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September 20, 2018 - 30 record goes - 1.00.56 -
Nick Livermore set a new club mens 30 record of 1.00.56 on a blustery day in South Wales last weekend smashing over 2 minutes off the old record.

No bottle next year for a sub hour attempt!

September 10, 2018 - -
Club TT specialist Luke Smith brought plenty of metal back with him from the Welsh Track Champs in Newport last Friday. Tearing up the track, he bagged 1st place in the individual pursuit, as well as 3rd places in both the points and scratch races. Smasher!

August 6, 2018 - BSCC tandems -
The BSCC tandems placed 1st and 2nd in the Somerset RC 10 on Saturday. Tandem 1 of Jo and Andy won with a 22:11 and Tandem 2 of Kim and Mark were second with a PB ride of 22:57

June 20, 2018 - Chew Lake TT -
Please note that this Wednesdays lake TT is not running. We are competing against Salt and Sham on Thursday 21st instead.

June 9, 2018 - BSCC open 50 -
Sorry the BSCC Open 50 event will be postponed due to roadworks on the course

We will attempt to rearrange the event for later is the year.

June 5, 2018 - Club 25 record goes again -
This seasons ongoing battle between Greipelthighs and Hollyoaks continues as Nick Livermore put in a superb ride in Wales to shave 4 seconds off of Joe Hawksworth's 25 mile time to lower it to 49.44.

Only 6 more events left on the Bank, game on.
May 17, 2018 - Monthly Segment May update -
14 of us have ridden Alex Slann's May segment. Joe Hawksworth took a quick break from setting TT records to set the fastest time. Daniel Kempe was (narrowly) first rider. A fortnight left for you to give the 2-3min climb a go.

May 12, 2018 - Womens Team Record goes in Club 10 -

In the Club 10 on Saturday over 2 minutes was taken off the womens 10 mile team record. Joanna Knight (25.45), Alice Thompson (25.49) and Marjolein Meinders (26.08) lowered the record to 1.17.42. Well done.
May 6, 2018 - Senior and Team 25 records go -

In unusually sunny conditions on South Wales a new senior and team 25 record was set in the Welsh CA 25 Championship.

Joe Hawksworth joined the sub 50 club with a stunning 49.48 to set a new senior record. He was assisted by Nick Livermore (50.12) and Josh Griffiths (50:49) to knock nearly 10 mins off the team record lowering it to 2.30.49. Great rides all round. Chapeau.

April 25, 2018 - Tandem Record -

congratulations to Andy and Jo setting a new Club mixed tandem record on Sunday with 56:09 and also to Joe Hawksworth, Mark Bradley and Nick Livermore for beating the team 25 record.

April 4, 2018 - Easter Classic -
Big congrats to Dave Cullen for winning the 4th Cat Easter Classic at Castle Combe in miserable conditions. It all came down to the bike throw!

March 16, 2018 - Womens Road Race Cancelled -

We are sorry to have to announce that we have taken the decision to CANCEL the Bristol South Womens Road Race on Sunday 18th. We have discussed the matter with the British Cycling commissaire assigned to the race and he fully supports our decision.

This decision has not been taken lightly as we are all keen to support womens racing in the area. Unfortunately it looks as though we are going to be hit by some extremely cold weather over the weekend, with a significant chance of snow. The mendips is an exposed place and even if it does not snow it will be bitterly cold up there.

March 13, 2018 - BSCC Mens Road Race -
Congratulations to Andrew Kirby of UOBCC winning the Bristol South CC road race.

1st Andrew Kirby University of Bristol CC
2nd Oliver Bratchell Velo Club Venta
3rd George Jones 73Degrees CC

Full Results here :

February 8, 2018 - BSCC Monthly Segment Competition -
After a slow start, it was great to see 28 riders take on the January Segment. Jo Knight was first up. The fastest times were set by (our champion) Ned Beavis, and (great to see a newcomer to the ladies competition) Alice Thomson. Ned (aka Ben) has chosen next month\'s - he's gone for
Tower House Lane

As always, I hope that the bonhomie of participation will outweigh any concerns about speed of flight - it was great to see some new names on the board in January, so hope you all persist! If you are going to set a time, please ride solo (no drafting) and go safely. If you meet oncoming traffic on the lane, please act responsibly and suck up the delay!

December 5, 2017 - Charity Ride -
Huge thanks to all that rode, volunteered, fundraised or donated on Sunday.
The total raised for the MS Society is now touching £1000 with a few more donations still to come in.

A great show of support put on by the club - fantastic stuff.
As promised, and only intended as a bit of fun, the Strava-based results of the 11 hill climb segments are now in -

looks like Robert Campbell and 'Ariana' are our Mens and Ladies champions - but lots of different riders put in great times on individual segments.
5 of us rode all the segments (or, at least, recorded Strava times on all 11)
joining me were Alistair James, Luke Smith, Rob Campbell and Seb Kleb.

Thanks again to all-

See you in January when the monthly segment competition will kick off all over again!

November 12, 2017 - Uphill Downhill 2017 -
Results are in for the Uphill / Downhill David Hill Memorial

Held on the following hills : Downhill (Blagdon Ln) , Uphill (Cleeve Hill)

Congratulations to Steve Down taking top honours for the Men and Jo Knight for the Ladys

Results Here

November 11, 2017 - cx news -
Congratulations to Graham Steward taking round 10 of the Western CX Super Locklease Women & Vets

November 2, 2017 - strava update -
October's winner is Ned Beavis. He was the first rider too - 13 subsequent climbers never really threatened his very impressive time.

Chris Chapman has kindly chosen the last segment of the year:
Long Cross Hill -

Please put the year's charity ride in your diaries for 3rd December. We've had some classic segments
this year - and this is your chance to ride them all in one day in aid of a good cause.

I'd be delighted if you could sell some raffle tickets for the charity; raise some sponsorship; or offer to lead one of the 4 rides planned for that day.

Please email me if you might be tempted to volunteer - otherwise, i really hope you'll come on the Charity Ride, whatever the weather! :-)
If you want to set up a fundraising page, please see; justgiving

October 3, 2017 - Strava Update -
John Bailey's September segment was a relatively gradual one, with a short downhill stretch... but whatever gradients are thrown up, Ned Beavis seems to keep coming up trumps with the fastest time. And Claire Greenfield picked up another ladies win. Any ladies up to the challenge of preventing her clean sweep?

Chris was first rider, minutes before Niall and 17 members rode in total.

September 3, 2017 - 100 moist miles -
In rather damp and miserable conditions in the Welsh National 100 Champs in South Wales today Josh Griffiths set a new junior 100 mile club record. Boy Wonder knocked 15 minutes off his old record to record a 3.51.17 at 26mph.
September 2, 2017 - Strava Comp - Aug. -
Well done to Ned Beavis and Claire Greenfield who registered the fastest times (men / women) for Daniel Kempe's August Segment. 17 members rode the climb, Stephen Canavan was first rider (a long time ago it seems now!).

Full results attached (and we're trying to get them up on the BSCC Website too)

John Bailey's September segment, Dial Hill, is already open for business.

August 21, 2017 - Josh Griffiths joins 30mph club -

Super junior Josh Griffiths became only the second club member to join the 30mph club with a club record breaking 25 mile ride in South Wales on Sunday.

17 year old Josh shaved 3 seconds from the senior record set by Paul Jones in 2014 to lower it to a remarkable 49:55.

Griffiths senior is a little annoyed that his boy has now gone quicker than him over 25 miles.

Josh training for his attempt at joining the 30mph club only 3 years ago.

August 14, 2017 - Quick kid in Wales -

Josh Griffiths put in another rapid ride in the Pontypool Welsh 10 mile champs on Sunday to claim the Welsh Junior Champ title. His 20.13 was also a club 10 mile junior record which had stood for 30 years.

July 3, 2017 - July Strava Update -
Congratulations to Adam Whitehead - who left it late in the month, then unleashed an unbelievable time up Phil Darby's segment to take June's crown.

Claire Greenfield flew the ladies flag;

Carl Pollard was first rider.

Full results attached- "Ned Beavis" (aka Ben) is still top of the Points Table.

Christina Gyles has kindly chosen July's segment by Upton Cheyney.

June 28, 2017 - Interclub results -
Hi Folks,

Despite the damp weather, there were several riders who improved on their best times.
The full results are HERE; glory to the South.

Rob, please pass on our regards to those in SAS for coming along this evening.
A rematch required as you see fit…

See you around.
Dave Braidley

June 19, 2017 - Strava Update -
What amazing weather... make the most of it and have a go at Phil Darby's June Segment out of Pensford.

Joe Hawksworth has taken the KOM with a 3.19 - but always nice to see BSCC riders have a go... whether to compete, or just to complete. Carl Pollard won the bonus for first rider - you've got a fortnight left to join him.
June 1, 2017 - June Strava -
Phil Darby has kindly chosen June's segment:

it's got a little chicane mid-way so please go carefully. To those early morning risers, apologies for the late notice... but the segment is now "open"!
April 30, 2017 - monthly segment competition news -
32 members rode "Chew Hill" in April.

"Ned Beavis" just beating debutant Joe Norledge, and he is now top overall
(full listings, see BSCC Googlegroup)
Claire Greenfield was the fastest lady.
Charlie Pope was first rider.

"Chris ." (our reigning champion) has kindly chosen May's segment.
He's gone for Dyrham Hill:
A bit further out than usual - hopefully you'll all make the effort to get out to it!

April 24, 2017 - BSCC 25 winners -
At the club 25 mile champs on Sunday near Didmarton, Nicki Carr (VC Equipe - Flix) won the womens event in 1.06.59, taking home the Arthur Justin Cup. Mark Diesel Hudson (BSCC) won the mens event in a 58.04 earning a new home for the biggest trophy we have, the Charles Glenister cup.

March 16, 2017 - March Strava Update -
13 members have already ridden Claire's March segment - Lavinia Paternoster is challenging Claire for fastest lady - and I've set a 4:24 for the men to beat.

Now the spring is here, make the most of the blue skies and given the segment a go - it's a rolling climb rather than a savage one.... (go fast, but please go safe, and go solo for this competition)

March 10, 2017 - Mendip Madness -
Sunday sees the first of our biannual pilgrimages to the hills of the Mendips.

There are 3 groups:
Fast group - Mike - 8:30
Intermediate group - Christina - 8:00
Shorter intermediate group - Claire - 8:30

March 1, 2017 - Strava Comp. update -
We've been running this competition a few years now... today has been the first time Strava has let us down with a server outage on the last day of the month.

So... results below/attached have to be considered as provisional for now.

But barring late rides, "Ned Beavis" registered the fastest time of the month. I'll refresh results when the website is back on line.
In fact, anyone that got themselves up that steep hill in all the awful weather we've had, deserves credit.
28 members climbed Tim's nomination of Woollard Lane. Andy and Jo were first riders (again!)
Great to see 6 ladies registering times - Claire Greenfield the quickest of them.

Claire also has kindly nominated Failand Lane for March (the climb up to Lower Failand)
Go safely on this narrow road
Go solo, no drafting for this competition....

and remember to smile!

February 14, 2017 - Strava Comp. update -
Feb. update

well done to the 12 members who have given Tim's segment a go (despite pretty cold conditions). They'll have found a steady start, which actually flattens out, before kicking pretty savagely at the end. Andy and Jo were first up (in the rain on 1st Feb) - still 2 weeks to give it a go.

Go carefully on those muddy lanes surrounding - try and beat Niall's time!

January 25, 2017 - Cyclo-Cross Results -
Thanks to all racers, helpers and spectators for turning out for our second Western League cyclocross race at Mendips Raceway last Sunday. No mud meant for a fast, flowing course, and no fog meant everyone could see the course!

Full results here:
U12 results here:

Photo: Peter Edmondson

January 16, 2017 - January Segment update -
14 members have ridden Romney Avenue - the January Segment. I've set you all a 3:17 to beat. Jo and Andy were first riders of the month (and year!). It's a steady grind- please resist any temptations to draft behind another rider though (this is against the spirit of this solo competition!) - a fortnight left for you to give it a go!

January 13, 2017 - Cyclo Cross -

This Sunday’s Western League cyclocross race at Mendips Raceway has been postponed and will take place on Sunday 22 January instead. More info:

January 11, 2017 - Muddy on the Mendips -
This Sunday sees Bristol South host the penultimate round of the Western Cyclocross League at the Mendips Raceway. Hopefully its not another pea souper.

Event details here.

December 22, 2016 - Boxing Day 10 -
If anyone is missing their TT fix then Severn RC will be holding their Boxing Day 10 on the Iron Acton course, £3 to ride, first rider off at 10.01 and start outside of Parkers Garden Center.

December 5, 2016 - Charity Ride review -
Well done and thank you to all the riders who rode yesterday's charity ride.
Over £1000 raised, and counting. Full times/results and raffle winners are on the BSCC GoogleGroup now. Have a good Christmas break all - see you at one minute past midnight for January's opening segment of 2017!

Ewan Johnston

November 17, 2016 - YIAD ride 2016 -
On 4th December, in place of the normal club run, Bristol South will be doing its annual charity ride

This year, we will be raising money for the MS Society.

We're encouraging all members to either:

1) take part in the ride. It'll only cost £5 (and this includes cake, coffee and a raffle ticket!)

2) make a donation – however modest -

3) raise sponsorship yourself – using your own JustGiving page linked to the above

The proposed route links each of the club's “Strava Monthly Challenge” segments into a single ride. We'll be tackling 11 of the hardest climbs in Bristol, 75+ miles of riding and 5,000+ feet of climbing, so it'll be a long, hard day even before you factor in December's weather. Hopefully our efforts will inspire some good sponsorship.

If the full route ( sounds too tough, there will also be a shorter ~50 mile route on the day (more typical of a normal Sunday Club Run), as well as the monthly “Intro Ride” catering for newcomers/beginners. There should be something for everyone, so we're hoping for as many participants as possible.

Last year we raised over £4,000 – so let’s pull together as a club and try and beat that in 2016!

November 16, 2016 - November segment update -
20 members have already ridden Luke Smith's November segment. Let's try and beat our record of 32?

Its a toughie for sure... there's no easy way up Dundry

Phil Troughton has recorded an exceptional time at 8:01
Claire Greenfield is the fastest lady.
And Matthew Barber was first rider.

I'd like to take this opportunity to again publicise the BSCC Charity Ride on 4th December. Hope you'll come and take part come rain or shine.... if not, perhaps make a modest donation to the excellent cause?

November 6, 2016 - uphill / downhill 2016 -
Results are in for the Uphill / Downhill David Hill Memorial

Held on the following hills : Downhill (Chapel Hill, Farleigh) , Uphill (Wild Country Lane)

Congratulations to James Stevens taking top honours for the Men and Lavina Cox for the Ladys
Results Here
November 2, 2016 - Strava Comp. update -
Niall Brown has claimed the fastest time of the month. Jo Knight has the fastest ladies time, beating Claire by just 4 seconds.

Full results are on the BSCC GoogleGroup. Luke Smith has nominated Limeburn Hill for November... everyone loves climbing Dundry so give it a go:
October 23, 2016 - BSCC Hill Climb -
Tejvan Pettinger (Sri Chinmoy Cycling Team) marked a welcome return from injury by winning Bristol South CC’s hill climb at Burrington Combe on Sunday. The 2013 National Hill Climb champion clocked 7.17.6 in cold conditions to put 12 seconds into his nearest rival Isaac Mundy (Oxford University CC), who finished the climb in 7.29.8

Up and coming local rider Rob ‘The Pencil’ Borek (DRK Racing) clocked 7.53.3 for third.

Joanne Jago (Performance Cycles CC) clocked 9.21.6 to successfully defend her title against Fiona Redding (Radeon-Bike Science RT) who stopped the clock at 9.33.4
Full Race Report here

More Images courtesy of
October 16, 2016 - October Segment Update -

Half way through the month and 17 members have already ridden the Hallen Climb.
James Stevens and Jo Knight have the KOM/QOM times to aim at. The overall fastest time would seem to be just about within reach...?

Good to see some new members having a try- a fortnight left for you to register a time. href=

September 20, 2016 - Strava Comp. update -
13 members have ridden Wellsway so far.

Andy Legge and Jo Knight have the fastest times (men and women).
Martyn Eves was first rider on the 1st.

Give the segment a go over the next fortnight - its a kinder gradient than we sometimes have... and even includes a tiny bit of descending.

Please ride it both safely (and solo) for the competition.

Guys- remember its your best 6 monthly scores that add up to your overall total - so still time to make your move!

September 17, 2016 - New 30 mile records set across the board -
On a brisk day in South Wales the 30 mile record fell in the junior, senior, ladies and team.

Jo Knight lowered her record by 29s to set it at 1:17:43

Andy Legge took the senior record off of Andy Griffiths with a 1:04:37

It only stood for 30 minutes until super junior Josh Griffiths finished smashing it with a 1:03:15 to hold both the junior and senior record.

Andy and Josh were helped by Mark Bradley who carded an impressive 1:05:26 to set the new team record of 3:13:18 lowering it by nearly 15 minutes.

Keeping it in the family Griffiths and Legge junior took the team record off of Griffiths and Legge senior.

Daniel Kempe took nearly 5 minutes off his pb to record a 1:07:06.
September 11, 2016 - another week, another record -
In a display of youthful power, newly 17 year old Josh Griffiths smashed nearly 3 minutes off his 25 junior record to lower it to a very impressive 51:06.

