• Avanti were out in Strength at Brands Hatch on Saturday’s 4 up TT. Fielding 7 teams we were not to be denied. The only thing we were denied were copies of the results. Hopefully these might appear in the future, as will concerns about the organisation skills of the CTT.
    We all enjoyed the event, the camaraderie was second to none, with the…[Read more]

  • DaveB replied to the topic G4 Hilden Golf in the forum Club runs 3 days ago

    G4 were reduced in numbers, two ladies rode the TTT on Saturday for their first ever Time Trial. Well done ! along with Claire Watson our designated
    hill leader. (although Claire was unwell for the Sunday G3 ride ) So who was left ? Jenny, ride leader, Steve Chivers, and sore legs Dave.Jenny rode well on the front, with some help from me. A…[Read more]

  • DaveB started the topic G4 Hilden Golf in the forum Club runs 6 days ago

    G4 will ride out to Hilden Golf via Ide Hill (back Lane) Wheatsheaf Pub, Penshurst, Leigh, Hildenborough. Hopefully we can enjoy the garden Cafe. Return via Shipbourne, Plaxtol, Bat & Ball and Maypole Hill to Chelsfield. Approximately 40 miles, usual pace, Jenny Hill your ride leader.

  • DaveB replied to the topic Circuit of Kent 2018 in the forum Club runs 1 week, 2 days ago

    Click onto G4 Horley or Merstham for coverage of G4 ride

  • DaveB replied to the topic G4 Horley or Merstham in the forum Club runs 1 week, 2 days ago

    G4 ride to Horley went very well, 8 riders in total, including 2 ladies. Brett came for his second ride with tri bars attached to his Hybrid.We avoided the wind until the highest part of Kent when Rita had a mechanical. 15 minutes later we were on our way descending a very tricky lane onto the A25 then quickly back to our designated route avoiding…[Read more]

  • DaveB started the topic G4 Horley or Merstham in the forum Club runs 1 week, 5 days ago

    G4 will ride out West via Halsted, Knockholt,Titsey (top only )Blindley Heath,Smallfield & Horley along Croydon Barn Road. I’ll check that Italian cafe is open. IF NOT, will ride to Merstham. Return to base via Pilgrim Way. Approximately 56 miles. Usual pace. 9.15 – 2.15pm Dave B your ride leader

  • Enjoyed reading your report Chris, very interesting and informative.Not one of my ambitions I must admit, prefer skiing down hills not riding up them. 50 mile Time Trials are tough enough,as you probably know, racing for 12 hours is a great achievement. Well done to you and Rob.
    As a footnote, two weeks ago Bob Loader of Sydenham Wheelers (85…[Read more]

  • G4 new the score ! Jenny revamped the original ride and kept the route close to home. 7 of us started in fine spirits, but our first bale out was on the A244 just after Knockholt Station(you couldn’t make it up ) We headed through Halstead, Knockholt etc. until the top of Westerham Hill. Three more abandond when the revised route took us back to…[Read more]

  • DaveB started the topic G4 Brookside in the forum Club runs 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    G4 will head out to Brookside Garden Centre, (weather permitting). Usual route via Polhill, Shoreham Valley, (if rideable) Kemsing,Seal,East Peckham and Brookside for refreshments.Return via Plaxtol, Bat & Ball Shoreham, Maypole Hill (if suitable and dry.) Approximately 40 miles, Jenny Hill your ride leader.9.15am to 1.45pm.

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  • DaveB replied to the topic Club Rides – 18th/19th August in the forum Club runs 1 month ago

    I did not post a G4 ride for Sunday Club Run as I was unsure if I would get out of bed. I rode Wednesday, raced Thursday, rode Friday and raced Saturday. However all was reasonably OK on Sunday, choosing a flat ride to Lingfield Red Rum Cafe.5 of us in total headed into the wind along The Pilgrims Way.Charles did an excellent job on the front…[Read more]

  • G4 to Hilden Golf, a refreshing change with ladies outnumbering gentlemen ! 5 Girls and only 2 boys made up our group. Jenny lead us out via Polhill, Chipstead, and Ide Hill (Back Lane was very dirty with all matter of debris) We decended Ide Hill cautiously, but were relieved that the road works had finished.The road from The Wheatsheaf to Leigh…[Read more]

  • G4 were 10 riders strong at GSG, but reduced to 8 at Badgers Mount (not due to excessive speed) We arrived at Cyclopark in good spirits and sat outside, in the shade enjoying our refreshments.About 25 miles from the Green.Our return route included bypassing Crockenhill in a no hills route home.Some undulations were inevitable, but this route was…[Read more]

  • G4 will attempt the same flat route as advertised for last week.We tested a return route which abolishes the major hill
    home (Crockenhill) plus a smaller hill near Kevingtown (Crockenhill Road) Usual Pace 40 miles arrive 9.15am return 1.30pm. Dave B your ride leader.

  • DaveB started the topic G4 Cyclopark in the forum Club runs 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    G4 will ride a flat route to and from the Gravesend Cyclopark this week end. A new route omitting Crockenhill was tested today (Friday) so flatearthers can rejoice. Obviously the weather needs to be kind, otherwise an alternative shorter ride will be used. 40 miles usual pace Dave B your ride leader. meet 9.15am finish 1.30pm

  • G4 were only four after Dave and Rita split to G3, and Jenny did her own thing. With a flat route divided into two halves if necessary to accommodate a 30 mile ride to Oxted and back, plus an extra 16 mile loop. Fortunately all of us made the longer route. Dave B arrived at Nero’s Cafe Oxted at 11 o’clock, expecting to see one or two Avanti…[Read more]

  • DaveB started the topic G4 Oxted plus loop in the forum Club runs 2 months ago

    G4 Will take the flat route to Oxted via Pilgrims Way. (15miles ) Anyone wishing to stop for coffee and cake go into NEROS.The remainder will pursue a fairly flat loop route returning to the same Neros Cafe. Approximately 5-7 miles.Your ride leader is Dave Scudder. Meet GSG 9.15am finish 1.30pm.

  • G4 RODE TO AN OLD FAVOURITE, BROOKSIDE GARDEN CENTRE. Unfortunately it proved a real challenge for some.Due to the steep gradient down to the pig farm, Laura lost her wheel, missed the turn to Shoreham Valley, and rode on towards Eynsford with Simon close behind. At Shoreham Station we encountered another lesser problem, Alex did not like hills !…[Read more]

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