Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Today's total was 102.33 miles and 5629 feet of ascent. It's good to be here, it's a long way. But it has been a great ride, and I'm sorry it's over.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Due to an error on the route sheet today' short run turned out to be 90.97 miles and 4258 feet of ascent. Well, I'm doing it for the ride!
Friday, May 28, 2010
An easy day tomorrow, apparently - only 85 miles.
Today was 106.51 with 5722 feet of ascent.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Coffee and Paradise Cake (lots of cherries) in Lockerbie, food for lunch bought in sunny Moffat and eaten on the doorstep of an abandoned pub in windy Tweedsmuir, rain at Biggar, strong winds and heavy showers at Braehead, hail at Shotts and down to our hotel at Cumbernauld in bright evening sunshine.
109.42 miles and 6308 feet of ascent.
WEDNESDAY 26th May 2010 G10/42
No NAME TIME HCP Hcp/Time Scr / Hcp AWARDS
16 Angus MacAlister 21-05 PTT Norwood Paragon CC
18 George Brent 21-55 PTT Addiscombe CC
20 Stuart Pearce 22-29 Scr 22-29 7 / 2 1st Pl
17 John Beer 24-43 2-45 21-58 6 / 2 2nd Pl
14 Bob Smith 25-16 PTT PB
11 Richard Addis 26-11 4-00 22-11 5 / 2
15 Andrew Philips 26-16 PTT
6 Alex Kew 26-43 6-00 20-43 4 / 6 2nd Hcp PB
21 Steve Hillier 26-48 5-45 21-03 3 / 4
5 Jake Dodd 27-13 5-45 21-28 6 / 2 1st Woman
12 Nick Hostler 27-26 6-00 21-26 2 / 3 PB
9 Ray Dare 28-59 6-00 22-59 2 / 2
19 Grant Pyke 29-03 7-15 21-48 2 / 2
10 Lynda Gale 29-21 8-30 20-51 5 / 5 PB
13 Tony D’Italia 30-19 7-45 22-34 2 / 2
4 Mike Morley 31-56 11-30 20-26 2 / 7 1st Hcp
7 Amanda Pearce 32-10 10-00 22-10 4 / 2
3 Mark McNamara 34-18 11-00 23-18 2 / 2
2 Lisa Colombo 37-29 11-15 26-14 3 / 2
Alex 1st Event
David Croggon D.N.S. Apol
35 Steve Irwin 21-55
36 Ben Elliott 22-02
29 Robin Kirk 23-57
34 Keith Griffin 23-58
31 Dominic Trevett 24-56
26 Danny Clifford 25-23
32 Chris Hathaway 25-44
33 Andrew Melbourne 26-14
24 Dan Coulcher 27-08
22 Brett Wiggins 28-08
25 James Kelly 29-14
I'll update all of the tables with the times from last night, this evening - Lisa
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
As you'll see from the jackets, the first rain of the trip. Quite a change, but a good run, nevertheless. Rush hour at Preston this morning was a bit fraught, lunch at Kendal very pleasant (haggis on offer, but not yet), and the Angus Hotel in Carlisle for supper.
101.82 miles and 4738 ft of ascent.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Then on to Worleston, lunch in the garden of the Royal Oak, crossing the Manchester Ship Canal at Warburton, passing near Warrington and Wigan before finally arriving at our night's stop, the Premier Inn at Chorley. Our bikes are in the Laundry Room - perhaps someone will wash them.
116.08 miles and 5151 feet of ascent.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Easier going today, and the miles passed quickly. Over the Clifton Bridge in Bristol, then the Severn Bridge, briefly into Wales and then we tipped our hat to Bernard and Luisa at Tintern Abbey. Very good cakes.
Through Monmouth to Buckholt, lunch in the sun, then Hereford, Leominster and finally Ludlow, the Wheatsheaf Inn.
96.1 miles and about 5000 ft of ascent.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
CLUB 10 MILE TIME TRIAL G10/42
WEDNESDAY 26th May 2010
No NAME HCP START
2 Lisa Colombo 11-15 19-41
3 Mark McNamara 11-00 19-41-30
4 Mike Morley 11-30 19-42
5 Jake Dodd 5-45 19-42-30
6 Alex Kew 6-00 19-43
7 Amanda Pearce 10-00 19-43-30
8 Martin Elswood PTT 19-44
9 Ray Dare 6-00 19-44-30
10 Lynda Gale 8-30 19-45
11 Richard Addis 4-00 19-45-30
12 Nick Hostler 6-00 19-46
13 Tony D’Italia 7-45 19-46-30
14 Bob Smith PTT 19-47
15 Andrew Philips PTT 19-47-30
16 David Croggon 7-30 19-48
17 John Beer 2-45 19-48-30
18 Grant Georgiadis PTT 19-49
19 Grant Pyke 7-15 19-49-30
20 Stuart Pearce Scr 19-50
21 Steve Hillier 5-45 19-50-30
AWARDS: 1st & 2nd Handicap
1st & 2nd Fastest
Rachel, Nick, Luke and I set off at 5 past 9, rode over Epsom Common up over Headley and down Pebble Hill - Nick speeding past and wooshing round the bend.
