Archive for ‘Soapbox’

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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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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Track day for Malcolm and Dudley

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Today we crossed the Pennines to try the Velodrome. We saw many cyclists there so we felt quite at home. First, we had instruction, about some safety rules (To fall when getting off the bike would make us look such fools.) “Only stop at the handrail, never on the track And always look behind you, […]

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Autumn trip to Belgium

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

We sailed to Belgium in the autumn, when the price was low. Terry said “It's two for one” (Terry's in the know) Three of us met in Cottingham for a wet ride to the ferry. Mally chose our Garmin route so we could meet with Terry In time to board our ship and sail throughout […]

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Sunday, December 13th, 2015

The other day I was walking the dogs with Mrs B near the in-laws' home. An old dog had gone missing and a group on Facebook had been mobilised to help find this poorly old creature. Sadly, I think it is still missing, but we spent a couple of hours traipsing around in the rain […]

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Cake Facts & Other Vital Statistics: a Ride to Thixendale

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Twelve of us completed the ride to Thixendale, eight of us went via Bainton where we met three who forwent their coffee in order to do a longer ride & Tracey who rode over from Eastrington. Later we stopped at the Thixendale village hall for lunch where we were obliged to eat cake (the only […]

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