Author Archives: Andy Gray

Walton warm up

30mi (48km) climb 623ft (190m) Kevin, Lil’ Nick, Big Nick and Andy decided on a flat spin out to Walton via Hersham. This made for a nice route out and some good roads esp. Burwood Road, a long straight drag … Continue reading

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Strength = 7(!!)

41mi (66km), climb 787 ft (240m) Ok, so the news is Pinnocks Coffee House now does a number 7 strength coffee! I’m not sure that the scale has been recalibrated to accommodate new divisions within the same strength range or … Continue reading

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The only way is up

Karen, Joe, Andy, Mick and Franck came out on a dull and cool Easter Monday for a trip down to Box Hill. Rumour had it that the zig-zag had gone one way (up) for the weekend.  The route out decided … Continue reading

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Early season seaside visit

As the Easter weekend approached Jim suggested a trip down to Brighton for a fancy lunch at Carats. To keep things reasonable it was proposed to drive part of the way and do a Rusper return.  Two keen cyclists / … Continue reading

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Kingston – Windsor – Paris – Roubaix

46mi (74km), Climb 787 ft (240 m) Best weather of the year so far and the biggest spring classics race on the same day meant the group were keen to be out, but also on for a shortish ride. The … Continue reading

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Get ya legs out!

The sun came out today for a glorious warm, mostly wind free day. Big Nick, Kevin, Andy and Stefan got their legs out for a quick spin to Walton in the early spring rays. Well, Andy and Nick did. Kevin … Continue reading

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Gentle Spin to Pinnocks

Sunday 26 March A breezy, chilly, but sunny Sunday saw Jim, Franck and Andy out for a gentle spin. Franck was keen to test his legs at the start of his return to regular cycling after a period off the bike … Continue reading

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Gatwick Road Sportive

Tony took on the tough Evans Gatwick Road Sportive on Sun, 26 Mar. Tony writes: Evans cycles HQ Gatwick, boy is it chilly! Has anyone noticed that the cars at a cycle event always seem to be mid to high … Continue reading

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Spring madness

108km (67mi), climb 1,219m (4,000ft) An over enthusiastic Bob* decided mid-week that he quite fancied a Friday ride into the hills to celebrate the start of spring and looked to the team for some support. Andy and Lil’ Nick stepped up … Continue reading

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Walton-in-the wind

Kevin writes: The peloton left on time with the domestics taking the wind all the way out to Walton. Very windy. The hill climbers and sprinters sat in the peloton protected from the elements. In the way back along the … Continue reading

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Box and Bike Beans

66km, climb 566m Robin, Jim and Andy flew the colours on a breezy Sunday and decided on a Box Hill route with a cafe stop at Bike Beans. The trio keep the pace friendly into the westerly wind as we wound … Continue reading

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Chasing Chris

Tony writes: Only three souls turned up, Chris in race mode Jim single speed and me on my commuter. Weather forecast light rain with localised heavy downpours. I wasn’t bother which type of route. Chris in race mode wanted Hills, Jim … Continue reading

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