Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Hillingdon Coaching Day

SheCycles and the Surrey League are holding another women's coaching day at Hillingdon on Sunday 10 December. The last one sounds as if it was a great success, so I'm sure it will be a good day. However, they are promising another one in the New Year which sounds a more appealing prospect to me - not sure I really want to be doing anything much in December, apart from the obvious mince pie-eating, beer drinking etc. ... But if you are interested go to for further info!


Monday, November 20, 2006

C&M Dinner 2007

The date of the C&M's annual lunch is 11th February 2007. Declare your interest to Steve Gordon & 020 8398 2775. More details published shortly.

70th Annivesary Lunch - result

Peggy Jones and Norman Redhead (original members) cutting the cake.

The excellent cakes that Ann made for the day.

Thanks to everyone involved - you know who you are - for the organisation of the day. I think it all went well, and everyone enjoyed themselves.

Any and all video footage of the day to Pete Mitchell asap and also digital pictures, and Pete will compile a DVD of the day. Orders of same to him (probably a £1 to cover costs).


Friday, November 17, 2006

Old Cycle Touring Mags

Ron Powney has many years of the CTC Cycle magazine to give away to anyone who wants them.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Update on Redmon 10s

Here are further details of the Saturday afternoon time
trials, which will be held on the following dates: Nov 18th, Dec 2nd, Dec 16th, Jan 6th, Jan 20th, Feb 3rd, Feb 17th.
Events will start at 1400 hrs, entry on the line, sign-on, get a
number and ride. Parking will be in the usual car park in Inholms Lane. There will probably be a cup of tea afterwards. If you fancy riding down, 12.30 at Sutton station.



Sunday, November 12, 2006

Sample of my Nepal and Tibet photos

Hi Everyone,

A small selection of photos from my holiday. I'm not putting all of them up as I have over 600! The rest of the ones that I will select will be up sometime late November early December.

Click here for the link. These photos are from Kathmandu, on the roads in Tibet, Camping on The Worlds Longest Descent, The Worlds Longest Descent, and Mount Everest.



Friday, November 10, 2006

Redmon Winter 10s

Richard Hoskin of the Redmon has kindly informed me that they are organising 10s on the G10/42 course every other Saturday afternoon through the winter. They start a week tomorrow (18 November) and you can either ride out with them from Sutton station (leaving 12.30 I think, but better check), or meet them at Spook Hill for a 2pm start.


Saturday, November 04, 2006

2006 AGM Notification

Kingston Phoenix Road Club
Hon President: R T Powney, Esq

Notice of the Kingston Phoenix Road Club

2006 Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the 2006 Annual General Meeting of the Kingston Phoenix Road Club will be held on Thursday 7th December 2006 at the Worcester Park Athletic Club, Green Lane, Worcester Park, Surrey, commencing at 8pm.

All motions for inclusion on the agenda, and any nominations for officers and committee members, must be lodged with the Honorary General Secretary at least 14 days prior to the AGM, no later than 23rd November 2006. All motions shall be in writing and signed by both proposer and seconder. Any nominations shall also be signed by the nominee indicating their willingness to stand: emails accepted.

Annual Reports, Agenda and other information will follow closer to the date of the AGM

Lisa Colombo
Honorary General Secretary

Current Committee - with unofficial Jobs

Hon President: Ron Powney
Hon General Secretary: Lisa Colombo - membership
Hon Time Trials Secretary: Frank Cubis
Hon Road Race Secretary: Simon Mitchell - clothing
Hon Treasurer: Doreen Powney
Committee Member: Andy Avis
Committee Member: Jake Dodd - Club Dinner
Committee Member: Grant Pyke
Committee Member: Brian Powney

Press Secretary: Florence Hallett

Auditors: Ray Dare, Jen Mitchell

Club subs for 2007 are due as of 1st November 2006. ie… Now!
Senior, 1st Claim membership is £15: Cheques payable to Kingston Phoenix RC

Thursday, November 02, 2006


Here are 2 photos I took whilst cycling yesterday. 1 shows the gradual climb of 9 Kms to where I took the second picture of bike and my home valley in the far distance. You can see that the road surface is excellent. The only worry is of falling into a rain drain whilst wobbling slowly upwards in a very very low gear, or hurtling down at 50 to 60mph. This was only my fourth ride this year but I'm a little stronger each time out. Tomorrow I may attempt the ride to from Salama to Rabinal and back. It's just 58Kms but there's the little detail of a 10km climb to be dealt with in both directions. Fortunately here, if you get knackered, you just wait a few minutes for a bus - and I do mean a 'few' - there's 1 every 2 or 3 minutes and they cost peanuts.

I hope you are all enjoying yourselves.

Colin C