A cycling challenge in Dubai

Dave Tew, who is one of the club’s prescription delivery volunteers, has still had time to write this great blog about a challenge somewhere completely different.  Urban Ultra Challenge -Coast to Coast Ride – Dubai   In March 2019, I received an email from a friend, Jason, who had been living and working in Abu Dhabi[…]

Our TT secretary’s biking history

Hopefully you’ve already read the brief biography of Oli Wright in June’s newsletter, hear he tells the full story My Dad was my inspiration into cycling when I was a lad.  He raced as a younger man to quite a good amateur level in the West Midlands, until his racing career was cut short by[…]


There has been lots of questions regarding joining a Zwift meetup or creating and event, and during this difficult time it’s a good way to ride and train virtually together. What is Zwift Zwift is a turbo trainer game that enables you to link you turbo trainer up your computer, iPad, iPhone or Apple TV,[…]

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad – a Flanders Classic

The Spring one day Classics start soon and Mike Kirby can’t wait for the Omloop in particular as he describes here. Only Fifty Sleeps. It’s only 50 more sleeps to Omloop Het Nieuwsblad I gleefully announced the other day. ‘You are such an anorak’ said Helen looking mystified and a bit bored. She knows full[…]

A time keepers observations

The club’s illustrious TT time keeper Keri Williams, now rested from his 2019 season, has sat down and compiled this light hearted commentary on some of the people that took part and made it happen. Just completing our yearly time trial review, it occurs to us that some non-racers may appreciate a “who’s who” on[…]

Seven Cols Ex-Strava-ganza.

Keri Williams created it and a few of you have ridden it and now member Mike Kirby gives a great account of his recent 7 Cols ride, as well as his views on Strava. I chased my first ever Strava segment last week. The ‘segment’ in question was the (in)famous 7 Cols ride, devised by[…]

Turbo trainers – love them or hate

Club ride leader Andy Perry writes another blog, this time on the merits of a smart turbo trainer But, but, but; riding a turbo is boring? Yes, it sure can be, but it’s a means to an end and with everything you can now do with smart trainers, even the boredom has lessened. Also remember[…]