July 2020

dyke down – 2nd july

Dyke Down…. Our President and club founder member Petit Chou had a serious accident at the beginning of the month. A car pulled out on her with no room to get around so over the top!!! Broken foot, major ligament damage to left knee and her little dirt/road bike totalled. 12 days in hospital, an operation on her knee and will probably take at least a year to get better…


So our two wheelchair chariot members are busy planning their racing calender… get well soon Bumble and Petit Chou, we miss you on our rides.

Mersea – 26th july

First time since lockdown, aeons ago, some of us met up for an out of London ride – Spanna, Sheila, Torchie and our new prospect Widget.

It felt great sitting at the Red Bus cafe at Northfields Airfields drinking bad coffee waiting for each other to arrive – real hugs were on the menu!

After a not-too-brief catch-up, we set our various satnavs for Mersea Island in case Sheila’, who was leading, navigation failed. But it was a lovely and simple-to-navigate ride east into deepest Essex, past Billericay, to the end of the island of Britain, and over a bridge to Mersea.

The smell of the sea is always welcome and we followed our noses to the marina and some AWESOME oysters and fish n chips.

Much laughter and a dozen oysters later, we wend our way back to the big smoke.


Finally, Pogs, our Secretary, has gone away on her solo travels again…. follow her latest mis-adventures at

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