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Southern Enduro

BOB members took part in the Southern Eduro race with some very good results.

 

Farnborough Air Show

The BOB top matching the brave and fearless Red Arrows.. and that’s where the analogy ends.

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Snowdonia weekend ride

More than 15 riders made it to Coed y Brenin, Llandegla and Antur Stiniog park in Snowdonia for a great weekend of trail centre riding and camaraderie. We were very lucky with the weather, plenty of sunshine, and the excellent accommodation and facilities at the Bunkhouse. Great job Richie (& Co)!

Peak District leisure ride

Take 2 of BOB’s Peak Distict summer trips. This time a more leisurely gathering in the Peaks – typical weather, fantastic routes and amazing scenery!

 

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Rocky descents in the Peak District. A great weekend enjoying some of the best natural trails in the UK.

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Hogs Back Brewery ride

BOB Team performing the annual Brewery inspection to confirm everything is working as it should..

Almost 20 riders signed up for another fun day on and off the bikes (even though the number of people that rode back from the Brewery was apparently 40). The outing included a pub lunch and a Brewery tour to sample the best local ales.

Many thanks to Hogs Back Brewery for receiving us one more year and Anna for organizing it.

 

 

It ain’t all about riding Ma’am..

The number of hours sitting in the pub per riding mile ratio has increased once again, thanks to the long summer nights. Here we can see a small number of volunteers trying to find the coins for the second round. Cheers!

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Challenging conditions in Georgia

A few intrepid types have gone on holiday in Georgia, it seems that the conditions are tough.

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Gerry’s 80th Birthday Party

BOB’s most “experienced” rider Gerry was 80 this week.  To celebrate we had a BBQ in the woods along with champagne and cake.  Thanks to all the BOB members who made either the leisure ride or the longer ride and made it such a special event.

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Gerry 80 years young and still out riding

 

Why we always wear helmets (get well soon Jon)

Jon had a “bit of an off” and cracked a vertebrae.  Which is why kids we always wear lids🙂 (he should be OK after 6 weeks in a neck brace I am glad to report)

Lakes Away Ride

25 odd BOB riders made a trip to the lakes for the weekend.  Great trails led by Mark and even some light drinking.

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Spring is here

The days are getting warmer and many BOBs are out and about doing what they do best. It might not last any longer than the bluebells, so better get the most out of it while you can.

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First and Second in the race and the series for BOB Youth Riders

Harry and Luke finished 1st and 2nd in the final round of the Gorrick Spring series on a fast and technically challenging course.  They also finished in the same order for the series.  Thanks to the training of the Wednesday Night “fast” rides and encouragement from Richard and Jon and the other BOB racers.

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Hell of the North Cotswolds (HONC)

After a quiet social drink (bit of a session with one associate member driving from Norfolk not making it down for breakfast) the BOB team headed out for the 32nd running of the HONC event.  Everyone made our round and a great route with fantastic views meant an enjoyable day for all.

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Jon made it round with his fat bike “Charlotte”
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Jon, Brennan, Elaine, Anna and Andy at the end of the 100km.

 

BOB First Aid training.

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We have been running Fist Aid training with a range of practical exercises and more classroom based activities.  We subsidise the costs as you never know when you might need it.

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A large man was found lying down in the woods, fortunately the BOB rider was able to clear the obstacle and no one was hurt🙂

 

Good results for the Juniors in the Spring Series

Harry bagged a second place and Luke a fourth in the first round of the Gorrick Spring series at Crowthorne Woods.  The race was held in sunshine and the competition was tough with a challenging course comprised of some old favourites such as corkscrew but new trails as well.

Its Snow Joke

With the recent snow falls its become obvious that some bikes are better equipped than others when it comes to the white stuff!

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BOB Junior Riders take 1st and 2nd in the Gorrick Enduro Series

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Harry won all 3 rounds and clinched the overall title whilst Luke got two 3rd places and a 5th to secure 2nd overall.  Well done to both the BOB members.

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First into the first corner for Luke.

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Harry looks for the fastest line

Meanwhile Greg has had enough of the rain and has gone cycling in Jordan.

