Author Archives: Andy Gray

Polesden Lacey, Box Hill and Beans (Sun 19 Nov)

65km 400m, light cloud, cold (3-4C) Despite the good weather, only four seasoned cyclists arrived at the usual meet point for a planned run to Shere (Jim, ‘Lil Nick, Mick and Andy). With Jim on his single speed, a last minute … Continue reading

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The windy way to Shere (AKA ‘No one said there’d be hills!’)

75km 550m Stefan, ‘Lil Nick, Big Nick, Karen, Joe, Mick, Jim, Andy Plan A. Coffee and cake. Usually means a civilised pace and gentle route. Plan B. Something else. Thinking we’d agreed online to Plan A, Stefan brought out the … Continue reading

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Box Hill via Staples and Crocknorth

75km, 650m. With Chris and Jim out early for a ‘serious ride’, two sleep-ins, a missing frog, a missing frogman and a love-struck retiree, a depleted bunch thought they’d stay traditional and do a modest run to Box via Plough … Continue reading

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Windsor the roundabout way…

Sunday 25 June.  70km, 242 m climbing, 25.1 avg speed. Karen writes: The night preceding the Sunday ride had been spent enjoying the warm hospitality of Robin and Stine. It was a lovely evening, with a delicious and “on trend” … Continue reading

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LCC Training ride 4 of 8

After last weeks zooming around the Surrey hills Team LCC took a more relaxed spin around the course. Andy and Jim were joined by Shibli, Tim, Alison on a overcast morning that threatened rain in the afternoon.  Jim decided on … Continue reading

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Hot pace

LCC London 100 training ride 3/8 62mi (100km), Climb (745m), Av speed 16.8mph (27km/hr) Well, summer’s here! The temp soared for the third ride of the LCC training season. Sunscreen and lots of water being the order of the day.  … Continue reading

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LCC Training Ride. Ep 2

Jim Writes: Only two riders today for the ride out. But I don’t want to give the impression that the enthusiasm is waning. Today was also the King of the Downs sportive and I know that a number of the … Continue reading

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A sensible pace…

Mick writes: With the yoof off messing about at the King of the Downs (or whatever), the grown ups voted for a sensibly-placed two hills this morning. The plan was Effingham via Plough Lane, then Critten Lane to Ranmore Common, … Continue reading

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North Side Story — Sun 28 May

55 miles, 2 Dance offs Jim writes: The scene is set on the Upper North Side (of Combe Bottom). The sultry summer heat had brought all the gangs out on the streets. KR(upke)MCC arrived at the top of Staples in … Continue reading

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The long one — Sat 20 May

90mi (145km), 6750ft (2058m) 6.5hrs ride time.  So it seemed like a good idea at the time… Andy and Tony thought that a look at the lesser known eastern section of course for the King of the Downs Sportive prior … Continue reading

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Early birds only

29mi While Kevin, Karen, Joe and Tony headed down to Brighton on the Pearson’s Sportive, a few remaining riders went out for a club spin.  Life admin meant a couple of us needed to be back for 11am so Jim … Continue reading

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A long ol’ road to the coffee shop

The players*: Capt. Kevin, Lil’ Nick, N-Dog (Big Nick), Andy (the compass), Renaissance-man Stefan, Prof. Karen and Smokin’ Joe with a special guest appearance from Carbon Jim and padawan Katie.  The route choice was a bit chaotic today. The original … Continue reading

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