Greetings, my winged friends,
The B ride this week is off to Mead & Sons. Please be warned it looks like a wet one, which does bother me that much but please dress for it.
Distance: 45.95 mi
Parcore: pretty flat
Weather: 80% chance of heavy rain 9c light winds
So this week is a step-up ride! What the hell is that I hear you cry? Well, its a ride at the bottom range of the B ride criteria, so 35 miles at 15mph with a strict no-drop policy, plus oodles of support from me to get you over that hill or some confidence around riding in a group, I've popped in a little gravel section as it is Strade Bianche this weekend https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strade_Bianche. Don't be shy. Give it a go; you'll smash it.
Parcour: a few bumps and gravel section(don't panic, it's our Strade Bianche)
Weather: No rain, light NW winds, but chilly feels 2-3c
Cafe: Forge Cafe https://www.forgecoffee.co.uk/culworth
Hello Midweek crew,
As requested no mega miles on this one. Also, we have some bailout option as the weather is a bit meh.
Parcour: Pretty flat
Weather: 50% chance of light rain/ wind from the west 9mph/ temp 8c feels like 5c
Cafe: Croughton tea room
OK, third time lucky here is the route for tomorrow https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/145423612
Sundays will be a step-up ride for Cs, and we will head over to Rectory farm. Near Oxford, there is a nice climb up to the cafe, so perfectly timed for little sit down after you have channelled your inner Jonas Vingegaard. the good news is we have great decent maximised by your cake intake. So please click attend
Parcour: rolling with a couple of bumps in the middle
Weather: A bit of mist at the start/dry/ wind SSW 4mph/ temp 4>7c
Good Afternoon Swans,
We have a lovely ride to Roade, Roade village has a long medieval history dating as far back as 1066. The village's name means 'clearing' and is home to a deep railway cutting a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) listed by English Nature. This is a relatively short ride so perfect for a step up for C riders, So see below for the details:
Distance: 35 Miles.
Parcour: A few climbs one before the cafe and one after.
Weather: Dry/ temp 3>7c / wind NE 7mph
Cafe: Roade House Cafe- Website https://theroadehouse.co.uk/
It looks like a lovely day with some sun and clouds but a little chilly. So we are venturing westwards to a new cafe. Let's hope the Cakes are big and the beverages hot, all the info you need is below:
- Distance 42 miles.
- Weather Dry with clouds & sun/Temp 7>9c/ Wind Westerly 16mph.
- Parcour A bump in & out of kings Sutton.
- Cafe Farm to Table at Wykham Park Farm https://farmandtable.uk/
- Route https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/144285502
- Distance 42 miles.
We are on our way to Haddenham for nordic cake. Its been a while so that the pace will be steady
Here it is, my monthly step-up ride, 17mph+, with a no-drop policy. The only real climb is before the coffee stop so you can rest your legs. The first few miles are flat main road, so you can find your legs on the way out and ease the sting on the final few miles. The main objective is to have fun and push yourself a little harder, but most of all, feel great about your achievement at the end of the ride.
Parcour: flat with a little bump before coffee
Weather: lovely for the time of year. light breeze, sun and dry
So it's getting to that time of year to polish off your mudguards and wash the mildew off your rain cape. This is my monthly step-up ride so remember, if you want to run with the big dogs, you can't piss like a puppy; if you're going to fly with the eagles, you have to F*#k in the mountains blah blah blah.
Well, forget all that; this is a 17.5>18mph ride that tickles over 50 miles, so a great chance to test yourself in a supportive group of faster riders with some lovely back wheels to hug. So please don't be shy. Please give it a bash!
Distance:e 51 Miles
Parcour: Some lumps around the cafe stop
Weather: wet, 16c, wind 11>16mph
We are off to Rectory farm Cafe, some good climbs (No dropping on the climbs, one team, one dream), but you are rewarded with a lovely cafe stop at the highest point. After that, with some great descents to put a smile on your face to follow.
Parcour: pretty flat but some climbing to the cafe. SAFTEY NOTE we will be going through Honeyburg with caution.
Weather: Dry & Sunny, SW wind 8mph>14mph, 11>15C
Thursday is the final round of the Swans TT challenge, so before winter closes in, put in your best effort. We will start a little earlier as it gets Dark at 19:10 Good luck and see you on Thursday.
The time set will be your starting point; we will then meet monthly to see how we are progressing, give some encouragement, and partake in a tasty beverage. Sept 22nd will be the final event; notably, the time set will be used to measure your improvement over the summer. The most improved rider will be awarded the fabled "Gawcott Challenge Cup."
Dates Time 7 till 8
May 19th Starting point time
Sept 22nd Endpoint time
This is an open road event; be aware of other road users
Ride the route before your hot lap; nothing, potholes and failed surfaces etc
T junction- as the route turns left with traffic from the right, prepare to stop
Strava Segment name: Gawcott - Preston Bisset - Hillsden Loop
Distance 6.66 Miles