Lots of cyclists out everywhere. The Pearson Sportive and the Evans ride all on our roads. Through Leigh, left at pub and into the back of Reigate then south down main road. Right following signs to Norwood Hill and ended up coming into Newdigate, then right to Henfold Lakes.
Dave and Mike M met us there and we enjoyed egg bacon baps in the sun looking at the fluffy chicks.
As we left, this flash cyclist in Pearson kit on a Pearson bike flew in with a friend and we realised it was our Steve! We rode with them to Box Hill then parted ways as they were doing the Pearson ride.
Next sunday is the 2nd training ride and Me, Dave, Nick and Luke are doing it so come on you lot join us in a slightly longer ride next week.
Rolling country (read 'still fairly big hills'), then gradually down out of Devon into Somerset. Fewer and smaller hills until we reached the Somerset levels, which are flat.
105.9 miles and 7706 feet of ascent.
A glorious morning, new kit to wear and a lightweight bike to ride a sportive....can a Sunday get any better? (for those who haven't heard I was the one from the 500 entrants who won the Pearson Sportive draw - winning the kit including shoes and helmet, with the loan of their top of the range Carbon Pro for the day - now extended to the end of the week - so it will be with me at Wednesday evening's club 10 TT).
I set off from home just after 8am and as I approached the start at the Royal Marsden I caught a glimpse of John Beer going the other way, I waved but I guess that he would have no idea who I was in the Paerson kit. How did you get on John?
I met a few friends from the Majorca trip, namely Dennis and Roger from the over the hill group. I then bumped into a work colleague, Chris, with two others from our work who were about to tackle their first sportive. Bearing in mind I have the bike for Wednesday I decided not to exhaust myself on the 150kms and chose the 75kms instead. Before I registered, Chris and his friends started and I said that I might see them later on the course. 10 minutes later I set off in pursuit with five Dulwich Paragon riders who were setting a good pace on the flat, somewhere between 18 and 23mph. It was soon clear that following the route was going to be a challenge as the signs were too small and only attached to signposts at the point of the turn without any warning. The route took us past Fanny's farm, on to Outwood, Turners Hill and the longer route went on to Brighton. After Turners Hill I started to think that there should have been a right turn for me to take the shorter route, but cycling in a pack at an enjoyable pace the miles continued to fly past. By the time I arrived at Ardingly I decided to drop off and stop to check the map. Within 30 seconds there was Chris with his two colleagues who had also missed the turn. By this stage we had done about 30 miles so we were now going to double this to get back and it also became apparent to Chris that the 1pm Sunday roast at home with his family might be in jeopardy.
We headed west and north via Balcombe, Pease Pottage, and Faygate where we picked up the returning 150kms route. Chris's two colleagues were struggling at every hill and suggested that Chris and I should go on. As we approached Henfold Lakes I mentioned that this was one of my favorite cafe stops and he agreed to stop for a moment as he had not seen it before. As we approached the lake we came across the KPRC training group who had been training. (Jake - glad to see that you allowed plenty of time for coffee, breakfast and taking in a bit of sunbathing for an hour or so - I clearly missed a good session!). They looked remarkably fresh and recovered. We had no time to stop so we headed back via Little Switzerland, Headley and home, me completing 63 miles.
I am now resting for a few days in the hope that I will be recovered sufficiently for the evening 10 to make best use of this dream machine.
Ellen's Green - 42 miles
Pos Name Club/Team Cat Time
1 Lucy Chittenden East St Cycles 3W 1:59:00
2 Clare Galloway Team Zappis
3 Elise Sherwell Pearson Cycles 3W
4 Nicola Juniper Ciclos Uno 1W
5 Claire Beaumont Rapha Condor CC
6 Maryka Sennema Kingston Wheelers CC 2W
7 Alison Stringer Team Zappis
8 Claire Leonard Brighton Mitre CC 2W
9 Caroline Goward Team Scott 3W
10 Leona Kadir Sigma Sport 2W
11 Tamina Oliver Private Member
12 Emma Craddock South Downs Bikes 2W
13 Naomi Anderson Team Zappis
14 Emma Patterson London Dynamo 2W
15 Rachel Przybylski Rapha Condor CC 2W
16 Sarah Maidment Private Member
17 Mathilde Pauls Pearson Cycles 3W
18 Sabine Homrighausen Kingston Wheelers CC 4W
19 Kimberley Ashton Caeserean Cycling Club 4W
20 Tamar Vanderhaas Brighton Mitre CC 4W
21 Maria David Dulwich Paragon CC 3W
22 Joanna Le Cocq Velo Sport Jersey 4W
23 Rohan Battison Max Gear RT
24 Vikki Filsell Pearson Cycles 4W
25 Angie Thorp VC Norwich
26 Alexandra Marzec London Phoenix 3W
27 Liz Rice London Phoenix
28 Claire Vallance Team Zappis
29 Emily Bagnall Kingston Wheelers CC 3W
dnf Hannah Bowers Team Mule Bar Girls 3W
dnf Louise Mahe Team Mule Bar Girls 2W
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I was lucky enough to tag on to a quick peleton of three who towed me through spectacular Cornish countryside to lunch at the Blue Anchor in Fraddon.
