Timsbury Cycle Group
An informal group for road cyclists (both male and female) In and around Timsbury – Bath and North East Somerset.
Riders come from a wide area – Timsbury, Paulton, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Peasedown St John, Tunley, Amesbury, Clutton, Marksbury, Carlingcott, Bishop Sutton and Pensford – sometimes as far out as Bath and Bristol.
We arrange rides between small groups of us to go out and about in the local area.
We focus on “road” cycling, that is, racer-type bikes, suited to the roads, although we are recently getting into a bit of light off-road too.
Year round, we go riding most weekends. Rides are generally on a Sunday, (although occasionally Saturday) when the local roads are the quietest. There are usually two speeds of group.
One group does 15-16 miles per hour, for about 35-40 miles, and another group that does 11-13 miles per hour for about 28-33 miles. Rides will usually feature a coffee stop where both groups will meet up.
We normally leave from the Conygre Hall, Timsbury at 7.30am, sharp, and are generally back by 10:30- 10:45am. Our reasoning is, the earlier we leave, the earlier we will be back. Also, many of the riders have young families to get back to, and leaving early means it doesn’t take over the whole day.
During the summer, when the nights are longer, we go out during the week too. These rides are usually a bit shorter, due to time constraints, and about 15-20 miles in length. For example a lap or two of Chew Valley lake. They tend to be arranged on a more ad-hoc basis.
You are strongly recommended to check out the Q&A https://sites.google.com/site/timsburycyclegroup/QandA also have a look at the Gallery and Videos to see what a typical TCG ride looks like. (Search on Youtube or Google)
As of November 2016, there are 120-odd members of the Timsbury Cycle Group. 24% of them are women, and we actively encourage any women who wish to cycle with us.
We are very proud to feature on the bike50:50 “good list” of cycling groups that actively encourage and promote women cyclists in their group. See: https://bike5050.wordpress.com/ and check out “The Good list!”
You will be able to set up your own rides, and you will be riding with some of the nicest, funniest, and most encouraging people you could ever hope to go out on a ride with.
Also, the TCG group is completely FREE to join, we don’t charge anything, ever. Its just a place where people meet up and can arrange informal bike rides together.
Just turn up on your road bike and come out for a ride. I guarantee you’ll love it. The more you get involved, the more fun you’ll have.
If you think the TCG is for you and would like to come along to our next ride write to: TimsburyCG@yahoo.co.uk . You can also check us out on Twitter @TimsburyCG, or search for Timsbury Cycle Group on YouTube, or follow the others links on the left hand side of this page.
Contact: Stefano Marazzi