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  • Category 6 ride led by Daniel Horn

    A pleasant day was expected with a small group of seasoned riders starting from Much Hadham.

    It wasn’t long before it was noted that there was some rough terrain ahead and all were required to switch to off road mode to survive the serious potholes/sinkholes along the farm track.

  • Category 3 ride led by Graham Knight

  • Category 6 ride led by Tony Dos Santos

    The route was compiled by Carolyn Kelleway and I was somewhat excited to lead this one. However, at the last minute, poor old Carolyn rang me to say she had the dreaded lurgy. Oh no, I thought. We all hope you feel better soon. Also poor old David Smith texted me advising he had tweaked his knee and was only going out for a short ride in the morning. 

  • Category 6 ride led by Carolyn Kelleway

  • Congratulations Emily! She beat all-comers to win the Wheelers' Hill Climb Cup. Is this the first female winner in our history?

    Congratulations also to the other three competitors. Good times all round and much, much better than the 150+ members who neither rode nor came to watch.

  • Category 6 ride led by Alex Powell

  • This is our last competitive event of the season. All you have to do is ride for 1.23 km whilst climbing 60m. Come on! That's only 5%! You may not win but it's fun to see how fast you can go - and of course if you're in it you get bragging rights over everyone who isn't.

    The event is at Digswell - there is a map here https://www.herts-wheelers.org.uk/racing/tt-courses/hillclimb.

  • Category 6 ride led by Tony Dos Santos

    Ware was the meet place. As I sat there in my car, somewhat weary and tired, I got out, legs aching, body screaming from a sportive the day before, I had to rely on my mental agility to get me through this ride. Obviously with my mental agility not being brilliant, I wasn’t convinced my body could endure the ride. 

  • Category 3 ride led by Nathan Brede

    The category 3 riders led by Nathan Brede & joined by Peter Howard, Graham Knight, Jonny Spowart, Warekiwi (John) & new member Augirdas Augis rode out to Jordan's Mill in Broom today. The weather conditions were fine & clear and riders had no incidents or problems. Good ride and hope everyone enjoyed the route. We rode about 65 miles at an average speed of 15.5mph with approximately 2,425 feet of climbing.

     

    Category 2 ride led by Chris Boulton

  • Nice sunny morning but just three riders. However, there was an excellent debut ride from Andy Lewis getting well under 30 mins on a road bike. As this was his first ride this season Andy takes the Scrubbers trophy. There was also a return for Lee who was narrowly beaten by Sam who took the 81" restricted gear trophy.

  • Category 6 ride led by Ian Bailey

    A recent innovation on the cat 6 Slack channel has been for ride leaders to upload a gpx file for the coming ride so that participants can follow the route on their Garmin or similar devices.

    For only my second lead ride, I took this idea a little further by planning a ride on Strava, uploading it, then (inspired by a discussion on another Slack channel) planning it again on Komoot, and using the Komoot version for the ride.

  • This event was postponed from July when there were insufficient entries. Sadly, despite all the effort that went into arranging permissions for a new date (Sam) plus the efforts of the signs marshall (Lee) and timekeepers (Bob and Marcia) there were still only two competitors. So well done to both of them! Sam is the new holder of the Old Skool cup

  • Category 6 ride led by Tony Dos Santos

    I rocked up at Allenburys at 9 in the car and not one drop of alcohol had passed my lips the night before. I know shock horror eh! 

    Nine riders (including me) left a tad late as we were chatting. 

    Not a great happened along the route to be honest with you. Apart from a howling wind, which was at least 100mph (might be exaggerating a bit). I would tell you where we rode, but that’s boring isn’t it! 

    We got to the cafe and surprisingly Cammas Hall has got cheaper, which was a nice surprise. 

  • Category 2 ride led by Chris Boulton

    A great alternative route to Writtle with some very picturesque roads.

  • Category 6 ride led by Carolyn Kelleway and Tony Dos Santos

    Seven riders turned up at Hertford and they waited and waited for the lead rider who, erm, was literally hanging in the gutter on the way to Hertford from Enfield. 

    Luckily there was a back up plan for this eventuality. Carolyn had already agreed to plan the route. So the lead rider advised everyone to ride off and he would catch them up. Ok ok, I’ll come clean it was me who was hanging didn’t feel very well. 

  • 11 Aug 21

    Cancelled due to road-works.

  • Category 6 ride led by Tony Dos Santos

  • Category 6 ride led by Tony Dos Santos

    The forecast advised it was going to be a wet one. So everyone turned up short sleeved and raring to go. Well one of us rode up and didn’t drive because they were literally hanging in the gutter; I’m not going to mention their name, but he (so it’s not a lady rider) rode up from Enfield and he looked well rough! I turned up at 9am (got to Allenburys early just in case) and the Cat 3’s were all raring to go, had a chat with them and then they left.

  • 01 Aug 21
    Only four riders on decent morning for racing but it included a temporary return for Gareth Wignall. Good to see him, Bri and the children.

     

    1. Gareth Wignall 23.17
    2. Alex Powell 24.43
    3. Yiannis Gopoulos 26.17
    4. Mike East 30.13
    Thanks to Bob Brown and Peter Bloomfield for timing and the usual guy (Lee) for the signs.
     
  • 28 Jul 21

    10TT Round 9 Wed 28th July, F20/10 (A10 Southbound)

    Two Wheelers and three private entries. A windy but dry night.

    1. Yiannis  Gopoulos 23 27
    2. Claire Gopoulos 26.32

    Private entries:

    Alastair Luxford 20.01
    Henry Farrell 20.22
    Sam Brown 21.29

    Thanks to Sam for signs and Bob for timing - and happy birthday to Yannis!