DaveB

  • 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]

  • DaveB started the topic G4 Brookside in the forum Club runs 6 days, 4 hours ago

    G4 will ride the popular route to Brookside Garden Centre East Peckham. Polhill,Shoreham Valley, Kemsing, Ivy Hatch,down Plaxtol Hill into East Peckham. Refreshments are excellent at Brookside, normally in time to order the Breakfast menu.Return via Plaxtol, Bat & Ball, Dunton Green – split the group to climb Polhill on safety grounds. 42 miles…[Read more]

  • G4 to West Malling via Ightham, Basted and Crouch proved an interesting alternative than Trottiscliffe and Addington. Sandra’s friend (John?) punctured at the bottom of Basted Hill, 4 Inner tubes but no tyre leavers. Steve Chivers entered the affray with skill and knowledge we were soon on our way. When reaching our destination we struggled to get…[Read more]

  • DaveB started the topic G4 West Malling in the forum Club runs 1 week, 6 days ago

    With warm weather forecast G4 will ride out to Ragamuffins Cafe at West Malling. Exact route not yet decided, however Kemsing, Ightham ,Lakes,maybe an option. About 40 miles at usual pace. If hot use suncream, if flying ants use insect repellent. Dave B your ride leader Arrive GSG 9.15am, return to Polhill 1.15 – 1.30 pm.

  • G4 Welcomed Jenny back as ride leader after many months of injuries and struggling to get fit. Most group members behaved well,Dave Haines had to turn for home at Ide Hill. Meanwhile Charles took us down from the Wheatsheaf Pub to Hilden Golf. After a beautiful sunny sit down under the sunshade, who needs Majorca ? Again, Jenny went on the front…[Read more]

  • DaveB started the topic G4 Hilden Golf in the forum Club runs 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    G4 will ride to Hilden Golf via Ide Hill (Back Lane )Wheatsheaf Pub, Penshurst, Leigh and take refreshments at the Golf Club. Return via Shipbourne,Plaxtol, Bat & Ball and Polhill. Approximately 40 miles at usual pace. Your ride leader is Jenny Hill with support from Dave B

  • G4 were equally down in numbers, for whatever reasons, however the 5 of us pressed on to the top of Ide Hill where Rita had to return home for family musical commitments. Probably the most awesome ride awaited us, Hever, Markbeech, Cowden, Holtye, finishing on the beautiful ridge of the Magnificant 4.
    Hills all the way to Hartfield but worth the…[Read more]

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

    G4 will take the picturesque route to Hartfield via Ide Hill,Hever Castle, Mark Beech, Cowden, Holtye, Magnificant 4, Hartfield. After refreshments at the farm Shop Cafe we will return via Edenbridge. Approximately 40 miles usual pace. Dave B your ride leader.

  • G4 waited until 9.30am on Sunday to welcome more riders to our Fathers Day spin to Horley. Unfortunately the light rain (unannounced) frightened them away. Jenny and Rita joined Dave and I with the well rehearsed “see how we get on” routine when the weather is changeable. Stopping at the commencement of Pilgrims Way to remove our cycle capes (we…[Read more]

  • DaveB replied to the topic Club rides 9/10 June in the forum Club runs 1 month, 1 week ago

    G4 to Tonbridge was well attended with 3 new members ? making up the the 10. One had not signed up yet. Sandra Parker was excited to do the route, which we accomplished via Leigh and Powder Mills. No hunks in trunks Sandra, sorry about that, I could have taken my Speedos, but it wouldn’t have been the same. With a following wind we were at our…[Read more]

  • With a no start from the designated ride leader, we had sufficient talent and riding prowess to head for Alysbury Prior without him. 8 in total was soon reduced to 7 when Jenny turned back at Kemsing after not feeling very well. With Steve Chivers mostly on the front shortly after, we made good progress until the “New Bridge” at St Peters.…[Read more]

  • G4 changed the destination advertised due to a forecast of Thunder and Lightening with a possible plague of Punctures. The fearless group of 5 turned for Hilden Golf as a safer bet. New member Laura was not familiar with the route, so Charles Lockwood kept an eye on her progress.Steve Chivers lead most of the way to our sunny refreshment garden…[Read more]

  • Well done you three ! riding a 56 minute 25 on any course is a fine achievement. Pleased to hear the course had been resurficed, you won’t find that on the Cudham Lane course on Thursday evening. I’m still awaiting last Thursday’s results from East Peckham. If anyone has the official results from 7 Oaks Tri, please forward. Dave B.

  • Despite losing 4 Avanti riders to marshalling Duties, we scored 29 points to win the Brands Hatch Time Trial last Thursday evening.The warm weather
    brought a good turnout of 24 riders from the three participating clubs. All tastes were catered for, hill climbers enjoyed the 5 miles to the turn at Wrotham RAB, while those that like a fast return to…[Read more]

  • G$ or should I say G4 S & M. We had only reached Pilgrims Way (West) when Charles picked up his puncture. Nothing wrong so far, but he had not fitted the tyre back on properly. BANG The tyre blew off the rim.With dozens of cyclists using the route in both directions, caution was the word. Our arrival at Tullet’s Farm via Turners Hill proved a…[Read more]

  • DaveB started the topic G4 Tulley's Farm in the forum Club runs 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    With warm weather promised we will ride a flat but slightly longer ride to Tlley’s Farm, Surrey. The route chosen will be Pilgrms Way to Oxted,Blindley Heath,Smallfield, Copthorn, Turners Hill.Tulley’s Farm for refreshments in the sunshine. Ride Leader Dave B. 60 miles Return 2.45pm

  • G4 to Eynsford via loop turned out OK with only 4 riders we rode through Halsted to Knovkholt, Grays Lane to Westerham Hill, returning to Badgers Mount and Eynsford (Riverside Cafe) which was heaving with a variety of cyclists (including Kent Velo Ladies, mums with babies, ramblers et al.)
    All seeking comfort from the cold and wet conditions.…[Read more]

  • G4 will do a nice ride via Knockholt, Westerham Hill (top only) Badgers Mount, Pig Farm ? Shoreham, Eynsford for refreshments. Return via Crokenhill, St. Mary’s Cray. 35miles at usual speed. Jenny Hill will be ride leader. This route will enable all riders to get home before expected rain. Dave B is currently off sick.

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