With no risk of the pesky wet stuff, there's no excuse for dossing in bed. Much better to burn those calories on a big teeth-gritting hill or a TT and then feel smug about it later. So here goes:

Isle of Grain 2-up TT – riders and helpers. Tomorrow!

If you are fit and free it’s not too late to sign up for this event, starting 3.00pm tomorrow. We get points for each rider so roll up and if you haven't done it before, no matter, it'll be a great new experience. If you can find a partner, all the better - you can both sign up. All details HERE

LAST CALL FOR HELPING HANDS Looks like a few more helping hands are required to help run the event, even just one volunteer should do it. No experience required. If you can pitch in and support your club then please get in touch NOW, HERE.

Quiz time!

Thursday 12 July. Arrive 7.30 for 8.00pm start.
Whilst the Gluteus Maximus is allegedly our biggest muscle, it gets plenty of workouts so time to get your brain tuned up and see if you can trump your fellow cyclist with wit not brawn for once, all in the spirit of good teamwork of course. Registration now open here. Venue is yet to be decided but keep an eye on the website and events tab for updates.

Strava segment challenge

Anyone in the club competitive? Didn’t need to ask. Steve Rogers and Grant Rendle are currently master planning this for a bit more friendly competition and a few targets for us to focus on (and bragging rights) so watch this space and take a look at the website in the next few weeks for updates. Oh and sneak out training in preparation but pretend your not if asked.

Suns out, bikes out… Rides this weekend

40 miles and pace to suit those assembled. 8.00am start. Adam Daniel has stepped up as leader. Usual Royal Oak, Green St Green start point. If you intend to ride please let Adam know by registering your attendance HERE

Ian Soper leads a G3 ride to Aylesford Priory. 9.15 start, usual Royal Oak, Green St Green start point. Please let Ian know if you intend to ride by clicking HERE.

First aid courses: register your interest

The first of which ran last Saturday and anecdotal feedback was that the knowledge gained is a real boost to the club and those who attended. Despite our sport being fantastic in many ways, there is the inevitable inherent danger of riding on public roads so if you want to learn a new skill and be able to look out for your club, register your interest HERE.

A big welcome to new riders

It’s great to be able to welcome new faces, especially as they have brought the sun along too. A big hello to Sam Ataiyer and Laura Finch, see you on a ride soon and enjoy the club.

Get those miles/KMs in before the footy kicks off (optional, other sports are available) where you can revert to couch potato while reflecting on the weekend's bike toiling while you contemplate England's astonishing prowess / odd lack of teamwork / a new dawn / lacklustre performance / Great start, then lacking focus, hang on we scored... delete as appropriate.

Happy riding and general weekend happiness in all its forms.