Rides and Races

Arrange rides, discuss upcoming events and dissect results.

2016 24 Hour Long Distance BAR results

Not the best known of National competitions, but here's the 2016 24 Hour Long Distance BAR results (for solo riders completing 24Hr, 12Hr and 100 mile).


A snip of the top 5:

Pos Rider Club 24 Hour Distance 12 Hour Distance 100 Mile Time Avg Speed(mph)
1 Victor Chetta Mid Shropshire Wheelers 507.45 282.66 03:47:47 23.710
2 Robert Bullyment Catford CC 461.39 242.58 04:06:38 21.277
3 Ian Neville Clarence Wheelers CC 406.60 253.00 04:03:01 20.905
4 Michael Henley Maidenhead & District CC 438.86 250.41 04:24:18 20.627

Transcontinental Race 2017

Hi all,

This year I have a place in The Transcontinental Race. For anyone that's unaware of this race, this is its 5th year of running, and this year will be roughly 4000km from Belgium to Greece via Germany, Italy, Slovakia and Romania.


If you'd like an idea of what I'm letting myself in for, below is a 30 minute film following one rider from last years. The other link is a very rough outline of the route I'll be doing this year.




Brathay 262

In 2010, I spent a year of my life training to break the world record at the Brathay 10 marathons in 10 days. I ran a marathon (or 2!) every weekend, did a lot of training, everything went really well, but then with the car packed, and with 48 hours to go, things weren’t quite so good, out of apparently nowhere, I ended up with multiple significant bilateral pulmonary embolisms (lots of large blood clots on the lungs in normal speak)

Bird Hills Club run relive.cc

Cool little website, free. Just link to your strava account and it emails you the link within 24 hours. Doesn't do old rides or rides marked as commutes.


Transatlantic Way Bike Race

As some of you will know, for the last several years I have taken on at least one major cycling challenge each year. This year is no exception……… I will be participating in the Transatlantic Way Bike Race http://www.transatlanticway.com/

“The TransAtlanticWay is a 2500 km (1500 miles), one stage, self-supported road bike race between Dublin and Cork via The Wild Atlantic Way”

The key rules are “Riders must be fully self-supported and not receive any private outside assistance”, and “Drafting is prohibited”.

You can see my planned route (in three segments)

Club Social Ride - Wessex Sprint - Sun 8th May

I would like to invite you all to take part on a club social ride which takes us out west and through some lovely parts of the area. I did this ride a few weeks ago and enjoyed it so much I felt it was worth doing in a larger group with mixed ability.

Cycle Survey

Hi there,

A friend of a friend is conducting a bit of market research as part of a business plan for a potential venture in the cycling space. If any of you have a spare few minutes, please do fill it it in.

Many thanks



Ride London-Surrey 100

Results of the general ballot are being sent out this week.  I am in!


For those of you unfortunate not to gain a place, I will send out details of the club places available to us via British Cycling when I receive them.


UPDATE: I sent an email to all members on 29th Feb with details of the British Cycling places.  If you didn't get it, let me know.


CX Sportives

Anyone fancy something different this autumn/winter?




Vätternrundan 2016 - Sweden huge sportive

I will keep it short, and refer to the posts below for more details and pictures.

20k people
Mid June
Fast and fun group riding

The opening for signing up starts this week, I will register and then anyone who is interested can sign up before November and then I will book the slots.
They are about £140, and we ride together, somewhere around 11-13 hrs, depending on level of training.



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