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SallyB

Member since Sep 2016 • Last active Feb 2020
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  • in Clipping in
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    To all who are interested, I have now been sent the details of Leroy's funeral.

    This is from Leroy's daughter:

    My fathers funeral has been arranged for Monday the 24th of February at 12.45pm at West London Cematorium (980 Harrow Road, NW10 5NX), with the wake (everyone welcome) at The William IV pub to follow (786 Harrow Road, NW110 5JX).
    Please pass this on to whomever would like to come, wearing black is not necessary and hats are encouraged, as my father loved a hat!

    I plan on attending, not sure if I have a hat to wear but imagine there could be a small sea of ICC caps if nothing else!

  • in An introduction to club cycling
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    If the ride is showing as full then unfortunately we don't have space for any other riders to come along. We also don't have a way of notifying you should spaces come available, so suggest you keep an eye on the thread in the hope a space opens up. This does tend to happen the closer we get to the ride, so it is worth checking back now and again.

    If you are signed up to attend this ride and can no longer make it, please give up your space so others can come instead.

  • in Group Skills
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    Hi,

    Sorry to correct, but only our Sunday rides are available to non club members. This is for insurance purposes (we are not covered to have guest riders at any other session than Sunday club runs).

    By all means come along and do laps on your own and join us for coffee in the cafe at 9am.

    Thanks,

    Sally

  • in An introduction to club cycling
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    Sunday rides are at Whittington Park, leaving at 8:30 am. Arrive a bit before hand and keep an ear out for the announcement of the Green ride which we encourage all new/prospective riders to come along on.

  • in An introduction to club cycling
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    Hi,

    You don't have to do an intro ride before coming along on a Sunday but you do need to do one before you can join the club. You're welcome to join us for up to 3 Sunday rides before you need to be a member. Otherwise come along to the next intro ride at the beginning of September (details will be posted shortly) or come along to one of the Group Skills sessions, which also count as an intro ride.

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    My only suggestion is that the username you're trying to change it to is already in use, or is in a format that the forum doesnt like. Can't say for certain as the workings of the forum are such a mystery, but that would be my guess.

  • in Clipping in
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    Hi John,

    I replied to your emails first thing on Monday morning, stating that I'm not usually able to check and reply to the membership emails over the weekend and providing you the details of how to come along to the Sunday rides etc. I assume you didn't get this email so I'll forward it on again for you. Keep an eye on your inbox.

    Thanks,

    Sally

  • in Clipping in
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    @MikeMC do you have it now? I ran your email through the system last night but let me know if it didn't work - it can sometimes be a bit temperamental!

  • in Clipping in
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    Hi John,

    Mostly the different groups will ride different routes although there may be a small number of groups who go on similar rides. With a club as big as ours it would take over the roads if everyone were to ride the same route. Our week day rides are different, with everyone riding the same route - but these are much lower in turnout than our Sunday rides.

  • in Clipping in
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    Hi John,

    We no longer operate A, B and C rides as we found 3 categories too restrictive for the number of people we have in the club now. We split into four groups: Black (fastest, hardest effort, approximately 35km/h average on the flat), Blue(30km/h average), Grey (25km/h average) and Green (Slowest, reduced effort, 20km/h average).

    I suggest you start with a Green group (there will be a new riders group called every Sunday so join that one) and then move up a grade as appropriate. Joining the 'new riders' ride will also help you learn our group riding skills in a less pressured environment.

    There is little point going along with a fast group if you don't think you'll be able to hold on for the duration, especially as we operate a no drop policy on our rides unless otherwise stated at the set off. It is unlikely that other riders in the group will let you fall off the back so if your speed is exceptionally slower than theirs then it is slightly unfair to join their ride.

    All of our club rides are operated in the same way, you will find that only the distance and speed varies really.

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