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Annual City Slickers Ride

The 21st Annual Running of the City Slickers ride saw 22 BOB riders head off for a ride round London.  We covered 40 miles and didn’t get wet !

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Sunday “Explorer” Ride

Another Sunday away ride this week to the Farnham area. Colin took the lead for a classic 6 hour ride followed by pub stop.

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Tinsel Ride

The annual Tinsel Ride was a great success.  The kids and adults all had a great time followed by mince pies and mulled wine.

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Spotted riding the corkscrew earlier ..

Christmas Party

The Christmas party theme was Robin Hood.  A few of the hardcore party types went all medieval on us but everyone had a great night out.  The post party Sunday ride was very badly attended.

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Annual BOB Sprint won by Jon on a single speed fat bike.

Jon Clucas managed to win his first race since the 90’s on a 30kg bike carrying a 10kg camelback.  Jon commented on his surprise win saying”I put it down to an excellent training program and Colin’s homebrew cider”

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Jon looking shocked in the centre

 

Luke wins the “youth” category at the Gorrick Autumn classic

BOB Rider Luke Peyton won the youth category at the Gorrick race at Crowthorne woods.  Luke took the lead after what was described as an “excellent use of race craft” overtake on the fist lap and managed to hold onto the lead until the end.

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Winter is here

Winter has started and as usual BOB rides continue through the cold nights.  We have two rides on Wednesday and a Thursday for the fans of night rides plus the usual Saturday and Sunday rides.  If you are interested in joining us have a look at the membership section for all the details.

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Exmoor Round 2

One weekend later and another group of BOB members descended on the West Country. A second week of sunshine must have been an all time record and the result was a lot of smiling cyclists.

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Exmoor Round 1

The first of the Exmoor away rides was a great success with no injuries, sunshine and a good time had by all 17 riders.  Richard even got a KOM for riding up Dukeries beacon very quickly!

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South Downs Way Weekend Ride

24 (ish) went out and they all made it. Great fun and good weather as well made for a fast pace and lots of smiles along the way.


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The end at Eastbourne
The end at Eastbourne

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Gorrick 12:12 TORQ in your sleep Enduro

The August Bank Holiday saw the annual Gorrick 12:12 race with over 500 riders taking part.  BOB had lots of teams entered (and in most categories) below are some of the photo’s.

Top result of the day goes to Richard, Louise, Harry and Stuart (just back from the Alps!) who managed a 3rd in the Mixed 4’s against professional teams (who wear the right kit!!).  Just goes to show the Wednesday ride fast ride really has picked up the pace recently.

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Rich, Lou, Stu and Harry too 3rd place in the mixed 4's in the Gorrick 12:12
Rich, Lou, Stu and Harry too 3rd place in the mixed 4’s in the Gorrick 12:12

 

Team BOB before the 12:12
Team BOB before the 12:12

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Trans Savoie Race

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BOB Member Stuart Pegg took part in the 5 day race across the Alps, below are some of the photo’s and video’s of the event.

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After 4 days racing Stuart is in 19th position.  Here is a highlights video from day 4:

Here’s the highlights from day 2.

Annual Alps Trip:

The annual BOB Alps trip just finished.  Here’s some of the best photos and a video as well:

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Wednesday

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Tuesday

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Monday

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Sunday Photos

No fun at all, there is a bigger rock in stickler
No fun at all, there is a bigger rock in stickler
Plainly photoshop the sky is never that blue.
Plainly photoshop the sky is never that blue.
Similar to Sticker so not that good.
Similar to Sticker so not that good.
Looks rubbish, I wouldn't bother.
Looks rubbish, I wouldn’t bother.
Waste of good wood
Waste of good wood
Rather be in Swinley
Rather be in Swinley

BOB Member Daniel has another talent..

Dan is a BOB member but now he has grown a bit older he has started studying music and playing guitar.  Its not really linked to cycling as such but enjoy (special guest appearance after 43 seconds).  Give him a “like” he needs every penny for a new bile.

 

Bike Park Wales

Good trip to Bike Park Wales.  Not so good for Neil who had a bit of an off. Get well soon .

