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30 Mile Thursdays heads for Poldark country

Join us this Thursday as we ride to Poldark country. No we aren’t riding to Cornwall. We are riding to Corsham, where much of Poldark was filmed, and we are going via Great Chalfield Manor, a fabulous old pile. As always this ride comes within the 30 mile limit, and you are especially welcome if you have never cycled with us before. None of us are cycling experts, none of us are speedy. many of us walk up hills. And you dont need lycra, just a bike! We ride each week because it is sociable and fun. Join us for a 9:30 depart from Kingsmead Square on the 25th February. Back around 2 pm._74680398_untitled

Thirty Mile Thursdays to Mells

mells.jpg-10This Thursday, it’s Mells via the two tunnels and Radstock. Mostly cycle route there, but back over the top for variety. Around 25 miles last time I looked. Tea in Mells, a beautiful churchyard with historic grave of a famous war poet,  and should we want to delay, we can visit an exceptional ancient pub at Tuckers Grave on the way back. Everyone is welcome as these are easy non speedy rides (with the occasional unavoidable hill which you can walk up). We aren’t in it for the distance or the speed! Lycra and other fancy stuff is completely unnecessary (I cycle in Cords as you know), but you will need a bike in good order, with a decent range of gears, but please, not a mountain bike! 9.30 prompt from Kingsmead Square, on 4th February.

At the moment our gender ratio is approx one third women, two thirds men. Lets get it 50:50


30 Mile Thursdays- the almost flat ride

9e1181dc-0899-4bbc-961e-648ff62d8f33Everyone is welcome on our weekly rides, leaving Kingsmead Square each Thursday at 09:30. The emphasis is firmly on fun, and definitely not on fast! So leave your lycra behind and join us for a sociable and relaxed ride through some of the most beautiful scenery in the area. This Thursday’s ride is almost flat and then downhill once we have climbed out of St Catherine’s valley, but lots of us will be walking and talking our way up that one! Tea and most probably cake in Marshfield. Back via Doynton, Upton Cheney and the cycle path. Home by around 2 p.m.

30 Mile Thursdays hits the Big City

4.4-the-first-ride-looking-back-towards-owen-square-1983--1440080969This Thursday 7th January it’s the big city! We’ll be cycling down the cycle path to Bristol to explore the docks and have lunch in a lovely cycling cafe. We’ll also check out some of Mayor George Ferguson’s new cycle routes and see how we are missing out in Bath.  It is a sort of circular route as we’ll cycle in and out of Bristol by different cycle routes. A journey of discovery. Back about 2.30-3:00.  Leaves as usual from Kingsmead Square at 09.30.

Everyone is welcome, so long as you have a working bicycle and a pair of legs. As you probably know by now, we don’t do fast, we just do fun!


If you are looking for an easy paced, easy going, weekday social cycling group, that is definitely not macho or competitive, give Thirty Mile Thursdays a try. We ride every Thursday from Kingsmead Square at 09:30. We never go more than 30 miles so are always back by around 14:00, and that includes our crucial cake and coffee stop.

The emphasis is on social and enjoyment, though we’d like to think the exercise does us good too! You don’t have to be super fit to join us. And you definitely don’t need lycra!  You just need a bike. This being Bath, we can’t avoid the odd hill,  but there is absolutely no shame in walking up them.

This Thursday we are cycling to Mells. Why not give it a try?

ffi Tony Ambrose 07816 588287

30 mile thursdays goes bananas


The three of us who turned up in the cold rain last Thursday invoked rule 5 and went home to read a good book.

So this Thursday 26th November, we’ll be doing last Thursday’s ride to Bradford On Avon, which will be lovely as no rain is forecast. There are also two great attractions at Bradford. First,we’ll pop into Mr Salvats for coffee and travel back in time (really). Second, Thursday is market day in BoA, so we can all stock up on fruit and veg and lug them back on our bikes.

We will cycle out through Conkwell woods and back through Iford and Freshford, mostly on back lanes, with just a tiny bit of towpath.

See you Thursday. 9:30, Kingsmead Square. Back about 2 pm. Share this with your friends and lets see if we can beat our record of 15!
FFI: Tony Ambrose 07816 588287.

30 Mile Thursdays goes back in time


Please join us this Thursday 19th November, for a ride to Bradford on Avon for morning coffee at Mr Salvats coffee rooms rooms. If you haven’t been there, expect to be surprised, and transported back in time.

The ride leaves from Kingsmead Square at 09:30, then a short stretch of the canal path, before heading out through the woods of Warleigh and Conkwell. This may be the last chance you have to cycle on the canal towpath for a while as it’s due to close soon for resurfacing, so don’t miss out!

Let’s see if we can beat last weeks record of 15 riders!

Remember our mantra: we don’t do fast, lycra not needed, and walking up hills is fine by us.

Back in Bath by about 2 pm.

Have fun next Thursday

Don’t wait till next weekend to have more fun. Join 30 Mile Thursdays for a lovely easygoing ride to Tormarton on 29th October. You should by now know the score. Just in case you don’t, you need to know that we are very sociable, we enjoy cycling at an easy pace and we have no interest in lycra. Or speed. And some of us enjoy walking up hills too. We usually do 30 miles and are back by mid afternoon after a tea or lunch stop. Even if you have never been before, we would love to see you.

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It’s what Thursdays are for

Thirty Mile Thursdays: If by the time you get to Thursday you fancy a day out, why wait for the weekend? Join us for an easy going ride of up to 30 miles, with good company, great scenery and cake to match, as we amble through quite lanes on our bikes. You don’t need lycra. You just need your bike! This Thursday, 22nd March we are going to Chew Lake and we are sure to see some birds. We snapped this one on our last ride. It’s amazing what you see from a bike. We leave every Thursday from Kingsmead Square at 9:30 prompt. Back early afternoon.  Everyone is welcome. Just turn up and ride. ffi Tony 07816 588287

“Thirty Mile Thursdays” launches mid week rides on 8th October

Lighten up your Thursdays by joining this new group for a jaunt into the countryside around Bath.  Starting 8th October we  will meet every Thursday in Kingsmead Square at 09:30 – except when it’s raining, when we recommend staying in bed with a good book. Our very first ride is to Mells Walled Garden via Two Tunnels and back on lanes.

You definitely don’t need lycra. You just need a bike! We don’t do fast. These are easy paced weekly rides on back lanes and cycle routes, so everyone is welcome. We just want to get some fresh air, a bit of exercise and have a sociable day out. We will usually stop at a café or pub, and we aim to be back by early or mid afternoon.

Some rides will be pre planned, some will be decided when we meet. Any one can offer to lead a ride, providing it is approximately 30 miles and avoids main roads!

FFI Tony Ambrose 07816 588287