cycling the tour de wight

click here to read an article telling us just how good this year’s ride is going to be!

thanks to chris pye for the link

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tour de wight update

sorry about recent inactivity – all work (and hockey)  and not enough play!

spring is here and we start to brush cobwebs off bikes and squeeze back into the lycra (a lovely mental image) how can a person’s mind not turn to the tour de wight from the 28th – 30th may
so far we have 29 booked in for the ride.  we also have an driver par excellence isobel making a glorious return to the fold.
so if you haven’t booked in yet then please visit booking as we need to let the youth hostel have a rough idea of numbers.
If you need more details of the ride and would like to invite others then please go to this page as we are always keen to have new people join in.
for any who are concerned about how long/hard the cycling will be, every day will have easier and harder routes and there will be short cuts, pubs and lots of cafes to stop at.
lucas has emailed through asking if any people are up for doing a little route mapping ride before the event – possibly over two days – if you are keen can you drop me an email even if you can’t make the full ride.
finally a few of our number have landed in palestine and are running the bethlehem marathon on april 1st. jenny, following her own cancer treatment, is raising money for breast cancer screening in gaza, where the incidence of cancer is growing steadily and there is very limited treatment  jack is running to raise money to bring a group of young people from a refugee camp in bethlehem over to the uk to  life without military occupation
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tour de wight

happy christmas to you all. some further info about this summer’s ride here

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amosroadclub 2016

just whetting the appetite


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monday 25th may

possibilities to do all sorts of different things. there are three interesting looking bike routes from amsterdam you can look at or download by clicking on the links.




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sunday 24th may – the route to amsterdam

3 stages:

1 – ferry to a pancake breakfast (28km, 17miles)

Sun stage 1

2 – pancakes to leiden (18km, 11miles)

Sun stage 2

3 – leiden to amsterdam (45km, 28miles)

Sun stage 3



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the route from amos to harwich

if you click on the link you can access the route to harwich. i have printed route instructions for everyone

Garmin Connect – Day 1 Amos to Harwich.

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last training ride


beautiful day for a ride with jonny and jen so we headed off through eton, windsor, marlow, burnham beeches and greenford. saving the real beauty spot till last.

next saturday’s 92 miles feels a bit more scary now!

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our last amsterdam training ride may 2015

Garmin Connect – Amsterdam training ride May 2015.

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amos to amsterdam day 1

Amos to Amsterdam day 1

amos to amsterdam 2015                        

it’s going to be a long and exciting day! we will use the same route  out of london that a few of us followed when we did the dunwich dynamo a few years back.  we will cycle past the olympic park and then head through epping forest.

we join the NCN route 1 at moreton and follow NCN1 through chelmsford and straight on until we turn left through ulting. we will rejoin NCN1 near great totham and follow the cycle route through tiptree and lexden to colchester.

we pick up the NCN51 in colchester and follow the route until turning off near great oakley to meet the cambridge posse in ramsey for dinner.

suitably refreshed we cycle through harwich and rejoin the NCN51 which takes us to the ferry.


  SplitDistance (miles) Cumulativedistance
Amos 0 0
Olympic Park 4 4
Leytonstone 3 7
Epping Forest 5 12
Moreton NCN1 11 23
Chelmsford 15 38
Ulting 9 47
Wickham Bishop 5 52
Tiptree 6 58
Lexden 9 67
Colchester NCN51 3 70
Wivenhoe 3 73
Elmstead Market 3 76
Great Oakley 9 85
Ramsey 3 88
Harwich Ferry 4 92
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