Stragglists Blog

Posted 9/2/2019           

Hi Stragglists,
 
No pictures this week because no Stragglist group was daft enough to take to the potentially lethal roads last Sunday so I hope that whatever other activities you indulged in as an alternative I hope you enjoyed them. Perhaps you took a rest from everything. As for Mrs C and me it was a walk around Claygate woods. It was, after all, a beautifully sunny morning but even by midday as we returned to Hinchley Wood, the puddles that hadn’t been exposed to the sun were still iced up so I was very pleased not to have been on two skinny wheels. It didn’t stop some from risking the conditions as we saw one or two riders returning from what must have been a precarious ride.
 
Congratulations & Commiserations
Entries for the Prudential Ridelondon 2019 ride are coming in, together with the usual batch of refusals. Hope you were lucky or can find another way of taking part.
 
Surrey Rumble Back 
I thought that there would be a certain fanfare to TCC’s announcement that the Surrey Rumble is back, but an email came in as though it had never been away. It’s always been a great event and as it’s one of the first events of the season it is sort of a herald to spring although, along with some spring-like rides, I’ve also ridden it in some pretty grim conditions. Everyone who has taken part in the Rumble before has probably received the email but if not, this is the link http://twickenhamcc.co.uk/2019/01/24/the-surrey-rumble/
 
Sunday’s Ride  
A ride last week would have been inadvisable and I would hate to think what conditions were like along the recently relaid Ockham Lane that still has water running down it but this week looks bad for a different reason. Rain. Obviously rain is easily rideable but Saturday is looking like being a sunny day with reasonable temperatures. So, a sunny Saturday is sandwiched between a soaking and blustery Friday and a potentially wet Sunday.
 
I am going to relieve you of having to read these weekly blogs for the rest of this month and into early March as we will be away for a few weeks. So if we don’t see you before our return, enjoy your rides.
 
Happy cycling,
 
Ray  

 
 

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