 

The before…

 

Remember always plan your landing
Remember always plan your landing

The after….

Ambulance man and fellow BOB pose for photo whilst Neil waits for his ride home.
Ambulance man and fellow BOB pose for photo whilst Neil waits for his ride home.

Surrey Hills 

Paul was back in the UK from building the Panama Canal and took the time for an all day skivers ride in the Surrey Hills.

Stuart notices he has bought a baby blue Alpine
Stuart notices he has bought a baby blue Alpine
Top of Holbury Hill
Top of Holbury Hill

 

 

Saturday Morning Ride

In other news from the weekend, Pete Smith broke his shoulder on the Saturday morning ride.  Pete finished his first Iron Man event last week commented that “this hurt much more”

Can you spot the problem?
Can you spot the problem?

Forest of Dean

A few of the BOB members went to the Forest of Dean.  Graham took a good video as well. No one was hurt either riding or in the bus!

Anna, Andy, Graham and Richie in the bus
Anna, Andy, Graham and Richie in the bus

Summit 65 event and new shirts

10 BOB members took part in the Summit Chiltern Cycling Festival.  It was a great chance to show off the new club shirts and enjoy a day out on some fantastic trails.

Ian and Chris enjoy a well deserved post ride beer
Ian and Chris enjoy a well deserved post ride beer
Richie models the new Enduro shirt
Richie models the new Enduro shirt
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Aerobic “Dirty Dog” warm up!

 

New Shirts on the way..

The long awaited new design BOB shirts are on the way.  Meanwhile here is a nice photo of the “classic” BOB tops from the Thursday night ride.

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Peak District Away Ride

Rudi led a ride round the Peak District and even managed to make a couple of videos as well (his choice on the music front!) slightly damp on the first day but great riding and sunshine on the Sunday.  Nice trip to the pub for dinner / refreshments on both days.

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BOB Peak District Ride

Afan Away Ride

Juliet organised a great day out to Afan.  The sun shone and their were no injuries.

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BOB Riders in Scotland

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BOB Riders in the Lakes 

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Snowdon Trip 

A few hardy souls set off for a nice ride up Snowdon.

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Sunday leisure away ride

The Sunday leisure ride headed off for Tunnel Hill and Porridge Pot and enjoyed a canal centre stop on the way round.

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Chilterns away ride 

14 BOB’s enjoyed a ride around the Chilterns taking in the best of Chris and Mandy’s local trails.  A few cheeky climbs and some great down-hills.

Only two punctures but otherwise a great day out
Only two punctures but otherwise a great day out

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Chris enjoying a day out in the Chilterns
Chris enjoying a day out in the Chilterns

The sun was out at the weekend and all the usual rides went out and were supported by lots of BOB riders.  We also had an introduction ride with 8 new potential members finding out all about the club and what we offer. Our next intro ride is the Saturday the 30th of May.  If you are interested in coming along click here.

Saturday Ride in the Sun
Saturday Ride in the Sun

Easter BOB away trips

Jon Clucas took a gang to the Isle Of Man to ride the whole coastline (103 miles of it) as far as I am aware he does something with aeroplanes although maybe he should go for the job as the Manx Tourist Board photographer?

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BOB’s in Scotland

Mark took the camper van up to Scotland with Ian and Dave.

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Louise secures 3rd in the Gorrick Spring Series.

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Anna takes part in her first race and secures a podium 3rd place finish!

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Jump training course

The second BOB jump training course went well.  No serious crashes and with the excellent professional guidance of http://www.mountainbiketuition.co.uk/ everyone was getting a lot more air!

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New Shirts are on the way

Our new shirt design has been agreed and we will shortly go into production.  Its a bit of a departure from the “retro” yellow and red one.  We also took the opportunity to update our mascot “psycho biker” to better represent the club.  The new improved mascot is neither gender nor wheel size specific!

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New shirt design

Sunday Roast Ride

32 BOB Members set out at 9:30 on Sunday and finished up at the Frog and Wicket at 4 for a full roast dinner.  By the time they had covered 36miles of single track they felt like they had earned it.

