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Ali

Member since Sep 2013 • Last active Jul 2015

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  • in Clipping in
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    @Laura you're hired!

  • in An introduction to club cycling
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    To all those who were on this ride, I strongly, strongly recommend you come along to Regents Park on Saturday morning for the group riding skills session!

  • in An introduction to club cycling
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    Yes @Muttley you have been included in the ride. We will notify you tomorrow of the route and planned meeting place.

    See you Saturday.

  • in An introduction to club cycling
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    Yes ofcourse. That is why Laura and I organised these rides. Just out of curiosity, what is your riding experience to date?
    We will be riding at approx. 12-14mph average over a route of approx. 20 miles.

  • in An introduction to club cycling
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    We've had a couple of odd calls, @Laura had Geese on the Blue Egg Run, we've had deer on a ride I led to Mott St, but the best had to be on Saturday when we had to call out "Ramblers" just outside Barnet.

  • in An introduction to club cycling
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    Thanks to all who came along today. The weather was biblical at one point and my face is still recovering. Hopefully we'll see some of you on the club rides soon.

  • in An introduction to club cycling
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    Lucky for you @alexD @Jack_S has had to drop out. If you want to grab it, now's your chance.

  • in An introduction to club cycling
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    Just to confirm that we have 11 new riders with us and 3 ICC's from Whittington Park at 10am, and we'll pick up Rob on route.

    To all those that would've liked to join us this time and missed out, there is always next month so make sure you book your place early. There is also Regents Park laps every Saturday or Swains Lane Tuesday mornings to join in on.

    On a serious note, please don't show up tomorrow if you don't have your name down already as we restrict numbers for safety reasons.

    Thanks

  • in An introduction to club cycling
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    Okay, after some careful deliberation we would like to offer @Morgan and @The_Other_Rob to ride with us after all. If you two behave and don't cause trouble at the back or middle of the peloton then you're welcome to join us.

    Please understand this only came about over concerns for numbers, but you guys know what you're up to. Consider yourselves re-deputised. If you'd still like to?
    ps Women's prerogative to change their minds.

  • in An introduction to club cycling
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    Excellent, nope we shall see you tomorrow at 10am.

    If you could just read through this and just give your bikes a quick check over then you'll be good to go.

    What to bring:

    A road bike is preferable to a hybrid. Islington is primarily a road cycling club, so we feel this point is very important and having a road bike will make your ride more enjoyable (not to mention speedier!)
    Spare inner tubes and a pump. Also, please check your tyres are fully inflated before you join us.
    Energy food. We're only doing a short ride, so an energy bar or a banana will do.
    Water. Make sure that you can easily carry water with you on your bike.
    Waterproofs and / or warm clothing. The weather can change quickly - make sure you have checked the weather report and dress appropriately.
    Money. Either for the cafe stop or in case of an emergency (you might be in a situation where you need to get a train or taxi home! So bring enough cash or your cash card!)
    What to leave at home:

    Your D-Lock. You won't like climbing hills with a lock in tow.
    Your rucksack. You should be able to stuff all your things into jersey pockets - or invest in a saddle bag. Rucksacks aren't much fun on a club ride.

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