Gran Fondo ToC 4th June 2017

Yep, more of the same. Left to right Noel, Les, Paul, Phil (Ringer), Robin, Graham, Ken.

Good times achieved - and had - by all. Dom (not pictured) also rode and he and Phil did the 80 miles in roughly 3.5 hours. Robin beat 4 hours in the 60 to 64 category. The rest of us all did better than expected in the Get Round category.

Great pasta on site beforehand seemed to do the trick,

Some of us have already registered for 2018. 
 

 

Tow Law and Tynedale Beer Festival 16th-17th June 2017

Three Wheelers oop north

Great weekend with Ken acting as host and guide. Tynedale Beer Festival in Corbridge was great, rides were stupendous.

Here are a couple of tasters:

High Force

https://www.strava.com/activities/1048241952

 

Tynedale fest

https://www.strava.com/activities/1048191431

 

part of route 7 ride

https://www.strava.com/activities/1048191476

Plans for 2017

Plans for 2017 (extract from AGM minutes):
Standard ride dates and times agreed: 

Tuesday evening training ride: 
7.30 The Porterhouse (TPH), 7.40 Bus Guideway (BGW) Longstanton

Thursday evening pub ride 7.30: 
The Porterhouse (TPH), 7.40 Guided Busway (GBW) Longstanton

Sunday morning: 
9.00 The Porterhouse (TPH), 9.10 Guided Busway (GBW) Longstanton

Gran Fondo ToC 5th June 2016

Photo left to right: Graham, Robin, Kev, Paul, Dom, Nigel, Noel, Les

A good day out was had by all. Dom got three punctures, Robin just missed his record time, Noel beat the 5 hour mark. The rest of us were just pleased to get round. 84 miles with burning sunshine and a tough NE wind. Strange combination, made for a sapping second half of the circuit. 

http://www.tourofcambridgeshire.com

Fen Edge Social Ride for Bike Week

It being Bike Week 11 - 19 June (http://www.bikeweek.org.uk/), we thought we
Wheelers and FenEdgers should arrange a bit of a posse to head out West
for some chow and cha. Large extended families welcome, cowboy attire optional.
The possibilities are:
the Floods Tavern (lovely garden) or the Dolphin, both in St. Ives.

Assembly point: Willingham Green, 11 a.m. Sunday 12th June

or at the Guided Busway, Longstanton, at 11.10-ish.

Robin Recommends Lincoln Sportive

As most of you are aware, Robin took part in the Lincoln Sportive on Saturday 78 mile Race/sportive. He writes:

AGM and Events for 2016

Willingham Wheels AGM 20th February 2016

Click on picture (Dunwich 2015) to read more.

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RideLondon2 - Ken bows out on the crest of a wave.

RideLondon2 - Ken bows out on the crest of a wave.

Woke late and had a refreshing bath. Still have the buzz from yesterday in my head, though not sure if my legs will catch up for a couple of days.

Do you remember when you were young, Cilla was in her heyday, and you first heard Sgt. Peppers LHCB? 1967. It came out shortly before I was sweet sixteen when my head was filled with O-level results and I was pondering what life would have in store for a young lad from the Boro.

 

Nigel's Help for Heroes Blog

Dunwich Dynamo 2015

"Somewhere during the night you will hear a voice say, ‘Why am I doing this? I am never doing this again!’ Look forward to this voice. Welcome it. Laugh at it. Embrace it. Look forward to hearing it again next year. Just know that it will come and that you will ride past it and be stronger when it fades into the shadows."

Yes, it’s hard to explain why you do the Dunwich Dynamo, and even harder to explain why you go on doing it. But we (probably) will.
 

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