Next in his sights are Griffiths seniors 50:28 and club record of 49:58 held by Paul Jones.
September 5, 2016 - 100 mile record for Griffiths -
Josh Griffiths put in another fantastic ride in the Welsh CA 100 on Sunday to break the 52 year old 100 mile club junior record previously held by Allen Janes. In a well paced ride Josh took a shade over 40 minutes off the old record of 4:44:44 to set it at 4:04:29.

In a nice touch Allen was on the finish line waiting to see his record go and was pleased to see it finally go after over 50 years.

In what has been a brilliant year of progression, Griffiths junior now holds the club junior record at 25, 50 and 100 miles, and he still has 2 years as a junior. He has a chance to have a crack at Griffiths seniors 30 mile record of 1:05:12 in a few weeks.
August 8, 2016 - Smasher Griffiths does it again -

Josh Griffiths set yet another new club junior record, this time at 50 miles, in tough conditions in Wales. He took nearly 6 minutes off the old 50 mile record to lower it to a very impressive 1:56:24

Chapeau young man, chapeau.

Griffiths senior was very relieved that his boy did not beat his best but we think the relief will be short lived!

August 1, 2016 - Ladies and Junior Records go again! -

BSCC sent a strong showing of 7 riders to the West London CA 30 hoping to claim some records at a distance that isn’t run very often.

Jo Knight was the only one who managed to lower her existing ladies record after she took 54s off it to set it at 1:18:12.

The Old Testers of the South of Bradley, Kempe and Legge missed out on the men’s team record by 7 seconds. Kempe getting caught by a mobility scooter using a pelican crossing certainly didn’t help.

Josh Griffiths continued his ever improving season by taking 1m19s off his previous 25 mile record to lower the bar to a sprinters 53 of a 53:54 in the Bynea CC event on the Welsh Mountain

July 25, 2016 - New 25 Team Club Record -
The old testers of the South of Bradley, Kempe and Legge set a new 25 mile team club record of 2.40.30 on a soggy day in the Welsh Valleys.

With 2 of the 3 being over 50 it did not slow them down as all set new PBs in the event too. Bradley (51) 53.10, Kempe (50) 54.07, Legge (40) 53.13.
July 17, 2016 - Junior 25 record smashed -
On a windy day at Usk Josh Griffiths usurped the old men of the South to set a new 25 mile junior club record of 55:13! We are sure it will be first of many to fall to the younger Griffiths.
July 14, 2016 - Midnight Club -

Strava Challenge Update

Join the 11 members who have already ridden the July segment - James Stevens the current fastest.

Christina and Hattie joined "Midnight Club" to be first riders.

July 4, 2016 - Club Run -
Good day for a ride on the clubrun today.

July 1, 2016 - Strava Comp. -
Well done to Chris and Claire for the fastest times in June

Claire getting the overall QOM for the segment as well.
James Stevens has chosen Troopers Hill for July
June 19, 2016 - club run -
Good turn out for the clubrun today.

June 17, 2016 - Strava Comp. update -
Give the June Segment a go:

Chris has set a fighting good time to aim at. Its a good little segment- steep at the start, scenic at the top.

May 17, 2016 - Strava Comp -
The sun has come out, and 16 members have ridden Daniel's May Segment. It's not as steep as some, but long enough so that the ramp at the end does bite. Alex Mellor has set a 4:06 to aim at. Pls ride it fast, ride it safe & ride it solo (and smile!)
May 12, 2016 - Fred Whitton Challenge -
From Hannah;
On Sunday I took part in the Fred Whitton Challenge and I am very happy to say that I managed a PB and cycled 9/10 pikes and passes, only being defeated by the steepest sections of Hardknotts Pass, a 30% climb 95 miles in (I was in a bit of a bad way by this point!).

Having loaded my jersey pockets with everything one could need for the Lake District’s unpredictable weather, we were blessed with sunshine all day – in fact, if anything, it was a little too hot, but I wasnt going to complain!

Thank you all for your support, words of encouragement (mostly) and generous sponsorship. I think I have managed to thank most people personally, but some donations were anonymous.

For anyone still wanting to make a donation I believe the page will remain open for a couple of weeks
May 3, 2016 - BSCC Ladies Road Race -
Sunday 20th March saw the first Bristol South Ladies Road Race in recent years. Due to last minute road works the race was relocated from Chew Valley Lake up on to the top of the Mendips.

The event was for Category 2/3/4 ladies and with a good field of 50 competitors it was going to be a very tough race.

Full Story here
May 1, 2016 - Leige-Bastonge-Leige -
Congratulations to Steve Clark completing the Leige-Bastonge-Leige uber Sportive.

The weather looks a bit better than the pro's had it.

more info here

April 27, 2016 - BSCC 10 -
The closing date to get your entries in for the Bristol South 10 on the fantastic Slimbridge TT course is midnight on the 3rd May.

Head on over to the new CTT website and get yourself registered and entered. The event is on 14th May on the U7b with first rider off at 1:31pm.

We are offering equal prize funds again and the usual fantastic home made CAKES!.

April 7, 2016 - Bristol South Road Race 13 March 2016 -
8 laps of the Stowey Hill Circuit - 55 miles

The race was set off in cool but sunny weather with a full field of 80 riders. The first time up Stowey club was neutralised, with the race starting shortly before joining back onto the A37.

As soon as the flag dropped there was a flurry of activity with a rider from Radeon-Bike Science RT quickly opening a sizable gap over the rest of the field that was held for some time. There was also moves that saw from Matt Franklin (Bristol Road Club ) and Steve Cottington (Bath CC) up the road early on, with Matt holding a sizable gap for some time and allowing him to take some key KOM points.

The next big move came on lap 5 with Steve Thomas (Dream Cycling) and Kieran Ellis (Bristol South CC) jumping away from the field and attempting to bridge to Franklin. The move was brought back on the run into Stowey climb but the intensity of the chase had severely split the main field and there was now a select group of riders left for the remaining laps.

Franklin was brought back just after the the 6th ascent of the Stowey Climb, but not before taking some more KOM points that would eventually secure him winning that competition overall.
April 6, 2016 - Bristol South Road Race 13 March 2016 -
After all this activity there was a lull in the group which was taken advantage of by Kieran Ellis, who attacked again on the drag up out of Clutton and opened a decent gap, followed by Matt Franklin who successfully bridged before the fast decent on the A37.

The pair then stayed away for the remaining 2 laps of the Stowey loop, building almost a minutes gap. But with the finish approaching and some strong riders remaining in the chase group, the pair were eventually reeled in with around 5km to go.

A textbook counter attack by Stefan Barnett (DRK Racing) saw him quickly open small gap on the group and with the impetuous to chase all but gone he was then able to hold on through the fast flat run in to the finish take a fine solo win. The remaining places were settled via a very depleted bunch finish with Kieran Ellis (Bristol South CC) ad Rob Borek (DRK Racing) taking 2nd and 3rd for the podium finish.
Full details and results here

March 31, 2016 - April Segment -
24hrs (or so) left for you to attack the March segment.

Andy Legge has kindly chosen April's version- (aptly) open for business on Fools Day...
March 6, 2016 - Strava Comp. update -
An action packed month - great to see our highest ever number of participants: 32 - (almost 1 in 2 of our Strava Club). Let's aim for a majority next month?

Chris chose the segment; rode it first; and was fastest for quite some time.

Then Glyndwr Griffiths took it upon himself to illustrate the difference between National Level climbers and Strava segmenteers with a scorching 2:18. His ride description "Now back to proper training" presumably refers to his preparation for March's segment.....

Claire Greenfield was the fastest lady - although Christina gave her a good run - excellent to see several ladies giving it a go again.

Kieran Ellis has kindly chosen March's segment - he's gone for the much longer Hyatts Wood Road. The prologues are over... this is as "Grand Tour" as this competition gets.

Bonus point as always for first rider.
February 16, 2016 - Strava Comp. update -
The Monthly Segment Challenge has truly kicked off.
25 members have ridden it already - so we're on course for a PB.

Chris has set a very strong time for the men (and was first rider); and Christina currently has the fastest for the ladies.

Having ridden it, I can confirm that it's a real challenge - come and join the brave band of riders who have tried it if you haven't already.

I don't know what you were doing on 12th June 2012.... but Glyndwr Griffiths was setting a lightning quick KOM up this segment... is he going to defend his KOM after all that warm weather training?!

February 1, 2016 - Strava Comp. update -
Januarys segment draws to a close. It has been a tough month of weather - I dont think anyone enjoyed a tailwind... and many rode in the rain.
We have a new mens KOM - Jamie Stevens pipping Chris to the post. Both recorded 1.52 but Jamie rode his time first. Claire Greenfield got the QOM, but great to see the ladies turning out in numbers this month... long may that continue.

Jo Knight was first rider to ascend.
29 members rode in January - a new PB for us to collectively beat.

Chris has chosen Februarys segment.... he has gone for Naish Hill (a particular nemesis of mine...)

You've got to be brave to ride it at all - but hope you all give it a go. Starts tomorrow - bonus point as ever for first rider.

January 30, 2016 - -

January 20, 2016 - Cx CX CX -
Bangers made way for bikes as we promoted the first ever cyclocross event to be held at Mendips Raceway. The ice of the previous day melted away and fog rolled in as soon as the racing started for the penultimate round of the Western League. Check out the full results:

See more of Rich Lewtons photos from the day:

January 6, 2016 - Family Walk 2016 -

The first "Dave Galley" Family walk is at Blackberry Hill on Sat 16th Jan.

Meet Snuff Mills Car Park, Blackberry Hill. 10 - 10.30am. Walk To St Werburghs and Purdown, approx 5 miles.
December 30, 2015 - CX -

We’re running our first cyclocross race since (we think) 1964!

Round 14 of the Western League will be at the Mendips Raceway on Sunday 17 January.

More details on the British Cycling website. Thunder in the Hills!

December 27, 2015 - New Years day ride -
New Years day ride anybody leaving Bristol Bridge at 9am

This is a quick steady ride last year we averaged 17mph so be prepaired we will be looking for a cafe around Gloucester for a stop. Hopefully Mr Kelly doesnt get stronger as the day goes on and puts the hammer down again.

December 6, 2015 - BSCCs charity ride -
Raising money for the Bristol-based charity MS Research, You can support this charity ride in a number of ways - please pick (at least one!) from the list below:

1) Join the club ride on 6th December - (whatever the weather!)
2) Make a donation BSCC justgiving
3) Circulate the above link to friends, family and colleagues
4) Set up your own fundraising page at

November 1, 2015 - uphill downhill 2015 -
Congratulations to Chris Chapman on taking the David Hill Memorial, A nice sunny day out. Mary-Jane Hutchinson taking the ladies competition Results Here
October 24, 2015 - bscc hill climb -

Here are the results for the Hill Climb.
A big thank you to the helpers and for the support all the riders got at cow bell corner !

Thanks to Rich Lewton Photography for the cover picture, more fantastic photos are available here
September 21, 2015 - Ladies Club 25 smashed -
Jo Knight put in a fantastic ride to set a new ladies 25 mile club record of 58:43 on Glynneath bank. It was nearly a 2min PB too after being stuck on an 0 for the last 2 years.

As a late 16th birthday present to himself Josh Griffiths also destroyed his PB by over 5mins to record a 57:08. His lack of ceramic bearings and disc wheel prevented him doing a 56!

August 6, 2015 - Super Gareth -

August 4, 2015 - New Gloves -
Ultra aero gloves.
August 4, 2015 - The Heroic Era -
Gareth Baines.
August 4, 2015 - New potholes open up on A38 -
Gareth ignores Slimbridge turn.
July 27, 2015 - Transition Ride! -
Our monthly transition ride is on Sunday. 35 miles ride towards Milbury at around 14mph. Aimed at people who are already comfortable on a road bike but wnot used to riding as long, or quite as fast as the regular club runs, or who want to get more comfortable with riding in a group. The ride will start at 8.30 am from Bristol Bridge.
July 5, 2015 - New club record -
New Club Record - Congratulations to Hannah Ricketts taking the Ladies 100mile TT club record today with a time of 4:27:52 at the CTT National 100 mile Championships.
June 25, 2015 - Speed Record attempt -
Paul Fielding attempted to beat Donald Campbells water speed record using his bike. His luggage acted as a float until he got up enough speed to aquaplane.

June 21, 2015 - Bristol GP -

June 18, 2015 - Brian Weatherley 2015 -
Rob Borek won the Brian Weatherley 25 mile club championship on Wednesday in humid and changeable conditions. Rob just missed out on going under the hour with a 1.00.07 in only his 2nd 25 since doing this event last year. Jo Knight narrowly won the ladies competition with a 1.09.15 beating Hannah Ricketts by 12 seconds.
June 17, 2015 - Dream Team Win -
The Dream Team of Mark Bradley, George and Pete Keene walked away with the team prize in the Giant CC Halo 10 at the weekend. George cant remember the last time he won a team time prize, probably getting on for 50 years though.
June 16, 2015 - Interclub results -
The results for the interclub are in with the mighty South taking the win!!
more details here
Bristol South C.C.494
Dursley R.C. 463
Gloucester City C.C.390

June 1, 2015 - Red and Gold in Wales -
Jo, Hannah, Andy and Danny having fun in Wales

May 10, 2015 - Club 10 -
Entries close Tuesday for the Club 10 on the 23rd May on the fast U7b course, between Stone and Slimbridge on the A38. If you have not done online entry before you can bring cash and a paper entry form to the Club meeting on Monday. No excuses not to ride as all the marshalling positions have been filled, there is no other TTs or road races on either. First rider is off at 1.31pm, very civilised.
May 3, 2015 - Welsh 25 Champs -
Jo Knight and Josh Griffiths visited the Valleys and became Welsh CA 25 mile TT Champions! Jo carded a 1:01:03 to become the Womens Champ and Josh did a 1:02:35 for Junior Champ.
April 13, 2015 - sWINDon Hilly -
Hannah Ricketts took the win for the ladies in the blustery Swindon Hilly. Dan Burbridge was first BSCC rider home marking his return to testing. Jo Knight, Daniel Kempe and Steve Clark also battled the wind. There were reports of some riders being blown onto the wrong side of the A4 fighting to keep the bike upright.
April 12, 2015 - transition rides -
The transition rides will run on the first Sunday of each month and will be around 30-35 miles at 14mph. The next is on May 3 - check out the club runs page for details.

BSCC members, if you can volunteer to lead or help on one of these rides occasionally please contact Emma or Claire via Christina.
April 12, 2015 - Sunday transition ride -
Twelve riders new to the club joined half a dozen or so BSCC stalwarts for the club’s inaugural transition ride (a bit slower and a bit shorter than the main club run) on Sunday, making it out to Clevedon and over Failand in one piece and looking like they enjoyed it. For some riders it was a sociable way to get to know the club, for others it was a challenge that had them digging deep and learning (quickly) how to ride on a wheel - but we had lots of people saying they would be back for more.
March 15, 2015 - "Spring Hilly" -
Jo Knight won the ladies competition in the Bath “Spring Hilly”. Dan Kempe was first BSCC rider home with Steve Clarke, Josh Griffiths and Mary-Jane Hutchinson also conquering the horrible climb out of Mere.
March 8, 2015 - Gillingham Hilly -
Andrew Bradshaw was first BSCC rider at the Gilly Hilly, with Andrew Turner and Hannah Ricketts riding like the clappers on the shortened course.
March 2, 2015 - Strava Comp. -
Andy and Jo made an early attack on the March segment.

Andy Legge 1:28
Jo Knight 1:30

get your times in ....

March 1, 2015 - Chippenham Hilly -
Hannah enjoying the climb up Lyneham Bank

February 28, 2015 - . -
February 24, 2015 - New Club Calendar available to buy -

February 22, 2015 - Borek Moves Up! -
Rob Borek has shifted up to 3rd cat at a time of year when some of us have yet to start training. 1st cat by May? MONSTER.
February 8, 2015 - Borekageddon at Ill-Town -
Rob Borek came out of the blocks faster than a piece of exploding cheese to take second place at Ill-town this afternoon. Here at Falfield towers we are in no doubt he would have won if he had only been wearing the right jersey.
January 31, 2015 - Cookie Monster! -
James Cooke ripped it up at Odd Down, avoiding the usual 4th Cat train wreck to bag points for the second week running. Borek took the corner in one piece. SMASHERS.
January 26, 2015 - Jan. segment - 1 week to go -
Ewan takes the lead ... get your time in !

