Archive for ‘Soapbox’

Dudley's Helmet Post Accident

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Despite suffering fractures to his Pelvis and Sacrum his head injury was limited to a cut on the back of the head. The picture also suggest that it may not be wise to mount anything hard on the top of a helmet.

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Danger to Cyclists using farm road past ROTSEA CARR Pig Farm Hempholm

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Last Sunday we were prevented from using the short piece of farm road between the public roads from Rotsea and Hempholm, just after crossing the river bridge (bridlepath) we were stopped, by a very aggressive couple, from using the road past their farm. The sole – shouty – argument was that they were members of […]

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Ray Mikalauskus at Helmsley

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Ray has changed his image. We were so impressed When we went to Helmsley, as he was so well dressed. Coordinated jersey, which was a perfect fit, “Gore Bikewear” printed on his shorts (maybe stretched a bit), No baggy shorts, no bushy beard and no woolly pully Ray was on a mission to change his […]

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An ode to Tom

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Tom has changed his image. He has a lightweight bike. He brought it out to Goodmanham to show us what it's like. Equipped with super lightweight wheels and all the latest gear With very light components, introduced this year. He looked like David Millar as, looking down on us, He climbed the hills whilst chatting […]

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Malcolm Kilvington at 70

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

My name is Malcolm Kilvington and what I really like, Is having lots of gadgets to play with on my bike. When I was a young lad, I used to go track racing But now that I am 70, I find that over facing.

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What is a 'Standard Ride'?

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Alan Clough of Cottingam Road Club has ridden at least three of our events. A link to a ride report for his most recent ride will follow at the end of this post, but reading it has prompted me to write a few words about what potential participants might expect. For those not familiar with […]

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Back on Track

Friday, February 19th, 2016

As part of my 70th year celebrations Dudley and I travelled to the National Cycling Centre Manchester Velodrome take part in a public track tester session. After a briefing for new Fixie/track riders we 16 were launched on the track as soon as Wiggins and the GB male and female pursuit squads were chased off […]

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