton Meet Point at 9.30am for a 47 mile ride around MK, stopping at Mursley farm shop. The stop is at approx. 27 miles and there should be around 2,300ft of elevation in total.

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/142898160

If the ride is full, please join the wait list so that we can arrange alternative rides as required.

BCG is an all-inclusive club and people of all genders & backgrounds are welcome.

Important Information:

You ride at your own risk, helmets must be worn and lights must be used after dusk. Paid members are covered by 3rd party liability insurance. Non-members are only covered up to three rides with the group after which you must become a member to continue riding with the group.

You can find out about the huge benefits to being a member and register here: https://www.bcgmk.com/join-us

18 miles, 10-11 mph, 540ft, Cat: Redway, Leisurely ride to nowhere, No Pub Stop

Join Andrew on an easy ride around Milton Keynes Redways.

Please remember your lights; as it's dark when we get back.

Starting at the Broughton Cycling Group Meeting Point, we will be doing a circular route of around 18 miles at an average speed of around 10-11 mph, stopping to re-group as necessary.

BCG is an all-inclusive club and people of all backgrounds are welcome.

IF YOU FEEL UNWELL PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP FOR THE RIDE.

IMPORTANT: You ride at your own risk, helmets must be worn and lights must be used after dusk. Paid members are covered by 3rd party liability insurance. Non-members are only covered up to three rides with the group after which you must become a member to continue riding with the group. You can find out about the huge benefits to being a member and register here: https://www.bcgmk.com/join-us

Stoke Bruerne 40miles, 16-17 mph B+, 1600ft,

BCG Newport Pagnell start point

Details

PLEASE CHECK THIS POST THE NIGHT BEFORE THE RIDE FOR ANY UPDATES AND/OR CHANGES

THIS RIDE IS WEATHER DEPENDENT. IF CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY TO BE DANGEROUS THE RIDE WILL BE CANCELLED

Join Gary and Simon on this Wednesday Ride. starting and ending at Newport meet point

This is a "Cat B+" group ride aiming for an average pace of 16-17mph. Overall speed is subject to change depending on the weather conditions on the day and the requirements of those taking part in the ride.
The total mileage will be 40 miles.

This is a GROUP ride using the Rotation Process

There will be an expectation that we remain as a group throughout the event (including hills) and therefore catering for the abilities and expectations of all those involved. This is especially so as it is likely there will be riders of varying abilities on the ride.

NO ONE will be left behind and the pace will be tailored if it becomes necessary.

https://www.strava.com/routes/3032951420029919900

Before signing up for this ride, for the safety of the group and the quality of the ride, please be sure you are comfortable riding at the advertised speed, confident riding in a group and capable of the distance.
Anyone constantly riding faster than the group and trying to push the speed up will not be welcome.

IMPORTANT: You ride at your own risk. Helmets must be worn, and lights must be used after dusk. Paid members are covered by 3rd party liability insurance. Non- members are only covered up to three rides with the group after which you must become a paid member to continue riding with the group.
You can find out about the huge benefits to becoming a member and register here (https://www.bcgmk.com/join-us)

Past events (4,613)

AGM & Rider Listening Drop In Session

Forest of Marston Vale