RankName DateSpeedPowerTime
1Ewan Johnston26 Jan 201518.5mi/h562W1:35
2Andy Legge10 Jan 201518.0mi/h443W1:38
2Niall Brown25 Jan 201518.0mi/h400W1:38
4Gee Hirst19 Jan 201514.0mi/h278W2:06

December 23, 2014 - ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US -

December 14, 2014 - Braidley the smasher, chief instigator, -
Lord of misrule...
December 9, 2014 - Warning! DO NOT APPROACH! -
If you see this man do not approach. He may be armed with creme de peche. HE IS DANGEROUS.
November 2, 2014 - Uphill Downhill 2014 -
Congratulations to Mark Bradley on taking the David Hill Memorial, A nice day out with a lot of dampness in the air. Jo Knight taking the ladies competition Results Here
October 6, 2014 - Christina Strikes! -
It was the mega hill climb weekend, with the red and gold emblazoned across the slopes of the region. Christina Gyles obliterated the competition, winning or coming second in each of her races. SMASHER.
September 30, 2014 - Best hill climb ever! -

September 30, 2014 - Borek warms up in Stocksbridge -
Rob Borek came a superb 12th at the Stocksbridge national warm up. Erstwhile clubman Glyndwr came an impressive second in the wrong coloured jersey.
September 22, 2014 - Porlock Mania -
It was an away day at Porlock for the BSCC hordes, tackling the 4 mile climb up the Toll Road. PJ scraped into the top ten, erstwhile clubmen Glyn and Tom rode well. Borek had a fight with his seatpost, Tejvan Pettinger slaughtered everybody... in a zen style, obviously.
September 12, 2014 - Vive Les Anglais! -
New recruit Niall Brown has been busy sticking it to the frenchies in Brittany, bagging 3rd place in one of their hard as nails crit races at St Suliac. Chapeau! Formidable!
September 11, 2014 - Portway Challenge -
Ex Paris Roubaix winners and National TT champs, eat your hearts out, Big Andy Legge is in town...and he's catching the bus!
August 14, 2014 - "It was fun... I cried" -
"I slept in a field. it rained... all day, headwind had me maxing out at 6mph, on the tri bars, on the flat. I spent the afternoon mtbing over the Alps on a road bike, an unpaved 2600m pass. it was fun. I cried. I climbed the Fluela Pass (2650m) in the rain. The descent was terrible, shivering like a shitting dog I hit a bottle, ripped a tyre and crashed. All good. This race is amazing."
August 14, 2014 - WARNING: Extreme TT Content -

August 11, 2014 - Gareth presses on... and on... and on... -
Somewhere in France
August 11, 2014 - Spink Smashes It! (again) -
Richard Spink beat the club 100 record set by Rod Collins in 1985, taking a minute and a bit off the previous mark with a 3.46.18, or 26.5mph average speed. Cough. The full set of major distance records have gone this year, 10, 25, 50 and 100.
August 7, 2014 - Hip New Gunslinger Slays Dundry! -
Rob Borek danced his way up Dundry yesterday in the final classic league event of the year to win by 6 seconds. The endless hours spent drawing increasingly elaborate stravamaps of Bristol has been time well spent. Christina was first lady and the top four were on fixed.
August 4, 2014 - EDD Update: points win prizes! -
The crack BSCC outfit of Trotters, Mark, Ant Clarke and Kieran came away with 4th overall, a brace of top ten finishes for Fast Eddie and K Dog, 7th in the time trial and upgrades all round. Kieran is now 2nd cat, Ant and Mark now 3rds. Brilliant work!
August 4, 2014 - Ride London! Sponsor the Chaps! -
Adam, Ed, James and Ade are taking part in the Ride London this weekend. They are raising money for the Bristol Childrens Hospital Cardiac Ward.
August 3, 2014 - Double 50 win for BSCC Ladies! -
Hannah Ricketts was fastest lady in her 1st ever 50, in the Severn RC 50 on the flats with a 2:24:38. Jo Knight was fastest lady, and best on standard in the Cardiff 100 miles RCC 50 with a 2:15:56. Lucy Walker took 6th place at Brentor. Brilliant racing!
Gareth joins 101 other certified lunatics for the 2400 mile transcontinental race 9 Aug. 3 checkpoints. Paris, the top of Stelvio and somewhere in Montenegro. Chequered board is in Istanbul. No support, no bag drops, no drafting.
July 12, 2014 - Entries for the Club Open 10 -
The BSCC Open 10 is coming up! Closing date for the rescheduled event is Tuesday. The event is 27th July at 9am. Internet entry is available.
July 8, 2014 - Ian Deegan rides a very very long way -
Ian rode Les Amis du Tour Cyclo, 3417km in 21 stages with 32592 metres of climbing. Rumour has it that it came about after he missed the turn at Slimbridge on the U7b and simply carried on.
July 8, 2014 - The South Up North -

July 2, 2014 - Spink Smash and Grab -
50 Mile Club Record Pic
June 29, 2014 - Club 25 Champs -
Weather permitting...
The three laps of the lake Brian Weatherley 25 Championship is to be this coming Wednesday the 2nd July.

June 29, 2014 - Spink Smashes Club Record -
Richard Spink turned in a 1.43 at the Derby Mercury 50, taking 4 minutes from the existing record with a 29mph ride. It works out as a mindboggling two 51 minute 25s.
June 27, 2014 - BC National Championships -
June 27, 2014 - BS National Champs -

June 23, 2014 - 30mph for 25 miles looks like this: -

June 22, 2014 - First sub 50 ride for 25 miles -
A milestone for BSCC was reached today at the Bynea 25 in Wales. Paul Jones turned in the first sub 50 ride at 25 miles, squeaking home with a 49.58 to record a 30mph average speed and slice 23 seconds from the existing mark.
June 16, 2014 - Club Team 10 Record Goes -
Richard Spink, Andy Legge and Paul Jones knocked 19 seconds off the long standing 10 team record yesterday. 20.07, 20.28 and 21.19 proved enough on a windy, quite tricky day in Hertfordshire.
June 14, 2014 - Jo Sets New 10 Mark of 23.38 -

June 14, 2014 - Jo Knight Raises the Bar -
Jo took 12 seconds from the decade-old 10 record at the Hemel Hempstead Open today, coming 9th in the ladies' event. A fantastic achievement, pure class.
June 10, 2014 - CL Event 11th June -
There are new traffic lights/ road works just to the west of the dam we are running a shorter lap 7.5 miles, instead of 8.3 miles.
Car park will be the other one to usual (its the one with the café).
Start will be on the Chew Stoke side of the traffic lights, finish at the car park just before the dam.
June 10, 2014 - BSCC: getting high on bikes since 1893 -

June 9, 2014 - Spink Goes Large -
Richard Spink bagged 13th place at the National 50 Championship event. We salute the flying physio and his unquenchable thirst for speed over longish distances. TOP BANANA.
June 9, 2014 - How we roll... -

June 8, 2014 - Christina enjoys a birthday pootle -
Christina went for a celebratory birthday audax 190 mile loop through Wales with 12500 feet of climbing. Her response? "Am so broken... I am in so much pain".
June 8, 2014 - Dan rides for a long time, part 2 -
Dan Kempe rode the WTTA 100 this morning. It was so early it pretty much counts as last night. In a spectacular demonstration of the dark and rapid arts of 100 mile testing, he came 3rd in 4hr 17.
June 7, 2014 - Go Spink! -
Richard Spink rides the National 50 mile time trial champs tomorrow somewhere in Dorset. There are more than a few roundabouts. Good luck!
June 7, 2014 - New Date for Open 10 -
New date for the open 10 is 23 July. It is open to new entrants. Send a paper entry to Andy Legge. Postal address is in the handbook or get in touch for more details.
June 4, 2014 - National Time Trial Championships -
The BSCC outfit of Ed Trotman, Paul Jones and Richard Spink came 15th in the National Team Trial Championships at Raglan, completing the 37 miles in 1hr 18, a 28mph average. Olympic gold medallist Steven Burke bought home the winning team in 1.14. BSCC were the first unsponsored club team home.
June 4, 2014 - Kieran Stamps on the Pedals -
Kieran continued his remorseless points accumulation with a sterling 4th place at the Woodcote RR in darkest, poshest Oxfordshire.
May 30, 2014 - Chew Valley News! -

May 26, 2014 - Dan rides for a long time -
Dan Kempe rode the Hounslow 100 on Sunday, taking 4hrs and 16 minutes to complete the distance. That equates to a 23.5mph average speed. Inspired riding.
May 26, 2014 - BSCC head to Devon for Road Race action -
Kieran, Ed, Mark and PJ took part in the very hilly Taw Velo road race. The bunch was decimated, with less than 20 riders making the cut. Kieran finished 7th place to continue his excellent run of form. PJ was a bit further back.
May 26, 2014 - 5 Go Mad in Devon -

May 18, 2014 - Appropriate use of the word epic -
Gareth has finished: 442 miles and 21,000 feet of climbing in 27 hours. We salute you. We bow down at the altar marked "insane feats on bicycles".
May 18, 2014 - VTTA 10 South Wales -
Dan Alford, Andy Kelly, Allen Janes and Paul Jones went to Wales for the VTTA 10 promotion. Dan set a PB, Allen rode non-aero, Andy did 23 and PJ came third.
May 16, 2014 - Points win prizes -
Kieran took 4th place at Ilton in the 3rds this week with some classy and aggressive riding. The BSCC 4th cat contingent came away with a result: they survived the crashapocalypse.
May 11, 2014 - Dan fights the elements -
Dan Kempe rode a 58 at the Blaneau Gwent 25 today. It was fast out, horrifically slow back. Jo Knight showed that a 59 is not far away with a 1.4. Allen Janes got serious with a 1.7, Steve Macdonald a 1.20 and George a 1.25.
May 11, 2014 - Souplesse -

Down to the Lake tomorrow to the spiritual home of time trialling for the Bristol South. Apart from the A38, possibly. Watch out for the slightly modified course due to roadworks.
May 5, 2014 - 10 record falls -
Paul Jones lowered the club 10 mile time trial record with a 19.37 at the VC10 event. Richard Spink became the second BSCC rider to card a 30mph ride with a 19.52.
May 4, 2014 - Gareth takes on the Brevet Cymru -
Gareth Baines completed the Brevet Cymru; a brutally long audax through the dark heart of the principality. He rode the piffling matter of 302 miles in 24 hours.
April 27, 2014 - The Ceaseless Joy of the Megahilly -

April 21, 2014 - Tom Wins in Devon! -
Tom Ilett got rid of the albatross with a spectacular solo win at the tough Brentor 234 in Devon. Tom triumphed over the brutal conditions to drop the bunch on the run in to the finish. A brilliant result, chapeau!
April 21, 2014 - the clenched power of a mortal struggle -

April 14, 2014 - Action 100 done -
James and Hana completed the Action 100 ride yesterday, along with the small matter of 7000ft of climbing. Caps respectfully doffed.
April 13, 2014 - Glyn 4th at Noel Jones Memorial -
Glyn and Tom worked together to bring it back at the Noel Jones Memorial today. Glyn took a brilliant 4th place. Chapeau.
April 13, 2014 - Swag for the South -

April 13, 2014 - Swindon Hilly Results -
Christina took a close second at the Swindon Hilly, narrowing the gap on her nemesis from 4 minutes at the BSCC 25 to a handful of seconds today. PJ was 4th overall and Dan came in 22nd.
April 11, 2014 - Tom and Glyn Go Mad in Wales -
Tom and Glyn are lined up for the Noel Jones Memorial Road Race this Sunday. Good luck! RIDE HARD AND FAST.
April 10, 2014 - Spinkmeister Smashes It -
Richard Spink celebrated joining the club with the fastest time at Aust, relegating a chastened PJ to second place by a handful of seconds.
April 7, 2014 - Home Win at the BSCC Open 25 -
A very satisfying day for the club in the BSCC Open 25. PJ took the win; John Legge and Dan Alford rounded out the team prize, John was 3rd vet and Christina 3rd lady. Strength in depth.
April 7, 2014 - 55.56 at Falfield -


April 2, 2014 - Course Record Tumbles at Aust! -
The first classic league of the season was a quick one. The longstanding UC115 course record set by Andy Sexton of Planet X fell this evening at Aust. Paul Jones recorded a 10.35 for a 29.4mph average on the course.
April 1, 2014 - The Classic League Returns! -
Everyone out to Aust for the Classic League tomorrow night! Bring your best bongo weaponry for fun and fast times.
March 31, 2014 - Ed throws his energy drink at the tifosi -

March 31, 2014 - THIS IS HOW WE ROLL -

March 30, 2014 - TROTMAN TO THE FORE! -
Ed Trotman took an awesome 6th place at the club road race today with a brilliant ride, pure strength and tactics. GO TROTTERZ!
March 25, 2014 - Super Sunday -
Bring whistles, cow bells, Dutch people, mankinis, pots and pans, small children, caffeinated energy gels, airzounds, lasers, flags, anything you can lay your hands on, and head to Stowey Hill to watch the pain and suffering.
March 24, 2014 - Tom in the E123 -

March 23, 2014 - Race Results -
Kieran came 11th at a hilly Modbury RR. PJ came 4th at the Bath Hilly and won a cake, Christina was 2nd lady. It was a cold day everywhere, with rain, wind and hail to contend with. Next stop the club road race!
March 23, 2014 - A Cold Day in Wiltshire -
Ed tries to recover some feeling in his digits.
March 18, 2014 - Big Numbers at Bath -
10 BSCC riders are lined up for the Bath Hilly next weekend. So far this year the BSCC numbers participating in the Hardrider series have been huge. It takes in the gentle climb of Mere and a few other slight inclines.
March 16, 2014 - The Season Gets Going -
Tom went big in the E12 Betty Pharoah against Rapha and a billion NFTO riders. It was hard, painful and unrelenting. Tom watched the wheels and rode a strong race, finishing in the bunch behind National Champion Graham Briggs and the entire NFTO roster. Chapeau.
March 16, 2014 - Graham at the Severn Hardrider -
Graham mistook a man outside a cemetery for the finishing officials. Dan offers moral support.
March 10, 2014 - Trotterz Opens Up, Clarke Kicks Off -
Ed Trotman bagged his first points with a top ten at Ilton, next stop 3rd cat. Mike Clarke came 4th at the Tockington Duathlon. Apologies for the non bike content.
March 4, 2014 - Real Racing is for schmucks -
the new strava segment is now up. can anyone topple King Trotterz?
March 2, 2014 - Brilliant rides all round at Chippenham -
BSCC were represented by 9 club members, each challenging the clock on the hilly circuit. Graham Gordon nailed it with a really impressive 1.0, several first timers rode brilliantly. Chapeau to Paul Fielding.
February 28, 2014 - BScc Team Bike -
New BScc team bike spotted in Strada Cycles window !

February 23, 2014 - Double Win! -
Jo Knight was fastest female and PJ won the overall at the Severn 25. It was horribly windy.
February 20, 2014 - I can see clearly now the rain has gone -
Jo Knight and Paul Jones are down to ride the Severn 25 this weekend, kicking things off for the season. It's going to be a bright, bright, bright sunshiny day.
February 18, 2014 - Borek, Cuff and Trotters -
The three intrepid Testers opened their account for the season at the Frome 10. Borek broke evens with a 23.49 to come 25th, Trotters and Cuff fought it out for 32nd place. Onwards and upwards!
February 15, 2014 - Season Starts Here! -
Trotters, Borek and James Cuff are all down to ride at the Frome 10 tomorrow: the season has started! SHOW NO MERCY!
February 10, 2014 - MEGAHILLY vs BIKERIDERS -
February 5, 2014 - Strava Challenge -
The first BSCC Monthly Segment challenge has been won by Kieran Ellis at a flying pace that earned the segment KOM. James Cooke was second. Christina Gyles rounded out the leaderboard in red and gold with the QOM. Next stop, Barrow Court Lane.
January 26, 2014 - Clark at the Park -
Antony Clark pitched up at the Preston Park winter series and promptly bagged the win in the 4th Cat race, kicking off the season in style for the South. BONGO BONGO BONGO!
January 14, 2014 - January Challenge -
The times are coming in .... James Cooke storming into 1st place

Rank Name Date Speed Power Time
1 James Cooke Jan 14, 201412.4mi/h 655W 31s
2 David Bolton Jan 10, 2014 12.1mi/h 695W 32s
3 Simon Penny Jan 1, 2014 11.7mi/h 686W 33s

January 8, 2014 - Strava Challenge -
January Challenge is here upload to strava now ! Fed up with base have a short blast up highlands road.

