Uxbridge to Oxford and back – 29th September 2013

We didn’t get all the way to Oxford but we did cycle 72 miles through some fantastic countryside (and some steep hills!),  Len, Pam, Linda, Janet, Steve, and Alan set off  about 9.00 and by 13.00 (with a slight delay for a puncture) we had reached Watlington via Burnham, Cookham, and Marlow. There we were met by Len’s wife Christine and friend Marcella who fortified the team with soup, coffee, cakes and snacks. We then set back (with a long hard climb up to Christmas Common) and got back to Uxbridge at 18.15.

You can view the route we took here and look at the photos here (Oxford 2013)

Great weather, great scenery, good varied ride and good company – join us for the next one!!

Don’t forget we still go out every Saturday at 9.00 from Flex car park for our regular 20 mile ride round trip around Uxbridge – just come along if you want to join in!IMG_1950

If you are interested either email me at len.rohde@hotmail.co.uk or speak to Pam, Linda or reception.

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Mount Vernon Hospital/Michael Sobell House Hospice Bike Ride 19th May 2013

This was our first organised ride this year and with poor weather so far this year and rain forecast it did not bode well. However the sun was out when we set off at 8.00 a.m. and it got warmer as the ride progressed making it all the more enjoyable.

The hills seem to have got steeper this year or perhaps we are all just getting older but we all got round OK – Tony way ahead of us as usual with Steve and Paul not far behind. A good turn out with Len, Pam, Linda, Stuart, Steve, Tony, Alan & Paul all riding the 42 mile route.

You can view the route we took by clicking here and look at the photos here (in folder Mount Vernon 2013IMG_0439

To be emailed when these pages are updated send a request to len.rohde@hotmail.co.uk

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Members ride to Burnham Football Club 27th April 2013

To raise awareness of our weekly Saturday morning rides we invited all members to join us on a 26 mile round trip to the Active4less gym at Burnham FC. Len led the ride followed by Steve, Linda, Carol Ann, Pam, Kirsty and Nicki.

After a week when the weather seemed to have warmed most riders tried on their summer kit only to find the weather had turned wintery again with bitter cold, wind, rain, thunder, hail and also a bit of sunshine. There were a few numb fingers and toes by the time we got to Burnham but Kirsty made us all a tea or coffee when we got there to warm us up. No visible cyclists at the Burnham club so might have to try to raise interest later in the year!

You can view the route we took here and look at the photos here (Burnham 2013)

If you are interested in joining us for our regular weekly rides ask Pam, Linda or Len – or ask at reception

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Wednesday evening rides

With the evenings getting lighter we will be restarting the Wednesday evening rides on April 10th 2013 (18.00-20.30). These are in addition to the regular Saturday morning rides (9.00-12.00). These evening rides are generally shorter than the Saturday rides and ideal for those who want an easier ride to get started. Ask at reception for details or just turn up.

To be emailed when these pages are updated send a request to len.rohde@hotmail.co.uk

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All members cycle ride to Burnham Oct 14th 2012

To raise awareness of our weekly Saturday morning rides we invited all members to join us on a 22 or 45 mile ride meeting up a Burnham Beeches cafe for lunch.

The 22 mile route was from  Uxbridge – Iver Heath – Fulmer – Stoke Common – Burnham Beeches– Beaconsfield – Gerrards Cross – Fulmer – Iver Heath – Uxbridge

The 45 mile route was from Uxbridge – Chalfont St Peter – Chalfont St Giles – Amersham – Beaconsfield – Chalfont St Giles – Gerrards Cross – Burnham Beeches– Beaconsfield – Gerrards Cross – Fulmer – Iver Heath – Uxbridge

You can view the route we took here and look at the photos here (Burnham 2012)

On a sunny but bitterly cold morning Len led the 45 mile ride joined by Steve, Paul, Linda and William whilst Pam set of later on the 22 mile ride with Guy and Leanne. We all met up at Burnham Beeches café area for lunch and then cycled back to Uxbridge.

If you are interested in joining us for our regular weekly rides ask Pam, Linda or Len – or ask at reception

 
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Outdoor Cycle Challenge – Sunday 14th October 2012

The outdoor cycle club are planning a 22 or 45 mile ride (the choice is yours) on Sunday 14th October with a mid ride picnic at Burnham Beeches

For those coming on the 45 mile ride Len will set off from the Gym at 9.00 and aim to be at the Burnham Beeches picnic area at 12.00

For those coming on the 22 mile ride Pam will set off from the Gym at 10.00 and aim to be at the Burnham Beeches picnic area at 12.00 also where we will all meet up.

There is a café there serving drinks and snacks or bring your own food. After suitable refreshment we will all set off together about 13.30 and should be back at the gym by 15.00

The 22 mile route will be Uxbridge – Iver Heath – Fulmer – Stoke Common – Burnham Beeches– Beaconsfield – Gerrards Cross – Fulmer – Iver Heath - Uxbridge

The 45 mile route will be Uxbridge – Chalfont St Peter – Chalfont St Giles – Amersham – Beaconsfield – Chalfont St Giles – Gerrards Cross – Burnham Beeches– Beaconsfield – Gerrards Cross – Fulmer – Iver Heath – Uxbridge

The cycle club go out every Saturday at 9 and Wednesday at 6 as well as some bigger organised rides during the year so if you are interested ask at reception or contact Len Rohde (len.rohde@hotmail.co.uk) or talk to Pam or Linda

 

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Mount Vernon Bike Ride Challenge 20th May 2012

Mount Vernon Hospital/Michael Sobell House Hospice 12,24,42 Bike Ride Challenge 20th May 2012

This was our first organised ride this year – a ride we first did a year ago as a warm up for the Chiltern 100 but it was no warm up this year as the day was unseasonably cold but at least it did not rain. A good turn out with Len, Pam, Linda, Stuart, Michele, Paul, Carol-Ann, Nicki and even Des joined in for the full 42 miles.  Everyone had a good day and we kept together throughout even if the organisers were about to send out a search party out for us at the end of the day.

You can view the route we took here and look at the photos here

The cycle club go out every Saturday at 9 and Wednesday at 6 as well as some bigger organised rides during the year so if you are interested ask at reception or contact Len Rohde (len.rohde@hotmail.co.uk) or talk to Pam or Linda

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