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Hill 5 - Ashurst Beacon

on Mon, 21/09/2015 - 20:00

With the club hill climb around the corner I thought it time to resurrect my hill climb blog and what a fitting hill for me personally, Ashurst Beacon. I first starting riding with the club in 2011 and by the Autumn had become a regular with Ste Warner's B rides. Soon an announcement came out on the old club forum that the club would have it's annual hill climb on Ashurst Beacon, from Lees Lane to the Prince William pub. Unsure what to expect I turned up at the shop, got a number from Matt pinned it to my back and joined all three groups in a mass ride to the start.

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A foreign interloper blogs away...

on Fri, 15/05/2015 - 20:20

Whilst I sit thinking of yet more "interesting", funny and poignant topics, related to cycling to blog about, I have asked a more educated man than myself to give you his thoughts on foreign climes.

Ladies and Gentleman I give you John Doyle and his thoughts on riding an overseas sportive.

 

Flanders 2015

 

As a relatively recent convert to road cycling (wish I’d discovered it sooner, spent 15 years not liking running 4 miles each morning and only got my first road bike in my mid-40s) I’m pretty ignorant of cycling folklore.

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Go forward to not go backward

on Wed, 25/03/2015 - 13:34

Spring has sprung,  or at least is close to springing. 

The clocks go forward this weekend- welcome to British Summertime! Does this bring light relief to those of us who have spent a couple of months with towels on our heads, sweating in a cold room?

Has your winter looked like this?

 

I made no secret to myself, or indeed anyone who asked, that I should aim to improve across the winter. I'd finished the year on a bit of a damp squib, sliding off on the most incongrous patch of ice on a frosty morning. Landing on my hip, outside Fettlers and wrecking the rear mech in the process.

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