We’re pleased to announce that John Linden has accepted the position of Club President.
Sunday 31st March, 8.50am
Meet at The Fountain Inn, Parkend
100 miles in 8 hours. There is also to be a 50 in 5 for a more leisurely ride and a 75 in 6 as a happy medium!
9am start for all. More details will appear nearer the day. All welcome.
100 in 8 route:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29429229
75 in 6 route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29518284
Open to all. You can ride the odd club event without being a member.
This event is not supported in any way. Download the route, turn up at the Fountain at 8:50 to see who else is going and off you go!
Ask on the Facebook Page if you need a riding mate. The 50 and 75 start together but separate after Newent and come back together later so you can do either if you have the routes down loaded.
Sunday 24th Feb turned out to be one of the more hectic weekend for members of the Forest Cycling Club, RDFCC.
In the morning Craig Buffry and several others took advantage of the beautiful mild weather and lead a group ride around the scenic Wye Valley. 25 amazing miles were covered with a coffee stop in Tintern.
Continuing the cycling theme, 20 of the club, plus guests converged on the recently renamed Geraint Thomas Velodrome, Newport. Half of the group and never ridden on the track before, harder than it sounds since the bikes have no brakes or gears. Within a few minutes Coach Jason Streather of PDQ Coaching had the group flying around the Velodrome like Chris Hoy.
The event concluded with a team time trial, riders were put into groups and rode as hard as they could for 1 lap, not quite as slick as Team Sky but still good fun.
Special mention has to go to 10 year old Zach Rusling who gave a look of the more experienced riders a run for their money, certainly one for the future!
To be held at: Whitemead Park, Parkend
Sat 24 November 2018 from 1900 hrs
Guest speaker is Audax legend, Steve Abraham.
Awards and presentations as well as a traditional Festive Dinner.
Sat 24 November 2018
19:00 – 23:30 GMT
Whitemead Forest Park
Parkend, Forest of Dean
A clear sky and frost gave a very cool, but sunny start for the 37 riders from Ross, Newport and RDFCC on this inter-Club contest our Hilly Lydbrook 15 mile course. All Clubs take something from the day. RDFCC retain the tankard with impressively consistent time over the top 6 with an average of just under 42mins, Earl fastest with 40:41. Newport next with a team average of 43.5mins and fastest time of the day for Owen Burgess 39:55 supported by very fast times from a group of talented younger riders. The Ross team average not far behind at 45mins and Louise Hart smashing the Womens Course Record by over 5 mins setting 44:49 to beat.
Many thanks to the many helpers. Rob and the cake makers and providers for the refreshments at the Hall, Martin, Ant and the other Marshals out on the course, Ian pushing off.
Hi All – keenly anticipating the Vintage Tankard next weekend (7th October). A reminder that details are here: https://www.facebook.com/events/292189701339718/
Please note: this event is open to all riders – whatever level. More the merrier! It is a really inclusive event. Donations of cake also most welcome.
Note – arrivals from 9am at English Biknor Village Hall (Redhouse Ln, English Bicknor, Coleford GL16 7PB) for registration. Start time: 10am. Refreshments and cake for all finishers back at the village hall. Any questions, PLEASE MESSAGE US.