CycleOut Bristol is the Gay Outdoor Club’s local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cycling group for Bristol and the surrounding area. The group has been organising regular rides since April 2005 with short, medium and long-distance events to meet the interest of a wide range of cycling ability. The annual programme contains longer rides on the second and fifth Sundays of the month; weekly, short rides on Wednesday evenings from April to September; and monthly women-only “Dykes on Bikes” rides monthly on Monday evenings from March to October. Rides usually depart from the King William Statue at the centre of Queen Square: 10am on a Sunday; 6pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. Anyone is welcome on a ride, which will be adjusted for ability. No one is every left behind. If there’s a range of ability on a ride, it’s split in two and the faster cyclists take a detour so all participants meet at the same time at the rest stop. Every ride has rest stop; it’s usually a cafe on Sundays and a pub on Wednesday. Always bring food with you on a ride in case there’s a problem. Also, remember to carry working cycle lights as your return on Wednesday evenings will usually be after sun set. If you’re worried about your bicycle, let us know and we may be able to help. Rides are posted on the web site and Facebook group page and in the calendar page, here on LGBT Bristol.
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