Lunch taken, the peleton split into the fast and nearly-as-fast, and we powered over Bodmin Moor to the Cornish Arms in Gunnislake.
89.98 miles, 7680 feet of ascent, and we beat the van...
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
So please post your thoughts as we need everyones views , either here or on the forum.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
WEDNESDAY 12th May 2010 G10/42
DNS Ann, Ben
No NAME TIME HCP Hcp/Time Scr/Hcp AWARDS
15 Stuart Pearce 23-46 Scr 23-46 7 / 2 1st Place
9 John Beer 24-50 3-00 21-50 6 / 5 2nd Place
6 Simon Mitchell 26-14 3-15 22-59 5 / 3
13 Martin Elswood 26-57 PTT
14 Nick Hostler 27-47 6-15 21-32 4 / 6 2nd Hcp
7 Jake Dodd 28-03 5-45 22-18 5 / 4 1st Woman
10 Steve Hillier 29-16 4-45 24-31 3 / 2
11 Grant Pyke 29-59 6-45 23-14 2 / 2
2 David Croggon 30-18 7-00 23-18 2 / 2
12 Simon Waller 30-43 PTT
8 Lynda Gale 30-46 PTT
3 Mark McNamara 33-36 10-15 23-21 2 / 2
5 Amanda Pearce 32-27 11-00 21-27 4 / 7 1st Hcp
4 Mike Morley 34-34 10-45 24-49 2 / 2
16 Bob Smith DNS PTT (No Shoes)
17 Tony D’Italia DNS
24 Dan Sadler 21-50
36 Steve Irwin 21-58
37 Phil Ember 22-13
35 Jim Ley 22-37
38 Ben Elliott 22-37
29 Luke Wallis 22-59
34 Jamie Wasley 24-10
26 Keith Griffin 24-23
33 Mike Levett 24-29
18 Jonathon Trollop 25-00
28 Dom Trevett 25-01
30 Ben Wardle 25-25
22 Danny Clifford 26-40
23 Andrew Melbourne 26-51
21 Helen Millier 27-01
20 Cathy Clifford 27-08
32 Brian Miller 27-14
19 Brett Wiggins 27-54
31 Chris Gilligan
25 Maryka Sennema
27 Chris Campbell
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
All members and cycling friends welcome. The same as always bring food for barbecue or buffet and some drink and we all share what comes out !
Bring some fold up chairs if coming by car. Loads of room for bikes.
Meet all the members you have never met before and make new friends.
Sunday, May 09, 2010
CLUB 10 MILE TIME TRIAL G10/42
WEDNESDAY 12th May 2010
No NAME HCP START
2 David Croggon 7-00 19-31
3 Mark McNamara 10-15 19-31-30
4 Mike Morley 10-45 19-32
5 Amanda Pearce 11-00 19-32-30
6 Simon Mitchell 3-15 19-33
7 Jake Dodd 5-45 19-33-30
8 Ann Bath 6-45 19-34
9 John Beer 3-00 19-34-30
10 Steve Hillier 4-45 19-35
11 Grant Pyke 6-45 19-35-30
12 Ben Pearce 2-00 19-36
13 Martin Elswood PTT 19-36-30
14 Nick Hostler 6-15 19-37
15 Stuart Pearce Scr 19-37-30
16 Bob Smith PTT 19-38
17 Tony D’Italia 7-15 19-38-30
1st & 2nd Handicap
1st & 2nd Fastest
Saturday, May 08, 2010
We also want to meet in Epsom outside Wetherspoons ( see forum) for sat rides so Epsom see us and enquire about joining us!
The local Guardian paper could be a good way of advertising our club activities , but we need a publicity officer to send regular reports in , this post is vacant at the moment. Anyone willing to do this would be fantastic .
Any more ideas to get more members , start up a forum.
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
So, ladies and gentlemen follow the link to our very own Club Forum. You need to sign up - and please write you login and password down somewhere safe I know people have forgotten their blog login details and there isn't much I can do about either if you forget this info too.
Click on the link -> http://kingstonphoenix.freeforums.org/
At the moment there isn't any vetting of sign-ups, if we start getting registrations from people with no links to the club then I'll have to change the settings.
All members are encouraged to join, as are past members - and anyone with links to the club is welcome. Total unknowns will be expelled!