We are a small local club of all ability cyclists, who regularly cycle on Wednesdays and weekends, in various groups for various distances and speeds from Barnt Green Sports Club. A requirement of being based at the Sports Club is individuals having BG Sports Club Membership. This gives access to the club, its bar, social and changing areas.
We don’t compete but we do cycle as groups in charity rides, bikeathons and endurance challenges. Most of all we enjoy rehydrating at local watering holes.
New Chaingang Members
If you are interested in joining the Chaingang, we ask that people attend an Intro Rides before attending their first club session.
We do this for safety reasons – to ensure new members are aware of our ‘safe group riding protocols’ and insurance requirements, along with checking over their bikes and answering ‘getting started’ questions.
Wed – Chaingang – Club Night
We now have more ride leaders available – so looking again to provide our 5 Ride Groups – ranging from Gp 1 shorter and slower ride, to Gp 5 faster and longer ride.
There should be a ride to suit all and of course, all followed by a drink in the bar. If not sure of groups to start out in – we will be helping CHG’s with this if not sure.
Weekend Ride Programme
We have tweaked the weekend programme, in an effort to get more out on their bikes:
- Sat – 9:00am opportunities for slightly longer rides and these are arranged on a fortnightly basis. These are announced on Facebook and via Club emails.
Usually two or three groups out to suit a variety of levels.
Cotswolds 2021 – 12 Chaingangers ride 110 miles with 5300 feet of ascent, in aid of St Mary’s Hospice
Le Grand Départ July 24 2021 Who knew what dramas awaited… A good pace against the headwind as we headed south No rush, just enjoying ourselves Coffee stop at the Angel in Pershore, who knew what lay ahead… Pleasant but warm cycling conditions Michael decides a quick dip will cool him at the Ford… Lunch […]
This Saturday 19th Jun. It’s looking like we might be lucky and have the last of the sunshine this Saturday. Three groups heading out, leaving at 9am from the Club. 1. Ed will be leading a ‘group 2’ type ride, nice n gentle pace, circa 20 miles with mid-ride coffee / cake stop. 2. Jude/ […]
From Mike D. – great news – looking forward to seeing you back for our first session – next Wednesday 31st March – usual 7pm Start. Everyone will be feeling rusty after the long winter break – we will be easing back very gently, so PLEASE don’t put off coming thinking you have got to […]
Hi guys – clearly new year re-start plans are postponed- (we were trying to be positive 🙂 ) so no CHG Club rides until further notice. No club rides, but Ed & Kate have got a L3 Quiz Special for you next Wed 7:30pm, so please e-mail Ed P if want to take part and […]
All…please can you confirm with Ed if you are joining the Chaingang mini-Audax on 27th June.
Remember it’s at 6:30 pm start and there won’t be any normal Chaingang rides that night.
You can put together your own teams of up to four riders so get together with your buddies and let Ed know or we’ll just add you to a team on the evening.
Should be good fun…
I have had confirmation from the owner of the new Bike Shop – 3CJ Cycle Centre in Longbridge (that is getting rave reviews) that they will offer a 10% Discount to Chaingangers (over and above any offers they may have in the shop at the time).
Changing Inner Tubes – must-have’s when out on the bike:
Small hand pump (can be fitted to frame of bike or some small enough to go in cycle jersey pocket)
Inner Tube (check tyre size – on rim of tyre – which will indicate size of inner tube you need)
Clint the owner is also offering us a discounted pack of the above – which should make it easier and cheaper than buying all separately, so will get this offer to you as soon as I have it.