Category Archives: Ride Reports 2018

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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Saturday 26th May 2018

The brain of El Parrot began to flicker into life. Saturday morning... what normally happens? Something with a group of middle aged men and some slightly younger women. Mrs El Parrot pulled the curtains... ahhh yes RRCC unfortunately. On reaching the roundabout he found a sea of red, with President Frump in the centre. Don’t…
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Saturday 19th May 2018

With the weather holding and sunshine on the Black Isle Riviera the destination for 10 good folk was Cromarty. There was no sign of No Fear’s Doctor’s note and so a strong case was put forward that he should still be doing the write up despite being at the NW200. Apparently, there was a wedding…
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Saturday 5th May 2018

A Ride Of Two Halves 1st Half: Earlier start today, for my 8 mile solo ride from home to Marybank Hall, into a pretty strong headwind all the way. On arrival I met Julian (who had driven there), Captain Rabbit (who had driven there) and the Boatman (who had somebody drive him there). Let's do…
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Saturday April 28th 2018

Blame the Boatman When a football team has a big European tie in midweek (West Ham supporters will have to just take my word for this), the manager often takes the opportunity to rest key players in the League fixture the weekend before. With almost 20 elite RRCC members entered in tomorrow's Etape Loch Ness,…
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