welcome to the new blog for the amos road club. we hope that all things bike and amos-related can find their home on the site.

all posts and other nonsense will also be shared on twitter and facebook:

there’s an email address too: amosroadclub@btinternet.com

if you click on about and gallery you can see that i’ve attempted a summary and any relevant pictures from the various amos rides over the years . there are gaps – please help me fill them!

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amosroadclub 2018

click here to find out about this year’s ride and to secure a place

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not long to go

really looking forward to this year’s ride. i’ve converted the google routes into a format that can imported directly onto a garmin device. if you’d like them they will be posted on our facebook page as wordpress doesn’t like them!


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Bike to the borders

New Amos ride for 2017 – details here

Book Here

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tour de wight 2016 – 1 week later

Recollections from Chris, Director of Amos

‘It’s hard to believe that this time last week we are on the ferry across the Solent to the Isle of White. Continue reading

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TdW Day 3

Distance 62.68 mi | Time 5:30:49 | Speed 11.4 mph | Elev Gain 1,253 m

Source: TdW Day 3

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TdW Day 2

Distance 68.57 mi | Time 6:04:34 | Speed 11.3 mph | Elev Gain 1,579 m

Source: TdW Day 2

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TdW Day 1

Distance 53.32 mi | Time 4:10:05 | Speed 12.8 mph | Elev Gain 956 m

Source: TdW Day 1

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tour de wight-kit list

Kit List
Spares to carry on your bike

A small saddle bag


2 bottle cages & 2 water bottles

Inner tube

Pump to fit tube

Puncture repair kit & tyre levers

Bike multi tool

Cycling Clothes & Important Bits


Cycling /Sun glasses (stops flies in the eyes)

Padded cycling shorts

Fingerless gloves

Mid layer – or bib tights

Waterproof (light to carry)

Lip salve

Sun cream



Money for meals & bank card

Snacks (we will provide water, fruit & nuts plus daily picnic lunches)

Overnight bag contents

Wash kit & Shower gel


Comfy change of clothes & shoes & dry socks


Bike Maintenance – get a professional service now – to check

Brakes – Make sure blocks are not rubbing on the tyre when you apply your brakes, also check that the blocks hit the rim squarely and do not slide under the rim. Check that the blocks are not worn and that they connect with the rim cleanly.

Gears – ensure they change up and down freely.

Cables – Check that neither the gear or brake cables are frayed. If they are replace them.

Tyres – inflated correctly to manufacturers spec and check the amount of tread left, if in doubt replace them.

Lubrication – Apply lubrication to front and rear mechs, brake holder pivots, all entry and exit points on cable outers, chain, brake lever pivot points and reapply lubrication at the end of each day.

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tour de wight – update 15th may

hope that the training is going well. this post gives you a detailed look at the routes and step by step instructions you can download. laminated copies will be available on the ride.

the route for day 1 can be seen by clicking on this link:


and you can download the instructions for day 1 here:T de W Day 1 pdf

similarly for day 2:


and the instructions: T de W Day 2 pdf

day 3:


and instructions: T de W Day 3 pdf

i hope it all makes sense!

thanks to chris pye for this link to an article with a whole host of cycling-related apps.

looking forward to seeing everyone soon.




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tour de wight update

the routes for days 1 and 2 are more or less sorted. chris and I are heading to southampton next saturday, may 7th, to check out day 3.

if you’d like a gpx file of days 1 and 2 let me know and I can email them to you. The links to the routes are given here:

TdW Day 1

TdW Day 2



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