Category Archives: Ride Reports 2018

Saturday 1st September 2018

Eight riders gathered at the roundabout this morning - the Ronnie MacDonald 10TT tomorrow possibly restricting numbers, for those wanting to save their legs. Of the assembled 8, only Elvis was entered for the TT, with DonnaMatrix having decided against competing, in order to allow Kyle and Mark a sporting chance of victory... Of more…
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Saturday 25th August 2018

There was a distinct bite to the wind this morning, despite the blue skies, and long sleeves were certainly in order. I was the first at the roundabout, and was soon joined by Lianne, unusually neither late nor last, who brought positive news of Iain's recovery - back on the turbo within a week, it…
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Saturday 18th August 2018

A Tale of Wind and Woe Met Elvis, Donna Matrix, and Kenny before heading to the Roundabout. A Large bunch of riders from Henley with an apparent death wish, who Donna and Kenny had already spoken to, were en route from Lands End to John o Groats sticking to the main road and ignoring any…
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Saturday 11th August 2018

Friday's heavy rain had given way to blue skies and even a hint of sunshine this morning, and it looked to be the perfect day for a club run. The clash of dates with the Strathpeffer Highland Games had claimed a few of our number, with Elvis, Katrina and Lianne all having commitments there. The…
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Saturday 21st July 2018

El Parrot and The secret cafe! 21/7/18 El Parrot awoke, he could not contain his excitement!!! He had a new RRCC top at last. There was a little nostalgia for the retro look but at least President Frump would approve! Assuming of course he wasn’t playing golf. At the roundabout the peloton assembled . Donnazetti…
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Saturday 30th June 2018

El Parrot leapt slowly from his bed.RRCC day, this meant decisions! Firstly, new wave or retro top? Ahh no choice for the Parrot. So Retro ! How many layers to wear ? Temp outside 12 degrees , forecast 24degrees, answer... Rapha. Which bike? Now as is well known ,El Parrot had parted company with his…
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Saturday 23rd June 2018

Five go mad in Nigg Viking, Dogger, German Byte, Fair Isle and finally Cromarty....West 4 or 5, variable 2 or 3 for a time, smooth or slight, mainly fair. What did that mean? Only one thing, of course, that it was time for RRCC to take its annual trip upon the high seas, to visit…
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Saturday 16th June 2018

The Donna-Matrix Prelude: The birds were singing, and there was already some warmth in the air, as Prima-Donna threw open the patio doors of her fairytale castle and carried her breakfast tray out into the early morning sunshine. After a relaxing, yet nutritionally-balanced, al-fresco breakfast, she dressed in shorts, and a thin summer cycling top.…
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Saturday 9th June 2018

..and the sun never did appear. Ah where's Ken when you need him - to steady the pace, or Big Al - our writer in residence, or Julian/Jim to blow a whistle from time to time? So, rudderless we set off, eight of us that is, with Tomich the destination and Scott and Dave from…
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Saturday 2nd June 2018

Ytramorc With apologies coming in thick and fast during the week, hopes were not high for a large turnout at the roundabout this morning. Captain Rabbit was at a rowing event in deepest Englandshire, rumoured to be being held on the streets of Birmingham town centre, Ken was starting yet another Gap month touring the…
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