Findon Gentlemen’s Cycling Club rides in April 2021 – year, we can ride en-peloton again.
Saturday 3rd April 08.00am ride
Another fine report by Mr Topley as follows:JR and PT were out on Good Friday, which under the Covid Bling Regulations (Amendment Rules 2021) counts towards the bling. The route was northward from Warnham station, nearly reaching Newdigate and taking in Rusper on the return leg. The northward blip at mile 8.5 was a short detour to the bacons hut at Tanhouse Farm. (total for JR 19.7miles & 978ft)
Saturday 10th April 08.00am ride
En peloton (well two really) at last. ZA, PT, RK, KBS, TK, ZA, IH, RT, MA with CB in Italy
Thanks again to PT for an entertaining write up as follows:
A doughty peleton of nine assembled, naturally as two peletons of five and four respectively so as not to violate the “rule of six”, and set off up past Muntham. The lesson learnt from JR’s last foray in that direction kept us firmly on the road, and a stop at the SDW gate allowed the youthful and handsome features of the two peletons to be captured, neatly arrayed on opposite sides of the track, to torment future generations of Sussex ladies with winsome thoughts of what might have been
Saturday 17th April 08.00am ride
PT, RT. AM
A very short ride on Saturday afternoon for PT, as the morning was spent in Guildford collecting a Faradically-assisted new bike which needed a test ride (5.6miles & 249ft):
A substantial peleton of four assenbled at OPG , RT and AM making the full haj to Teddy’s in Shoreham, keeping cholesterol lost during the ride fully balanced by Teddy’s al fresco full english, with a return ride along the beach and up the gallops (22.7miles & 923ft):
The peloton of four split at Langmead, with ZA and IH (returning for a second dose of vt) heading south from Langmead and back via Cissbury (7.8miles & 758ft):
Meanwhile up in’t north (‘twixt Hemel Hempstead and Luton) a lone figure represented the FGCC, circling Whipsnade to keep a weather eye out for other crocodiles (36.2miles & 2,007ft) :
Representation was extended to the mainland by the FGCC’s own food guru, who completed his ride round the crumpled bit of Italy on Friday, but still qualifies under the EuroCovidDirective extending eligibility by one day on each side of the weekend (16.1miles & 2,464ft):
Saturday 24th April 08.00am ride
PT, IH, AM, TK, RT, MA, ZA
Subsequent response from JR was as follows:
The bling calculations and cartography for JR BNTR this weekend are very easy to do: JR = 0. I couldn’t even escape the security cordon to come and say hello etc on Saturday morning because I had to be on parade early for a builder who, later in the day, went off sick having had a bad reaction to his previous day’s covid jab!
However, next Saturday looks promising for the first (FGCC) outing for my new steed. Subject of course to not achieving the golden gallon on Friday evening. See you all then.