“ Nice Weather for Ducks!”

Ogil ride Wednesday 20th November Yet another damp forecast for our regular Wednesday Ogil ride so it was no surprise that it was just Phil Conroy, Keith and me waiting in vain for others to join us today. Destinations and route options discussed, a shortish trip to Helston Boating Lake was decided. In fact, we had only a light sprinkling of drizzle as we rode to Gweek via Brill and Tolvan Cross, along Gweek Drive and through Trelowarren to the […] Read More

Fantastic Quiz Night

Thanks to Martyn,  Margaret and Adrian for yet another evening filled with quizzical looks , thoughtful moments and a lot of fun. Who knew that St.Neot was only 18inches tall??? £35.00 was raised from the raffle and thanks to everyone. Roll on to the next one.

Bluebell in Autumn

Although the forecast was for some rain, apart from a few early drops the conditions looked benign enough as a select few (three) assembled at Union Corner. When we reached the other place, the few seemed even more select as the place was deserted. Did we have the right day? we wondered. But we were saved by the slow dribble of other riders arriving, busily removing an alarming number of layers in response to the slightly higher temperature than anticipated.  […] Read More

Nominations

Please can we have your Achievement and WOW awards nominations as soon as possible. Please see either Liz or Sonjia or myself.   Liz and I will be at the Quiz on Thursday so please have a word with us on Thursday. Achievements and WOW’s can be big or small so think hard as to who you feel should receive the awards. Kath

OGIL ride Wednesday 6th November

With our usual scribes, Dean (New Zealand) and Colin (Okehampton), away in foreign lands it’s left to me to continue the unbroken train of Ogil reports for this week’s ride. Keith and Andrew were waiting as I arrived at the Other Place with Phil C. Paul followed closely behind and when we joined Jan up at the weighbridge we were just six. The forecast showers held off as we made our way to Nine Maidens, through Bolenowe, Troon, Ramsgate and […] Read More

The Dartmoor Devil 2019

Am I Completely Bonkers? It’s 6:00am on Sunday morning, it’s still dark and I’m driving through torrential rain on my way to Bovey Tracey for the 9 o’clock start of the Dartmoor Devil. I am really questioning whether this is a sensible thing to be doing! I’ve been preparing for this ride for over a week and have decided on using my trusty Thorn “Brevet”. It has mudguards, a front and rear rack and small tt bars. (These are an […] Read More

Not drowning but cycling

I was probably a sorry and forlorn sight as I stood alone in the rain at Union Corner, but just before departure time along came Paul. ‘It’s not too bad’ he said optimistically as the rain dripped from the end of his nose (at least I think it was rain). I had reason to doubt him, as for the first time he wasn’t wearing shorts. The two of us headed off and caught Phil S just before the other place. […] Read More

October meeting

We have an exciting meeting coming up tomorrow. We have a talk and photos from Robin about his recent trip to Ireland, lots of Christmas tree decorations and ideas and lots of info about forthcoming events.  If you have a decoration for the tree don’t forget to bring it along with you. See you there.

The tortoise and the hare …

Once those of us fortunate enough to live close to the sea had gained enough height to emerge from the fog, it turned out to be a lovely sunny day. The forecast was for the sun to stay for the whole day, so that could only mean one thing – Poldhu, hurrah! At the other place twelve of us congregated in excited anticipation of a nice warm ride on dry roads. But it was not to be. The road down […] Read More