Club Run Reports

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  • Category 6 ride led by Carolyn Kelleway

    There was a good turn out of determined Cat 6ers ready and prompt at Much Hadham on a very foggy cold January morning.

  • This year's club runs points competition was intended to run from November 2020 to December 2021 inclusive - the extra months being added to align the competition year with the calendar year. However COVID intervened so that there were just 39 weeks with Sunday club runs, so a maximum of 78 points. Congratulations then to Tony and Peter who got so close to a 100% attendance!

  • Category 4 ride led by Peter Bloomfield

    Well, if nothing happened there would be nothing to write about would there…

  • Category 4 ride led by Lisa Ridoutt

    Cycling to the start of the Category 4 ride, with the sun shining, I was looking forward to a great morning.

    Disaster struck immediately. I arrived at the same moment as Ian, we were wearing the same cycling tops (not a club jacket). It was a case of go home and get changed or spend the next few hours looking like Harold and Hilda (Google “ Ever Decreasing Circles” if you’re under 50)!

    So Harold and Hilda it was…….

    We rode to Essendon Golf Club, lovely surroundings but no cakes!

  • Category 6 ride led by Tony Dos Santos

    So Santos Claus was coming to town, we’ll it was at 9.15. I rocked up with Mike Spicer. 

    No one was to be seen, then riders started turning up in their plenty (I was going to say a “plethora”, but I don’t know how to spell it ;-) ). More and more arrived and my co-leader decided to turn up 3 minutes before the ride off (OK, it wasn’t 3 minutes, but close!) 

  • Category 6 ride led by Danny Hood and Mike East

    The main talking point took place before 9.30, when, on the ride to the start, the nominated leader suffered two punctures. Danny Hood kindly led the group out from Allenbury’s to Much Hadham, where the frazzled leader joined in. Thereafter the ride took in Little Hadham, Ferneux Pelham and Great Hormead, where, in the (planned) absence of a cafe stop, the full two points were gained.

  • Category 6 ride led by Tony Dos Santos

    I turned up at Allenbury’s, followed by Denis.  Then Peter Walton turned up,  Ian Bailey and Rebecca Moore. Only five of us. Carolyn Kelleway advised she would meet us at Cold Christmas Lane. 

    We set off at 9.30, met Carolyn and had no real incidents. We got to Thremhall Park, as normal, and the food came out swiftly. 

    On the way back, yours truly had a puncture, fixed and on our way. I had a minor altercation with a branch and crashed into the soft verge. Nothing else really happened. 

  • Category 6 ride led by Tony Dos Santos

  • Category 6 ride led by Mike East

    On the ride to the start I noticed the wind had changed direction since yesterday. Not with the same consequences as it does in Mary Poppins - repentant parents, lots of kite flying and a jaunty  song. No, the wind was now coming from the north, bringing an icy chill. The planned ride would be headwind out.

  • Category 4 ride led by Lisa Ridoutt

    Nine riders set off from Hertford to Mill End Plants, with two new members joining us.

    All was going smoothly until Valdis got a puncture just outside of Puckeridge; after a 15 minute wait we were off again.

    The anticipation had been building to see what the huge bear would be doing at the house at the top of Barwick Lane (if you know, you know)! For those that are even remotely interested, he was asleep in the bed.

  • Category 6 ride led by Danny Hood

    Only three riders today for the cat 6 saunter out to Vanstones Garden Centre.

    I'd been warned about closed roads around the Codicote area and they turned out to be accurate. Fortunately this didn't apply to bicycles, and we rode along side the many taking part in the half marathon. The garden centre was really quite as you would expect, when the roads leading to you were shut to traffic. Not very fair to a business whose busiest day is a Sunday. 

  • 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

  • Category 6 ride led by Alex Powell

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.