Riding for Rhyl

Todays ride had 8 riders with, as was the case for many cyclists this Sunday wearing black armbands in support of and memory of the tragic events from last week in Rhyl.


After a bit of indecision we decided to to take a flat ride out to Windsor via Windlesham. This turns out to take me along my old route to work. I was on my old tourer so no index gears or shifters on the handlebars. I love this bike despite the lack of modern equipment.


We had a great ride through Ascot where the new Grandstand on the race course looks amazing. Then through Windsor Great Park to the Top Twenty Cafe. Going through the park on the main road was the usual blast and this is why I love this bike. Down on the drops 28 mph on the flat it just flies despite the mudguards and rack.


After the Cafe we went home via the park. I still don't know why the speed limit in the park is 38mph not 30mph or 40mph but 38mph odd.. Then home for what ended up being 57 miles.


We also agreed to start an escalator on the last Sunday of each month. 70 miles in January, 80 in February, 90 in March, 100 in April and 110 in May. What happens after May is a grey area. We will see if we can stick to this as the furthest we have ever gone on a Sunday is 100 miles.


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60kph rounds up nicely to 38mph

Posted by Gary on January 16, 2006 at 05:00 AM GMT #

Possibly, but it would really round down to 37mph and I just can't see a Royal Park going metric on us.

We wondered whether it was something about how fast a horse could gallop?

Posted by Chris Gerhard on January 16, 2006 at 05:18 AM GMT #

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