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Join John on a three day event cycling from Milton Keynes to Gosport (120 miles), over night in a premier inn hotel with breakfast, day two consists of two ferry rides to get you to the Isle of Wight for a loop and a nice pub lunch (70 miles), second night in the Gosport premier Inn. Day three is the return leg home (120 miles). Total distance is around 320 miles with 6000m of climbing across the three days. Ride will include a support driver for your gear, drinks, snacks and emergency equipment Estimated cost will depend on the number of riders but for budgeting purposes: 5 riders £170 7 riders £160 9 riders £155 11 riders £150 Cost includes 2 nights accommodation (2 sharing), breakfast, support vehicle, water and snacks, support drivers accommodation, 2 x return ferry tickets. Cost does not include, lunches, evening meals, beer! Show your interest now!! Note that whilst this is not a race we would be aiming for 16-17mph average for the whole event. BCG welcomes both female and male cyclists and we have a mix of women and men right across all our categories. 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. Also, 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 being a member and register here: https://www.bcgmk.com/join-us
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UPDATE - PLEASE SEE COMMENT BELOW - PLEASE ADVISE ON ROOM OCCUPANCY BCG MEMBERS ONLY EVENT DEPOSIT (NON REFUNDABLE) IS DUE BY 29 FEBRUARY TO SECURE YOUR SPOT. LIMITED AVAILABILITY. C+ weekend trips have become a favourite in the BCG calendar, but this is something a bit special! A long weekend trip, involving 3 days of cycling with around 240 miles of cycling over the weekend. Milton Keynes is one of the most central places in the UK, so we plan to cycle over to the seaside, for ice creams, fish and chips, bucket and spade fun - maybe even some sunbathing?! We will head out on the Friday, cycling 80 miles to our base for 2 nights in Thetford Forest. On day 2 we will cycle 80 (40 there/40 back) miles over to Hunstanton to enjoy our day at the beach, then after a day of cycling and beach fun we will return to our base in Thetford Forest. On day 3 we will head back home to Milton Keynes, cycling 80 miles. Please note, the distances and routes are provisional and are yet to be finalised. We have secured an amazing venue in the beautiful Thetford Forest, The Crown Hotel which is cyclist friendly, has a secure place to store our bikes, and has 2 bars and 2 restaurants. Exact costs to be finalised, but likely to be in the region of £100-£110 per person and is based on twin sharing or double room for 2 nights, including breakfast, support vehicle costs (to carry out buckets and spades!) and water. Single room occupancy may be available depending on how many join the ride and will be subject to an additional charge. You will also have the additional cost of your lunch on both days and your meals on Friday and Saturday evening. DEPOSIT - We are asking for a £20 non refundable deposit now to secure your spot. The balance of the payment won't need to be paid until around 6 weeks before the event. The reason the deposit is non refundable is because we need to secure the right number of rooms at the hotel, and pay a deposit to them to do so. QUALIFYING RIDES - As is customary with such events, for the enjoyment of the whole group, and given we will be cycling 240 miles over the weekend, we need to ensure riders will be ok. Riders WILL need to train for this event, we expect that riders will regularly be undertaking rides of 60-70 miles at C+ pace throughout the summer. As a minimum we would expect riders to have undertaken at least 3 rides of this distance comfortably. There will be C+ rides offered throughout the summer to give riders a chance to train. Remember that this is 3 consecutive days of riding, so riders need to be comfortable spending several hours in the saddle on consecutive days. Please note - you will also need to be experienced in group riding. If you haven't completed BCG rides but other rides, then this is fine, but please do not be offended if we ask you to provide evidence, such as your Strava log. We really want to make this a special event for C+, and be as inclusive as possible, so we encourage riders to set themselves this as a challenge! it is going to be an awesome weekend. The ride will be at the C+ pace - 12-14 mph. If you wish to ride faster than this average pace, please do not join the ride, riders who try to push the pace will not be welcome. You will need to be a member of BCG at the time of the event to take part.
INTERNATIONAL BIKE CAMP. WINTER TRAINING. OCT - NOV 2020 The dates have now been announced for 2020: Friday, 30 October to Friday 13 November. The actual duration of the Bike Camp is 15 days. You can do one week/two weeks or just pay per day as and when you want to ride. Pay per day is appx 22 euros per day. Gav and I plan to do something similar to thing to last year and expect to fly out on Thursday, 29 October and return on Saturday, 14 November. Some people might only want to do 1 week, and there is an option to do Week 1 of the camp or Week 2. Each week offers very similar rides but we would always recommend 2nd week, especially since the riders from Week 1 might be a bit tired by week 2! 10 days is a often a good option too and that way you get a feel for what's in store for the following week ahead. Flights are into Lanzarote, Arrecife Airport The rides are suitable for all levels and the bike groups are set up in a very similar format to how BCG operate. There tends to be an A group (that they call Group 1) and then ascending groups down to the slowest being Group 5. Where the groups are larger they then split the groups up within the categories to accommodate the difference in fitness / abilities. Gav and I will be working closely with the CLS Team to ensure that all our riders are encompassed within the groups. The initial first few days of cycling are shorter rides from 35 miles. The rides then vary from 40 miles right up to the toughest day of approx 80 miles. On the longer days ( 2 in total ) there is a support team that supply lunch (sandwiches / goodies / cold drinks). You can take your own bike (in a bike box) approx. carriage costs return are £80 Alternatively you can borrow or hire a bike from Club La Santa (these are all good quality bikes): The cheaper (aluminium) bikes are free to use with the carbon bikes subject to a hire fee. There are a number different quality hire bikes, from basic entry level carbon bikes right up to top of the range di2 equipped bikes. The approximate hire cost is about £85 per week. There is also a local bike shop in La Santa village that offers bike hire, called Pro Bici. They often have Scott bikes for hire. Ben Price heads up the Bike Camp Team and is assisted by a team of Green Team Cyclists. As with all of the International Bike Camps there is often a number of celebrity guides and helpers on the rides. Last year ex-Pro cyclist Lars Bak joined the groups as well as multi Le Mans 24 Hour winner Tom Kristensen. With any luck current World Road Racing Champion, Mads Pedersen will be at the camp to join the faster groups! See the link for more information on the bike camp and also about all the other facilities that Club La Santa offer. The accommodation prices include approx. 80 free sports. Flights and transfers are booked separately, as is the bike camp with which you get a pretty good goody bag that includes a Tour t-shirt as well as quality cycling jersey. Club La Santa is a place where you can do as little or as much as you would like and you can expect to come across all sorts of athletes during your stay. Feel free to have a chat with Gavin, Debbie, or any of the other BCG members that have taken part in the camp over the last 3 years that we have been there. For the last few years Club La Santa has been fully booked for November so once the accommodation is released it is important to sign up as soon as possible - especially if you want a choice of Suite/Apartment. This year there is going to be limited accommodation due to some refurbishment therefore, it is important to secure the accommodation asap - this will require a £100 non refundable deposit per person. Please confirm the following details asap - BUT don't panic you are not beholden to this. Name, What Group you Ride in Dates Bike Camp yes/no Suite or Apartment - sharing? Happy cycling, Debs and Gav