Dropped into the cafe and new sports facilities opening by chance today. We had a tour of the building which has good changing and shower rooms and a large community area. I am told The cafe will be open from 9-2pm Monday to Friday and all day weekends. Should be a nice place to drop in for coffee or tea break.
The ride took place on Sunday 8 February. Although a small group for the ride, I think we all enjoyed it. We could not have wished for a better morning for the ride. As the pub was not open at Midford, we decided to go to the one in Monkton Combe and very nice it was. We decided not to return to the city back through tunnels as we all had run the tunnels many times, instead we completed the route via the canal back to the city.
The route took us down Westgate Buildings, Sawclose, Queen Square, Victoria Park, Victoria Bridge, up towards Moorland Road and Moorfields where we joined the path to the two tunnels, through the tunnels to Midford, back to Monkton Combe, joined the canal at Claverton, Bathhampton, Sydney Gardens, Pultenly Street, back to the Abbey.
Why Does the circuit need to be locked up when not being used by cycling clubs and organisations? It would be nice if parents and the community could use it with children to give them confidence cycling in a safe environment at a time which suits them.
Cycle the city of Bath 2
Sunday 8 February 2015
Meet at the Nextbike station, Guildhall, Orange Grove 10.30 am
This is another gentle ride to suit all. Don’t worry we always pace with the slowest rider
We leave the city taking in the first part of the night ride route, and towards the newly restored Victoria Bridge and then head for the Two Tunnels (I know you may have already rode the two tunnels, but it still gives me a buzz) We aim to ride through both tunnels to Midford, and if the pub is open we can stop for coffee!!
We come back through the tunnels, both, depending how wet one of the exits, and return to the city on a different route, still on quiet roads with a down hill run. Slight gradients in places, but if I can do it anyone can.
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Please note you ride at your own risk.
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I think everyone enjoyed the ride yesterday evening and the weather was kind to us, the route taken is available at http://www.citycyclerider.co.uk see past events page
Just cycled the route for “cycle the city after dark” ready for Thursday 20 November 14, if the lights are on at one building as they were tonight, then it will be a surprise. Lights are a must as the picture shows
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Thursday 20 November at 6.30 pm
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Is anyone up for a gentle ride through the city areas on quieter roads after dark? We take in some of the attractions you know and perhaps some you don’t. Lights are a must as some areas of the ride are quite dark, but quite safe. I have the route which was part of one we did in the summer. We should allow about 1 hour 20 minutes for the ride. We might even spot the first christmas tree in a window.
The date is Thursday 20 November at 6.30. Meet at the Nextbike Station, Orange Grove at the side of the Guildhall where you can hire a bike, if required.
For further information use contact page www.citycyclerider.co.uk