DaveB

  • 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 weeks, 1 day 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]

  • DaveB started the topic G4 Circular Ride to Eynsforc in the forum Club runs 3 weeks ago

    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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  • DaveB started the topic G4 Hilden Golf April 15 in the forum Club runs 1 month ago

    G4 will ride to Hilden Golf Club via Polhill, Ide Hill (possibly Back Lane) Wheatsheaf Pub, nice run down to Penshurst Village and Hildenborough.
    Refreshments completed head home via Plaxtol Hill, and Bat & Ball (posibly Otford if road works at Dunton Green are still in operation. 42 miles at usual pace. Steve Chivers is your ride leader.

  • G4, “The way we are”. Only 2 riders showed up at GSG, both of whom are neww members.With Ian Soper and Neil from G3 we set off in mizzel, not wet enough to be called Drizzle.A planned route would enable us shelter with hot coffee should the weather worsen.At Horten Kirby Ian and Neil took the Speedgate climb, while we three pushed onto Longfield,…[Read more]

  • G4 to ride to Cyclopark if weather permits. This will be a shorter ride this week, 42 miles, at usual speed. Meet GSG at 9.15am depart soon after.Return approximately 1.30pm. Dave B to lead.

  • G4 were small in number, but enthusiastic in effort. Out to Claygate at a steady pace, stopping ar East Peckham for a comfort break. Never under 15’s for the 5 mile return to Brookside, indeed Steve helped on the front as we chased down two riders mainly in the 20’s. Unfortunately Brookside was closed, so was Hadlow College, but the CO-OP at Esat…[Read more]

  • DaveB started the topic G4 Brookside in the forum Club runs 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Weather permitting G4 will ride to Brookside with an additional loop on flat roads for those who wish for a longer ride.
    Brookside return 42miles, with loop 52 miles. Meet 9.15am leave shortly after.Usual pace. Return 1.30pm or 2.15pm. Ride leader Dave B.

  • G4 to Horley proved an excellent destination. Although Jenny and Rita chose not to show, we four stalwarts travelled west with steeley purpose. Arriving in fine style after further coaching on how to take turns on the front. (Don’t G4 riders ever watch the Professionals on television ) After a massive fry up Steve Chivers hit the front big time…[Read more]

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

    Weather looks suitable for a longer ride this Sunday, March 25th, although fairly flat via Oxted, Blindley Heath,Smallfield, Copthorn and refreshments at the Italian Cafe on the corner. Approx 55 miles. Meet usual time, and usual paace. Home at 2.15pm. Dave B

  • DaveB started the topic G4 Club Ride CANCELLED in the forum Club runs 2 months ago

    Due to very low temperature and possibility of snow there will not be a G4 Sunday ride on the 18th March. Dave B

  • DaveB replied to the topic Club Rides – 10th/11th March in the forum Club runs 2 months ago

    G4 were well represented with 6 riders. We decided to change our destination to Brookside Garden Centre as Hadlow College had a special event and would be difficult to enter the facilities.Brian was recovering from some nasty hospital examinations, Jenny benefitted as we kept the pace quite low as some riders had not ventured out since before the…[Read more]

  • G4 to Hilden Golf went as smooth as silk.7 riders in total, fortunately no mishaps. Warm sunshine meant several of us stripped for lunch (winter jackets only) Refreshments a little delayed due to staff shortage, but we kept to the schedule as Dave in black had to get home for family lunch. No boasting from me this week as I had not recovered my…[Read more]

  • DaveB started the topic G4 Hilden Golf in the forum Club runs 3 months ago

    G4 will take the shorter route to Hilden Golf in order to reduce the possibility of inclement weather as currently forecast.This should give us time to return via our normal passage without getting wet.However we will make the decision on Sunday. 35 – 40 miles at usual pace. Dave B your ride leader

  • G4 to West Malling never happened, we turned at the bottom of Exedown Hill and headed for Brookside Garden Centre, the home of quick and polite service.After our excellent refreshment we headed home into the awful North biased headwind. Dave in black was in a hurry to get home for his family lunch, so none of us were silly enough to challenge him…[Read more]

  • DaveB started the topic G4 West Malling in the forum Club runs 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    G4 will sample the delights of Ragamuffins Menu (smile) if the weather permits. Alternative route if not. 40 miles, at correct pace. Dave B your ride leader.

  • G4 to Hadlow College Tea rooms did not disappoint. 11 starters, Jenny & Rita turned to an alternative ride as they were feeling the pace.Again the climbing was the same pace as the flat, culminating in a series of stop and goes which were unusual. However this did help Lee Powell to make contact at the cafe, to join us for ” elevenses” With this…[Read more]

  • DaveB replied to the topic Club rides – 13/14 Jan in the forum Club runs 4 months ago

    G4 to Cyclopark proved different for one of our newer riders. Let me start at the begining. 10 of us started at the Green, two disapeared at Badgers Mount, not Jenny and Rita but Peter and Brian. We kept the pace steady this week and all arrived together at Cyclopark for refreshments.Steve Chivers spotted a new Williers cycle for sale at a very…[Read more]

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