London’s huge fixed gear forum Londonfgss staged their first track day at London’s famous Herne Hill velodrome. Read more »
Archive for June, 2008
Thought I’d share my last month’s goings on, anything but a normal month on bikes. I’ve been quiet on this forum, been re-building my bike, for reasons I’ll explain. Read more »
Concrete proof of the diversity of the events that we take part in. Club member “Dazzler” organised this years version of this fast-becoming-classic ride started by club member Bill some years ago. Read more »
In what seems to be becoming a club tradition….winning an event that isn’t actually supposed to be a race….Dave “won” the world famous London to Brighton ride last Sunday. Read more »
This last weekend two of our bravest (or craziest) Club members Al the Coach and Clive “O” rode in the Paris Roubaix Sportif held over the same course as the toughest bike race in the world in Northern France.
A few short text messages have been received and we know Al definitely finished the 180k version in a time of 7.5 hours and remarkably (given the cobbled terrain) did not crash!!
This report just in from Clive……
Club super-mascot Jos raced against the best professional riders in Britain in the heart of London.
After only 10 weeks training Jos took on the likes of Tour de France riders, multiple world track champions and most of the British Olympic team….so how did he do? well he certainly didn’t embarass himself, the race was incredibly fast and Jos was right up there, staying in when many so-called elite and pro riders could not handle the pace and dropped out. Jos was the ONLY “club” rider to finish!
Best of all was the amount of club members and Rollapaluza friends cheering around the course, if there had been a prize for biggest fan club, Jos would have won it by miles! thanks to everybodyfor cheering Jos.
After the racing Jos chose to relax with his mates over a a few beers and fags and decided to give the post race debrief and massage a miss.
UPDATED: Jos was indeed the only club rider to finish, he came 28th out of 30 finishers, but 25 riders dropped out of the race, amazing in a one hour event…must have been super-fast….
Rollapaluza club runs are growing in popularity.
You do not have to be a club member to join our relaxed and friendly runs, you do not have to have the latest bike, you don’t even have to have a road bike, fixed wheel bikes are common and we have regular female participants.
We currently meet most Sundays (check for updates on forum) at the cafe at the top of Broadway Market at 9.30 am for a 3-3.5 hour ride, our most regular ride leader is Bill, who has great knowledge of the Essex lanes.