"After your first day of cycling, one dream is inevitable. A memory of motion lingers in the muscles of your legs, and round and round they seem to go. You ride through Dreamland on wonderful dream bicycles that change and grow." H.G. Wells, The Wheels of Chance.
The first year has been remarkable, so thank you everybody who contributed to making the CCCM a success in 2012. I am confident that 2013 will be even better. It should be great for those lucky people who had a visit from Santa and found a new bike at the bottom of the bed - lucky things! - but do let's see these velos on the road.
Out first annual Christmas Dinner was a resounding success helped undoubtedly by the very warm welcome and excellent service from Rachel and her team at The Green Man. In the morning a group had ventured out on a delightful ride to Shenstone for lunch - another first for CCCM. Then about 30 cycling friends and family enjoyed a super evening meal at The Green Man- thanks also to Simon Beale for organising the event so effortlessly.
A group of eight riders also duly turned out for the Boxing Day ride. Eight miles were covered at a leisurely pace, but who, a year ago, would have thought that this event would take place? After the ride refreshments were taken at The Green Man and a merry time was had by all.
The rides in 2013 have continued and on Sunday the 12th January we had 13 riders. Special mention must be made of the four young ladies (Natalie and Lucy Beale, Emily O'Neil and Jane Whitehead)who were night-clubbing until 5.30 in the morning, but still managed to be on time for the ride - oh to be young again!
Les Saunby and Ian Waddell have been industrious in sorting out new routes - thanks both and keep up the route-making.
We are planning our second tour which will take place as follows:
When: Thursday March 21st - Sunday March 24th
Where and what: We are planning an 'easy' ride:
Thursday 21st from King's Lyn to Blakeney or Sheringham - to be decided - about 30 miles+/-.
Friday 22nd from Blakeney/Sheringham to Caister - about 50 miles +/-.
Saturday 23rd from Caister to Southwold about - 25 miles+/-.
For more information, and to register your interest, contact Simon Beale or Phil Whitehead via The Green Man or the Village Shop.
The Tissington, Manifold and High Peak Trails
We will organise a ride in Derbyshire (transport to be arranged) which will cater for all abilities and machines. Several routes will be on offer and there will be a picnic when all cyclists can meet together. Further details will be posted around the Village.
Middleton to London (First Tour Part Two)
Simon Beale and Phil Whitehead are planning the second part of the Middleton Tour and hope to do this ride in early summer. If you are interested in a leisurely ride to London - probably over three-four days, then please let them know.
Everybody is welcome on the Sunday rides. We meet at 10.30 at The Green Man car park (9.30 when the clocks go back!) and we look forward to seeing you there.