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Mountain Biking with the club - Tuesday 12th June
Jun 1, 2012, 10:39 am

The first Wheelers' inaugural mountain bike ride will take place on Tuesday 12th June. Meet at 6.30pm in the car park next to the Devoran Car Dealers. We'll be heading for Portreath. Amanda


Hog Roast Update & Meeting Agenda
May 30, 2012, 11:27 am

Calling all members!

If you have reserved Hog Roast tickets, or owe money for tickets, please bring your payment along to this Thursday’s meeting.
This will be the last chance to buy tickets at a club meeting and tickets are limited.

It’s £10 for adults and £3 for children with all profits made on side attractions and amusements going to Dementia UK (Cornwall) and Marie Curie Cancer Care (Cornwall).

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Agenda for meeting

Item 1:-Review of club activities over the last month (Club run, Barbecue & Sunday rides)
Item 2 :- Report on planned rides by the Rides Group.
Item 3:- Progress report on forthcoming social events from the Social Working Group.
Item 4:- To set a Wheelers Facebook group to speed up communication
Item 5:- To review Wheelers club leisure wear requirements (Polo shirts, T-shirts etc)
Item 6:- Information on discounts on offer to club members at local cycle shops
Item 7:- Feedback on riders' code of conduct.
Item 8:- Role of Club Ambassador .
Item 9:- Any other club business


Sunday Ride in aide of St Martin's School and Shane's love life - 27/05/12
May 29, 2012, 2:47 pm

Ten or so regular nine o'clockers and one guest rider, Adam, rode with Shane and Trevor to Penzance to meet with a charity cycle ride on behalf of St Martins' School. It was good to see an increasing number of wheelers in the new club kit and what, with Amanda in pink (it was the last day of the Giro), we quite looked the part! The pace was fairly brisk and although Adam declared himself a novice cyclist and was wary of going down hill fast, his pace uphill was most impressive and he soon became the rabbit to chase for those that like hills! I think the highlight of the ride was the train we formed from Leedstown to Goldsithney, the quickest we have gone for a while as a bunch only losing the pink jersey once the hills kicked in after Relubbus!

We hooked up with the charity ride in Penzance where a dozen or so riders, on exceedingly heavy mountain bikes, were gathered. Given the weight of their steeds it was remarkable they made any progress at all and in order to stay in touch we made several stops. Marazion cafe for breakfast (where we met Jim and Phil and lost Amanda and Adam), “The Queens Arms” Breage where four of us enjoyed a quiet midday pint on the steps of the church opposite followed by a visit to Auntie Gills in Sithney where Gill commented on how smart we all looked in the new club kit, by far the smartest bunch of cyclists she'd seen this year. We had ice creams at Helston boating lake followed by a quick visit to the “Blue Anchor”. Sadly the landlady of the Ship Inn, who was one of the riders, couldn't get hold of her husband who had the keys to the pub so we had to give Mawgan a miss!

The reception at “The Prince of Wales” in St Martin was equal to any stage finish so it was a shame the pink jersey had gone home! The village had turned out in force to fund raise for the new classrooms and for the bike ride alone they had raised over £2000. Once refreshed we set off for the few miles home. A great day out and a special mention for Maya, who I believe was only nine and rode the entire way on a bike that weighed double anything we ride. I think a club donation might be in order. Robin (pictures in Photo Gallery. Ed.)


Meeting the Stars in Belgium
May 29, 2012, 2:40 pm

A week of cold wet weather in Belgium while riding two audax Diagonales de Belgique was momentarily and spectacularly forgotten when I met by chance former world road race champion and multiple stage winner of the Tour de France, Freddy Maertens

Having been a fan of his before he won the world's in 1981 I was in awe of the man and his sprinting prowess.  He was the 'Cav' of his day.  Now aged 60 he works in the Tour of Flanders Museum in Oudenaarde which is where he kindly signed and stamped my brevet card.  After that the museum café provided my AUK friend Jim and me with a hot snack before we set off again into the Flemish Ardennes and some serious hailstorms.... Simon


Dan Dare - Royal stalker
May 24, 2012, 10:35 am

Dan Dare reckons he may be the first person (commoner) to see the Olympic flame in the UK as he cycled to Culdrose and witnessed the Princess Royal, Becks, Coe and flame disembark last week. Here's his photographic evidence...


Halwyn – secret garden ride Sunday 20th May
May 21, 2012, 5:54 pm

With Fred organising a Club ride to Halwyn on the banks of the river Fal, three groups set out at 9 & 10 to ride and meet up at midday. 

Taking the later group and backed up by Steve & Jono I was surprised that we had the Lizard lads, Shane, Trevor & Raymond with us although they had all ridden in to get miles under their belt, ready for Dartmoor. 

The great circle route took us out to Stithians reservoir, Burncoose & Pulla Cross and down to Perranwell. A nice hill around the back of Carnon Downs saw the likely lads Trevor2 & Raymond playing with us, by riding up and down it twice on their mountain bikes just for the hell of it and all the time challenging Shane to race up the hills. 

For many club members it was their first visit to Halwyn and tea, cake and more made this a great place to visit. Some 28 members spent a good hour there and Richard2 & Dale enjoyed it so much they reputedly spent £35-£40 between them (is that a record for a tea stop..?). 

Home via Cowlands, Feock & Hangmans, 38 miles for the ten oclockers and a special mention for Jo who was only on her 2nd with the club and no doubt wondered what she let herself in for. (for images click here...>>) JB


Long Sunday Ride - 13/05/12
May 14, 2012, 2:37 pm

A leisurely ride to St. Ives on a sunny day - eleven riders wound their way through Budock and over the usual route to Rame, from there we went a different way through Porkellis to Nancegollan then on past Clowence to admire the Jaguar cars at Leedstown.
Through St. Erth and passed St. Uny church to the long climb up by Knills Monument before dropping down to St. Ives.

The café on Porthminster beach gave us much earned fuel, except for Helston Trevor whose order they forgot. The extra egg did not quite compensate for the wait.
All the sensible people walked up the little 'nip' from the beach others tried to ride up, the baguettes and bacon baps sat heavy on the saddle.   Back past the golf club to Hayle where a few fancied North Cliffs and the rest of us took the well pedalled way through Barripper and Troon to another split at Penmarth where some gave in to the coffee and cake at the Watersports Centre. The rest of us continued on towards Falmouth. A relaxed chatty ride of 55miles. Jim


Beach BBQ - Friday, 25th May
May 14, 2012, 11:05 am

A reminder to all members, our club's Annual Beach Barbecue is on Friday 25th May, from 5.30pm on Swanpool Beach. Darren and Tony will set up BBQ as before, just bring your food to cook.


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