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[…]

2021-03-11 Race Results

Ouch! 15 braved the Tick Tock route tonight and some quick times again. Here are the raw times for the event followed by the results once the handicap had been applied.   Congratulations to Adam Parle for the fastest time and winning on handicap as well, just. Raw Results for 11th March Overall Handicap Results[…]

The Almost 7 Cols

Member Adam Parle has some long rides planned for 2021 and what better way to start training than the challenge of The 7 Cols. Adam here relates a slight error along the way on his first attempt ——— The 7 Cols is a notable route devised by Mr Timekeeper himself – Keri Williams.  It has[…]

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[…]