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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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Dragooned by John Duncan…?

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Sledmere to Dalby Forest John Duncan led this ride again, and for the second time, He brought his daughter Janet to show us how to climb. Tracey brought her new bike. (Her old one was outdated) It has 10 gears and disc brakes (which seemed to be gold plated). Janet always took the lead when […]

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Garmin GPS devices and following a .gpx route

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

I've been using a Garmin – an eTrex Legend HcX – since 2012. It allows me to record the rides I do and – in theory – to follow a track I have transferred to my device, although it doesn't allow me to share my rides to our East Yorkshire CTC Strava Club. Anyway, for […]

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GHS Rides: a bit of a round up of the routes… and those hills

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Sadly, in 2015 I won't be taking part in the George Herbert Stancer Memorial Rides (Sunday 19th April). At least my excuse is cycling related – I'll be away with a few mates having a go at Buttertubs Pass, Fleet Moss, Park Rash and some other dinks in North Yorkshire. But I can't help being […]

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