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Any cyclists from England here?(13 posts)

Any cyclists from England here?Steven76
Mar 20, 2002 4:52 AM
Just signed up and wondered if there were any riders from England, or are most in the US?
re: Any cyclists from England here?MJ
Mar 20, 2002 5:52 AM
there's a fair few from the UK - but the board is mostly North American

I'm in London
Muncher's in Guildford
SruffyDuncan is in London
Zelig 1 is in London (long time no see here)
Gromit is in Northumberland (long time no see here)

and there's a revolving cast of other UK riders - we have a few Dutch, and Pacific Rim riders as well

are you after particular information?
say MJ & Muncherboneman
Mar 21, 2002 2:14 AM
zelig handle changed to boneman due to sign on problems. My sister in law hung the handle on me years ago. Still in London but now working in Tunbridge Wells so the mileage is down a bit and instead of riding every day, it's down to about 4 days a week.
Yup - a fewmuncher
Mar 20, 2002 5:52 AM
I am in Guildford, MJ is in London, and there are a few others - have a look on the "6 months since we did a who's who" thread.

Where are you?
Yup - a fewSteven76
Mar 20, 2002 6:00 AM
Well, funnily enough I'm in Woking! I cycle mainly between Cranleigh, Woking and Guildford. Often around Newlands Corner and Leith Hill area too, which I expect you know.
Yup - a fewmuncher
Mar 20, 2002 6:10 AM
I know them well, especially Newlands Corner, where the tarmac is softened by much of my sweat.

Are you cycling for a club (the Charlotteville being the obvious one)?

What sort of riding/times are you doing?
Yup - a fewSteven76
Mar 20, 2002 6:15 AM
I'm cycling on my own 99% of the time. Doing 30ish mile rides at the moment. Averaging around 18/19 mph which I don't think is that fast after looking at some of the posts here!

I've only been road riding since late last summer. Before that I was riding my MTB with slicks.

What about you?
Yup - a fewmuncher
Mar 20, 2002 6:27 AM
Do most of my riding on my own, though not by choice. I commute from Chilworth to Guildford each day, and then do what I can besides that as and when.

I am in the Charlotteville ( - in fact I am the newly appointed Press Officer, watch for the race reports in the Guildford Times and Woking Gazette - and I try to get out on the Sun a.m. rides (9:15 at the Watersider centre - see the map on the site, it's your side of town) - they are a nice bunch. Ride length varies - there is a table of dates/milages on the site.

There is nothing wrong with those times at all - given the general road and wind situation around here, they are pretty respectable in fact for solo training.

The Club runs a 10 mile time trial every Wed evening (starting 7 Apr), same route each week, which is good for plotting your level/progress. It's just for fun. I think the Club record is about 18 mins, but there all all sorts of levels around.

I guess you know Evans in Woking then? (We get a 10% discount there) - do you know Freerider cycles in Mayfield - Gavin Shaw that runs it is a really sound guy with some nice bikes/kit who always gives you a good deal.

Fancy a ride out one day?
Yup - a fewSteven76
Mar 20, 2002 6:51 AM
I know what you mean about the road conditions. They can be pretty awful in places.

I work quite close to Evans, so I know it quite well. I don't know Freerider. I only bought my bike last year so I'm not looking to change yet!

I'd like to go for a ride. Regarding the Sunday morning rides, is it just a case of turning up on the day, or do I have to join first?
Yup - a fewmuncher
Mar 20, 2002 6:56 AM
Gotcha. What do you do there - what time can you get away of an evening? What are you riding - may have seen you around - tend to notice bikes more than the riders.

Weeeel, you are supposed to join really (it's only £22 a year if it's your first - main - club, £15 if not), but it has been known for people to just rock up - it's all pretty relaxed. At this time of year the turn out can be a little sketchy, as the really keen winter riders tend to be the ones that are going to races on Suns, so really best to check first...
Yup - a fewSteven76
Mar 20, 2002 7:07 AM
I work for a firm of accountants. I finish at different times and I also work some evenings.

I ride a black and blue Ciocc. If it's raining though I ride my MTB. I often see a guy on the road riding alone on a blue Gios (I think that's what it is) - is that you?!

I'd like to see what it's like, so I'll try to turn up one Sunday.
Yup - a fewmuncher
Mar 20, 2002 7:17 AM
I am at Clydes in Guildford, so I have much the same work pattern.

Nope - I have a blue/while Coppi, but it was new last year, so it has been kept out of the rain since then - so not many miles since. In bad weather, I ride my Orange Jake the Snake XC with road wheels/tyres on, and occasionally a red Grisley MTB, but not a lot since I got the Jake.

Yeah - Sunday rides are nice, apart from the early start! The pace is respectable, but not silly - I guess we draft along 20-25 ish, depending on the mood/wind, which would be fine for you if you are doing 18ish + on your own.

Drop me a mail and I'll send you the details:

gus dot ferenczy atsign clyde dot co dot uk

In anyevent, would be nice to hook up for a ride one weekend/evening when the clocks go forward.
Yup - a fewSteven76
Mar 20, 2002 8:06 AM
Sent you an e-mail... speak to you soon.