• Blast of Sunshine - Another good turnout today, with riders enjoying blasts of sunshine as and reasonable quiet roads across the levels en route to Mark Whilst a convenient stop but a little variable re the cakes and coffee, today was a good day with great service, enjoyable cakes and fairly decent coffee, replenishing […]
  • Over 35s - On arriving at Congresbury the car park was full, but not with motorists or motor vehicles, but cyclists – I counted to 35 before running out of fingers, so definitely more than that, and enough for 4 groups. As we worked our way around the Mendips towards Hartley’s Kitchen, even […]
  • Never Mind The Longest Day, This Was The Longest Ride - In keeping with the time of the year, today’s Captain’s Challenge ride was the 100 Mile Randonee, the longest of the club events, and for many the longest ride they will do in the year. After the false dawn of two sunny days, a group of riders gathered under the […]
  • Double Gates, Double Post - To make up for the absence of a post last week (work got in the way / was still drying out / overcome with excitement re the steam engine / forgot/…) then a double header this week. So last week saw a more ‘select’ (reduced anyway) group of riders head […]
  • No Dodgy Puns Please - As the three intermediate group riders waiting at the pick up point pondered the cooler weather conditions and darkening sky, they saw their number double by the arrival of the three Clevedon starters and they realised it was going to be a substantially reduced turnout and so the Fast and […]
  • Bonus Cakes - Any lingering hangovers were soon forgotten as Sunday saw the latest Captain’s Challenge ride – The Hilly Randoneee (does what it says on the tin), which takes in Cuck Hill, Longbottom, Westfield Lane/ Broad Lane, Old Bristol Road, The Wrangle and Wrington Hill (to name the major climbs, never mind […]
  • Not Just Riding and Coffee - Contrary to popular belief we don’t just ride and drink coffee (well some do but…), and there is now evidence! last night was the annual awards and social event at The White Hart. A new venue and format, which the organisers put a lot of effort into but were rewarded […]
  • A Little Further Afield - Following on the heels of the ride North of the river, last week, the groups got even more adventurous on Sunday, requiring transport to the start and finish of the route – Stroud – Whilst maybe not the first place you would think of, it provided a fantastic start point […]
  • Not The Best - CDRC Riders from all corners of North Somerset heeded the cal and congregated North of The Wall (well Avonmouth Bridge) and formed into groups ready to take on the wild, unexplored North – yes, this week was one of those rare excursions North, with the Grupetto and Intermediate groups head […]
  • Thick and Fast - No, not the riders, the Captain’s Challenges – barely a fortnight after the last one, today was the turn of The Polden Potter, a 120km / 75 mile jaunt around Somerset. A slighter cooler start than last week, with less of the blazing sunshine and more of the winds, riders […]