January 5, 2014 - Happy New Year! -
A happy new year from all at BSCC towers. Now get out on your bike and start training, the first race is in 6 weeks and the club road race is in 12 weeks. For some of you that means shifting a kilo a week. 200 MILES PER WEEK. NO EXCUSES.
November 30, 2013 - BSCC heads to Koksjide -
Steve, Kieran and Tom took in some tips on a day trip to Belgium.
November 30, 2013 - Steve Green back en forme -
Greener took 10th at the Warmley Clagfest last weekend. A slim consolation for the lack of waffles in Belgium the day before.
November 18, 2013 - Tom Takes The Shield! -

November 3, 2013 - uphill - downhill 2013 -
Congratulations to Andy(2bikes)Legge on taking the David Hill Memorial again, even with suspicious tactics being used on the downhill and Paul Jones smashing the uphill with his uber-bongo bike. Jo Knight taking the ladies competition
results here
October 29, 2013 - Rapha Super Cross -
Steve Green at Ally Pally
October 28, 2013 - Flying the flag -
Paul Jones rode the National Hill Climb on sunday, coming 34th. It was hard.
October 22, 2013 - National Hill Climb Championships -
This weekend sees the National Hill Climb Championship on The Stang, somewhere in the Arctic Circle. PJ is making the trek north to pit his might against the thinnest and weirdest men in cycling. Glyn is off to a wedding instead.
October 21, 2013 - Champion Claire! -
Claire smashes it to take the the win at Burrington.
October 21, 2013 - Race Face! -

October 20, 2013 - Burrington HC: Chapeau Everyone! -
A brilliant day out in the Mendips. More photos at
October 19, 2013 - Westclose Results -
PJ took 4th and Glyn 5th at a wild and windy Westclose this afternoon. Burrington next...
October 19, 2013 - Graham laughs in the face of Hill Climbs -
this ain't like any audax i've ever done before.
October 14, 2013 - Burrington THIS WEEKEND! -
All to the Combe this weekend to cheer on the riders, bring cowbells, pots and pans, full voice, whistles, the lot. HUP HUP HUP!
October 14, 2013 - -

October 8, 2013 - Mercenary Turncoat Gets Shouted At -

October 7, 2013 - Stevboss Gets Serious Air! -

October 6, 2013 - Hill Climb Update -
PJ, Glyn and Tom lost out to the crack VC Walcot outfit at Bowden Hill, with PJ in 4th. Glyn took 2nd at Hinton and Tom made the top ten. Today sees Wellow and then Claverton on the menu of masochism.
October 6, 2013 - Glyn Opens The Suitcase of Courage -

October 2, 2013 - Class is Permanent -

October 1, 2013 - Glyn, PJ and Dan head upwards -

October 1, 2013 - Hell of Haytor, Pain of Porlock -
Glyn, PJ, Dan and Steve Clarke took on several big climbs this weekend. Porlock was an amazing day out, 4 miles of steady climbing along the toll road, big prizes and a super crowd.
September 26, 2013 - Hill Climb Horror -
The brave and intrepid hill climb outfit of Glyn, PJ and Mike head south to take on Haytor, Widdecombe and Porlock. Bring the noise.
September 23, 2013 - Hanging out with Brian Holm, like you do -

September 23, 2013 - Steve Boss -

September 22, 2013 - Hill Climb Madness -
David Swainsbury and Ian Manners took 10th and 13th at the Swindon Double last weekend and today Glyn and Mike took 2nd and 3rd respectively at the Cardiff Triple. Top Banana!
September 15, 2013 - Croix de Fer -

September 14, 2013 - Barry takes a wrong turn in Cheddar -

September 14, 2013 - Brian shows off his nicely trimmed bush -

September 13, 2013 - G Goes Big For Hillclimb Season -

September 9, 2013 - Ewan Nails the Etape Cymru -
Ewan Johnston and Mike nailed the tough parcours of the Etape Cymru at the weekend, dodging the haphazard attempts at sabotage by the inbred locals, doubtless scared of those evil cyclists coming to the area, spending money and flooding the economy with silver.
September 8, 2013 - WTTA 10 -
BSCC took the team prize at the WTTA 10 with Jo Knight the 3rd counter. Christina Gyles was 2nd lady. Sterling efforts from the ladies, Karen Bones took on the Col de Gossington Bridge with aplomb.
September 2, 2013 - Glyn changes direction -
Glyn at Tour of Tidworth. Tester to the core.
September 2, 2013 - Andy Kelly Rips It Up -
Andy has been secretly dialling in PBs in Wales and Reading...
August 31, 2013 - Mike Clark Heading Upwards -
Mike took 3rd place at the Dursley promotion on Stouts Hill with a fast time. The National beckons...
August 26, 2013 - Never Stop Pushing -
Andy, Jo and Steve took part in the Action 100 this weekend, although the total distance is a whopping 117 miles. They avoided dramatic floods in Reading to raise money for Action Medical Research.
August 18, 2013 - No Mercy in Mercia -
Steve Hore finished 40th out of 1100 in the Etape Mercia. Steve expressed surprise that everyone was very serious and did not talk. Sportives are a serious business. We spoil you on the club run, clearly.
August 18, 2013 - Steve Green Flying -
Steve Green took 11th place in the summer CX race today, mixing it up with the airplanes and stuff.
July 26, 2013 - Phantasmagorical Madness -
Mark Jerzek opts for a new skinsuit on Ventoux. INSANE.
July 22, 2013 - Mendip Madness -
Lived up to its name, turning grown men and women into callow, gibbering wrecks. Draycott Steep lived up to the name and pummelled the bunch into submission.
July 21, 2013 - Records tumble -
A fast night at the lake on Wednesday saw Rob Pears obliterate the course record with a 17.49. Robin Coomber also shattered the 18 minute barrier and Ben Davies continued his startling progress with an 18.21. Evidence would suggest it was the floatiest of float days.
July 15, 2013 - Mendip Madness this weekend -
7:30am start for the intermediate group, 8:00am for the faster group.
July 13, 2013 - Ade Ridley up to 3rd Cat -
Ade took 2nd place at Odd Down today.
July 10, 2013 - Phil and Ewan Go Large -
Phil and Ewan tore it up at the Etape this week. Chapeau.
July 1, 2013 - Windier than an Old Dog -
Danny and PJ went to Wales in search of fast times, but found only unpleasant wind. Danny dialled in a 57 and PJ a 51.
July 1, 2013 - Next up, pointy helmet and bike -
a slippery slope for our glyndwr...
June 30, 2013 - Back to the Flats -
The wind dented times at the Somerset RC 10 last night, but didn't stop Jo from slicing 50 seconds from her PB with a 27.07. Rob Hutchinson interrupted the placings for the rest of the 3 strong ladies' outfit. Rob 27.49, Christina 28.10, MJ 29.35.
June 30, 2013 - Graham has finished his warm up. -
Finished. 1000k in 61.5 hours. Now have to ride 4k back to campsite and decide between sleeping in the car or pitching tent in dark...
June 29, 2013 - Update from Graham, somewhere in France -
514k done including col d'aspin, now mullered. As a side note, screw this crazy long audax lark. i've got a hincapie brain leg developing. not good.
June 29, 2013 - Hincapie Leg Brain -
the famous leg brain. this is happening to G right now.
June 27, 2013 - Graham Heads Out For a Loosener -
Graham Gordon started the Menigoute somewhere in France this morning. He has reached the first control after 100km of riding. Only 900 to go then.
June 25, 2013 - please god make it stop... -
Tom Ilet tackles Blagdon in the Colin Carfield.
June 24, 2013 - When good club runs go bad -
crashier than a 5th cat race at crashle coombe. the bunrun.
June 23, 2013 - Open 50 -
10 club members completed the Open 50 this morning in fairly brutal conditions. Ed Pitt came 4th, just over the hour. A terrific ride. Dan, Mark and Ed took the team prize.
June 23, 2013 - Hell of the Levels -

June 22, 2013 - Open 50 -
Tomorrow morning sees the club open 50 kicking off on the flats near Axbridge. 14 intrepid BSCC riders take to the startsheet, amongst 52 hardy souls eager for TT glory.
June 20, 2013 - Club 25 -
Gareth mistakes the Club 25 for a touring ride

More Photos here
June 10, 2013 - Mark Jerzak Hits Up The US... ON BIOPACE -

June 9, 2013 - Rob Rides The IG Nocturne Fixed Crit... -
...and somehow emerges with his full complement of teeth and limbs
June 9, 2013 - Nice Flat Back -

June 8, 2013 - Graham Goes For a Short Spin -
"The most brutal, unrelenting, gratuitously hilly and sadistic 600km I have ever done. 8200m of Devon, Cornwall & Somerset climbing." Graham is officially a Super Randonneur again for the first time since PBP.
May 30, 2013 - Ade showing the new kit what he designed -
6th place at the Odd Down Crits for Kit Designer Extraordinaire. Top Banana.
May 28, 2013 - Brian Weatherley Bowl -
The Club 25 championship has been run since 1922. John Legge and Dave Keene head the all time list with 6 wins apiece. Chris Holloway, Jeff Fry and Rod Collins have 5 each.
May 28, 2013 - Chris Holloway, Jeff Fry and John Kempe -
Previous winners of the Brian Weatherley Bowl
May 26, 2013 - On a Roll at the Cheltenham Hardrider -
PJ won the Cheltenham Hardrider, seeing off the challenge of Dean Robson in second, Tavis Walker, Derek Smetham, Dave Kiddell and James Cartridge. It was a challenging event with 2000 feet of ascent in 24 miles. a 57.59 was good enough.
May 22, 2013 - Smithy Catches Minuteman -

May 22, 2013 - Claire Greenfield Unleashes Hell -
Fastest lady...
May 20, 2013 - Rob Borek Hits Evens on the U7B -

May 19, 2013 - Grand Day Out in the Graveyard -

May 19, 2013 - BSCC Win at Westbury -
PJ won the Westbury Wheelers Hilly Time Trial, beating Derek Smetham and Tavis Walker into 2nd and 3rd respectively. He also took 6 seconds from Rob Lyne's 2011 course record. Dan Kempe went under the hour, Alan Green and David Bolton also rode.
May 19, 2013 - BSCC Win and Course Record at Westbury -
PJ won the Westbury Wheelers Hilly Time Trial, beating Derek Smetham and Tavis Walker into 2nd and 3rd respectively. He also took 6 seconds from Rob Lyne's 2011 course record. Dan Kempe went under the hour, Alan Green and David Bolton also rode.
May 17, 2013 - What we did on our holidays -
Climbed a massive mountain with snow on it.
May 17, 2013 - Kieran Hits the Heights -
Kieran undertook a smash and grab raid at Ilton, taking second place in the 3s and 4s. Next stop, E12... An awesome start to the season so far.
May 14, 2013 - Escaped Tiger Mauls BSCC Rider -

May 12, 2013 - Kieran en Forme -
Kieran battled up the final steep climb for 13th place at the prestigious, long and tough Steve Taylor 234 RR, taking home some points for the second race in a row. We salute you.
May 12, 2013 - Vingt Cinq -
Kieran gets prepped.
May 6, 2013 - Updated Welsh Championships -
PJ managed a 51.21 for 13th place at a breezy Welsh Championships, Danny a 57.10 for 86th. Two quick rides with PJ just grazing the outside of the top ten in this blue riband event.
May 5, 2013 - 25 Miles at pace -
PJ and Dan schlepped over the bridge to test their legs on the R25 this weekend ahead of the crucial classic league this Wednesday. Dan turned in a 56 and PJ a mid 51.
May 4, 2013 - BSCC Smash and Grab at Ilton -
Tim Wilkey won the 4s Race at Ilton. AMAZING. 3rd cat beckons.
May 4, 2013 - Glyn finds his legs -
Glyn took 2nd place in the E12 at Ilton, heading off the front with Elliot Davis on lap one and not looking back. A classy ride and great to see Glyn in the Red and Gold.
May 4, 2013 - Kieran Bags Points -
Kieran Ellis took an impressive 5th place at the Halwill Junction road race today, adding to the amazing BSCC feats thus far this week.
April 30, 2013 - Club Open 10 -
The BSCC Club 10 mile time trial takes place on Saturday 18 May at Falfield on the U7B. A super course, honest and fast if you ride fast enough. Get your entries in to Andy Legge or via the CTT online entry. Entries close on Tuesday 7 May.
April 28, 2013 - 5 Hills of Hell -
Glyndwr attempts his warm up.
April 28, 2013 - Megahilly vs Hapless Cyclists -
Smetham, Jones, Cartridge, Kiddell, Gough...
April 26, 2013 - Hillier than thou -
This Sunday sees the the BSCC and Dursley Hilly Time Trial. Several roadmen have taken to the field and it promises to be a bit of a challenge.
April 25, 2013 - End of the Road -
The TTs at Aust finished for another season with Andy Sexton sleeping soundly in his carbon fibre bed, his course record intact. PJ came closest with a 10.46, Will Bjergfelt not far off with 10.49. Amazing turnout over the weeks and some stupendous rides.
April 25, 2013 - I said upside down you're turning me -
...or not, and therefore getting a puncture.
April 21, 2013 - BSCC Road Race -
Dan B was first BSCC home, recovering from a mechanical to chase back.
April 14, 2013 - Swindon Hardrider -
Dan Kempe was the first BSCC rider home on the lumpy Swindon parcours. Dave Bolton continues to improve, with Dave Braidley the 3rd clubman back.
April 14, 2013 - Tom Ilett makes the break -
Tom took 7th in the 234 at Noel Jones. Chapeau.
April 13, 2013 - New Kit Also Available in Muddy Beige -

April 7, 2013 - First Look... -
Glyn and Tom model give a first glimpse of the new kit...
April 7, 2013 - New Aero Position -
Dave Braidley gets in the zone ahead of the Open 25.
April 5, 2013 - BSCC Open 25 -
Tomorrow sees the BSCC Open 25 at Falfield on a challenging circuit. Notable contenders include Rob Pears, Ben Anstie, Will Bjergfelt, Tavis Walker and Seb Baylis. 15 club members do battle for the honours.
April 3, 2013 - Windier than a Granny full of beans -
It was windy at Aust tonight but it failed to stop 30 hardy souls from making the pilgrimage.
April 2, 2013 - -
It's April, the clocks have changed, let the Classic League commence! All to Aust for a short sharp shock!
March 31, 2013 - Greatest Living Time Triallist in the UK -
and some bloke in a grey fleece called John.
March 30, 2013 - Rollin with the Homies -
Glyn and Tom getting ready to stick it in the small cog and open up a big bag of hurt.
March 29, 2013 - Red and Gold Weekend Races -
Glynn, Toby, James, Adam and Tom are at Castle Combe and Tom also at Brentor on Sunday. Andy Kelly gets his season started in Somerset with MJ and Rob. Dan, PJ and DB hit the hills. If that leaves you craving more it is the Mendip Madness on Sunday. Courage!
March 29, 2013 - Castle Combe Easter Classic -
6 BSCC jerseys took to the startline of the 4s race and all survived. Toby, Adam and James ripped up at the windswept circuit. In the E12s Glyn and Tom fought hard in a race dominated by the monstrous UK Youth sharpshooters. Awesome to see the jerseys in full flight.
March 28, 2013 - Hilly Time Trial 28 April -
the BSCC Hilly Time Trial is on april 28. It consists of 5 Cotswold climbs linked by 5 descents. There is probably less flat than there is ascent. Get your entries in online or in the post...
March 26, 2013 - Alan Green at the Sherwood BCXC -
The erstwhile DRC member is clearly still waiting for the new kit to arrive. Amazing effort in the conditions.
March 24, 2013 - The Horror, the horror (WTTA Hardrider) -
The chairman hopes that tea and cake might alleviate the extreme pain.
March 22, 2013 - Betty Pharoah Pics -
Mark and Ed ride tempo. A huge man rides in the middle.
March 22, 2013 - Betty -
An Orbea rider raises a hand to beg Tom to ease off the pace.
March 19, 2013 - Betty Pharoah -
Tom Ilet finished safely in the bunch at the E12, surviving the fierce pace set by UK Youth with some of the fastest guns in the land. Ed, Mark and Kieran mixed it up in the 3s and 4s, waving the red and gold in deepest Wales.
March 16, 2013 - The Ageless Wonder of Greener -

March 10, 2013 - Tom Hawkins RR/CX Mashup -
Kieran, Mark and Tom braved the wind, rain, snow and filth in Devon this morning. Tom worked on the chaingang to bring back the break, finishing in a heavily depleted main bunch. Kieran got shelled on the climb on lap 5 of 7 because people kept attacking. Mark lost contact a bit earlier because he hates cyclocross. Hardcore.
March 10, 2013 - Full Face Stubble and White Glasses -

March 9, 2013 - Gilly Hilly -
A grand day out near Bruton for Messrs Braidley, Pitt, Kempe and Jones. All rode with panache and souplesse, just missing out on the team prize to Northover Vets who were presumably having a day off from curing animals. Rob Pears won, with PJ a close second.
March 6, 2013 - Back Once Again With The Renegade Master -
Dave Braidley continues his assault on the hillies with an attack on the Gillingham course this weekend. Be assured, our chairman will take no prisoners in his thirst for glory.
March 3, 2013 - Severn Bridge RR -
The club extends our deep and heartfelt condolences to the family of the rider killed in the Severn Bridge Road Race today. We also offer support and sincere fellowship to the organiser and Bristol Road Club at this difficult time.
March 3, 2013 - Chippenham Hilly -
All 10 Bristol South riders made it to the startline in Sutton Benger. It was cold, but calm. Everyone rode brilliantly, especially David Swainsbury, Mike Clark and David Bolton who were making their WTTA debuts. BSCC took the team prize.
March 3, 2013 - Full Gas -

March 1, 2013 - Early Season Classics -
With 10 riders at the Chippenham hilly and 3 at the Severn Bridge Road Race, it promises to be a busy and glorious weekend for the best club in Bristol.
February 26, 2013 - Severn 25 results -
Ed Pitt, Trotters, Mike Clark and PJ all rode hard in the freezing cold at the Severn 25. Mike put in a fast time on the road bike and stayed on course. PJ took 4th, whilst Ed and Ed duked it out for 12th and 14th place.
February 23, 2013 - Severn 25 -
The startsheets are flying out. This weekend is the Severn 25, with Trotterz, Ed Pitt, Mike Clark and PJ attempting to defy the elements in the quest for early season speed.
February 17, 2013 - Frome DW 10 Mile Time Trial -
Trotterz and Rob Borek both decided that "go big or go home" was the order of the day at the FDW 10. Ed opted for something in the hundreds and Rob was on 97. PJ took 3rd place behind Ben Anstie and Tejvan Pettinger to get the season off to a flyer.
February 17, 2013 - Trotterz Warms Up -
Ed T visualises turning over a 189 inch gear.
February 13, 2013 - Inappropriately early season opener -
Trotters, Rob Borek and PJ head to darkest Frome to do battle with the elements and the field, all to uphold the glory of the club at the first 10 of the season.
February 9, 2013 - Close Encounters -
Heading up the mountain to hear the poptones and meet with a UFO.
February 9, 2013 - Overwintering in the UK -

