Anyone for chocolate?

The winter 10am ride is proving popular, with seven Wheelers meeting at HQ on Sunday – Sonjia, TD, Don M,  Richard, Paula, Jo and myself.  Gweek and then Trelowarren was suggested, so off we went, enjoying the dry roads, even if it was grey and quite cold.  Finding somewhere for a coffee can be difficult in January – the Boatyard Cafe at Gweek is only open on weekdays at the moment, and Trelowarren was shut tight too – no sign […] Read More

An OGILing New Year!

The OGIL year has begun ominously. It did start well as six of the usual suspects (but missing Fred, Dean and Ian) met up at the other place. We decided on Poldhu for coffee (me anticipating the best sausage baps in Cornwall). Trevor made a 5 minute appearance before setting off to see Martyn about Audax business. There was a bit of a chill breeze but the dry weather was still with us. The usual route was down to Gweek […] Read More

Whats on in January

Jan 1st – New Year’s Day gathering at Robin and Gill’s, 12 noon, coffee and mince pies and a charity collection. 9.30 or 10am rides from HQ, with different routes, or go direct. Jan 9th Weds. – The Rides Committee meeting at Wood Lane, 8pm. Everyone welcome – we especially need to discuss Pathfinder rides for the coming year. Jan 31st – At our usual meeting, Dave Potter will be coming to talk to us about the project to bring […] Read More

It’s a small world after all

The doorbell rang as I sat down to write this report and to the tune of “it’s a small world” I opened the door to a young woman and older man. She explained that they were visiting folk in this area to ask what people thought was the purpose of life. Although it was raining hard I was kind enough not to engage them in a long conversation. That was, I am sorry to admit, the extent of my Christmas […] Read More

The Bluebell Ride

Mystic Meg suggested that I used this image to accompany my report today, I don’t know why. If it was to suggest that the OGIL is leaderless, then it was clearly misplaced. The OGIL have several leaders, sometimes during the one ride, though, often, some of us take no notice. Recent new member Adrian made a return to the fold this morning and he, Phil1, Ian and myself made our way over to the other place a little late after […] Read More

Weekend Away in Lymington

I was going to see my Mum, who lives in Lymington, and knew that the forecast for  Sunday was going to be good so it seemed a shame not to be able to get out on the bike. So I used good old Social Media and contacted the Lymington Tuesday cycle group.  I had a lovely message back and we made arrangements to meet up at 10.00 at the Town Hall on Sunday. Paul and Mike were there when I […] Read More

Put another Nickel in

It seems that Wednesdays are now going to be wet, so better get used to it. Five of us did our best to become acclimatised this week. There was a lot of discussion on the OGIL WhatsApp group but I was the only one at Union Corner, although Phil1 caught me up before I had gone very far. Phil3, Paul and Mike2 were waiting at the other place. With each of us suitable clothed for the wet start it was […] Read More

Whats on in December

Dec. 9th – The start of the winter ride times, because of the dark mornings and the risk of ice, from HQ on Sundays: 9am and 10am. The later ride will usually be a bit slower and shorter. Dec. 13th – Christmas Dinner at Merchants Manor. There are still a few places available. Dec. 20th- FW’s Christmas Party and Awards night at Wood Lane, 7.30 pm. Please bring some food to share and a wrapped raffle prize. Dec.23rd – The […] Read More