My interest and love for cycling began approximately six years ago when I was introduced to cycling by a friend. I practiced cycling and improve my ability to cycle long distances by cycling along canal towpaths - the safety and scenic attractions were compelling. After a few years, I migrated from using a touring bike to using a road bike and joined a few "road cycle" friends on more ambitious rides. My most ambitious ride of the year became the BHF " London to Brighton". I completed a few of these and this set my "target fitness". This annual ride also served the purpose of reminding me if I was getting fitter or not.
Although I have used my road bike several times at the Hern Hill Stadium under instruction to improve my skill and confidence at riding fast, close to and in a group, I am far from being an "elite" cyclist and would better describe myself as a "social" rider who aims to improve his "endurance" and road group riding skills and look forward to meeting like-minded cyclists. With a view to taking on long-distance "challenges". If anyone reading this profile wishes to or is looking to take on the challenge of riding to Paris, please get in touch. I hope the Islington C C will help me to gain the confidence and fitness to take on this challenge in 2020
In recent years I have been on the lookout for a cycling club that has regular events of varying abilities - not only on weekends but also during the week. The Islington C C has come to the fore because it has the variety and well documented weekly rides from which I can make a choice.
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P.S. Can anyone tell me if this ride took place? Was it Cancelled? Or cut short because of the weather conditions? or any other reasons(s)? I assumed the "training" would take place in the Park. Perhaps this was not the plan, and the group left the park after assembling.
Hi everyone. Another newbie question..... to save me time riding round the park in circles :) Knowing how important it is to find the "meeting point" and to be on time I went on a fact finding mission
There is no mention in Zac's comments above about the exact meeting point. ( Perhaps its staring me in the face ) So I "assume" the cursor on the map is correct and can be trusted. Ummmm : )
A Google Search - "Sunday Club Rides Meet at Whittington Park, Holloway Road entrance, N19 4RS, for an 8.30am depart. Coffee and cake............"
From three possible map locations; the post code N19 4RS; the map cursor above at "Upper Holloway Rd; and an entrance on "Holloway Rd", I am going to gamble and "assume" there is an entrance to the park on the main road. ( Holloway Rd)... the meeting point? Am I right? A picture paints a thousand words.... comes to mind... ( smile )
@DaveCooper Hi Dave, Thanks for you "heads up"...... networking working!! without having to regularly revisit this web page; which is not automatic because I am not a member. ( somehow I saw your invite in my mail inbox.... one day I will understand how this works.) Tks once again.
Hello everyone, I am a newbie and tried to join this introduction ride on Sat 8 Feb and discovered it is "full". My Q is.... is there any possibility of joining the ride if someone is unable to attend? Is there any mechanism for me to be told/invited? If only as late as on the day before?