Category Archives: Ride Reports 2018

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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Saturday 21st April 2018

Black Isle Hospice Charity Cycle Four of us met at the roundabout - me, Katrina, Captain Rabbit and Davie - at the early time of 9am and swiftly rode to Resolis Hall. Fine sunny weather meant a wonderful turnout of cyclists of all ages eager to cycle for an excellent cause. RRCC ranks were swelled…
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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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The hysteria from siberia

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 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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