February 8, 2013 - Tan Lines -
The fog clears at the top of burrington to reveal an unexpected sight.
February 7, 2013 - BSCC Majorca Challenge -
Several of the RR fraternity are out in Majorca getting the miles in. Bastards.
February 4, 2013 - It will soon be time to race -

January 23, 2013 - -
Snow Joke for the BSCC massive.
January 20, 2013 - Snow Joke -
Ed Trenchard rips it up round the trails, the gnarly monster that he is.
January 19, 2013 - Club run cancelled -
As there is a good chance of the roads being very slippery tomorrow it has been decided to cancel the club run.
January 8, 2013 - CycloCross -
Steve Green continues to mix it up in the rough stuff, taking 6th place out of 68 riders at Gloucester and securing an impressive 8th in the League series.
January 1, 2013 - Ride Your Bike -

December 23, 2012 - Happy Christmas -
Happy Christmas to cyclists everywhere, from all at the Bristol South.
December 17, 2012 - 62 Years Apart -
Some 62 years after Pete Baldwin came 10th behind Maitland and Robinson, Glyndwr Griffiths came 8th in the National Hill Climb Championship.
December 16, 2012 - Club Dinner -

December 13, 2012 - Club Dinner and Awards -
This weekend sees the social event of the year, the BSCC Awards Dinner. The silverware is currently being properly buffed, the races are all but done and the winners are ready to bask in the glory of an amazing season.
November 25, 2012 - Swamp Thing -

November 25, 2012 - Conham CX -
Steve Green contemplates the afternoon of bike cleaning ahead...
November 25, 2012 - ClaggFest -

November 24, 2012 - Treasure Hunt postponed -
Due to flooding in some of the lanes we were due to use for the treasure hunt it has been postponed. We will instead go to Cheddar, route to be made up as we go.
November 19, 2012 - you gotta ride it like you find it -
steve green, trophy winner.
November 19, 2012 - Mr Cyclocross -
Hat trick hero Steve Green.
November 18, 2012 - Steve Green Rips It Up At Gloucester -
Steve Green hit his straps with a mightily impressive 6th and the BSCC CX trophy for a 3rd year. The capricious perils of parkland cycling were bought home when a stray jack russell spread panic through the pack.
November 18, 2012 - Bun Run to end all Bun Runs -
A slightly frightening turnout of 35 eager cyclists rolled up in the November sunshine to visit the scenic delights of Banwell, turning the club run into a lane swallowing peloton.
November 16, 2012 - Uphill Downhill -
Dave Galley gets ready to put the hammer down:
November 16, 2012 - Uphill Downhill -
Dan Kempe and his Furry Friend mean business.
November 16, 2012 - Uphill Downhill -
A stray bongo magazine attracts some interest.
November 12, 2012 - BSCC uphill / Downhill -
David Hill Memorial (Uphill/Downhill) was held near Milbury this year. Congratulations to Ed Pitt winning the uphill and overall, with David Braidley storming the downhill besting the skipper by 3 meters. Results can be found here
November 10, 2012 - Club Kit New Designs -
The design for the new club kit was tested at a secret location in the Mendips today.
November 8, 2012 - Assault on the Leaderboard -
Steve Green continues to take the fight all the way to Hengrove, grazing the edge of the top ten with an impressive 12th place at Pitville. Tidy.
November 2, 2012 - Uphill Downhill -
This weekend sees the penultimate trophy event of the season, the Uphill Downhill. Rumours persist that skipper has chosen Draycott as a suitable climb. Traffic will be stopped at the bottom to allow for the sharp left hander onto the main road.
October 30, 2012 - Rapha Super Cross -
Steve rips it up at the rough stuff...
October 29, 2012 - Rake Pain -

October 29, 2012 - Onwards and Upwards -

October 28, 2012 - Glyn Takes 8th at National HC -
Glyn took an amazing 8th place at the National Hill Climb.
October 27, 2012 - Super Sharp Crosser -
Kieran and Dan hit up the quagmire in the Western CS league this weekend. Meanwhile, Steve goes head to head with the big beasts of rough stuff at the Rapha Super Cross at Ally Pally. Op Op Op!
October 26, 2012 - National Hill Climb Championships -
This weekend the National Hill Climb takes place on the Rake in Ramsbottom. PJ and Glyn are heading North for the contest. Expect a role reversal from Burrington, with Glyn very much in his element on the shorter stuff. Dig deep and Bon Courage!
October 24, 2012 - Deep Down and Dirty -
Steve Green continues to get filthy in the Western League CX.
October 21, 2012 - Burrington HC: HOME WIN! -
The Club Open lived up to expectations and then some. A real, proper crowd lined the bend banging pans and cowbells. It was a brilliant atmosphere. PJ took the win, Rob Gough 2nd, Tavis 3rd and Glyn 4th, Lucy Walker was 1st female. Hats off to Dan Kempe for organising.
October 21, 2012 - This is THE face for a hillclimb -

Photo courtesy of Rich. Lewton
October 21, 2012 - PJ at Burrington -
Picture by Andrew Chamberlain.
October 20, 2012 - Burrington Classic: Last Race of the Sea -
Tomorrow morning is the last event of the season, the Club Open HC. The Bun Run leaves from the usual place at 9am to ride out and watch. To the magnificent 28 racing, be quick or be sick. Or both, if you're first name is Glyndwr.
October 15, 2012 - In memory of John Kempe -

October 14, 2012 - Hill Climb Craziness -
Glyn took 4th at Catford, the oldest cycling race in the world, and 4th at the Bec. PJ took 4th on Holme Moss and 6th at Jackson Bridge. Burrington up next, 28 club members are getting ready to do battle in amongst the incredible 72 rider field.
October 14, 2012 - Hell Climb -

October 14, 2012 - Jackson Bridge -
Backwards cap, fixed wheel, out of the saddle, absurdly steep northern climb...
October 11, 2012 - Cat and Bec and Holme Moss and Jackson B -
This weekend sees Glyn and Tav head to Catford to demonstrate to the soft Londonistas how hills should be climbed, whilst PJ heads to Yorkshire to stick it to the baying northern hordes. COME GET SOME.
October 7, 2012 - Glyn Scalps Gough -
Glyn won the Cadence promotion this afternoon on Hinton. He scalped the frighteningly quick Rob Gough to reverse the result in the VC Walcot race earlier on. The BSCC mega-team shows no sign of slowing down, 4 riders in the top 8 at both events.
October 7, 2012 - VC Walcot -

October 6, 2012 - Chippenham HC -
Rob Gough took the win at Chippenham, Tom Marshall was 2nd, Tavis Walker 3rd and Glyn Griffiths 4th. At the Severn HC Glyn was 2nd, Tom 4th and Tav 5th. The hill climb outfit this year is a beast.
October 6, 2012 - Fresh as a Daisy -

October 6, 2012 - I hurt myself today -

September 30, 2012 - When the Going Gets Rough -
Kieran and Dan battled the claggy turf and savage inclines in a Bristol Park as the CX season got moving. Kieran rode single speed, such is his commitment to the cause.
September 30, 2012 - The Black Mountain -
Glyn and PJ battled the elements and the Black Mountain at the Welsh Championships today for a brace of top ten finishes. 15 minutes of driving rain and a horrible headwind.
September 29, 2012 - Haytor and Mamhead -
The BSCC hillclimb season is coming on apace. PJ took the win at the Classic MDCC event on Haytor this afternoon, riding into a nasty headwind all the way up the moor. He came 3rd on Mamhead behind two riders who avoided the morning climb on Dartmoor. It was enough to take the overall prize.
September 27, 2012 - Hill Climb Frenzy -
This weekend sees Glyn and PJ hit the Black Mountain at high speed in the Welsh Championship Hill Climb on Sunday. Saturday sees the hellish Haytor and Mamhead double-header, with PJ off last.
September 23, 2012 - BSCC Mega Lead Out Train -
The BSCC mega-train. Down to just a coupla carriages for a gritty day out round IllTown. Chapeau Steve and PJ.
September 23, 2012 - Glyndwr Reigns in Wales -
Glyn Griffiths took the win at the Cardiff Byways Triple Hill Climb this morning. He was fastest in all three events, kicking off the season proper with a demonstration of explosive power. Roll on Catford and the Rake...
September 20, 2012 - Late Season Action -
This weekend sees a large contingent heading down to the Ilton Circuit Race for one last ride on the red and gold train. Get your ticket at the station for the Spike Island Line.
September 15, 2012 - Garage Snacks -
Glyn celebrates the BSCC 1st, 2nd and 4th at Merrivale with a Ginsters Pasty.
September 11, 2012 - A Freaking LASER SHOW -
amidst all this talk of club records and an 11 man sprint train we nearly missed a key piece of news. The skipper's tandem HAS TWO LASERS. Star Wars Commute Death Ray hits the Keynsham Bypass.
September 9, 2012 - Club 25 Record Beaten -
The club 25 record was beaten today by Paul Jones at the Port Talbot Wheelers event in deepest darkest Wales. A headwind out made it heavy going, but a 50.21 sliced 32 seconds from the existing mark of 50.53, set by Dave Keene in 2006.
September 8, 2012 - Total Ledge -
George Keene at the U7B putting out the big watts with a barely healed collarbone.
September 8, 2012 - Keene Clan Kicks Ass -

September 7, 2012 - Hill Awaits! -

September 4, 2012 - A Family Affair -
The extended Keene clan are out in force for the WTTA 10 this weekend. Patriarch George has recovered from his injury and will be looking to show the young pups a thing or two. BSCC are fielding an astonishing 4 ladies in what could well be a battle to the death to see who can lay claim to the crown of 'Queen of all the Bristol Souths'.
September 3, 2012 - Archive Screening Mshed -
This Thursday at 5.30pm there is a screening of archive sports footage as a part of the Urban Sport exhibition at M Shed. You need to book tickets but they are free. There will be three short clips from 1959, featuring Victoria Park Cycle races and Hengrove.
September 3, 2012 - Tom Ilet extends his commute -
Tom tackles the fabled slopes of Holme Moss. On gears.
September 2, 2012 - Minehead WTTA Hardriders -
Dan Kempe and Paul Jones trekked down to Exmoor for a seriously lumpy hardriders course. Both rode well, setting PBs and upping their points tally that little bit more.
September 2, 2012 - Burrington Classic -
The BSCC Hill Climb is on the 21st October. A fantastic event, suitable for fixed or gears.
August 30, 2012 - Dursley RC Hill Climb -
PJ was the sole club member at the Dursley Hill Climb. Kieran came along to watch and laugh. It was horribly painful and they made a small child ride up on a heavy mountain bike to show just how horrible and painful it was. Derek Smetham took the win in his backyard, so to speak.
August 30, 2012 - Dursley Pics -
extreme pain.
August 26, 2012 - Lewdown Road Race -
Mark Hudson took 7th place in the seriously hilly Lewdon RR, with Kieran coming just outside the top ten. Points mean prizes! Tom Ilet mixed up with his new friends, the E1s and 2s.
August 26, 2012 - 10 Record Goes Again! -
Paul Jones took a further 7 seconds off the recent mark with a 19.42 at the Team Swift charity event. Michael Hutchinson made everyone look a bit silly by carding a 17.45 for a new competition record.
August 24, 2012 - Prep -
Great fun going up on 61 gear inches. Hideously awful saddle bouncing nastiness coming back down.
August 19, 2012 - Hill Climbs Are Here Again -
Roll up for pain and suffering, projectile vomiting, the taste of blood, the feeling of being stabbed repeatedly in each lung, overwhelming dizziness, tunnel vision, falling from the bike across the line as though shot in the back by a high projectile sniper rifle, no cakes and no ale, oxygen debt. LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL.
August 10, 2012 - Moving On Up -
Tom Ilet took 2nd place at Castle Coombe last night, a super result that takes him up to second cat. Great work!
August 7, 2012 - Christian Smashes it at Brentor -
Christian Smith added to his palmares and helped write another chapter in the extraordinary BSCC road race season with 2nd place at Brentor. A brilliant result and massively well-deserved. Tom took points for 8th to move ever closer to 2nd Cat. AMAZEBALLS.
August 7, 2012 - Ed Pitt is Spartacus -
Ed Pitt rode to a brilliant 4th place at the Severn 25. Another marker in an impressive first full season on the open road.
August 3, 2012 - Dursley Hardrider -
Ed Pitt took a top ten at the Dursley Hardrider, putting in another sterling performance in a season of rapid progress. Danny also rode well on the 13 mile shortened circuit.
July 29, 2012 - 19.49 -

July 28, 2012 - Club 10 Mile Record Falls -
The BSCC 10 Mile Time Trial record has been beaten. Paul Jones becomes the first Bristol South rider to break the 20 minute barrier and card a 30mph ride, recording a 19.49 at a fairly blustery Wolds RT event in East Yorkshire. He took 30 seconds off the previous record set by Steve Downs in 2007.
July 26, 2012 - Floaty Graveyard O Clock -
On a fast night at the notoriously slow and honest U7b, the course PBs tumbled. Ed Trotman sliced nearly a minute from his previous effort to put in a 22.13, Ed Pitt put in a 21.47 and Paul Jones took 18 seconds from his to nail a 20.55. Happy days.
July 25, 2012 - Floatilicious in Cirencester -
Andy Kelly turned in a long 57 and Danny Kempe a long 54 on the floatiest of floaty days out on the Cirencester course. Calm conditions and a high traffic count conspired to produce PBs for 33 of the entrants. That kind of day is rare as rocking horse shit, especially after our nuclear winter of a summer. Well done to both lads, thoroughly deserved.
July 22, 2012 - Etape De La Defonce Results -
Tom Ilet took 5th place in the GC at the 3 stage EDD in South Wales. A very hilly 3rd stage took a heavy toll on the field but BSCC rode fast to take 2nd in the team classification with Christian taking points to move up to 3rd Cat.
July 21, 2012 - BSCC at Etape De La Defonce -
On a monumental day for British Cycling, 4 BSCC riders, with one extra moonlighting for another team, took to the startline of the 2 day, 3 stage race in Wales. Tom Ilet took an amazing 5th place, whilst Kieran, Christian and Sam rode hard all day. Beautiful weather, fantastic day. More tomorrow!
July 16, 2012 - R25 3L -
A busy weekend in Wales saw 6 riders start, with 4 of them going under the hour. Sam and Ed continued their battle to card a 56.19 and 57.01 respectively. A 53.46 nabbed 4th for PJ. Ben Anstie showed the field a clean pair of cleats with a chastening 50.51.
July 13, 2012 - M Shed Gallery Talk Saturday -
There will be a gallery talk at 2pm on Saturday at the M Shed exploring the identity, past, traditions and activities of the Bristol South. It will take place in the gallery on the top floor and we will be sharing the space with members of the Easton Cowboys FC.
July 9, 2012 - Deegan the Unbelievable Mile Machine -
By the start of day 21 of his French adventure Ian Deegan has completed 2667km and climbed 34,594 metres. YES, METRES.
July 7, 2012 - BSCC Open Win -
A pb of 21.15 on the Graveyard in windy and damp conditions was enough to take the win at the Severn Open 10 for PJ, his third open win of the season. Mary Jane was first lady and Rob Hutchinson was also a fast finisher.
July 5, 2012 - Road Race Updates -
Sam Larkham is now 2nd Cat after a string of superlative rides, including 1st at Lloyd Coward. Kieran has moved up to 3rd after a storming sprint finish bagged 3rd place at Castle Coombe. Mark Hudson is in the running for the season long sprint prize. Meanwhile PJ somehow finished a road race.
July 1, 2012 - Chip 25 -
Ed Pitt dialled in a lightning fast 56.27 to obliterate his PB and go under the hour for the first time. His transformation into monstrous time trialling behemoth is all but complete. Dan, Andy and Yan also put scorch marks into the tarmac near Cirencester.
July 1, 2012 - Steve Taylor Road Race -
An awesome effort from the 6 riders saw the red and gold animating the race and forging the breaks, leading to some points for Sam. Another super day in the saddle for the roadies.
June 28, 2012 - Super Sharp Lake Shooter -
PBs fell across the board as a number of riders forced the pace down at the lake. Ed Pitt, Trotters and Kieran all put in sterling rides, with Ed P and Sam Larkham getting close to the magical 19 minute barrier.
June 28, 2012 - BSCC en masse at the Graveyard -
Ed Pitt, Ed Trotman, Dan Kempe and PJ all took on the Dursley on their home turf this evening. Despite the windy conditions the two Eds carded PBs. PJ stayed on course to take the win with a 21.29, half minute up on Derek Smetham.
June 24, 2012 - BSCC Open 50 -
The club open 50 was won by Mark Ashurst with a 1.58 in tough conditions. Andy Legge was 5th, just over the 2, and Mary Jane took home some cash for first lady. Huge thanks to the marshalls, cakemaker and timekeepers.
June 24, 2012 - Reach for the stars... -
The Road Racers left their mark with a show of strength at the MDCC massed start hillclimb event. Sam took 4th, Tom 5th, Christian 8th and Mark 11th. Hup, hup, and indeed hup.
June 21, 2012 - Chew Valley CR -
Robin Coomber set a new course record at Chew Valley lake yesterday, taking 2 seconds off Rob Pears mark with an 18.07. Well done that man.
June 20, 2012 - Tour de Force -
Ian Deegan is making away across the French hinterland, averaging about 150km and 2000 metres of height per day, fuelled only on packets of Montbozon biscuits. Allez!
June 17, 2012 - Sam Slams It! -
Sam Larkam took the first BSCC road win of the season with a stylish and well deserved win in Dorset. Top Banana! Full report here
June 17, 2012 - HAVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! -

