Stragglists Blog

Posted 22/9/2017

                          All together at Redhill Aerodrome                

Hi Stragglists,
Despite a puncture here and a wrong turning there, the two groups managed to get themselves together at Redhill Aerodrome for the usual laid-back service. Hope you all had a great ride.
The other day, whilst collecting my bike from under a covered area after a coffee stop I witnessed something I have never seen before; someone head butting a ‘Mind Your Head’ sign that was nailed to a beam! For the person in question it was all part of the normal cut and thrust of life as it was none other than Mrs C who has rendered a number of structures unstable in her time by bashing beams and walls with her head. Fortunately, the barn thing that she attacked stayed upright and the sign showed no signs of damage from the assault. I’m also pleased to say that the attacker survived and saw the funny side too.
The Tube is Coming 
And I’m afraid to say, so is the colder weather but I have a smart solution to keep you warm at least in the neck and head area. The neck tubes are in production and should be here in about three weeks’ time and this is what it will look like. I have a list of those who want one so they are first in the queue. I have ordered a limited amount so it will be first come first served. The cost is £8.99. I still need your requests for other kit so if you want anything please tell me now before I put the order through and it will be too late. Don’t forget that the new short-sleeved jerseys have full length zips.
Join the Tran Train
Duong wants to get a team of four riders together to take part in the Red Bull Time Laps event that takes place on the weekend of the 28th October. It’s an endurance race that will be held at Windsor Great Park. He and Phil are up for it but a couple of riders have had to pull out so he’s looking for two more to join the team. If you fancy taking on the challenge, contact Duong at Take a look at the Time Laps website

White Downs Closure
Speaking to Tiago the other day, he told me that White Downs was all but impossible to negotiate on the bike and it could continue for quite a while yet. If anyone has news about that area please let me know and I'll pass it on.
End of Season Evening
It doesn’t take long to come around but here we are again. Announcing the end of season evening. This year we’re looking at going to Ye Olde Swan in Thames Ditton on Wednesday October 25th but we need to know how many of you are interested. Please contact Steve Brett at
Sunday’s Ride
Summer’s back, at least for this weekend and Sunday in particular. Temperatures could reach the twenties and the sun is threatening to shine. We’re going to hit some hills around Surrey and head to Box Hill for a coffee stop.
Happy cycling,

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