From Richard 753 “Out on the bike near Point when the chain jammed then broke at the “quick link”. Rejoined the very filthy chain with new one -i always carry spares! The culprit was on of those flat headed roofing nails- you just don’t know what is waiting for you in the road. R753"
Richard (R753) has just let me know that his computer has died, so he is looking to acquire a second hand laptop. If anyone has one they wish to sell him give him a ring. Must have Microsoft Word loaded but I don’t think he links it to the internet.
Kath asked for contributions for the Annual Magazine in a previous Chair’s report and I have contacted a few individuals for ideas since. We are very pleased with the response so far. We shall start fitting the content on to the pages early next month so I hope that those who said they would contribute are busy scribbling away at this very moment. If anyone else fancies appearing in print, you are not too late. Just let Fred or myself know you have something in mind and send us the finished document, as a Word file preferably but pen and ink is acceptable, as soon as possible
Hi Recently moved down here. I’ve sold my vehicle and relying on my bicycle for getting around Falmouth. I’m totally shocked at the ‘anti-cycling’ attitudes that prevail around here. From motorists to pedestrians, the prehistoric authorities that close roads and insist on cyclists dismounting. And it feels far more dangerous than my previous home town of Edinburgh, far more advanced in their facilitating of cycling. I’ve just moved back 20yrs! Is there a local organisation which campaigns for cycling and facilities for safe cycling in Fal? Thanks Duncan
The Fal Cycling Campaign facebook group hasn’t been active for more than a year. I have failed to contact the owner so have started a new group, the Falmouth & Penryn Cycling Campaign. I know CC are working on improvements to cycling provision between Falmouth and Penryn so thought we need to be in on the debate. If you use facebook, do join.
I’m putting an eulogy together for Raymond over the next week or so. I’d really appreciate it if you could all contribute your stories, memories or just one word that summed him up for you. Please message me here (in reply to this post) or message/call me on 07958956216 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m planning on making a start on Wednesday this week. Thank you
All sorted now thanks Robin
Many thanks Robin - 38/40
Or Paula may have one in stock! What size chest are you?
I have a spare top you could borrow Danny.
Hoping to ride out to Raymond's last ride with the group on Friday and wondered if it was possible to buy/borrow a small/medium Wheelers top. TIA, Danny
This Friday will be the last Velovino Zoom session of the season. We're now all getting out and about a bit more and seeing each other in person. Thanks to all who supported it. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82681241013?pwd=K2xpOU8wZ1pndkh2cFpiM25VUUozZz09 Let me know if you'd like the password
For Sale - Steve is selling his Giant SCR C1, Full carbon one piece frame with carbon forks and carbon seat-post. Black and silver size 58 will suit rider from 5ft 10in to 6ft 3in. Shimano Ulegra drivetrain comprising; Ultegra chain-set and cranks, Ultegra rear mech and ultegra front mech. 10 speed 11/32 cassette. Shimano 105 levers and Shimano brake callipers. The ultimate SPORTIVE BIKE. Reason for sale, Ill health has forced me to stop cycling. £400.00.
https://player.vimeo.com/video/420884102 Here's a 5 minute film very loosely (or prehaps not) based on the Falmouth Wheelers. (Spot the FW club shirt being sported by Ben Wardle.) Hope you enjoy it!
I've just set up a Zoom meeting for Friday 27th at 6pm - Velovino. Please ignore the first one I set up as I accidentally deleted it! Some of you will receive an email invite but here's the link you'll need to login. Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/901718328?pwd=bytHSm4vMWVyaDdpMnk2Z0tnbktidz09 Meeting ID: 901 718 328 Password: 053337 Download Zoom for free, check your camera and mic are working and then click the link to join us for a chat/catch up. BYO
I've just set up a Zoom meeting for Friday 27th at 6pm - Velovino. Some of you will receive an email invite but here's the link you'll need to login. Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/590169942 Meeting ID: 590 169 942 Download Zoom for free, check your camera and mic are working and then click the link to join us for a 40 min chat/catch up. BYO
First Weds evening pub ride 1st April - yes, really! Although it is after 12, so should not be a problem? RED LION at Mawnan Smith. The following Weds to the STAG HUNT, Ponsanooth + CHIPS
Didn't get in the ballot again Richard but am doing it for Macmillan.
Dammit - failed to get on the Ride London 100 via the ballot! Any other Wheelers successful or otherwise? Thinking of trying for a charity place, but most expect you to raise so much money - cannot ask in our village again and certainly for a large amount! R753
Saturday rides - as mentioned in the meeting; some wheelers would like the option of riding on a Saturday. There’s no set times for these rides as they’ll be ad hoc. I’ve been tasked to create the Saturday WattsApp group. If you’d like to be included please let me know when you see me on Sundays or message me (Facebook) Thanks.