June 17, 2012 - Sous Les Paves, La Plage! -
Steve Clark completed the Paris Roubaix sportive this year, going the full 12 rounds, man to man with a set of cobbles the size of boulders, all in the red and gold. A bottle of Duvel awaits methinks.
June 13, 2012 - CL HillClimb -
A dry night for a change at the Shortwood Common Hill Climb.
defending champion Sam Larkham retaining his crown closely followed by the Andy Legge
The results are here and photos
June 12, 2012 - Legge Legs it in Wales -
Club skipper took 4th place in the Port Talbot 50 at the weekend with a scorchio 1.58. Could it be worthy of silverware? The Special Cup beckons!
June 9, 2012 - 50 Mile Season -
A full club complement heads to Wales this weekend to tackle the R50c. Hopefully it will be marginally less windy by Sunday as the battle for the club BAR continues.
June 8, 2012 - Interclub -
A close fought Interclub saw Dursley take the win with 483.5 points. Gloucester were second with 451.5 and BSCC 3rd with 418.5. Derek Smetham took the win with 22.20 with Jim McLoughlin at 22:29. Full results here.
June 5, 2012 - RR Roundup -
Kieran and Mark mixed it with the big boys at the Mike Rutty RR and took home cash money for first 4th. Christian and Tom travelled to Wales and rode at high speed into the side of the Black Mountain in the pursuit of glory in a very tough race.
June 5, 2012 - I been havin some hard travelin -
Ed Pitt scorched round the Bruton course to 7th place in the latest hardrider. A really impressive result.
June 5, 2012 - BSCC 50 in 3 weeks! -
The BSCC Open 50 is in 3 Weeks! Get your entries in! Internet is easiest. Course is the super-fast U21 near Axbridge. Breakfast will be served after the race with classy coffee and home made baked breakfast goods. Be there or be sorry forever after.
June 2, 2012 - Bath Crits -
Christian Smith rounded out the series at Victoria Park with a top 20 finish and a top ten overall in the series. Fantastic bike racing. Erstwhile tester for the club, Tavis Walker, took the E123 by some 40 seconds.
June 1, 2012 - Pin up -

May 30, 2012 - Brain Weatherley Bowl: Club 25 Champs -
A tough night for a big field down at the lake with a vicious headwind swirling around. Sam Larkham finally went under the hour, cracking ride. Some struggled more than others, but not Robin Coomber. He smashed it with a mid 56, PJ a long 56.
May 29, 2012 - Brian Weatherley Bowl -
Tomorrow is the Club 25 Mile championship consisting of 3 laps of Chew Valley Lake. Several riders are vying to get under the hour on this testing course.
May 28, 2012 - BSCC RR -
Hats off to Dave Braidley for organising another cracking road race. Well done to the winners.
May 26, 2012 - I'm losing my edge... -
I was there in the Paradise Garage DJ booth with Larry Levan. I was there in Jamaica during the great sound clashes. I woke up naked on the beach in Ibiza in 1988.
May 24, 2012 - Round Round Get Around I Get Around -
Some rapid times and close battles at the Lake this week. Andy and Sam duelled that bit closer to the 19 minute barrier with a 19.09 and 19.13. PJ set the fastest time for quite a while with an 18.25. Ed Pitt blasted it and shouted his number louder than anyone else. Trotters pushed 103 inches, and George celebrated his 80th with a quick time. Welcome to the new riders!
May 22, 2012 - BSCC Road Race! -
This Sunday sees the Club Road Race take place in and around Bishop Sutton. Come and ride, marshall or watch! Ideal viewing points are at the top of Stowey Hill for the KOM or in amongst the twitchers by the finish line.
May 20, 2012 - Westbury Hilly 23 -
The Westbury Hilly inches around the scenic edge of Salisbury Plain with some troublesome climbs. Mary-Jane stormed round as fastest lady, Rob got his name in for the lucrative post-hardrider criteriums by taking the lanterne rouge, and PJ took his second open win of the weekend, beating Dean Robson into 2nd by a minute.
May 20, 2012 - Llandow Criterium Races -
Kieran, Sam and Mark went to Llandow for some rapid crit action. All three animated the races in true BSCC attacking style. Kieran was 7th, Mark 11th and Sam 5th in their respective races. Points win prizes! Viva la BSCC!
May 19, 2012 - BSCC 10: Glory for the South! -
A balmy day in the graveyard saw PJ take the win at the club open 10. Sam charged round for 5th and a fast ride for Dan nabbed the team prize. Well done to all 18 who rode and to Skipper for organising a great event.
May 18, 2012 - Souplesse -
PJ shows the bunch a clean pair of heels in his first road race for the South. Amazing images from Simon Parker.
May 17, 2012 - Wednesday Night Round Up -
Andy Legge reasserted his position as top dog at the Lake by wheeling out the aerotica and dialling in a 19.28. Sam Larkham continued to show good form with a 19.35 and Ed Pitt blasted to a speedy 19.55. 5 members of the extended Keene clan fought for bragging rights at the family get together.
May 17, 2012 - Bath Cycle Races -
Christian, PJ and Kieran headed over to Bath for the fast and furious Victoria Park races. Christian rode a blinder, grabbing 7th place. PJ was going well before being taken out and perfecting a dignified swallow dive onto the tarmac. Kieran clung on in for 22nd. A great race.
May 17, 2012 - BSCC @ Ilton -
Kieran, Ed, Tom and Mark ventured to Merryfield in their quest to spread the gospel of the Bristol South. Mark and Christian drove the pace, getting in the breaks, Mark took the sprints. They were reeled in near the end, setting Tom up for the charge. He attacked hard and got the gap with one other, taking 2nd overall and moving to 3rd Cat. Amazing.
May 13, 2012 - The Joy of Road Racing -
A delirious combination of lovely weather and some timely break infiltration reminded Sam Larkham why he rides a bike. Some nice points for 6th place completed a worthwhile trek to Surrey.
May 13, 2012 - Cheltenham Hilly and Usk 25 -
As the sole BSCC rider at the Cheltenham Hilly, PJ nailed the club colours to the mast with a freakish dead heat for second place with Ben Anstie. Matt Clinton took the win. Meanwhile in Wales Andy Legge nabbed his second PB of the weekend with a 53.28 on the R25 where Yan and Andy K both went under the hour. Scorchio!
May 12, 2012 - Chippenham 10 -
Andy Legge, Andy Kelly, Tavis, PJ, Ed Pitt and Yan Keene all took to the start for the Chippenham 10. PJ was 2nd with 20.42, Tavis 3rd in 20.45 and Andy 6th with 21.30, taking the team prize as well as some podium kudos.
May 9, 2012 - Isle of Man Trip -
A few intrepid BSCC riders are on a jaunt to the Isle of Man. It looks like it might get a bit windy, judging by this image.
May 8, 2012 - You Don’t Miss Your Water... -
The Classic League returns to the Lake for the ups and downs and thrills and spills of our little scenic loop. Be there or be home on the sofa in the dry watching Big Bang Theory.
May 8, 2012 - MShed Exhibition -
Bristol South Cycling Club feature in the new M Shed exhibition opening on 22nd May. Spot the club members in the brochure.
May 7, 2012 - TT round-up -
Andy and Dan rode the Somerset 2-up, coming 4th on the flats with a 21.32. PJ managed a 52.46 on the R25 for 11th place.
May 6, 2012 - Racing and Training -
Graham Gordon has been extending his commute to work to get out of Bristol in the mornings. omfg.
May 4, 2012 - Interclub WIN! -
The mighty BSCC have once again reasserted the natural order of cycling with a terrific victory in the Interclub on Wednesday. BSCC won with 134, Dursley took 2nd with 158 and Gloucester were 3rd with 187. Well done to all who rode!
May 3, 2012 - Extreme Testing -
Sam Larkham was keen to bust out some snazzy tricks on his sick new time trial bike. Here he is at the interclub perfecting the amazing and death defying "one foot pedal whip".
May 3, 2012 - Seeded Riders Wait to Unleash Hell -
Sir David of Braidley flexes his number ten with a steely determination, just prior to sticking it to the Gloucester and the Dursley on the U7B. Our illustrious secretary vows to be his wingman.
April 30, 2012 - Rain Jackets Are For The Mentally Weak -

April 29, 2012 - Halwill and Bath -
Steve Green took 10th at the Halwill RR on Saturday and PJ took 4th at the Bath CC 10. Conditions were not ideal in either race, but compared to today it was tropical.
April 29, 2012 - Reading RR: WARNING - EPIC CONTENT -
30mph cross winds and driving rain caused utter chaos at the Reading RR with a bunch of 12 riders left by the end. The field was obliterated. Sam took 9th and Tom 14th with Mark not far behind. Just making it to the finish was an awesome result given the unholy shitstorm swirling around.
April 28, 2012 - Race Action -
BSCC features in the Bath 10, Reading RR and Hawill RR. Top tip of the day is to carry an ionising magnetohydrodynamic drive to repel raindrops.
April 26, 2012 - Inter Club Next Wednesday! -

April 26, 2012 - Andy Legge Scorcher -
Andy Legge smashed his PB at Aust in the rain and wind with a superlative 10.52. Caps doffed all round.
April 25, 2012 - COMING UP: Club Open 10 and 50 -
The club open 10 Mile Time Trial is on the 19th May on the superfast U7B and the 50 Mile Trial is on the U21 near Axbridge on the 24th June. get your entries in, both events take online entry
April 25, 2012 - Crazy Fast Times -

April 22, 2012 - Betty Pharoah: Results -
A windy and wet welsh shakedown awaited the BSCC lads in their latest RR. Tom Ilet continued his run of form with an impressive 8th, Steve and Sam placed highly, Mark and Christian were not far behind and Mike was also riding, albeit in the wrong direction on the last lap.
April 22, 2012 - BOGOF: 2 Club Legends for the Price of 1 -
John Legge made a rare appearance on UK soil, looking to see Andy uphold the family name in the Yeovil 10. Andy took 6th on a tough day. Danny, Allen and Andy rode well. With PJ in 3rd BSCC took home the team prize for their efforts.
April 20, 2012 - Betty Pharoah Road Race -
A pretty amazing 7 club members are taking to the startline for the Betty Pharoah this weekend. Good luck to all!
April 18, 2012 - El Classica: Fast Times at Aust -
Blustery overcast weather failed to prevent a number of riders setting a PB. Andy Legge continued his rich run of form with an 11.06, Yan Keene scorched round the first time but slowed up second time up the road and the magical 11 minute barrier was broken by PJ. 23 riders turned out! Results
April 17, 2012 - Christina and Hattie Go Global -
Erstwhile club member Christina and her partner Hattie are currently embarked on a genuinely epic cycle tour across some far away and wonderful lands. Catch up with their exploits here...
April 16, 2012 - Swindon Hilly -
Ed Pitt and Tavis Walker exorcised some demons at the Swindon Hilly. Ed scorned the piffling 23 miles on offer by adding in a few more just for fun. Tavis used the road bike and came 6th. Well done to both!
April 15, 2012 - Club Record Beaten! -
A fast out and a horrible headwind back made it tough going at the R25 but Andy rode a lightning quick PB of 53.41, Dan 56.20 and PJ 52.20 to slice over a minute off the existing blue riband team record set in 2005. Well done BSCC!
April 15, 2012 - Team Record -

April 15, 2012 - Noel Jones Road Race -
Tom Ilet bagged 13th place at a lively Noel Jones Road Race. The field was stacked to the gills with sandbagging early season 1st cats and Es pretending to be 2nds. A very impressive ride, chapeau.
April 14, 2012 - Road Racetastic -
Steve Green and Tom Ilet are looking to capitalise on their good form by bagging some points and placings at the Noel Jones Memorial in Brecon. Have it!
April 13, 2012 - Another Busy Weekend -
The club testers are out in force. Ed Pitt and Tavis Walker are trying the Swindon Hilly for size. PJ, Dan Kempe, Allen Janes, Skipper and just some of the many Keenes are riding in Wales at the Glynneath Bank.
April 11, 2012 - The Classic League -
Too wet for skipper who chose the Keynsham Bypass for his own private Strava battle. Ed Pitt blasted round to a super quick 11.32, Sam Larkham went under 12 minutes as did Danny and Richard Spink of Strada Cycles. PJ scraped himself off the floor after a collision with a car whilst riding out and managed an 11.02. Super rides all round. Results here
April 11, 2012 - La Liga Classica -

