I did the Mallorca 312

Member Mike Kirby writes another great blog about the ride that’s been on his bucket list for some time.   Go on, ask me. Ask me what I did at the weekend. I silently pleaded with my team at our weekly Teams call. Just ask! Hi Mike, how was your weekend? (At last, phew). This[…]


Junior member Peggy Simpkins writes a great no nonsense blog on the subject of equality in cycling Frustrating, is the word I’d use to describe professional cycling. That in the twenty-first century there can still be such a huge gap between female and male cyclists and that as a junior, I have the fear that[…]

Cycling in the 1950s and 60s

Many of you will know member Trevor Priest from the club’s Saturday rides, but did you know about Trevor’s interesting and very competitive cycling past? Here’s a great account of Trevor’s story. I started cycling 71 years’ ago when I was 13. It came about as a result of my father buying a business from[…]

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[…]