Plans for 2017

Plans for 2017 (extract from AGM minutes):
Standard ride dates and times agreed: 

Tuesday evening training ride: 
7.30 The Porterhouse (TPH), 7.40 Bus Guideway (BGW) Longstanton

Thursday evening pub ride 7.30: 
The Porterhouse (TPH), 7.40 Guided Busway (GBW) Longstanton

Sunday morning: 
9.00 The Porterhouse (TPH), 9.10 Guided Busway (GBW) Longstanton

Other days and times not a problem but info to the email group appreciated so others can join in. To join email group, mail to

Likely events
The Cam
bridge Pork Pie, Saturday 18th March 2017
Time: 08:00 to finish by 22:16 Starting from: Girton , Cambridge
Fee: £7.00 // Closing date: Entries should arrive at least 2 weeks before the event.
Paul (lead), others will accompany from Longstanton to Oundle.

Richardsons Rumble Sunday 9th April 2017…
General interest in doing this one
Lead: Paul

Lincoln Sportive Saturday 13th May…/the-lincoln-grand-prix-sportive
General interest in doing this one. 
BnB the night before is an option we need to look at soon. 
Lead: Robin

H4H Sunday 14th May 
Steve, Lee and Brian (3 friends from H4H) are undertaking JOGLE - the Long Way during May of this year. You can read about their challenge at
Their provisional schedule and route takes them from Peterborough to Wimbish (Carver Barracks) on Sunday 14th May (arriving around 8pm). 
Nigel (lead) to inform us of timing and route. 
General interest in doing this one

Gran Fondo 4th June
General interest in doing this one, several have already entered.
Lead: Paul

Tynedale beer festival (County Durham) 15th - 17th June (Thur to Sat)
Proposal is to stay in Tow Law (Ken’s place) at that time and potentially some days before and/or after the festival, depending on who is interested and when suits. Lots of room in house. 
The ride options will be planned more carefully later, but will be quite testing and good prep for the real alps. Those interested can look up Roof of England sportive for an idea of the possibilities and typical terrain. The Winking Sheep route is probably too long, but the Durham Dales ride option is more realistic at about 5 hours. We will definitely work out some good routes, taking in the beer festival (which is also worth googling as it's a great event with music and lots of food options).
General interest in doing this one. People need to sort out their own dates so that we can coordinate. Festival tickets need to be bought in advance
Lead: Ken

Dunwich Dynamo Saturday 8th – Sunday 9th July
For those who can fit it in. (Lead: Any volunteers?)

H4H - 14th to 16th July - Tour of Kent –…/the-great-kent-cycle-ride…/ Nigel has signed up for all three days. Just dates for the diary, mainly for interest, but anyone who fancies it is more than welcome to come along. Nigel will be passing the hat around.

Les Houches, France, Wednesday 19th – Tuesday 25th July 
Les is now offering the whole week for those who can make it. Some may want to travel by car with him, others for shorter stays by plane one or both ways. Please commit early and let Les (lead) know your plans.

Heacham / Hunstanton / Kings Lynn Saturday 5th or Sunday 6th August 
Summer seaside ride depending on weather, wind direction and return travel availability. 
(Lead: Nigel)

Summer BBQ in Les and Liz’s garden, Saturday 19th or Sunday 20th August
Post meeting suggestion: All to make a contribution to food and drink, sparing Les and Liz work and expense. 
Food and drink lead: Paul

Willingham Feast: Cycle Treasure Hunt, Sunday 8th October
Lead: Nigel and Robin

Christmas Meal in the Bank, Monday 4th December
The idea is we ask Chris if we can have/hire the Bank on the Monday, when usually closed, and have caterers Kerry Garner and Janet Wickes provide the food. 
(Lead: Paul)

To fit in some time: 
MTB at Thetford Forest (Lead: Robin)
Train trip to London to London Fields Brewery for lunch and then return ride back to our Fenland homes. (Lead: Paul)
Ride to tearooms at Westmill near Buntingford Nigel)
Ride to Flatford Mill in Constable Country near Ipswich (Lead: Paul)
More rides suitable for wives and girlfriends (Lead: Chris)

And finally – Paul to put an article in the Willingham News.

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