April 10, 2012 - -
Tom Ilet, Steve Green and Sam Larkham light the blue touchpaper in the Brentor 2 stage road race.
April 10, 2012 - Wednesday Nights Alright For Fighting! -
This Wednesday sees the second Aust Time Trial in the fabled BSCC Classic League Series. All welcome on any type of bicycle. For further details see the links above. Skipper Andy Legge is scratchtastic on account of his scorching form.
April 8, 2012 - Brentor 2 Stage -
A typically tough parcours in the Devon badlands saw Steve Green lead the way with 10th in the RR, closely followed by Tom in 12th and Sam in 15th. Sam Larkham took 15th in the overall. Kieran, Mike and Christian also rode hard in the club colours.
April 8, 2012 - Wychwood Classic 36m TT -
PJ attempted a 36 mile hilly time trial - the Wychwood Classic - in the Cotswolds. It was about 35 miles too long and an exercise in unnecessary suffering. He managed 2nd place behind Steve Golla and ahead of Rob Yeatman.
April 7, 2012 - Classic League -
Results for the Open 25 Classic League Andy Legge leading with super fast 57.42, but Rob taking the Handicap with a 49.58 Results here
April 4, 2012 - Classic League -
A cold and windy first round of the Classic League Andy Legge with the fastest time of 12:13 and Ewan ?? leading the handicap table. Results here
April 4, 2012 - BSCC Open 25 TT -
This weekend sees the clubs first open event of the year. The Open 25mile TT is on Saturday 7th @2pm. More details and the start list here
March 28, 2012 - Off the Front -
Steve Green puts the hammer down and spreads pain through the bunch at the Blackawton road race:
March 25, 2012 - Blackawton Road Race -
The Red and Gold Train keeps on rolling down the road. Steve Green took a top ten placing whilst Kieran Ellis, Christian Smith and Sam Larkham rode hard in an extremely tough race across the Devon hills. Chapeau indeed.
March 25, 2012 - Bath Hardrider -
PJ was the sole BSCC rider to take to the start for one of the hillier hillies. A 57.55 missed the course record by 7 seconds, until it was booted into touch by Alec Baskaya and Rob Pears with a 56 apiece. 3rd place ahead of Ben Anstie is not to be sniffed at, neither is 4 podium placings in the last 4 races.
March 25, 2012 - Skipper Skips Across The Flats Fastly -
Skipper Andy Legge put down a marker of his strava inspired form with a 21.31 on the u21 to take second place behind Jon Wynn. A really impressive ride considering that this course can be a total dog.
March 23, 2012 - The Rock Island Line... - a mighty good road, If you want to ride you gotta ride it like you find it, get your ticket at the station for the Rock Island Line...
March 18, 2012 - Merryfield Road Race -
Kieran Ellis bagged a top ten finish at Merryfield with Christian Smith, Mike Clark and Mark Hudson just out of the points. Steve Green mixed it up with the 1-2-3s in a fast and windy race. A fantastic first outing for the roadies, albeit in black socks.
March 18, 2012 - -
8 club members rode the Severn Hilly TT in a very strong showing of the red and gold. PJ squeaked round to a 52.34 for 2nd place. Ed Pitt and Dan Kempe both rode 59s with Ed just edging it. Graham, Allen and Sam were just over the hour, and Rob and Mary-Jane had their customary ding-dong battle, on the bike I hasten to add. It was a brilliant effort from everyone on a hard course.
March 18, 2012 - Southern XC Mountain Bike Madness! -
Has there been a weekend this busy for the club in recent years? Tom Illet got 9th at the Southern XC on a very claggy course which somehow managed to be extremely sticky and draggy yet pretty slippery in the corners. Awesome.
March 15, 2012 - Mountain Bike Madness! -
Tom Illet is riding the first round of the South Western XC series this weekend. Good luck!
March 14, 2012 - Lots to see here! -
An exciting weekend looms for the club with 5 riders heading to Merryfield to open their road race account and a further 8 riders taking to the start for the Severn Hardrider. Good luck to all!
March 11, 2012 - GDW 19 Hardrider: Results -
A great day for the South at the GDW hardrider. Rob 5 seconds up on MJ at 62.02, Allen under the hour at 56.3, Mark 6 seconds up on Dan at 49.54 and PJ 2nd in 43.37. BSCC were 2nd team and PJ took the hillclimb prime. Results here
March 11, 2012 - GDW 19 photos -
Dan and Allen discuss strategy at the team car ... mary jane demonstrates the size of the potholes in the village of Zeals...
March 10, 2012 - Road Races -
the google group is alive with chatter as a legion of BSCC riders line up road race entries up and down the country. looks like it might be a busy season for the club. first stop the Betty Pharoah... UP THE LEAGUE!
March 10, 2012 - Gilly Hilly -
Today sees the Gillingham Hardrider, a savage loop of a hilly parcours somewhere in dorset. 6 BSCC riders are down to start and the weather looks a gazillion times better than last week, hurrah. UP THE NCU!
March 5, 2012 - Club Road Race: CHANGE OF DATE -
The club road race has been postponed and the new date looks like being 27th May. This will be confirmed soon.
March 5, 2012 - Gospel Pass Audax -
Graham and Steve found some sunshine heading up the Gospel Pass. Rumour has it Graham stayed on course.
March 4, 2012 - Chippenham Hilly Results -
One of the coldest races in recent years had rain, sleet, snow, strong wind and lakes of standing water. 10 people were DNF, including Danny who punctured. Allen braved the conditions for a 1.20 and PJ managed a 58.57 for 3rd place. Hopefully it will be marginally warmer next week.
February 28, 2012 - Chippenham Hardrider -
This Sunday sees the first event of the WTTA Hardriders series. The very strong field contains competition 12hr record holder Jeff Jones and Catford winner Rob Gough. In the red and gold are Dan Kempe, Yan Keene, Allen Janes and Paul Jones.
February 27, 2012 - Severn 25 -
Thanks to Ifor Powell for the photos.
February 26, 2012 - Severn 25 -
Whilst tiptoeing through the tricycles on the graveyard, Graham decided a 25 was too damn short and extended his race to 32 miles for a 1.26. PJ came 3rd with a 57.07, not too shabby for february on a rough and lumpen course. The Hardriders await!
February 21, 2012 - The Graveyard Beckons! -
Come february and you can be sure to find furtive men in lycra lurking in an overgrown layby off the a38 at strange o clock. this Sunday sees the Severn 25 promotion with Graham Gordon seeing how a 25 compares with the PBP and Paul Jones trying to beat his course PB of 62 minutes.
February 19, 2012 - Red Bull Hill Chasers -
Chapeau to Glynn for riding the club colours at the Red Bull Hill Chasers last night, unfortunately straight into Rob Gough in a violent rerun of their Catford Clash. Both riders picked themselves up out of the railings and limped over the line.
February 14, 2012 - Get up in the Loft! -
Better dust down those time trial bikes. The hilly races are coming.
February 13, 2012 - Racing Seasons Starts! -
the club run this sunday is an adventure over the bridge towards tintern where the teacakes are bigger than a table. Incidentally, some of us will be racing this weekend. the day has come.
January 30, 2012 - Walks -
Details of the Family Walks 2012 are now available here
January 29, 2012 - Puncture repair Master Class -
News from this weeks clubrun The captain demo’s how to fix that puncture. Step1- remove the thorn from your tyre
January 17, 2012 - Early Season Time Trial Horror! -
Enough reckless soft pedalling on the bike. Now is the time for action. The Frome Ten is 29 days away and the Chippenham Hilly follows swiftly after. BASE BASE BASE!
January 10, 2012 - Club Run: Burrington/Cheddar -
this saturday the club run returns to civilisation with the gentle climbs of Burrington Combe and Chedar Gorge, ideal for fixed. unless you have a pursuit bike and are running 108 inches, in which case it might be a tiny bit tall.
December 28, 2011 - Boxing Day Ten -
Dan Kempe, Mark Hillier, Andy Kelly, Steve Clarke and Andy Legge took to the start line at the Severn RC boxing day ten. Times were creditable given the traditional excesses of the day before.
December 19, 2011 - Boxing Day Ten -
the boxing day ten is the perfect christmas pudding ride. turn up and celebrate with the severn (there is a christmas truce between the two clubs), ride hard and taste that horseradish and sherry in the back of your mouth. Further details here
December 4, 2011 - Club Dinner -
The Club Dinner was a roaring success. well done to everyone for being a part of the best cycling club anywhere, ever, and etching another page in the narrative history of the Bristol South. Hup Hup Hup!
November 29, 2011 - Club Dinner and Awards! -
get your tinsel and fairy lights ready for the club run. we are heading to stockwood vale for the awards dinner, the bristol society event of the year.
November 23, 2011 - Ashton Court CX -
this weekend sees the Ashton Court Cyclo-Cross event. it promises to be a filthy, vile slurryfest, and will thus be an excellent spectator event. see you there!
November 20, 2011 - Club Run: Allington -
the coffee and walnut cake today was particularly nice.
November 20, 2011 - Choice of Champions -
The skipper spotted this little beauty under the counter and bagged a slice.
November 19, 2011 - Club Run 19.11 -
this sunday the club run heads eastwards, out towards deepest darkest Wiltshire for a gentle perambulation round the lanes. the weather is ace, the fixed cogs are whirring: get those winter miles in!
November 16, 2011 - Winter Miles! -
only 16 weeks to go until the season curtain raiser, the Frome and District 10! base base base! all your base are belong to us! 200 miles a week minimum, NO EXCUSES!
November 13, 2011 - Cyclo Cross Trophy Event Hengrove -
6 BSCC riders took to the grid for the Hengrove CX this morning, including George Keene and Dave Braidley. Conditions were moist and the course long. It was a fast race with Simon Richardson setting the pace for the first 2 laps. Keiran and Steve fought a ding-dong battle for the club honours, with Steve edging it on the last lap.
November 13, 2011 - -
Video from the Hengrove Cyclo Cross event, click here.
November 8, 2011 - Cross-Eyed -
This Sunday sees the club cyclo-cross trophy up for grabs at the Hengrove event. Roll up for muddy filth, hardcore pain, dropped chains, crashes and smashes and a clash of the BSCC titans in the battle for the last piece of silver this year.
November 7, 2011 - The Calm Before The Storm -
Brian Crumpton gets ready to unleash hell at the Uphill Downhill trophy event:
November 6, 2011 - -
Results here
Andy Legge took the win. The ladies fought a gnarly battle, with Christina taking the uphill but missing out on the freewheel back down to Jo and Mary-Jane. A great day in lovely conditions.
November 5, 2011 - Uphill Downhill -
This Sunday sees the penultimate club trophy event of the season, the Uphill Downhill. Meet at the usual place and time for a jaunt to a hill chosen by the skipper.
November 5, 2011 - Conham Cross -
Club member Keiran Ellis riding at Conham in the Western CX series - single speed no less!
November 2, 2011 - Pain and Suffering -

