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  • Category 6 ride led Daniel Horn

    Today I was expecting 3 on the ride as it was me leading and starting from Much Hadham. Surprisingly 13 turned up. However, the fun had already started long before the start as Stuart had reported a puncture from a newbie co-rider (Hannah) on the ride up-to the start. Needless to say, 15 minutes late we set off for Saffron Walden. 

    A few hills and wrong turns by those trusted guides up front too busy yapping, not naming anyone here Tony, dictated that I should lead the route I had planned and from the front.

  • The first Wheelers' league event on the Brickendon course saw a fine turnout of 9 Wheelers, 3 new to time-trialling and all unfamiliar with the course. Some results reflected less on riding prowess than on navigation skills - several managed to get lost on this 9 mile course and must now add map reading practice to their training regimes.

    Congratulations to Emily who led us all home. Commiserations to Enzo and Phil who suffered chain and navigation failures respectively.

    Many thanks to all at the North Road CC for organising the event and welcoming us to it.

  • Category 6 ride led by Carolyn Kelleway

    Well it was a beautiful sunny spring morning when myself, Pete and Rebecca arrived from Ware to find a few Cat 6 riders already there ready to go. Slowly the numbers increased to eventually a cracking 16 eager riders. A big warm welcome to Julian and Amanda. Also nice to see Martin there - haven’t seen him for a while. And Grace and Matt on his new bike and recently completed PhD - congratulations.

    So on time we set off up Bramfield Road.

  • 04 May 22

    The rain cleared up just in time but it was a bit damp and gloomy. Still, 7 Wheelers and one private entrant lined up for the first 10 mile league event of the year. Two of the Wheelers were new to TTs - so congratulations to Ian and Phil for giving it a go. Sad to relate Phil crashed near Turnford when a rear-wheel puncture caused the tyre to come off the rim and jam the wheel. Not a good way to begin your TT career! We hope he will return for another go once the cuts and bruises are healed. Ian, though, completed the course in a good time for a first effort.

  • Category 6 ride led by Tony Dos Santos

  • The first of our time-trial league events takes place on Wednesday 4th May on the A10 (South) course. First rider off at 19:30 but please be at the start by 19:00 to collect your number.

    The event is open to any member of a CTT registered club. Entry fee is £5.00.

  • Category 6 ride led by Tony Dos Santos

    So this was going to be a tough day. The day before Rebecca decided to have her first crash and smashed into some stinging nettles! Well when I say “smashed”, it was more of a gentle fall over into them. Her pride bruised and only two people saw it. I must admit, it was quite funny. 

  • Category 6a ride led by Danny Hood

    With ten minutes to the off it was looking like being a rather small group. Ten minutes later we had 15 eager beavers ready for the ride out to Bishops Stortford.

    A quick conversation about splitting the group into a more manageable 8 and 7 was deemed favourable.

  • Category 4 ride led by Ian Bembridge

    It was great to see three new Wheelers for today’s ride to Tapps Garden centre in Baldock with Will Bowen, Karl Desouza and Nicolette Bosch joining the cat 4s for the first time. A cold start, but the forecast was dry and sunny, so Elio Domenicano took the brave decision to put the rest of the team to shame and don the shorts!

  • Category 6 ride led by Tony Dos Santos

    Everyone was excited as this is our favourite venue at the moment. 

    I knew it was going to be cold, but 1°C in the beginning of April is just ridiculous (note to self, write a stern letter to the Met office). 

    I would just like to give a warm welcome to Nicolette, yes, she came last week, but I wasn’t there, so hello and welcome. 

  • Category 6 ride led by Carolyn Kelleway

    Having received a call from Tony on Saturday saying his poor son was ill, I happily agreed to lead the ride to Thremhall Park 

    Twelve riders set off promptly from Allenbury’s with two new prospective riders, Pete and Nicolette. Everyone had remembered to put their clocks back! The ride to Thremhall was very sociable and uneventful. We picked up Daniel at Much Hadham, where he was playing the role of bridge keeper

  • Category 4 ride led by Lisa Ridoutt

  • Category 6 ride led by Tony Dos Santos

    I decided to start at 9 so we could get some Bakewell tart at Mill End. Only four turned up, plus me. That made it the famous 5! There was Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timothy! Well, actually there was no one with that name today. Nice to see Martin Phillips coming out again. Boozing Bailey turned up a tad worse for wear after a Saturday on the lash. 

  • Category 3 ride led by Graham Knight

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  • Category 4 ride led by Enzo, Elio and Ian

    Despite the very real threat of rain in the air, the usual gaggle of Cat 4 riders left Ware, and a bunch of chatty Cat 6’ers, for a Sunday trek to Thremhall Park cafe.

    With the scheduled ride leader indisposed , it was down to the intrepid trio of Ian Bembridge, Enzo and Elio to guide the riders through Herts and Essex.  Fortunately, Dennis Bassom had supplied the GPX file, and the three Wheelers had managed to get the route loaded up onto their GPS computers.  

  • Belgian riders, especially Flandrians, have a reputation for relishing foul weather - the wetter, colder and windier the better. Which Wheelers best channel their inner Flandrians?

  • Category 6 ride led by Tony Dos Santos

    The morning weather forecast advised 2°C. We all got there and it was cold, but luckily no heavy frost and no ice. Hanif turned up on his mountain bike, with 20 PSI in his tyre - he’s nuts isn’t he!  It was lovely to see Martin Buckle. 

    So we set off At 9.31 and went like the clappers. Usual banter with Richard “Kev” Hann; obviously it was in the gutter. We didn’t have a single mechanical along route. 

  • Category 6 ride led by Tony Dos Santos