Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Oigami ride July 11th - Hathersage

Our July 11th Origami ride is from Hathersage, Derbyshire. All welcome - more details are here.

Tin Can Ten - Saturday 4th July

The Tin can Ten is a fun event for hub geared bikes only. This year it is on Saturday July 4th. More details are here.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Brompton World Championship 2009

Details of the 2009 event are now appearing - see below:

"The Brompton World Championship IV will be held on Sunday 4th October 2009 at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. After a successful collaboration in 2008, both Brompton and Blenheim were keen to join forces again, and the 2009 Brompton World Championship will again be part of the Blenheim Palace event.

The Brompton World Championship is in its fourth successive year, its second in the UK. The Championship will again be larger and better than the one that went before, and to reflect this, the field has been opened up to another 100 competitors, bringing the total number of entrants to 600. Although places will still be awarded on a first come first served basis, in the light of the increased numbers, we will introduce a system of self-selected streaming, based on anticipated race times.

The 2009 event will be held over the same circuit as the 2008 race, comprising 2 laps of a 6.5km course, so you will have the opportunity to race not just against friends and fellow competitors this year, but also to see how your efforts stack up against the times set by BWC IIII winner, Alistair Kay, and Tour of Spain winner, Roberto Heras, last September.

Rules for the event are pretty straightforward, as in the year before: helmets are a must, as are a blazer or suit jacket, collared shirt and tie. Sports attire is not permitted, unless it is hidden by the approved kit! There are prizes for the best-dressed, so competitors are encouraged to make an effort.

Prize Categories

Fastest Male and Female (1st, 2nd, 3rd places to be awarded)
Fastest Veteran Male and Female (50 +) * NEW SPLIT CATEGORY
Fastest Junior (12 - 18)
Best Dressed Male and Female * NEW SPLIT CATEGORY
Fastest Team (1st, 2nd, 3rd places to be awarded)

The deadline for registration is Sunday 20th September 2009. Full details, and the opportunity to register, may be found on the Brompton website: www.brompton.co.uk."

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Dahon Mu P8 test report

Thanks to Paul Franklin we now have a review of the Dahon Mu P8 - you can read it HERE. Sorry - you can only access it from here at present, not from the test reports nor the Dahon SIG pages.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Origami ride - 13th June 2009 - Oakham

The June Origami ride will start from Oakham (Rutland) on Saturday 13th. Meet at 10:30 for an 11:00 start, upstairs at The Lounge Café, 2B Gaol Street Oakham LE15 6AQ. More details can be found here. All are welcome.