October 30, 2011 - National Hill Climb 2011 -
Glyn and PJ rode Long Hill in the High Peak. As an indication of the strength of the field, Rob Hayles was 14th. Glyn dug deep on a climb not suited to his abilities to take 79th with 15.46, PJ came 24th with 14.11. Results here Well done to both chaps for flying the red and gold.
October 24, 2011 - Rapha Super Cross -
Steve Green rode the Rapha Super Cross event at Ally Pally yesterday. he described the course as brutal. BSCC are full of admiration for the serious effort involved in simply surviving in this elite race.
October 23, 2011 - Nick O Pendle, Barley Cross -
PJ took 2nd at Barley Cross and 5th at the Nick O Pendle. The National Championship is next.
October 20, 2011 - National Hillclimb Championship -
The National Startsheet is out, Glyn and PJ are flying the club colours, David Harmon is commentating, Rob Hayles, Michael Hutchinson have crawled out of the woodwork... Hup!
October 17, 2011 - Bristol South Hits the Tweets! -
Join us on twitter! Spreading the gospel of cycling: God Save the Bristol South!
October 16, 2011 - Burrington: Scores on the Doors! -
Tejvan Pettinger smashed the CR at Burrington with an unbelievable 6.51, 11 seconds up the 2003 mark. James Dobbin took 2nd with 7.10.1, Tavis Walker 3rd in 7.10.2, Paul Jones 4th with 7.33, a new BSCC record for the climb. Christian Smith was fastest fixed with 8.47, and BSCC took the team prize - PJ, Glyn and Christian. A really great day with 12 club members on the startsheet.
October 13, 2011 - Club Open Hillclimb This Weekend! -
This Sunday is the Club Open HC on Burrington Combe. Roll up for pain, suffering and a total gurnfest. Come and support the hapless hill warriors, or ask the hero of catford, Glyndwr Griffiths, for his autograph.
October 9, 2011 - Glyn: 2nd at Catford!!!! -
Glyndwr Griffiths took second at the Catford Hillclimb. This is a fantastic achievement, brilliant work!
October 9, 2011 - Chippenham 3 Up! -
Andy Legge, Dan Kempe and Paul Jones rode the Chippenham 3-up, taking 2nd behind VC Raphael, and 4th overall when you factor in the carpet-bagging composites. Dan in particular turned himself inside out on the last horrible climb, it was a sight to behold.
October 2, 2011 - Fantastic Results -
A brilliant weekend: Glyn took 2nd at the Severn RC beating some top names, with Sam Larkham in 10th and Ed Pitt in 13th. Glyndwr followed up with 3rd place at Walcot on Sunday. PJ took 4th place at the prestigious Horseshoe Pass event, scalping a few quicks in the process. Ed Trotman claimed 3rd at the VC Walcot club event, with Christian Smith 5th. Amazing.
October 1, 2011 - Hillclimbtastic! -
Sam Larkham and Ed Pitt are riding the Severn promotion along with Glyn Griffiths. A team prize surely beckons? PJ is heading north to the Horseshoe Pass. National Entries need to be in by the 10th of October, you snooze you lose.
September 26, 2011 - Bath Hardrider 25 -
all six riders nailed the Bath Hardriders Course, with Sam Larkham taking the club honours with a 1.01.42. hats off to Ed Pitt, Mark Hillier, Andy Kelly, George Keene and Allen Janes for showing the jerseys en masse.
September 26, 2011 - Hillclimbs update -
Hillclimb season marches on, PJ took 3rd on Haytor and 2nd at Mamhead on Saturday, before following up with 5th on both Dovers and Saintbury on the Sunday behind 3 former National Champions. Next weekend: the Horseshoe Pass. Glyn is also back in action at Walcot and Chippenham.
September 22, 2011 - Bath CC 25 -
6 BSCC riders are racing at the Bath 25 this weekend. A fantastic turnout, enough for two teams!
September 20, 2011 - Club Open Hillclimb! 16th October -
The BSCC open hill climb on Burrington Combe takes place on the 16th October. It is a fantastic climb, 2 miles long with a varying, but never extreme gradient. Ideal for fixed, 63 to 66 inches recommended. Address on the website under EVENTS.
September 18, 2011 - Dundry Drubber -
the dundry drubber, a 25 mile micro-sportive climbing dundry from each side, saw a number of club riders pitch up. Glyn, Ed, Seb, PJ, Ant all took the challenge. it was pretty hard going, but only one club member was stupid enough to think that doing it fixed was a good idea, as opposed to a shortcut to a hernia.
September 17, 2011 - Swindon RC 2 stage -
Glyn and PJ took part in the Swindon RC 2 stage hillclimb. it was hard work. PJ took 7th, Glyn 9th. pete tadros won, with richard cartland and tavis walker rounding out the top 3.
September 10, 2011 - Graveyard Shift -
Another terrific day for the club, this time on a windy and wild Graveyard. Sam Larkham, Andy Kelly and Paul Jones took the team prize, Mary Jane was first Lady and Rob Hutchinson was the 5th club member riding in pretty darn blustery conditions.
September 4, 2011 - R25 Results -
A great day for the club at the VTTA event on the R25. George Keene rode a really impressive 1.9.51, Allen Janes a rapid 1.0.58, Dan Kempe a fast 56.31 and Paul Jones a pb of 52.14 to make the top ten. Brilliant to have 4 riders on the blue riband course. Adam Topham won by 3s from Jeff Jones with a 49.23
September 2, 2011 - Hillclimbs Schmillclimbs -
That time of year already... for riding up steep hills for no good reason at all. Paul Jones took the win at the Dursley RC event on Stouts Hill with 5.12. Hup Hup Hup!
August 28, 2011 - Revo Road Race -
Steve Green continued his excellent run of form with a classy 3rd place at the Revo RR in Devon. Sam Larkham also rode, putting in a brave solo escape, taking 2 KoM primes, before finally being caught by the bunch.
August 25, 2011 - PBP in the bag! Chapeau G! -
Graham Gordon has completed the 1200km parcours of Paris Brest Paris in 76 hours, pending validation. a staggering achievement, and the culmination of a season long super randonee series. well done G!
August 24, 2011 - Paris Brest Paris -
Graham is now over halfway in his epic trek across the French hinterland. He has made friends with some Derby cyclists and continues to remorselessly eat the miles, and the flapjack, no doubt.
August 24, 2011 - VTTA 25 4th September -
the forthcoming VTTA 25 at Glyneath sees club legends George Keene and Allen Janes do battle for the honours...
August 12, 2011 - Paris-Brest-Paris -
Graham Gordon is riding PBP, a truly legendary undertaking. You can follow his progress by entering his frame number 7125 on the PBP website. He has 90 hours to do 1219km. Starting at 9pm on 21st August, finishing by 5pm on the 25th. Ooff!!
August 2, 2011 - Social Ride: Wednesday -
Depart 6.30 from bristol bridge for a gentle perambulation out of town, stopping somewhere nice for a chit chat and a drink, before meandering back. lovely. all welcome.
July 31, 2011 - Welsh CA 100 -
Dan Kempe and Paul Jones went to Wales to ride a 100. It was warm. the course was sluggish and really draggy, not unlike Danny La Rue, perhaps not as elegant. Dan rode a blistering and impressive 4.8.44, and PJ a noble 4.11.48. Sean Childs won with an inhuman 3.45.45. Chapeau to all the lunatics who turned up.
July 28, 2011 - Dursley Club "10" -
Dan, PJ and Ed T rolled up to the graveyard for the Dursley Club 10. PJ and Dan took 2nd and 4th respectively, and Trotters knocked a full minute off his PB riding a positively old school 84 inch gear.
July 26, 2011 - Brentor RR -
3 carradice-toting BSCC cyclo-tourists (Steve Green, Graham Gordon, PJ) stumbled across the Brentor RR parcours, startling Ian Lindsay with a few Hup Hup Hups before heading off to the North Cornwall coast... not sure how Ian got on, but he looked smooth, and well as a bit freaked out.
July 26, 2011 - WCA 100 -
This weekend sees Dan and PJ once more go mano-a-mano in the WCA 100. PJ has given up vegetarianism for a few days to load up on Spanish beef, whilst Dan has been chowing down tins of raw spinach, washed down with a yard of cholostrum. The battle for the BAR continues on all fronts.
July 21, 2011 - All quiet on the western front -
This week club members have been mostly riding in the rain, or watching the tour. the Dursley RC evening ten was a nice diversion, PJ won from Jason Bohin with a 21.40, Ed Trotman rode like Ray Booty with an 84" gear. it was windy. Steve Green did a road race. The social rides are a great event - come along next wednesday!
July 12, 2011 - Social Rides: 13th and 20th July -
Social Rides Start Tomorrow: destination will be to a local pub for refreshments. Depart Bristol Bridge, 6:30pm. The pace will be comfortable for the slowest, steep hills are avoided. Weds 13 July - Bird in Hand Saltford, via bike path Weds 20 July - Black Horse, Clapton in Gordano, via path to Pill/Gordano, then back.
July 10, 2011 - Weekend Roundup -
A fantastic weekend, lots of riders in action: PB of 54.36 for Andy Legge on the r25 and a PB of 53.01 for Paul Jones on the u46. Andy Kelly rode his new aero-weapon, Dan Kempe tore it up on both courses, and PJ and Mary Jane took home some hard cash for 2nd place and 1st lady respectively in the Severn 10. Dave Braidley headed to Dorset and rode well in the Jubilee 25, despite innumerable RABs.
July 10, 2011 - Brentor Road Race -
4th place for Steven Green in the Brentor Road Race (3/4) on Sunday. A field of over 50 turned out for the Okehampton CC race on a quiet course north of Dartmoor, in Devon. Six climbs of a demanding hill meant the field got whittled down each lap, with a large group of 20 or so riders getting a 30 sec gap on the main bunch by lap four. Steve got away on the penultimate climb with the eventual group of five that stayed away to contest the finish.
July 7, 2011 - Steve Taylor Memorial RR -
Steve Green bagged 15th place on Sunday in a very strong field: "I lazed around in the bunch all race, so missed the break. Luckily it was a summit finish, so avoided usual trick of getting stuck behind a crash and actually managed to pass some people by the end."
July 7, 2011 - Dursley Hardrider "25" -
The latest WTTA hardrider took place in typically miserable and dank conditions. Dan Kempe hurtled round the two lap circuit in 1.3.26 for 16th, Paul Jones took 3rd with 57.38, 60 seconds behind Rob Pears and 90 seconds down on the winner, Ben Anstie.
July 6, 2011 - Event Cancelled -
Sorry but the Interclub event tonight is cancelled due to an RTA in Bishop Sutton
July 2, 2011 - Neil Quarmby at the National 24hr -
Neil Quarmby rode an impressive race at the National 24hr, battling with both a lumpy surface and an achilles injury to record 288 miles in 70th place. A fantastic achievement, chapeau to Neil.
July 2, 2011 - Corinium 25 -
it was pretty much as close to float as you can get at the Corinium 25 today. Dan Kempe tore up the tarmac with a 56, Andy Legge was going strong, unfortunately the same could not be said for his continental supersonics. Paul Jones clipped a marginal 8 mins off his PB for a 53. 47. Stu Dodd won with an inconceivable 49.24.
July 1, 2011 - interclub -
God Save the South!
June 30, 2011 - Results Update! -
oops! Ed Pitts time now added to last nights results. sorry Ed.
June 30, 2011 - Dursley Club Ten -
Paul Jones made up for missing the Lake last night by sticking it to the Dursley RC on the U7b. A course PB of 21.36 was enough for the win, beating Richard Prebble into second place. He will be dining out on that one for a few years. (PJ, not RP)
June 29, 2011 - Classic League Results! -
super quick times down at the lake tonight, andy legge taking the win with a PB 19.27, sam and dan riding very fast and steve green putting in an appearance with an ultra rapid 21.04 on the road bike. PBs all over the place... floatilicious! results here
June 24, 2011 - 24 hr National Championship -
The best of luck to Neil Quarmby who rides tomorrow and Sunday in the national 24hr: courage!
June 22, 2011 - Classic League - Windy Wednesday -
lots of new faces down at the lake - and some old ones - on a windy night where everyone had to work hard for some quick times. a PB for Ed Pitt who seems to be getting quicker every single week, and a clutch of great times from the new fixed contingent. oh, and Andy Legge rode a rapid 19.41, for a change. Results here
June 22, 2011 - WTTA 100 -
The battle for the BAR heats up at the WTTA 100 this weekend. Dan Kempe and Paul Jones go head to head in a tussle set to go the full 12 rounds. PJ was seen stocking up on hyper caffeine gels in strada earlier today, whilst Dan was witnessed pounding beef carcasses with his bare fists. Skipper Andy Legge is washing his hair. place your bets now...
June 21, 2011 - Where do we go from here? -
Is it down to the lake I fear? The classic league returns to Chew Lake tomorrow for more pedal-stomping time trial action. get on the nose of the saddle and pedal harder. Will skipper get another 19.40? Is Larkham going to beat Kempe? Will PJ find a skinsuit that fits?
June 20, 2011 - Club Open 50 -
First rider home in the club open 50 was Rob Pears. The event was halted about halfway through due to an accident on the DC. Many thanks to all who helped in difficult circumstances.
June 20, 2011 - WTTA 100 -
The battle for the BAR heats up at the WTTA 100 this weekend. Dan Kempe and Paul Jones go head to head in a tussle set to go the full 12 rounds. PJ was seen stocking up on hyper caffeine gels in strada earlier today, whilst Dan was witnessed pounding beef carcasses with his bare fists. Skipper Andy Legge is washing his hair. place your bets now...
June 18, 2011 - Severn RC 10 - July 9th -
Remember to get your entry in for the Severn RC 10 on July 9th up at the graveyard. the les cattell cup will be awarded to the fastest club rider. it would be nice to confuse the Severn by having a huge glut of BSCC riders on the startsheet.
June 17, 2011 - Classic League Hillclimb -
Sam Larkham retained bragging rights at the classic league hillclimb, fighting off a stiff challenge from Ed Pitt and Andy Legge to win by a few seconds.
June 15, 2011 - Summer Cyclo-Cross -
Kieran Ellis rode his second cyclo-cross of the summer season, improving on last week with a strong showing in the red and gold.
June 15, 2011 - 10s and 50s -
Paul Jones went up to the midlands, came 3rd in the Redditch 10 (k33)on saturday with 20.51 behind John Simpkins with 20.13. Sunday was very wet, but managed a 1.58.22 on the K33/50. the awe-inspiring Andy Wilkinson won with 1.47.
June 13, 2011 - Club Open 50 this Saturday -
The Club 50 is on this Saturday on the u46/50a. Startsheet here
June 10, 2011 - Hinton Blewett Hill Climb -
This coming wednesday sees the hillclimb bit of the classic league, a blast up a short hillock near Hinton Blewett, takes around a minute. Hup Hup Hup! Normal service resumes the week after with more lake-circling.
June 9, 2011 - Inter-Club 10 : Results -
Stu Dodd won with 20.58 on a very windy evening, Paul Jones was second. Gloucester took the win for the second year with an impressive points total and some very quick younger riders. Dursley were 2nd, Severn 3rd, BSCC 4th. Many thanks to Neil Quarmby, Bridget and Ian Boon, Dan Kempe for swift results and the phalanx of helpers who made it happen. Results here or PDF here
June 9, 2011 - Club BBAR -
The battle for the club BBAR heats up over the next few weeks, with several riders chasing fast 50s and 100s up and down the country, including our brave skipper, Andy Legge - once he has bagged a 50 then surely a 100 will follow. think of it as two 50s, or four 25s, just in a row rather than over a month. easy.
June 7, 2011 - Inter Club 10 - Weds at the Graveyard! -
The inter club 10 is here! who will take the bragging rights? will gloucester flood the field with back markers? will stu dodd turn up on alien weaponry pretending to be a novice from dursley? all to falfield to find out!
June 7, 2011 - National 24! Go Neil! -
Neil Quarmby is on the startsheet for the National 24 hour championship race. We all wish him all the best for this most arcane and amazing of events, and its always great to have riders representing the club at this level. Go Neil!
June 2, 2011 - Open 50 June 18th -
The BSCC open 50 is on Saturday 18th June. The course is quick quick quick. Get your entry in now and bag that sub 2 hour ride. The club captain has apparently never done a 50 before, now is his big chance. details on the menu on the left.
June 2, 2011 - Les Cattell Trophy -
The inaugural Les Cattell Cup will be awarded to the fastest BSCC rider in the Severn RC 10 on July 9th, U7B. The trophy commemorates a long-standing (50 year+) member of the club who held club records at 25, 30, 50, 100 and 12hr. Les was first the BSCC rider to break the hour for the 25 - in 1949. Get your entries in...
June 1, 2011 - Club 25 Champs: Results -
A Balmy but breezy evening down at the lake saw some quick times and impressive rides. 1. PJ 59.04, 2. Andy L 1.0.27, 3. Giles White 1.5.37, 4. Kirsti Robertson 1.6.49, 5. Ed T 1.6.53, 6. Ed P 1.8.1, 7. Dave B 1.11.48, 10. Andy K 1.12.45, 11. M-J 1.18.36, 12. Jo 1.34.36. Once Dan gets back he will update the tables... lap splits on our FB page
May 31, 2011 - VTTA 50 -
Rob H, Mary Jane and PJ made it to the start of the VTTA 50 in deepest darkest Somerset. Robs ride was curtailed by an unscheduled deflation, MJ went close to standard with a 2.40.14. PJ struggled with pacing, the wind and the distance, posting a 2.01.22. A chap called Cruncher rode a monstrous 115 inch gear.
May 31, 2011 - Brian Weatherley Bowl -
The Brian Weatherley Bowl is up for grabs tomorrow at the lake... 3 laps of undulating pain. Under the hour should be good for the win. Go out hard and then cling on by the sweaty skin of your chammy pad when you blow a gasket on the last lap: make your mum proud. (about the cup, not the sweaty gusset)
May 25, 2011 - Classic League Results -
A warm night Andy Legge fastest with his standard time of 19:40 Results here. Ed Pitt taking over the lead in the points table with 105 points.
May 24, 2011 - Welsh RR National Championship -
Glynn Griffiths rode in the Welsh Nationals at the weekend, coming 14th in an elite field, chapeau.
May 23, 2011 - Club Open "10" -
Neil Quarmby was the first BSCC rider home in the club promotion on the U7b. He stopped the clock at a creditable 23.32. Winner Jeff Jones zipped through the graveyard in an impressive 20.27.
May 23, 2011 - VTTA open "10" u48 -
Andy Legge continued to show ominous signs of form and power with a blistering ride on the u48, storming to 4th place in 22.07 on a very slow course on a very slow day. Andy Kelly, Dan Kempe and Mary-Jane all rode well in the gold and red.
May 23, 2011 - Facebook URL -
Our facebook URL is now up and running, join us for updates and titbits from the best cycling club in Bristol, nay, the universe.
May 20, 2011 - 600k Audax (holy cow) -
Neil Quarmby and Graham Gordon completed the Bryan Chapman Memorial 619km Audax (8300m ascent) at the weekend, battling through 200k+ of strong northerly winds from Chepstow and torrential rain through Snowdonia. Neil is training for the East Sussex CA 24 hour, whilst Graham took things steady and now qualifies to enter Paris Brest Paris. Amazing efforts!
May 18, 2011 - Classic League Results -
Another good time by Paul Jones with 19:12 leading the field. Sam Larkham the biggest improver 0.7mph faster than last week. Daniel Kempe taking over the lead in the points table. Results here
May 16, 2011 - Westbury Hardrider -
Dan Kempe put in a super ride at the Westbury Wheelers event on Sunday. The course undulates through the beautiful rolling Wiltshire countryside and is a highlight of the series. A rapid-fire 59.50 was good for 11th place in a strong field. Rob Lyne won with a 53.34.
May 15, 2011 - Minehead Hilly 26 -
On a busy day for races in the district, Paul Jones trekked to Minehead for their 26 mile Hardrider Promotion. It was a difficult course, very lumpy, with some technical descents. He took the win by 7 minutes - his first open success - and obliterated Andy Winterbottoms course record by over 8 minutes. A good day at the office. results here
May 14, 2011 - Chippenham 10 Results -
It was an odd day; one competitor rode in his pants, whilst a minor kerfuffle accompanied a private ride by a National Champion. In the real world, Andy Kelly on his Overburys lo-pro went close to evens with a 24.36, and Paul Jones sliced another 5 seconds off his PB with a 20.47. The headwind back didnt seem to affect the winner, Jeff Jones blasted out and back to a mega-quick 19.26.
May 11, 2011 - Classic League Results -
The good weather continued at Chew Valley Lake with a tail wind up the long drag of a hill. Paul Jones riding the course for the 1st time provided the fastest time with a fast 19:02. Ed Pitt takes over the lead in the points table. Results here
May 8, 2011 - Cheltenham Hilly 23 Results -
PJ and Dan rode the C+CCC hardrider 23 today. It was windy, fast and messy. Dan steered the bike home in 1.07.29 for 21st, PJ angled into the wind with a 59:13 for 5th. Rob Pears won in 57, 5 seconds up on Ben Anstie. Results here
May 4, 2011 - Classic League Results -
The first round at Chew Valley Lake a good night with plenty of protein(flies) in the air :) Andy Legge leading the way with a PB 19:40. results here
May 2, 2011 - Ogmore 25 Results -
Four intrepid club members battled a ferocious tailwind-out, headwind-back combo in deepest darkest Wales yesterday. Andy dialled in a super-fast 57.26, Dan not far behind with a 59.37. Mary-Jane rode a 1.11, Andy Kelly a 1.04.56. Chapeau; great times. Andy said he had never hurt that much and not even do 20mph on the flat.
May 2, 2011 - Shap Fell Hill Climb: Results -
Paul Jones made the epic schlep north to the lakes to take part in the Shap Fell hillclimb - 9.1 miles of penury with the added bonus this year of a savage, soul-destroying headwind. A time of 30.01 was good enough for 3rd place.
May 2, 2011 - The Social Network vs BSCC -
We are on facebook... have a look and like for updates, results, reports, social events, rides and races, garage sales, that sort of thing.
May 2, 2011 - The Social Network vs BSCC -
We are on facebook - have a look and like for updates regarding races, results, socials, club runs and tea parties. Click here
April 30, 2011 - Bath CC 10: Results -
4 BSCC riders rode a wind-swept Bath CC promotion on the u47. Andy Kelly rode a 25.02, Dan Kempe a 22.42, Andy Legge scorched to a fast 21.51 and Paul Jones went sub-21 for the first time with a 20.52 (pb). Stuart Dodd won in 19.28. results here
April 28, 2011 - Classic League: Head to the Lake! -
The Classic League moves to Chew Lake from Weds 4th May. Usual sign on/start: Bristol Water car park on the north side of the lake nearest Bishop Sutton (without the café). Planned roadworks may lead to a slight change of start location, but retaining nearly all the circuit. Allow additional time to sign on and find out if the start is relocated.
April 27, 2011 - Classic League ! -
Results! A good night with a tail wind finish, Results here , Paul Jones storming with the fastest time, but Andy Legge maintains his lead in the points table...
April 20, 2011 - Road Race Results: -
1: James Ratcliffe (Fred Williams) 2. Simon Snowden (Chippenham) 3. Steve Chattell (Somerset RC) 4. Hywell Sylvester 5. Jason Meyer (Stourbridge Velo) KOM: Tim Wood
April 20, 2011 - Classic League ! -
Results! A nice warm night with a tail wind finish, Results here , Andy Legge nabbed the fastest time and takes first spot in the points table (again).
April 17, 2011 - BSCC Road Race -
DB on the club road race: "Congratulations to the winners on an outstanding performance, and all riders for busting their guts up that hill so many times. It appears that you enjoyed testing yourselves on a hilly course. To all helpers, your efforts have been highly praised by the riders for making their race a safe one, thank you for helping, without you the event cannot be staged."
April 17, 2011 - Hardriders Update -
Paul Jones rode the latest round of the WTTA hardriders, going one better this week with 4th place at the Swindon 23 in 55.10. results here
April 16, 2011 - Yeovil CC Open 10 -
Good conditions made for light work in the Somerset countryside for BSCC, fielding 4 club members on the UH30. Andy Kelly kept it lo-protastic with a 25.12. Skipper Andy Legge grabbed a rapid 22.17 and Dan Kempe a 22.49. Paul Jones bagged a new PB with 21:18. Team prize went to the Navy, taking some R+R from sticking it to the Libyans with a quick TT. Bring on the fast courses!
April 15, 2011 - Glyn Gets in the Points -
Glyndwr Griffiths took home some points for an impressive 12th at the Betty Pharoah E123 last Sunday.
April 13, 2011 - Classic League! -
Classic League Results now added! The wet roads reduced the numbers and slowed up some people more than others, Results here , Andy Legge nabbed the fastest time and takes first spot in the points table.
April 11, 2011 - The Elinith (305km, 5000m climbing) -
Graham Gordon took part in the The Elinith Audax: taking in the terrifying mountain road from Beulah to Tregaron, including Devil’s Staircase - half a mile of 25%. After Tregaron, it was the less arduous mountain road back east to Rhayader. The last 100km was ‘undulating’ rather than ‘insanely mountainous’ allowing brief respite before a final fill up near Leaminster; finishing at 2245. Total: 344km, good prep for the classic league. Chapeau indeed.
April 11, 2011 - Pittards Road Race -
By all accounts, not going home in an ambulance seemed a good outcome from a crashy race with some poor riding. Steve Green had a dig off the front on the climb on the last lap, but didnt make it stick. It all came down to a bunch finish - SG was delayed by the now seemingly inevitable crash 2 miles out, Ed avoided that one but was delayed by a bigger crash in the last 200m. Chapeau to the survivors, and to Steve who rode to Holyhead last week with only a saddlebag for company.
April 7, 2011 - Classic League Results: 6/4/11 -
A balmy evening saw 25 riders line up in an empty layby for the start of the 2011 Classic League. A strong headwind on the way back put a dent into times. First was Paul Jones, with 11.20, beating Mark Keyford (Bath/Cadence) by 13s. David Leighton (SRC) was 3rd, Andy Legge 4th and Rob Dixon (SRC) 5th. Great to see so many people racing and thanks to Jim and Rob for organising. Results here
April 3, 2011 - Classic League! -
The Classic League starts this WEDNESDAY at the usual place, the Aust end of the A403 on the bridge over the M4. first rider off at 6.45 for a 5 mile loosener. Warm up for the club open 25 this Saturday, blow those cobwebs away and show everyone the form you have been honing on the boards all winter. See club events on the menu for full details.
April 3, 2011 - WTTA Hilly 23 (Hardriders) -
The rain held off for the 4 BSCC riders riding the WTTA Hilly. 3 cheers for M-J who reorganised venue, helpers and course(!) within 48 hours of the race. Dave Braidley rode a swift 1.06.43, Graham Gordon edged the scrap for 32nd with a 1.06.10, Dan Kempe rode a fast 1.0.7 for 15th, and Paul Jones managed the savage loop in 55.50 for 5th. Chapeau to Derek Dowdeswell for surviving an epic tub blowout on a fast, gravelly and tight corner without unnecessary soiling of lycra.
March 28, 2011 - Bath Hardriders Hilly 24 -
3 BSCC riders rode the Bath 24. PJ managed a 1.01.55 for 5th, Mark Hillier 1.05.47 for 11th, and Dan Kempe 1.07.24 for 15th. BSCC just missed out on the team prize to a stupidly strong Bath outfit. Results here
March 28, 2011 - Cotswold 2 Day -
Sam Larkham, Steve Green, Ed T, Sam Illet and Dave Braidley rode the Cotswold 2 day; Steve was 6th in the prologue, Sam nabbed a top 10 in a crashy bunch sprint for the kermesse, whlst DB, Sam and Ed rode creditably throughout. There are some great pics of the jerseys in full flight to follow. Limited results here
March 28, 2011 - Audax Madness -
Graham Gordon embarked on the long road to Paris-Brest-Paris with a savage 206km ride, featuring 4000 metres of climbing. Insane. Rumour has it he got a lift to the start.
January 21, 2011 - Dave Galley walks 2011 -
Dave Galley walks 2011 Further details here
November 7, 2010 - Results of Uphill / Downhill -
Results of Uphill Downhill 2010 Competition held near Tockington click here for more details