Alan Else

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  • What a great Spring day for a G3 club run, except there wasn’t one!
    Instead, I followed the suggested Solo route out to Weald and back. With no pressure to ride fast, or hang on to back wheels, it was an opportunity to simply enjoy riding the bike, at the right tempo,in the bright sunshine under blue skies but in a cold wind which kept the…[Read more]

  • Six hardy G3 insomniacs met at the G to ride to the start of the Old Ports Reliability Trial at Knockholt Village Hall, and were passed in the opposite direction by the Avanti group starting the longer route. A quick and easy sign on and we were away down Polhill and along Pilgrims Way to Ightham with Ian and stowaway Toby at the front. A climb up…[Read more]

  • Seven riders checked in for the G3 flight to Redhill Aerodrome, leaving the G in bright autumn sunshine and soon gained height up Rushmore Hill before swooping down Hogtrough to join the Pilgrims Way and cruising along at a good tempo to Titsey Church and Oxted. Captain Carl set a good pace at the front of the formation as we flew on at low level…[Read more]

  • A warm sunny day greeted the G3 eight for their ride to Lingfield. A veritable ‘Olde English’ country lane route was on the itinerary, including such delights as Ide Hill village green and church, views over Bough Beech reservoir , crossing the River Eden just before Chiddingstone Castle lake and half timbered village, home of the Chiding Sto…[Read more]

  • Alan Else replied to the topic 17/18th August in the forum Club runs 11 months ago

    Those hoping for a dry sunny day as forecast for the G3 Kentish Thriller ride to Pittlands Lakes were soon to be disappointed. The spots of rain that started at 10.36 soon turned into a torrent of biblical proportions. We went out the usual way to Kemsing and Noah’s Ark (would have been useful later!), then up Seal Chart and past Sevenoaks Prep S…[Read more]

  • Smooth tarmac, gravel, off road, cobbles, fresh tar, footpaths and a church yard: the G3 ride to Aylesford Priory had it all – a full cornucopia of delights, so I hope prospective members Liam and Rebecca enjoyed it, the last having ridden up from Borough Green in the morning to meet us at the start. The weather too was a mixed bag of sunshine,…[Read more]

  • Thanks all for a lovely ride to Ardingly, ridden at a sensible pace so that we could all keep together. Parts of the route were new to me too and even included a private road leading to an off road section through a rubbish tip! At least we avoided the traffic through East Grinstead that way. The lanes after Ardingly were really pleasant,even…[Read more]

  • What a glorious day for a bike ride in the Weald of Kent, with daffodils nodding in the Spring sunshine. Five G3ers set off East to Borough Green on Sunday,then climbed up to the ridge alongside the Wealdway overlooking Plaxtol and the Fairlawne estate. Some serious deforestation opened up the vista at the top of Gover Hill as we dropped down…[Read more]

  • G3 ers, with some added horse power from other groups, headed off for Horley under a bright sky but a nagging cold breeze. We headed out to Halstead and Knockholt to drop down Star Hill, avoiding the traffic of Polhill. Then we negotiated the bumps and lumps of the Pilgrims Way, crossing the marshalled HOTA route at Brasted, and along to Titsey…[Read more]

  • Ten riders set off in the fresh and sunny conditions in the G3 group heading for Hildenboro. Following the Pilgrims Way through Otford and Kemsing and then through St Clere estate, we soon came to Borough Green. A quick flick left down a narrow back Street and we briefly joined the A25 before turning right and dragging up to the Wealdway ridge…[Read more]

  • Eight of us, including new recruits Joe and Daryl, set off on a fresh but bright sunny day for the Red Rum Cafe at Lingfield. A well matched, compact group kept together on the way out via Star Hill, Limpsfield and Grants Lane to Edenbridge and Haxted Mill. Then through Starrborough Castle Park and up through Dormans Land. The long descent on…[Read more]

  • Six riders turned out for another G3 hot ride in the lanes of Kent and Sussex.We set off towards Ide Hill, with Dave B joining us for the first part.A swoop down and around Bough Beech reservoir took us on a pretty route ( pretty hilly!) to Penshurst, Smarts Hill and the back lane, and shady route, to Groombridge.Then skirting the edge of Ashdown…[Read more]

  • What a perfect day for a bike ride in the beautiful lanes of Kent. Ten of us, including impressive guest rider Grace set off on the G3 ride to Hildenboro Golf club. Blue skies, warm sunshine and good company followed the Pilgrims Way to Wrotham from where we dropped down to Borough Green. Left and right across the A25 led us to the drag up to the…[Read more]

  • Six of us, including new guest Cliff, set off in search of the promised sunshine and warm weather on the G3 ride to West Malling.’ Why are we heading West’ was the question from the bunch as Alan and Simon led the group to Ide Hill. The roundabout route took us around Bough Beech reservoir before joining the road towards Leigh, only to turn off…[Read more]

  • I can’t take all the credit for reserving the tables at the cyclist friendly Red Rum café in Lingfield, but the owner recognised me as we passed the kitchen window on the way to securing our machines in the bike rack, and must have immediately put the reserved signs on the tables. That’s the benefit of being a regular customer there, and the…[Read more]

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  • Alan Else started the topic in the forum Club runs 2 years, 10 months ago
    This is the route to Hildenborough Golf Club. Preview and download it and share the leading on Sunday

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