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Midweek Ride Sept 25th

Five riders started at Orsett today including Nick G after a short break welcome back.I joined them at Puddledock where Bert H ,Peter C and later Jon L  who had made an early start and ridden to Woolwich and back all assembled making nine members in all out for todays social ride.Weather was a typical autumn mixed bag,warm,cloudy and damp but the riders seemed reasonably upbeat and not complaining about anything much.Usual chat over leisurely brunch before setting off for home when the riders were caught in at least one nasty shower so were probably a mite damp by the time they reached home.Please remember its the club s charity ride to Damyns Hall airfield this coming sunday,weather permitting hope to see you all there. Bob D. … Read entire article »

Charity ride Saturday 28th September

Due to the weather forecast for Sunday, the ride has been moved to Saturday 28th. We will start at 9am from Bulphan with an aim to be at Damyns Aerodrome Cafe for between 11 & 11.30am I’m sure there will be routes to suit all grades on the day. See you all Saturday … Read entire article »

Jumble Report

Yesterday Ivan B and myself set off at 5am for our trip over to surrey,first stop Cobham services for quick breakfast then on to Ripley for 7am entry. As usual frantic early trading as Ebay dealers and the like rush around for the early bargains followed by a steady flow of browsers settling down to a leisurely market like atmosphere. More food and drink from the onsite caterers and much catching up with old friends and acquaintances .All this on a lovely sunny day and a reasonable journey home after midday made for a great day out in the wider cycling community, hopefully the next one will be nearer home at Navestockside  around Christmas time. Bob D. … Read entire article »

Cycle Jumble

Hi All,this coming saturday fellow member Ivan Brown and myself will be attending a cycle jumble in Ripley village hall and grounds not far from Guilford in surrey.For the uninitiated a cycle jumble is like a boot fair for bikes and anything cycling related,from a nut and bolt to complete bikes of all shapes and sizes,prices from a few pence to thousands of pounds.I am hoping to sell some stuff from my collection to make a bit of garage space but these events are great social occasions where you can meet up with many interesting people from the cycling world.This particular meet is one of the biggest in the country with up to 100 stalls and people visit from all over the world.Hope to give a favorable report next week. … Read entire article »

Midweek Ride 18th Sept

Ten riders started at Orsett  today,on the road they became three separate groups all arriving at cafe stop within a few minutes of each other.I arrived by car and we were joined by Jon L who had started out a little later..Apparently nothing untoward on the road today and everyone enjoying the welcome  sunshine.Not sure when I will be back on bike but hope it wont be too long. Bob D. … Read entire article »

Foulness Ride Report

Foulness Ride Report

A most excellent ride. Bert and me met at Stanford station (Frances rode on to Bulphan…) and we two rode to Basildon station where it was a faff to get the train to Southend… From here we whizzed along to the Cupids Country Club Wakering for registration and met with Dave F and Sharon P – who’d both trained it from Upminster to Shoebury. A very pleasant, well organised event with many marshals and helpers encouraging … Read entire article »

Saturday morning social ride 14th September

From Mark Woolven Nine riders on today’s ride, thank you to Richard for leading the ride at a great pace for the group 👍 We had two new riders today Ryan and Dan that enjoyed the ride, so hopefully will return and become members. Mark 🚴‍♂️🚴‍♂️🚴‍♂️ … Read entire article »

Isle of Wight sportive

Isle of Wight sportive

From Mark Woolven Here are some photos of our ride on the Isle of Wight. A very challenging ride to say the least. Would I do it again, yes I would! It was a great day with fantastic company.if you would like a challenge get yourself over there next year. Big thank you to Clint and Simon for taking on this ride. Mark … Read entire article »

Sunday 29th Sept – Charity Social Ride

On Sunday 29th Sept we will be holding our Charity Social Ride. The intention is to start at Bulphan car park as usual and ride to a cafe for refreshments. Entry will be £5 per rider and we’ll have a collection on the day. The club will match all monies collected. I’ve been in touch with Damyns Aerodrome Cafe and they are happy to accommodate us all. The cafe opens at 10am and is not too far away meaning all abilities can get involved. Faster/stronger riders can do a larger loop and we can all meet up at the cafe. Hopefully the weather will be good and we get a good turnout. … Read entire article »