Isle of Wight 9th October 2016

Len, Linda, Duffy, Steve, Sophie and Sean had an away day at the Isle of Wight this year. We cycled anti-clockwise around the island (64 miles) on what turned out to be a pretty decent day in October. The terrain was a bit up and down and there were 2 longish climbs – challenging but not too difficult. Great scenery all the way round! Christine brought us some lunch in her campervan in Brighstone (about half way round) to keep us going.

Day was not without incident. Steve and Sophie had to divert to Newport to get a new chain after Sophie managed to break hers!!  Amazingly we joined up again just as we were turning on the road to Yarmouth

You can view the route we took by clicking here (hit the play button when page loads) and look at the photos here (in folder Isle of Wight Oct 2016).

We will continue to cycle during the winter months so if you would like to join us we are out every Saturday at 9.00 from the gym

Any queries, please contact len.rohde@hotmail.co.uk

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Mount Vernon Hospital/Michael Sobell House Hospice Bike Ride 24th April 2016

This was our sixth year doing this ride and we had Len, Pam, Linda, Steve, Duffy, Liam, Michelle, Alex, Jo and Toni take on the challenge. It was a hard ride with a few steep climbs but everyone managed to complete in various times and states of fatigue!!

The route was similar 33 mile route to last year taking us from Mount Vernon through Rickmansworth, Chorleywood, up to Bovingdon and Hemel Hempstead before returning via Saratt and Croxley Green. We missed out the big hill at Hemel due to flooding but found a hard enough alternative!!

You can view the route we took by clicking here (hit the play button when page loads) and look at the photos here (in folder Mount Vernon 2016).

For more info about the charity go to www.michaelsobellhospice.co.uk  . If you would like to contribute see Pam or ask at reception.

We meet up for a ride every Saturday at 9.00 outside the gym so if you would like to get involved just turn up or  contact len.rohde@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

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Sport Relief 25 and 50 mile cycle 19th March 2016

This was out first charity ride of the year in aid of Sport Relief – if you wish to donate speak to Pam or ask at reception.

Weather was cold but dry but we all had a good day with a few tired legs at the end.

Pam, Alex and Denham did the 25 mile ride to Burnham and back.

Len, Linda, Duffy, Steve, Sophie plus boyfriend and James did the 50 mile route via Windsor to Burnham (where we met up with the others) before heading to Chalfont St Peter and onto Harefield and back to Uxbridge

You can view the 50 mile route we took by clicking here (hit the play button at the bottom of the map when page loads) and look at the photos here (in folder Sport Relief 2016).

Any queries, please contact len.rohde@hotmail.co.uk

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Cycle Club Social Sunday 20th September 2015

We are having a get together after next week’s ride at the Swan and Bottle which is located next to the canal on the Oxford Road heading out to the A40 (UB8 1LZ).

The plan is to meet up at 9.00 at active4less and depending on the turnout do a 10, 20 or 30 mile run (choose which one you would like) finishing up at the Swan and Bottle. All this will depend of course on the weather!

If you are interested just turn up at 9.00 at the gym or join us at the Swan and Bottle from about 12.00 or talk to Pam or Len (07917022639 len.rohde@hotmail.co.uk).

The Cycle Club usually meet every Saturday at 9.00 all through the year so if you cannot make this you are welcome to come along any time.

 

 

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Sept 2015 update

We have been relatively quiet this year in terms of big rides but we are out every Saturday at 9.00 for our 20 mile circular rides from the gym so do come along if you want to join in.

If you are put off by either the distance or the fact that we are regular cyclists you may want to join in on a shorter ride which Pam is starting up. Depending upon numbers we will split the ride to enable people to choose which ride they would like.

We are also planning a ‘social’ ride Saturday 19th or Sunday 20th September – stopping off at a pub for some lunch – we will tailor the route to the ability of the riders coming along.

If you are interested in the above come along on a Saturday or speak to Pam/Len

Len can be contacted at len.rohde@hotmail.co.uk

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Mount Vernon Hospital/Michael Sobell House Hospice Bike Ride 17th May 2015

This was our 5th year doing this ride and we followed a similar 33 mile route to last year taking us from Mount Vernon through Rickmansworth, Chorleywood, up to Bovingdon and Hemel Hempstead before returning via Saratt and Croxley Green. Bit better weather this year warming up during the morning and was quite sunny by the end. A few steep climbs to challenge the legs and lungs but overall a good day enjoyed by most. Few more of us this year (apologies if I missed anyone out) – Len, Pam, Linda, Steve plus 2 daughters and one boyfriend, Matilda, Nikki, Stuart and Liam, Jo, Tracey, and Anne.

You can view the route we took by clicking here (hit the play button when page loads) and look at the photos here (in folder Mount Vernon 2015).

Any queries, please contact len.rohde@hotmail.co.uk

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Cycle Club 2015

IMG_2631The Cycle Club has been going strong throughout the winter for some of us hardier souls but as the weather starts to improve we invite new people to join us on our Saturday morning rides.

We set off from outside the gym at 9.00 and usually ride a 20 mile circuit getting back about 11.30.

The rides are tailored to those who come along. We stop at all junctions so no-one gets lost and ride at a pace which allows the more experienced cyclists to stretch their legs whilst the slower riders can also keep in touch.

We have been cycling together since 2007 – you can see pictures of some of our rides by clicking here

We also take part in charity rides and sportives throughout the year for those who enjoy a longer ride and will advertise these here. At the moment we have the following planned:

Sunday 29 March 2015 British Heart Foundation

Setting off from Kempton Park Race course, this 40 mile route will take you through the outer fringes of London into the beautiful countryside and open roads until you reach Christchurch Meadows in the heart of the bustling town of Reading. Entry is £15.

Sunday May 17th 2015 – Michael Sobell Hospice Bike ride

The 33 mile route will start and finish at the hospice in Northwood and takes riders through Amersham, Bovingdon and Hemel Hempstead.

Entry fee is £15 by Friday 8th May; £20 thereafter or on the day. The route will be signposted and marshalled where possible. There will also be a water stop and comfort break location en route.

Any questions please speak to Pam, Linda, Len (email below) or ask at reception

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

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