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Dartmoor Classic
Dec 1, 2010, 11:42 am

Calling all members! The annual Dartmoor Classic is half booked and places are going quickly so if you want to do it you are advised to book soon. 
Click here to go to the Dartmoor Classic website and click here to read the first edition of the Dartmoor Classic Times.


New Club Kit
Nov 26, 2010, 3:05 pm

All the highly dedicated staff in both the Falmouth Wheelers’ design and marketing departments have been selflessly working flat out over the last few weeks designing some new club kit.
Finally, at last Thursday’s monthly meeting, two designs were approved to go into full  production – a robust and striking blue and yellow number plus a rather fetching pink version for members with a tendency to lean towards pink. The aforementioned designs are above.

 There was much discussion as to whether sponsors’ logos ought to be plastered all over the new kit like proper cycling clubs tend to do but it was decided upon reflection that it would probably all end in tears and tantrums so that idea was ditched. The new tops should only cost about £40, maybe less, as we get discount for bulk orders over 15 items. Prices will be confirmed at a later date.
If you want to order a new top, or any other club kit items for that matter, call Ironman (contact details via the ‘club kit’ page on this site) or see him at the next club meeting on the 16th of December.


Film Night
Nov 22, 2010, 1:47 pm

The ever resourceful Falmouth Wheelers managed to secure a private screening of the highly praised UK sell-out Tour de France feature film ‘Chasing Legends’.

The film took members on an absolutely epic ride into the 2009 race action. Using a multitude of high tech, high def cameras mounted on bikes, motorcycles, helicopters and inside team cars it included historical race footage, artistic footage of the European countryside and villages with narration and comment by Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen.
We saw HTC-Columbia like they have never been seen before, through an intense and personal glimpse inside the most winning professional cycling team as told by the riders, current and past. It was, truly, an amazing film. And the next nearest place to see it was Bristol!
Read a professional review of it here...


Quiz Night 18/11/10
Nov 19, 2010, 4:58 pm

I am Jeremy Irons so watch it!Falmouth Wheelers’ autumn quiz night - for those that missed it here’s a brief report.
JB asked us all questions. Gill Lightfoot’s team got the most right. We had free pasties. Miss Munro had 3 winning raffle tickets (but graciously only claimed one prize). We discovered how old Don G was when WW2 ended and that the Kinks are Red Leader's fave band. It was also revealed that Robin and Gill own sixteen and a half bicycles, the seventeenth not entirely built yet and Jeremy Irons was the nasty lion in the Lion King. Hardly anyone could remember there was a state called Iowa and to make the evening complete Micky Clay made a rare public appearance. Thanks to KK for organising the raffle and many thanks to JB for a great quiz night!


3 Day Sponsored Ride in aid of Precious Lives
Nov 15, 2010, 11:22 am

Click here to find out more about the Precious Lives 3 Day sponsored ride from St Austell to Bristol in 2011.


November Pathfinder Ride - 14/11/10
Nov 15, 2010, 10:53 am

The Chuckle Brothers a.k.a. Shane and Helston Trevor were this month’s Pathfinders and an interesting route it was too.
After 21 of us met at Goonhilly we proceeded up, down and along some very remote and very quiet country lanes some of which may have never seen a motorised vehicle. Every now and then we popped out at a junction which someone would recognise with a cry of “Oh! We’re here!” but most of the time none of us had a clue where we were.

Occasionally the going was extremely steep and, understandably, tandem riders Red Leader and Mrs Red Leader decided to take a flatter route to our mid-ride lunch stop, the Paris Hotel at Coverack. Due to a copious amount of wet leaves and mud climbing the hills was particularly tricky and Rocky fell off due to a power slide - thankfully there was no damage done and Rocky was okay too.
At the finish none of us could retrace where we’d been even if our lives had depended on it but the consensus was it was a very nice ride indeed. A big thank you to Shane and Trevor. Click here for route and profile.


Cold Extremities - Sunday ride 7th Nov
Nov 12, 2010, 1:00 pm

What to wear? Less Trinny and Susannah more Ranulph Fiennes! A huddle of shivering stalwarts greeted us as S and myself arrived at the Packet offices last Sunday totally drenched in the icy rain. More than a dozen had gathered mostly the usual suspects! Little talk of bikes but much to be said of the thermal qualities of different layers of which I had, clearly, not enough. The exposed knees were holding up but the extremities were suffering, a feeling shared by others. It was a while before the plan to go to Marazion was hatched and my core temperature had started to drop!

Wishing to “bail out” of the ride I was then persuaded by Scalatchi to ask Fred for help - and so it was that Fred, Scalatchi and myself made the detour to Fred’s place to find a suitable jacket amongst his extensive garage wardrobe and then rode to meet up with the patient nine o’clockers above Carnkie. My apologies for this delay and for the continuing delays as my chain then repeatedly fell off. I then realised that my chain rings had all but come adrift. Once tightened I was now able to change gear without the chain falling off. Inside Fred’s jacket I felt toasty, the sun had now come out and all seemed well with the world!

A race to the Marazion café to secure “orders” rewarded Dale, Richard II, Scalatchi and myself with the first hot drinks and rolls. Although a cold wind was blowing it was pleasant sitting outside watching the world go by and exchanging merry banter. Before we cooled down too much, Scalatchi and I parted company, riding back in the glorious sunshine via Porthleven and the amazing cliff scenery to our headquarters in Longdowns. No fire, no cattle, just a pleasant day out.

Not sure where the others ended up going. Perhaps someone could shed some light on this! Robin


Kernow Strip Shock
Nov 11, 2010, 2:22 pm

Would you buy a used car from this man?

 

 

We ask the questions that need no answers.


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