July 2020

Re-launch of the Women’s Time Trials (WTT): Tuesday, August 4, 2020


Key details you need to know before registering:

Who: OBC women members. This event is open to all 2020 female OBC members, including new members who are looking to improve their cycling skills. It is not necessarily a race against others; you only need to race against yourself and the clock.

OBC Zoom Series: Biking to the 2019 UCI Road World Championships (Les Humphreys)

Wednesday, July 29, 7:00-8:30 pm

Les Humphreys took a bike to the 2019 Road World Championships in Harrogate, England last September. His route took in an ancient trackway, abandoned canals, extensive rail trails and the National Cycling Network. En route he visited Ironbridge, the starting point of the Industrial Revolution; Cromford, the very first factory town, and Middleton Top on the High Peak Trail, one of the very first cable railways. All this in 8 days and 550 kilometers en route to Harrogate to watch the senior elite women finish in warm sunshine and, the following day, a depleted rain soaked field straggled in to finish the men's event.

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OBC Zoom Series: Traffic Safety (Bob Hicks)

Wednesday, July 15, 7:00-8:30 pm

This presentation focuses on paying attention, assessing risks, and avoiding accidents in traffic. It consists of video clips showing different kinds of accidents, all avoidable. There is a discussion of road rage, safe passing, avoiding dooring, dealing with trucks, even a whimsical clip on mirrors. There is plenty of opportunity for discussion of the accidents and strategies among all who attend. This is important material that all cyclists should understand.