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  1. Club Run 4th November ??

    Note!!! I've put my pics under club racing.
  2. A few of us turned up to cheer Tess on. Chris K, Mick H, John S, Moira B And Eddie & Mavis S plus me. On a wet but not to muddy up and down coarse the back of the Lickey's. missed the start but first sighting at the bottom of a field. Swinging into action. The riders were soon split into small groups. A few short stretches of tarmac. .A bit to fast for me on this bit of road. A hard section in the woods. Not a pretty sight the older generation with Chris K still at the counter can't decide what to have. Well done to Tess keep the colours flying.
  3. Club Run 4th November ??

    If the weather is bad and you want something to do in the afternoon. You can go to the Blackwell Adventure Centre and cheer on Tess in the Cyclocross. Ladies race starts around 1:15
  4. Funeral details. Monday 19th November. At Lodge Hill Cemetery 2:30. If you have any stories to tell let me know.
  5. Jim George 1939-2018

    A couple of pictures sent from John Edwards. .
  6. Jim George 1939-2018

    It is with deep sadness that we have to report the death of Jim the end of last week. He has been a close, loyal and reliable friend since the 1960's. We trained and raced together. Made bicycle frames in my garage as he was good at soldering the lugs John Shelley still rides one. He was always at the other end of the phone and willing to come out and pick me up in the car when the odd falling of out training put the bike out of action. He was only to willing to come round and keep Hilary company in her darkest times with a chat and game of cards while I was at work. In the 50's before i knew him he was one of the best sprinters in the midlands winning many races and going on to ride as a semi pro. before he was called up for the army. Note! Ken Haddon taking third spot Jim on the front left. Riding the Manx International on the Isle of Man along side 5 times Tour of France winner Jacqies Anqatile. He always denied leading us to the evils of drink but I think this proves the contrary. He will be deeply missed by us both. Happy memories. Chris and Hilary.
  7. electric bikes

    went to the Cycle Show yesterday had a look at bikes for the future. Maybe a new Pinarello electric just need the £10000 cash. Or how about this put a new wheel in the front of old bike with a built in motor plus a bottle full of batteries. Or a cheaper version with batteries in the down tube. Seems all manufactures are starting to produce a model. Should be able to stay with the group into my nineties. Food for thought.
  8. Having missed out on riding the TG sportive due to bad weather HaHa. We still finished of the day with our usual Chinese at Mr & Mrs Shelleys. . A John special to finish.
  9. As the Tommy Godwin Sportive was cancelled took a ride out to Henley to see our racer Tess. Surprised to see other old Saracen rider performing although in different colours. One Nick Selibus and Vince Page. Nick seems to have a little handicap strapped around his waist. Nice shot of my feet almost dropped the camera again. Tess ready for the start. A quick chat with Nick. Didn't manage to catch up with Vince. Tess already fallen in the mud on a practice lap. Ladies lining up for the start. Tess in action. An amazing turn out of all ages.
  10. Two ladies take in the Pyrenees on holiday.

    Another pic from the top of the Touralet.
  11. Rather an early start for a great ride in the lanes west of Ludlow. Start point Ludlow Rugby Club in the shadow of the castle. Off down the road heading for the hills and some rain. Had a great days ride with this rider I teamed up with from Bristol. He kindly waited for me when I punctured and I managed to straighten his back wheel after he broke a spoke. Grass down the centre of the lanes as we head for the first climb. Ended rather misty and wet. First food stop Newcastle on Clun village hall. Tea and cakes the ladies sure no how to bake. Three wise monkeys. Back out into the mist. And more hills. Second food stop Aston on Clun village hall. More tea and cakes. These were by far the best feed stops of this years outings. Now for the last 20 mile run to the finish. Only problem the last long climb before dropping back into Ludlow. Nick from Bristol my companion for the day. Happy ending another gong and a bottle of beer. . A few pics of the activities going on at this cycling festival. A track marked out for youngsters to race round. Bikes supplied by local shop for them to ride. A great way to attract new blood. Roll on next Sunday for the Tommy Godwin ride hope the weather is better.
  12. Club Run Sunday 16 September ???

    Couldn't make today out riding a Sportive from Ludlow. Looks like iv'e lost my position as club photographer A good selfy of the pair of you Moira Iv'e never manage to catch Bev without a sandwich in her mouth. Hope it stayed dry while you sat by the lake.. Sportive pics in the usual place.
  13. Tess and Claire take in some climbing while on holiday in The Pyrenees. Topping the Col d' Aspen. Tess's favourite reward. Still waiting for pic's from the top of The Tourmalet.
  14. The club sportive trio got together again for this rather Up & Down Tour of The Cotswold. This is an eight o'clock start from Warwick Race coarse, A few more there than I expected. Lining up waiting to get out onto the road. Don't know who the young lady is just trying to show the number of cars on the other side of the race track. Start climbing early. Where has everyone gone. Now for the serious stuff. Trouble holding camera and climbing at the same time or I was going extremely fast. Tess on her way. Not looking to happy but made the top. Another shaky pic. Looking back towards Stratford from the top. Tess looking much happier. More climbing ahead. First feed stop 50 miles in. Still more climbing the last hard section up the side of Sunrise Hill to come out the top of Edgehill. After the climbs it was good to drop down Edgehill itself and head for Kineton turning left there we headed for Pillerton Priors and a welcome second feed stop now about 80 miles covered only 20 to go. Taking a well earned rest in the afternoon sun. The last leg took us down past Walton Hall into Wellesbourne and finally back ( up again ) to Snitterfield before dropping into Warwick to collect our Gongs and goodies. Another great day out in the sun a couple more months of this will be fine. On the return home we took a break at the Fleur de Lys Inn Lowsonford to discuss the days efforts. And partake in the odd beer or two.
  15. Skittles Evening

    A few highlights from the evening. The winners of the couples trophy. Hannah & Owen returning champions just after some silver ware.. ( blue-min kids hope they keep it clean ) And our Knockout Champion Di Bick. I'm sure the wine wont last long with Roger about. Note!! The handicap Alan had to suffer with his poorly finger. Apology to Moira I seemed to have cut her head of. Did anyone spot this new fashion trend red socks. I trust everyone enjoyed a fun evening..
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