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Rider of the Week, Julie Parry! Why do you ride? found the love of cycling, after my husband brought me a second hand Victoria Pendalton women’s road bike 3 1/2 years ago. He had already been cycling for about a year with my son Simon, I really didn’t know what all the fuss was about. […]

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The club took their first ride out since the arrival of their new kit. Both groups arrived at Strawberry cabin cafe looking resplendent. 28 riders out on a cold Damp November morning.

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Rider of the week, Michael Bryant (founder member) Why do you ride? I cycle to keep fit mix with likeable people and have a laugh. I was one of the founder members of the club I bought a bike from ebay for £30 to see if I liked it. I couldn’t of envisaged the club […]

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As the cycling group has grown, the speed of some of the members has increased. To this end the group have started taking out a midweek group which runs at about 17mph. It’s a course of approximately 20 miles on well lit roads. Anyone wishing to take part would need to have good quality lights […]

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Rider of the Week, John Bennett! Why do you ride. For fitness, to see countryside, go new places, good company. I got back into cycling six years ago but that’s not the full story. I started work at 16 and saved for a new bike I brought a “10 speed Racer” all steel I did […]

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The good folk at Shire Oak Cycling Club decided to take part in a “poppy day ride out” on 11th November. Voluntary donations were welcomed by the club, and were to be passed on to a very local charity. 19 riders set out on Sunday morning in some quite wretched weather conditions. During the ride […]

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If your bike is worth twice your gross monthly salary, you have more cycling shorts than underpants and you stockpile chamois cream you’re probably a MAMIL (Middle-Aged Man In Lycra). The word ‘MAMIL’ used to be a bit of a joke, a disparaging allusion to ‘midlife crisis’ blokes getting into cycling in their later years. […]

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Rider of the Week, Alan Preston! Why do you ride. Got serious about 6 years, when a friend invited me to join him on his 50th birthday bash I just needed to get over to Lichfield and his wife would drive, plus I could stop the night. Problem was how to get there, sans car as […]

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