08. August 2023
Findon Gentlemen’s rides on August 2023.
Saturday 5th August 08.00am ride
No record of any rides.
Saturday 12th August 08.00am ride
All abroad! KBS, PT, MA
KBS: FGCC ride to Kalvehave for live music. 18.2 miles and 512ft
PT:Windy outing to ferry point and back (on Hayling Island), but only recorded the return leg due to incompetence. 11.1 miles and 36ft
MA in Gwynedd, South Wales. Total 17.6 miles and 1,212 ft
Wales – it was wet!
TAMITS? PT for the horizontal ride record award.
Saturday 19th August 08.00am ride
PT, RT, MB & MA from Pond Green
CB in Italia
Jr In Brockenhurst
ZA in Salisbury
Bad weather in the Channel has not left the Continent completely cut off, as reports have flooded in via Strava of the exploits of the Italian Stallion, who completed a qualifying ride this morning, even as the home peleton laboured over the Downs. His ride was shorter but considerably more vertical than ours at 12.4 miles and 1810 feet, due to the prevailing crinkliness of the Italian alps:
Saturday 26th August Nepcroft Trek ‘n Brek
TK, RK, ZA, PT, TB, Philip T, RT and AM on road.
Shortish ride with a target of arriving back at Nepcroft by 10.30. Down Findon valley gallops and south to Grand Avenue and the seafront. East along the seafront with the intention of going to Shoreham with return via Lancing College, but change at Lancing Green to head north across the A27 and up the near vertical (or so it seemed) Mill Lane to Lancing ring. By this time rain had arrived making for a slippery return along the usual route back to Cissbury car part. Fortunately by this time the rain had stopped and the warm wind meant that we arrived at Nepcroft in a reasonably dry state. AM appeared just as the peloton had got to the bottom of the green having been on a seafront ride in a westerly direction.
Total 14.7 miles and 813ft.