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Jon at the Pub

Barbara is not convinced by the quality of the food at the lunch stop
Barbara is not convinced by the quality of the food at the lunch stop

BOB Jumping Course with Mountain Bike Tuition

BOB Members booked in with Mountain Bike Tuition for a day learning how to jump in Swinley.


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Fat Bike Leap

Colin shows how its done on a fat bike (with camping bags)

Not just any ride its the 9:30 Ride

The 9:30 long ride went out at 9:30 and back at 15:30.  A lovely day in the sunshine with Champagne picnic half way round for Elaine’s birthday.  Not just a bike ride … a BOB ride🙂

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Forest of Dean Enduro Night Race

John, Stuart and Ian had a go at the Forest Of Dean Night Enduro.  Looks like fun.

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Bit cold out

So that’s why they are called the black mountains.

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A few BOB members had a weekend away including Ice Park Wales. Looks like fun.

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Annual 20th running of the City Slickers Ride

29 hardy BOB members set off for the annual City Slickers ride around London in lovely sunshine and “fresh” temperatures.  All the usual bits plus this years “hidden rivers of London” additional loop finishing as always in the pub. 50 miles and lots of fun.

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all.  All the usual rides are running despite the threat of snow (the fat bike gang have been wishing for it!)  See you all in the New Year.  For those who are thinking of joining the next introduction ride is Saturday 17th just click on the link for Membership.

Christmas Day on the Isle of Man

BOB’s at The Olympic Velodrome

31 BOB Members went on a special 3hr session on the track at the velodrome.  Those banks are much steeper thank they look on TV.

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In action

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It will never catch on

The eagle eyed will have noticed an outbreak of fat bikes.  The latest incarnation is a bit too much if you ask me.

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Going too far

Gorrick Brass Monkeys Round 1

The first round off the Merida Brass Monkeys event took place at Minley on the 23rd of November.  Congratulations go to Louise winning in the Ladies and Harry who bagged 3rd in the Juniors.  The BOB event tent stood up to the deluge and the rivers of mud meant that anyone who made it round deserves a round of applause.

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Jon Clucas at the end of the Brass Monkeys Race
Jon Clucas braves the mud at the Brass Monkeys
Jon Clucas braves the mud at the Brass Monkeys

Bike Park Wales Away Day

Fun day out for all the BOB members at BPW.  The benefit of being in a club is you get your own uplift bus.

Anna shows how to do it with style
Anna shows how to do it with style
Richie styles it on a 29er
Richie styles it on a 29er

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Colin gets air on a 30lbs bike!
Colin gets air on a 30lbs bike!

Annual BOB Sprint at Gorrick Crowthorne Woods

This years proud winner was Anna.  Colin won the retro shirt competition for his fetching 90’s vintage BOB top on its annual outing. A great day in the sunshine for everyone.

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Strange things going on in the forest

This weeks night rides have been interrupted by strange things going on in the woods.  Ghosts and Fat Bikes seem to be the main issue.

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Great Ride out in The Chilterns

12 BOB members cycled out for a fun day out in the Chilterns.  Good weather and minimal mud / clay made for a happy bunch.  That and the pub stop on the way round.

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BOB Trip to Exmoor.

Best of clip (but without the crash)

Ian in “horrific” leaping rock incident

Ian Blout was involved in an incident during the Exmoor away ride and captured it on his Go-Pro. We are not sure what’s worse the crash or the persil white shorts never to be as clean again. Have a look at the slow motion at the end and see what bought him crashing down.

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29 BOB Members enjoyed a great weekend away on the annual Exmoor ride.  Over two days of challenging riding with fantastic weather.  The new event tents were used to provide a great focal point and the huge open fire along with the London Pride on Keg and Paella ensured everyone was well fed and watered.

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Isle of Man End to End

Well done to Team BOB and the 11 riders who made it over to the Isle of Man for the end to end race.  5th out of 59 teams.

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Gorrick 12:12 Enduro

A large number of BOB teams entered the 12:12 Torq Enduro.  You can see a few of them in action!

