Author Archives: Robin Brennan

26 February 2017 – Barhatch or not Barhatch? – 40 miles

Robin writes:-   In the absence of Jim (‘I may do a lap of the park later’ – Whaaat? Heavy night? Or did the sky fall in?), Chris, Andy, Robin, Joe and Karen tugged their beards over the destination and … Continue reading

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Sunday 6 November – Dappled Hues – 35 miles

Jim waxes poetic: “And cyclists in England now a-bed Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here, And hold their cycles cheap whiles any speaks That rode with us upon this day.” (Possibly connected with two people WhatsApping apologies from … Continue reading

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Saturday 5 November – Let Them Eat Cinammon – 45 miles

Jim writes: The Junior section improves in leaps and bounds. Katie led the ride out to Windsor, devoured a whole cinnamon bun and then took to the Strada Bianchi towards Ranger’s Gate, the Great Park and home via Chertsey. She … Continue reading

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Sunday 30 October – Following footsteps – 45 miles

Jim writes: Took daughter 2 (Katie) for a leisurely ride to Shere, taking in Staples (and Sandown, and those two climbs after West End). The plan was to meet Mum and Daughter 1 at Shere for a wander and coffee … Continue reading

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25 October – Around the Park in the Dark – 40 miles total

After a short break (ahem, three months), a resumption of ride reports and suchlike. Jim’s clever idea of a 0730 lap of the park was not enthusiastically well attended, possibly because it was still dark at that time. Despite his … Continue reading

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Tour of the Cotswolds 2016—Straight out of (Little) Compton

Karen writes: Did you know that a “wold” is a rolling hill? If I didn’t know that before, I sure do now. Joe and I had done the short version twice previously. That consisted of a 52 mile route with … Continue reading

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Sunday 26 June – Team LCC ride four (of seven) – 65 miles

Jim writes: Alison, Mariana, Steve, Jim, Dan, Ben, Nick, Franck (what can I say?) Karen; Penny, Andy and Mike were up for the ride out to the Surrey loop on a warm but overcast morning. We’re now getting into the … Continue reading

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Saturday 25 June – Gironimo – 20 miles

Kevin and Jim met up for a most pleasant ride out to Walton and back to Giro for coffee and cake, before heading back in good time for the Rugby. At Giro a man with his dog wanted to share … Continue reading

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Sunday 19 June – Kevin’s weird mechanical – 41 miles

Kevin, Olivia, Joe, Karen, Robin, Andy and Franck out for a leisurely ride through Esher, Cobham and Ockham in sunshine.  Fabulous red poppies next to the road after Ripley as the road goes gently uphill towards West Clandon. Newlands Corner … Continue reading

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Sunday 19 June – Jim’s third LCC training ride – 65 miles

Jim writes: Good weather brought a good turn-out for the Sunday ride, with Anthony, Ben, Mick, Francois, Penny, Mark. Alison and Alex (see photo) meeting in Richmond Park for a taste of the PRL route. There were a few serious … Continue reading

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Saturday 18 June – Morning ride – 20 miles

Kevin, Olivia, NickF8, S-Nick , Andy and Jim met up at the appointed hour for a leisurly, local bun run. S-Nick and Andy took a wrong turn at Esher, so goodness knows where those two ended up, and the rest … Continue reading

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Sunday 12 June – Team LCC Assemble Reloaded – 55 miles

Jim’s second ride with the London Cycling Campaign riders for this year’s Prudential RideLondon: It is England in June. So it only reasonable to expect it to rain. The forecast was horrendous, but 5 brave souls decided to tough it … Continue reading

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