Recent Posts by J Sharkey

Saturday 10th March 2018

There is an old adage in rowing circles to the effect that if a participant is able to walk the course, and is neither David Icke nor Jesus, then the weather is probably too cold for rowing. These sage words had presented Captain Jim with the perfect opportunity to organise a weekend boys trip to…
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Saturday 3rd March 2018

After almost a week of the UK being blasted by the Beast from the East and all life as we know it coming to a stop, it was with some trepidation that I approached my first club ride since returning from warmer climes. As I lay under a 12 tog duvet and checked my phone…
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Saturday 24th February 2018

The cold north wind doth blow – or rather the south wind blew cold today, at least for some of the time. All the way from Siberia they say. Wherever. Pretty chilly that’s for sure. But in truth it was a lovely day for cycling. Sunshine and dry. And so nice, it attracted ten riders…
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Saturday 17th February 2018

What kind of idiot would volunteer to do this week’s ride report following Al Fears last two classics? Oh well, that would be me then. With dry weather and a favourable forecast, there were high hopes of a good turnout at the Maryburgh Roundabout. I arrived at the roundabout to find Ken, Al and Innes…
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Saturday 10th February 2018

And then there were 3 The dry, sunny morning at home had been replaced by grey skies and persistent rain by the time I reached the roundabout, where I was joined by President Ken, Elvis, Iain and Lianne. Not even the weather could dampen spirits, however, once the news arrived that the Old Master was…
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Saturday 3rd February 2018

The outfits worn by BBC Weather's Judith Ralston can sometimes make it difficult to concentrate on the detail of her forecasts but, having distinctly heard mention of sleet and ice for Saturday, I was very relieved to see no sign of either on my way to the roundabout. I was joined by Steve and Elvis,…
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Saturday 27th January 2018

A day of potholes, punctures and passing squalls. Due to a prolonged icy period this was the first official club ride for some weeks ...No Fear Al however was quick to point out that some hardy souls had maintained steady workouts and varied miles without a break. Six of us were keen for the day,…
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Saturday 6th January 2018

First Saturday ride of 2018 welcomed in by only four hardy souls. Thee, he, she and me set off cautiously in near freezing conditions but were rewarded with improving weather and some fine views of sunlit, snow covered hills on the return journey. Ken, Caroline, Alistair and Innis opted for safety first and took the…
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Saturday 23rd December (2)

‘Twas the ride before Christmas, And the wind was quite wild, All over Ross-shire And on the Black Isle. At the Maryburgh roundabout Five hardy souls met, No holiday slacking For these cyclists yet. Katrina was wearing Some nice festive gear – We went up the Leanaig With a cycling reindeer. With Ken and Mary…
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