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South Downs way in 2 days for Anna and Elaine

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Sunset over Swinley

Elaine and Anna saw a great sunset on Monday nights ride.

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Bike Camping

Like to get away from it all and don’t want to pay for a camp site .. why not bike camp.  Basically load up with all your food and equipment and head out (washing is strictly optional)

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 South Downs Way in a day.

4 BOB members set out at 7am from Winchester and by 10pm they had covered the 104 miles and 12,000 ft of climbing to finish in Eastbourne.  Unfortunately due to a lack of time this is the only photo!

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 Mark went cycling in the Chilterns

Mark went cycling and took this photo of a dead poppy field.  Its artistic (in a strange kind of way)

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Annual BOB Alps Trip (S)

A few of our members have been off in the Alps last week on various trips.  You can see some of the highlights below:

BOB Members Graham and Colin tackle the Yellow Stone Trail at Les Arcs

BOB Member Stuart Pegg’s qualifying run for the Mega.  A lot of very fast overtaking!

3 BOB’s get fat in Scotland

3 of our hardy members headed off to Scotland to go bike / camping on fat bikes. The boys ended up in the Outer Hebrides so far North it doesn’t get dark.

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BOB Trip to Bike Park Wales

16 BOB members went to Bike Park Wales and even had their own up lift bus.

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BOB Scotland Trip

Lots of BOB’s went for a week in Scotland.  The sun shone and a good time was had by all!

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Spin up in a Brewery 

A grand day out with a ride from Brighton to the dark star brewery followed by racing (after a lot of beer!!)

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Gorrick 100

Great day out and a great course for the Gorrick 100 Enduro Race. (Pardon my ego thats the highest I have ever been off the ground on a 29er)

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BOB’s do the HONC

14 BOB riders took the opportunity of a great day out with Winchcombe Cycling Club at the 30th Anniversary of the HONC (Hell of the North Cotswolds) 100km “reliability trial”.  A fantastic day of blue skies and dry trails with the usual cheeky climbs made for a challenging but fun days ride.  To quote Doug a HONC virgin “thats the toughest thing I have ever done!”

Doug smiling early on.
Doug smiling early on.

BOB Members ride the Goshawk 50

A muddy but fun event with plenty of climbs and great downhill.  Jon shows his usual subtle riding style.

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Still a bit damp (Richard takes a bath)

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Annual BOB Sprint

The annual BOB handicap sprint took place at the Gorrick Spring series.  Despite various attempts at blatant bribery Jon Lucas set the “handicaps” to ensure a tight race to the finish.  Richard Kendal won (despite starting at the back) in a close race.

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Bearded BOB members Jon and Ian have spent their combined Christmas money on a new tandem. Featuring “Natural Alloy” construction and cable pull disc brakes as well as many other quality build parts that you would expect for £150 they took it for a ride on the Saturday morning 4hr ride.  Many of the other riders have only just stopped laughing.  If you have never seen a tandem “get air” on the gnarly parts of porridge pot its a sight for sore eyes.

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Brass Monkeys final round

Congratulations to all the BOB team who made it out in challenging conditions (truly Epic) at the final round in Tunnel Hill.

Well done to Richard, Louise and Harry on their podium finishes for the series.  Also thanks to Gorrick and the sponsors for the series impeccably organised and great fun.

Ricard, Harry and Lou on the podium
Ricard, Harry and Lou on the podium

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Its still damp

It seems tank traps is more tank lake @ swinley

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Its damp out

The Gorrick race was a bit damp but everyone had a good time, the 9.30 big ride led by Colin was also a wet one.  However prize of the day goes to Juliet for her solo swim in Tank Traps.

Juliet after a swim in Tank Traps.
Juliet after a swim in Tank Traps.

Annual City Slickers ride in London

The 18th annual “City Slickers” ride saw 21 BOB’s take  a trip to London and a 40 mile circular route taking in all the sights including a historical wizz round the 7 gates of the City.  The rain and wind in the morning made for challenging riding but we were rewarded with late afternoon sunshine and a beer on the way home.

