Thetford Forest MTB outing

Sunday April 28, 2012. Weather attrocious, so Les and I thought we'd just go through the preparations just in case - my van, his (fantastic) trailer. And then .... everyone turned up! Well, nothing for it but to carry on to Thetford through the wind and rain. And then it stopped. Just as we got the last bike out of the trailer (or off Nigel's car). The day was organised by Robin and he got Simon, his bruv-in-law, and Mark - the bil's son - to come along as old hands and guide us around.

Richardsons Rumble 2012

Clocks went forward on Sat. 24th, so it was an extra early start on 25th, with most of us having to register for this 69-miler heading NW from St. Ives and then back again. Us being (l to r) Phil, Paul (me), Chris, Kev and Dom. Fog meant the start was delayed from 8.30 to 10.15, unless you had a back light, which we didn't. Champing at the bit, Kev was first of the 350 to take off from the starting line, and we followed as best we could. I was left at the first hill and waved a happy goodbye in the knowledge that I could go at my own pace (i.e. painfully slow).

AGM minutes

AGM minutes with sportives and special rides scheduled for 2012

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Pre-Ventoux - Les' legs get an Alpine workout

(Les writes:) Hello lowland people! I'm glad I didn't have one of those bikes yesterday (http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=62221) as I did my first Alpine climb (on my new Secteur). In all it was about 40km long with a total of about 500m of climb - but about 400m of that in the space of 5.5km leading up to the summit. Picture attached of bike propped up in front of lift station with Glacier du Tour in the high background.

A long way to Norwich

Apologies for not writing these notes earlier - only 4 weeks late!!

A handful (me, Chris, Robin, David, and Kevin) of early birds got started about 06:30 on 2nd October - remember the hot weekend? - and found our way by Land Rover and trailer, courtesy of Liz, to Midsummer Common. At approx 07:40 we set of in cool sunshine towards Norwich by what turned out to be a very wibbly wobbly quiet route.

Feast Ride to Ely 9.10.11

Another semi-eventful trip with our intrepid band making its winding windy way to Ely and back as part of Willingham Feast weekend. Overlanders Jez, Nigel and Paul, road riders Julian and Jude, Kev and Brigitte, Liz and Les, Ackbar and David. The three on MTBs who ventured overswamp to Aldreth had to give up due to the mud and a broken chain, making it to Ely in some 2.5 hours following a random puncture on the road section. All riders (bar Jez - swimming with Esme) managed to meet up for a drink and cheesy chips at the Cutter Inn, though, which made it well worthwhile.

Great Route, Great Curry, Terrible End

The photo - taken by Nigel's phone
The route http://connect.garmin.com/activity/embed/112951393
taken from Nigel's Garmin
Nigel's Giant Boulder MTB - taken. See article below.
Route by Robin - fantastic with sunset views of the Cam.
Weather - balmy.
Cocum Indian Restaurant on Castle Hill - to be recommended.
We had a great time until the discovery.

Nigel's H4H Bike Stolen from Cambridge

H4H bike stolen

Unfortunately, after a ride into Cambridge for a curry with the club last night I discovered the theft of my bike from the bike racks at Castle Court (outside the Shire Hall council offices).

The Bike is a Giant Boulder 2008 Gents Mountain Bike, Grey/Black in colour and fitted with Shimano clipless pedals. There’s a number of mounts fitted to the bike for bags, lights and GPS as well as a two bottle cages so it’s reasonably recognisable. (please "read more")

Suffolk Coast Musketeers

Sunday August 7, 2011 will go down in the anals as a fine day for speed, effort, beach, fish'n'chips, beer with a cider chaser and a saunter in the woodland sunlight (give you a headache if you mix 'em, but it's worth it). Great camaraderie .... Kev, Robin and Paul (right to left), not to mention Ross, David, Simon and friends, Wendy, Jo, Badger and - somewhere round and about - Noel and Missus on a new bike. What can I say? With the 20 mph wind behind us, we left the pack for dead - well, until the beach, fish'n'chips, beer, cider and saunter in the woodland sunlight we did!!

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