Isle of Man Gran Fondo Weekend

Club member Naomi de Pennington has won a lot of club TTs this season as well as breaking records along the way, but her weekend on the Isle of Man was surely the icing on the cake. Read her brilliant account of how she got on.   Feeling like I needed a challenge to keep[…]

Only sport does this

Member Mike Kirby writes another great blog – an emotional account of his love of cycle sport Is it just me? I was in bits after watching Mark Cavendish win his 31st Tour de France stage in the first  week of the Tour. The commentator couldn’t speak for at least 2 minutes, choked with emotion.[…]

Banbury Star – Off Piste

Member Mike Kirby writes another great blog – this time about his North Coast 500 adventure with son Harry   The Sting in the tail – Inverness to Applecross The Bealach na Ba is the steepest ascent of any road in the British Isles. The climb starts at sea level and tops out at near[…]

Charity Miles, TTs and PBs in June

Club member Stuart Quick has ridden a lot of miles in June and here he explains why As we started June, I felt that my fitness levels were going the right way, plus I also had a target to cycle 500 miles in June for Bone Cancer for a local family whose young son has[…]

The joy of a 50-mile TT

Club member Lee Heron, was another rider out at the weekend riding in a longer than normal TT distance.  Lee made the trip across to Cambridge on Sunday to ride in the VTTA East Anglian Group Championship 50-mile TT. Here Lee gives an amusing account of his day out. Unfortunately, we have no photos to[…]

My first bike

Member Mike Kirby writes another great blog – this time about his first bike Apparently, bikes are like handbags. The optimal number to have is one more than you currently own.  I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have a bike, but how did I get to the six bikes (all absolutely essential of[…]

A letter from Germany….

Anyone who has looked at the names that adorn our club trophies will sometimes see the same ones cropping up time and time again. One of those is “P. Boffin” who won silverware on no less than twenty occasions, making him a prodigious racer and very fit athlete. I was amazed to receive an email[…]

What’s Yoga got to do with cycling?

Member Kevin Zwolinski had never tried yoga before, but now gives a candid and amusing review of why he’s become a convert  “……yes it’s a Yoga session with the cycling club.  But hang on, what’s yoga got to do with your cycling club, it doesn’t involve bikes?  It’s nothing to do with cycling?” Ah yes[…]