Cutty Sark at half way
Cutty Sark at half way
Aldgate in the rain
Aldgate in the rain

BOB member goes to the Isle of Man (again) for Christmas

Great photo from Jon Clucas of his Lightville at home in the Isle of Man for Christmas. (yes he has already broken it)
Great photo from Jon Clucas of his Lightville at home in the Isle of Man for Christmas. (yes he has already broken it)

BOB Yoga Night

BOB club Yoga night stretched the parts that other clubs can’t reach.  Big thanks to Karen for organising and listening to a very silent class.  As she said in the pub later “legs aren’t a problem but you need to work on your flexibility”

Feel the inner peace
Feel the inner peace

Brass Monkeys II (the revenge)

Another great course laid on by the Monkeys, plenty of single track and a couple of very cheeky climbs.   Well done to all the BOB’s who took part in particular Louise Parker with a 2nd place and Harry and Luke in the Juniors.

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 Annual Tinsel Ride

The BOB tinsel ride was great fun with over 45 riders enjoying a ride round the woods and a mince pie / mulled wine afterwards.  Best dressed bike award again went to Pete (particularly for use of advanced Christmas lighting systems)

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First Brass Monkeys event of the Winter Series at Minley 

Great Minley course from Gorrick and lots of BOB members enjoyed the fast and flowing lap especially the new bits.  A big thanks to all the team who battled against rain and tree felling to make the event possible.

All the results will be on the Gorrick site so you can see how you all did.  Looking forward to round 2 (err when I might do more than 1 lap)

Start of the 2hr Brass Monkeys with Jon from Gorrick.
Start of the 2hr Brass Monkeys with Jon from Gorrick.

Great day out with Gorrick at the Autumn Classic (II) Race in Minley.

The Autumn classic was just that.  Great course and lovely warm sunshine.  The Minley course held up well with plenty of “Gorricky” singletrack and a few cheeky hills plus a small mud feature at the end.

Well done to Richard, Louise, Sarah on catergory wins and to all the other BOB’s who took part.

See you at the Brass Monkeys enduro.

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The BOB Snowdon trip was described as “character building”.  80mph winds with hail.

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Autumn Sunshine on the Saturday 10am

It was a lovely day out and the trails were riding well.  Why not try the Saturday 10am ride, today was around 3 hrs and 26 miles.

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Clocks go back, winter has arrived, how about night riding?

If you have never done it before night riding is great fun and your usual favourite trails look totally different in the dark.  Why not join in the fun on a BOB ride? We have 3 regular weekly night rides. For all the details of how to join in click on the membership tab.

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Gorrick Autumn Series

Well done to Richard Kendall, Louise Parker, Sarah Whelan and Luke Peyton on their wins for BOB in the Gorrick Autumn Classic.

Richards first Gorrick Win 22 years in the making
Richards first Gorrick Win 22 years in the making

Exmoor Away Ride

Exmoor in the late sun
Exmoor in the late sun

22 BOB members enjoyed a great weekend away in Exmoor.  2 Days of cycling with fantastic down hills (and a few ups as well).  Great evening camping by the fire with a keg of beer, wine and paella.

End of a long hill climb for Daniel
End of a long hill climb for Daniel

 

Before the start.
Before the start.

Isle of Man E2E Challenge

11 BOB Members entered the Isle of Man End to End Challenge.  It was a great event with some tough hills.  We scored a win with Louise in the Veteran Ladies and some other great performances.  To be honest just finishing the 48 mile course was a huge achievement.

BOB E2E Team
BOB E2E Team

Gorrick 12:12 Weekend

Great event with lots of BOB teams entered. A fast and dry course with plenty of challenging single track.

Jon Clucas at the 12:12 (photo from JD Photography)
Jon Clucas at the 12:12 (photo from JD Photography)
Anna Waite at the Gorrick 12:12
Anna Waite at the Gorrick 12:12

BOB Members ride the Brighton Big Dog

BOB Members entered teams in the Brighton Big Dog event, and enjoyed a few beers afterwards.

Jon Clucas at the Brighton Big Dog Race
Jon Clucas at the Brighton Big Dog Race
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Tim, Adrian and Woody enjoy a beer after the race