DaveB

  • G4 to Hilden Golf were again small in numbers. Jenny and Sandra joined me in the fairly uneventful ride until Jenny got her second puncture in her rear tyre just outside of Leigh. I pumped it up and repaired it at the golf club two miles away. Unfortunately the chef was abcent so no hot food was available. No explanation was forthcoming.…[Read more]

  • G4 were again short in numbers, ( sorry but unless you spend big bucks to go into the Southern Hemisphere ) you won’t get much riding done this winter. A warm dry day greeted many club riders at the Green. Four of us headed for Hilden Golf with Jenny showing great fitness up Ide Hill. Although the roads were wet, with considerable flooding in the…[Read more]

  • G4 were only four at the GREEN. However, Jenny decided she was not to be the only female to brave the wet conditions.With rain in our faces Charles, Chris and I set off into the gloom towards our planned destination of the Cyclopark. WRONG CHOICE!, all other cyclists we met were going in the opposite direction, towards the brighter skies in the…[Read more]

  • G4 to Brookside worked according to plan. Two cyclists passed our group along Pilgrims Way, big mistake, we collectively had more power.
    Several overtakes later Steve Chivers gave it the big one to Ightham, with me and several others. Unfortunately we had to stop to regroup at the next junction and bade them farewell.Just before Basted Hill Chris…[Read more]

  • DaveB started the topic G4 Brookside Garden Centre in the forum Club runs 1 month ago

    G4 will negotiate a dry route to Brookside (hopefully) via Ightham,Basted Hill,country lanes. Excellent food and service will refresh us for the more conventional route home. 42 miles Usual pace, Dave B ride leader.

  • G4 were down to 2 riders, the second time in recent weeks! The weather was dry and warm, the sun was out, the stiff wind was drying many of the roads.If members want to ride in perfect conditions, start saving for your air fare.Charles and I set off with Andy and colleague who were chasing after their G3 group who had left a few minutes earlier.…[Read more]

  • G4 to Horley, can the weather get any better for November ? A confusing start meant two riders had to catch up with the group, which they did at the Shampan, Westerham Hill. We cut the pace to allow recovery, allowing Oxted and Blindley Heath to be reached easily. Croydon Barn Road could not be ignored and Steve Chivers did a fine job towing us,…[Read more]

  • Weather permitting (looks OK) nice flat ride to super Italian Cafe in Horley. Route via Knockholt, Grays Lane, Oxted, Blindley Heath, Smallfield. Approximately 57 miles 9.15am – 2.15pm. Dave B your ride leader. Usual Pace

  • DaveB replied to the topic Club runs 27/28th Oct in the forum Club runs 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    G4 took to the road despite the difficulties of weather and no ride leader. Only Sarah turned up, so the two of us headed out after saying fairwell to a small group of G3. As we approached Halsted the rain had stopped but the roads were flooded in places. Mind you the biting wind didn’t help the temperature ! We rode steadily until the bottom of…[Read more]

  • G4 – Sun brings out more ! 12 riders in total, nearly had to consider two groups. Two new riders joined us who managed admirably, well done. With barely any wind to speak of, we made good progress until the short stiff climb out of Addington (Kent) where we came to a halt with Charles having a puncture halfway up the hill. Whilst several members…[Read more]

  • DaveB started the topic G4 Speedgate Cafe in the forum Club runs 2 months, 1 week ago

    G4 will ride out on a suitable route with speed and distance to arrive at Speedgate Cafe 11.30 -12.00pm. (weather permitting)Ride leader Dave B

  • Unfortunately the weather forecast looks awfull for Sunday Club Ride.If weather is not as bad as forecast, I will take out a suitable short ride.
    Dave B.

  • 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 months 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 3 months 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 3 months, 1 week 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 3 months, 1 week 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]

  • 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]

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