Monday, 11 July 2011

Ride to Tea and Cake in an Antique shoppe (50 mile loop)

This route takes you out of London into the Essex countryside to a beautiful tea shoppe with an antique jungle hidden in the back. It belongs to Judi, who I love. She is a little eccentric, and always tells me off if I dont call ahead in the winter so she can put the Urn on for coffee!

Link to Judi's tea shop, it is on Duck Pond Green in Blackmore, CM4 0RR

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Ride to River Swim (65 miles)

Leaving London Fields at 10am we flew through minimal traffic on a Sunday morning all the way up to Potters Bar. From there, head to Kentish lane, a fast road into the woods then out the other side to sail through fields to Hertford.
We then took the Walkern road, straight and very pretty, bypassing Stevenage. Onto Rushden then Ashwell for lunch at the Three Horseshoes. After that a mere 16 miles or so to go.

Final destination is the River Mill Tavern at Eaton Socon, on the edge of a huge weir which you can jump of and float downstream. Only watch out for the swim back up the river, the current makes it hard work! This spot is gorgeous, ignore the odd looks from people on the river bank. Just dive in and enjoy.
But do watch out for the boats! Keep yourself seen and wave hello to let them know you are there.

here is the route...

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Saturday 15th January 2011: 11.00am

Come ride into Essex - Approx 40 easy miles
Meet at 11am Opposite The Britannia Pub, Well Street Common, E9 7BT

This is a very mellow ride for some new recruits who may have not ridden to far before. We will be stopping in pubs, at the top of hills and generally looking at the view!

Sam - 07786 801909

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Route - Hackney to Richmond Park - weekends only

Check out this link to our route from Hackney to Richmond Park
Tooks us 45 mins from Hackney to reach the park! We saw deer, puppies, parrots and lots of squirrels!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Epping MTB Ride on Sunday 4th Dec

Rode up to High Beach on Sunday, the Snow had all melted leaving a boggy muddy forest. Greg Falski rode on his fixed with slick tyres - I had a go on the bike - loved it!
Ted and Greg had a collision and ended up head first in the brambles. Pretty funny

Friday, 3 December 2010

Epping Forest Snowy Night Ride

Went to Epping last night with Ted and Eoigan, it was bloody great - I wish more people could know how fab Mountain Biking in the dark in the snow is! We might go again on Sunday - fingers crossed the snow stays

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Bicycle Craft Fair!!!! At Look Mum No Hands

***So excited when I read about this... going on this Saturay morning... 4th December

LMNH's will be opening the cafe to several small cycling based businesses, providing a marketplace for them to show and sell their products. Hopefully this will become a regular event in the LMNH calendar - Saturday 4th December 2010, 1000-1600.


Saturday's fair offers the perfect opportunity to pick up something unique just in time for Christmas.

Mulled wine and mince pies on the menu, classic racing from the 2010 season on the screen, and a chance to check out the products on display that you just can't find in a branch of Evans.

This site is great - cycling tips with pics, (not too snooty or geeky!) and organised rides everyday, for anyone! Unfortunately it is in Melbourne, Australia. A bit too far for me. But I am inspired. Read the 'about' section, the guys name is Wade and he says look him up if you are ever in town - awwwwww

Monday, 22 November 2010

Saturday 27th November 2010: 8.30am

Womens ride into Essex - Approx 45 Miles

Meet at 08.30am Opposite the Britannia Pub, Well Street Common,
E9 7BT

Bring puncture repair stuff, water & snacks, a road/tri bike and bread for the ducks at the duck pond(!)
Boys, of course, are welcome too!

Sam - 07786 801909

Monday, 15 November 2010

London Underground with you Bike?

Look here for information on which underground lines you can take you bike on, quite handy if you need to ge home with your bike after drinking, or if your lights get nicked!

Mountain Bike Ride around the South Cotswolds

Had the best ride round the South Cotswolds, incorporating Uley Brewery and Long Cam Down and Hetty Peglars Tump - A m z ing names, and Amazing views.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Mountain Bike Ride to Epping Forest

Meeting at The Riverside Cafe on the canal at Clapton at 1.30pm on Saturday 6th Nov

Then it is up the canal to Chingford, and Queen Elisabeths Hunting Lodge. Everyone should bring lights, as the night is closing in and I guess we might get lost in the woods (hope so!)

Speedbicycles *vintage* virtual museum

A website dedicated to vintage lightweight bicycles. It is a dream, I love this Pink Panther Pinerello

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Rapha - New womens range launch

This March Rapha are launching a capsule range of women’s clothing and to celebrate we are inviting our female customers to join us on Thursday 25th for a spin around Regent’s Park followed by a glass of wine or a cup of coffee.

The ride will depart at 5pm from outside the Garden Cafe on the Inner Circle where the Rapha H-van will be parked. Clothing will be available to test on your bike during and after the ride. From 5.30pm coffee, wine and cakes will be available in the café.

Please pass this onto any friends who would like to know more about the new Rapha Women’s range. If you would like to test the clothing it would be helpful to know your UK dress size so we can make sure we have enough available.


• Date: Thursday 25th March, 2010
• Where: The Garden Cafe, Regent’s Park Inner Circle, London NW1
• Time: From 5pm for the ride and to test clothing and from 5.30pm to see the range and for coffee, wine and cakes

See the range:
Women's range

Womens Road Races Spring / Summer 2010

Spinney Court supports...
The London Women’s Cycle Racing League, a series of cycle races in London and the South East from March to September 2010.

Sun 28 Mar
Surrey League - cat 3 & 4 only (good for newbies!)
Goodwood motor circuit
(2.4 mile circuit, flat, wide, gentle corners)

Sat 10 Apr
East London Velo Spring Rumble
Redbridge Cycle Circuit
(1.2 mile circuit, wide, some sharp corners, one steep downhill and uphill per lap)

Tue 20 Apr
Crystal Palace Summer League 1
Crystal Palace Park
(0.8 mile circuit, narrow and twisty, one shallow downhill and uphill per lap)

Sun 25 Apr
Addiscombe CC 25 TT
G25/53 - Broadbridge Heath, Nr Horsham
(fast rolling course on dual carriageway with several roundabouts)

Sun 16 May
Hillingdon Grand Prix
Hillingdon Cycle Circuit
(1 mile circuit, wide, a few corners, one shallow downhill and uphill per lap)

Sat 22 May
Women’s RR incorporating SE Regional Champs Ellens Green, near Horsham
(6 mile rolling open road course with a few short climbs and several corners per lap)

Thur 3 Jun
Hog Hill Summer League 4
Redbridge Cycle Circuit
(1.2 mile circuit, wide, some sharp corners, one steep downhill and uphill per lap)

Tue 15 Jun
Crystal Palace Summer League 9
Crystal Palace Par
(0.8 mile circuit, narrow and twisty, one shallow downhill and uphill per lap)

Sat 19 Jun
Smithfield Nocturne
Central London - More details to be confirmed
(0.6 mile circuit on closed city streets, twisty with lots of corners and great crowd support)

Thur 1 Jul
Hog Hill Summer League 8
Redbridge Cycle Circuit
(1.2 mile circuit, wide, some sharp corners, one steep downhill and uphill per lap)

Sat 31 Jul -
Sun 1 Aug

Essex Giro
Saffron Walden, Littlebury Green, Wendens Ambo circuit
(11.3 mile open road course, undulating with two climbs per lap)

Redbridge Cycle Centre
(1.2 mile circuit, wide, some sharp corners, one steep downhill and uphill per lap)

Sun 8 Aug
London Dynamo TT
To be confirmed