Club rides and reliability trials

A recent Wrinklies ride (I don't have a VCB photo this week!)

A recent Wrinklies ride (I don’t have a VCB photo this week!)

Velo Club Baracchi riders enjoyed a club ride to Dunwich on Sunday (just over 60 miles) and there were many other riders out and about.

John Thompson rode to Gt Yarmouth to join the GYCC 50-mile reliability ride from Northgate St to Lessingham, East Ruston, Smallburgh, Neatishead, Potter Heigham, Filby and back to base. Yarmouth.

He completed the ride in three hours and thirty-five minutes, well under the 4-hour target he had chosen and he felt comfortable in the group he had joined.

Other VCB members riding were Liam Gentry, Nick Esser, Mark Richards and Mike Bretton and they all went for a faster ride, which they greatly enjoyed.

Thompson said, “From what I gathered they all rode there and back.  They went straight back afterwards, while I indulged myself with roast and dessert in the Norfolk Kitchen diner opposite the finish.”

VCB has its own reliability ride this Sunday, February 14. The start and finish are at Life Cycles in Mobbs Way, Oulton Broad at 8.30am, 9am and 9.30 am for 4.5, 4 and 3.5 hours respectively, with refreshments on finishing as before.

Mike Horne

Mike Horne last summer

Last week a naming error in the report submitted for publication in the Lowestoft Journal credited Mike Wood with some serious distance riding but the report was supposed to refer solely to Mike Horne, who has recorded a total of 368,281 miles, 9,107 of them in the last year.

Horne is in 40th place in the active list of a hallowed hall of fame of the 300,000 club.

Entries in the Beccles Cycle for Life are now starting to be received. The event is on May 15 and details, including details of prizes for sponsored riders and entry details are on

Entry on-line is possible for individual riders and entry forms for teams, families and under-16 riders can be downloaded to submit by post.

The event will be supporting East Anglian Air Ambulance with half the proceeds and the other half is for the charitable trust of the Beccles Rotary organisers.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply