OGIL ‘s find a spare HUB.

Today’s destination was decided before anyone left home by Kath. It was to be the Hub at Portreath as it was under new management and therefore the experience should be much better than before. I joined Kath and Dean at the missing phone box and then Keith, Fred, Simon and Phil 3 at the other place. As there was no need for a discussion over our destination we could leave promptly but we didn’t as Phil had a problem with […] Read More

Pilates Class Final Details

I can confirm that there are 13 for the Pilates taster session on Tuesday 18th Feb at Woodlane Social Club at 6.30 p.m. with Jan.  We are in the downstairs room. Please bring either an exercise mat or a large towel. The charge for this class will be £4.00 per person and it is an hour long class. Jan is able to take a further 5 classes which will take us up to the end of March.  There will be […] Read More

Taster Pilates with Jan

As discussed at the last meeting Jan would like to offer a taster Pilates session on Tuesday 18th Feb at Woodlane Social Club in the room downstairs at 6.30 p.m. She need numbers though and we had lots of hands go up at the meeting showing interest. If you would like to attend let me or Jan know. I will be at the Film Night tonight and will ask all who attend who would like to go.  Use either email […] Read More

Ian’s Birthday Ride

Let’s start with Happy Birthday Ian, he really doesn’t look his age, no, he really doesn’t!  Colin was struck down with the lurgy and Dean was making a contraption out of copper pipe so that left what we thought was just Phil C and myself at the missing phone box but just in time Ian flew round the roundabout and off we headed to the other place. Keith, Fred and Simon were the only ones there but then Phil’s phone […] Read More

Twin stop Ogil ride

A fine day beckoned, dry with little or no wind, so ideal conditions, if a little cold, for a bike ride. Only seven of us, Keith, Paul, Simon, Ian, Dean, Adrian and me, gathered at the Other Place today and there were no dissenters when Poldhu was suggested as our destination. Ian, our leader of choice, lead us on our usual route to Gweek with a quick detour- left at Trewardreva Cross and Constantine School, then another at Brill so […] Read More

A Weekend at the Duke of York

Following last years successful weekend  in Devon we’ve decided to return – if not just for the warmth and hospitality offered by the famous “Duke of York” pub in Iddesleigh, situated between Hatherleigh and Winkleigh north of Okehampton. You can be adventurous and cycle there ( about 85/90 miles ) or simply drive up there with your bikes. The pub offers a “winter deal” of two nights B&B for just £120, two people sharing (£30 pppn). We will have our […] Read More

OGILs go cyclocross

Wednesday 29th January 2020 A break in the weather, sun, temperatures above freezing – what wasn’t there to look forward to on our little OGIL jaunt to Porthleven? Eight of us at the other place, and sweeping up Jan at the quarry, we dutifully followed Ian as he led us down unknown and unexpected lanes along what should have been a tried and tested route. The roads were still wet from the previous days’ downpours, and the lanes got narrower […] Read More

January Meeting

Don’t forget the meeting this week on Thursday 30th January at Woodlane Social Club.  I am bringing along some Cycle clothing made out of re-cycled plastic from the sea to show everyone and we also have lots to discuss regarding the exciting Tour of Britain 2020. Please remember that Club Membership subscriptions are due in January.

No ice with mine, thanks

Lots of ducking out due to the potential icy conditions on WhatsApp this morning (or else having to be in Devon – ??), but it was the girls who made the eminently sensible suggestion of starting and hour later to give the roads a chance to thaw. But the decision to ‘start at 10 instead of 9’ caused a little confusion, as we normally leave Union Corner at 8.50am – was Paul late or had he had a last minute […] Read More

Too early for bluebells

We left Barripper and at the main road headed back in the direction of Praze towards our declared destination, the Bluebell Cafe and the attraction of double toasted teacakes. Our hopes were raised as we spotted a chalk board sign for the Bluebell Nursery indicating ‘Cafe 100 metres’. After about 300 metres our hopes were dashed when we encountered the locked gates of the nursery, with a sign explaining that the nursery is closed until the 21st January. Don’t people […] Read More