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Tour of Flanders, 5th April 2014


13th April 2014       

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Ever Wondered...
what it feels like to first join up with us?  Read Simon's account of First Contact with Velo Teifi - the fears, the preconceptions and the general 'newby' feeling when considering a first ride with a cycling club.  Obviously, Simon's experience was wholly pleasant, because we're all such nice, friendly, moral, upstanding citizens.  Ahem.

Simon's view

The Club Forum has a new layout - have you seen it yet?  Get in there and share some love.  Or just abuse everyone - your choice.


Sunday, 13th April, part une.  The fairer half of Velo Teifi have begun their ride outs for 2014 and, clearly fed up with the inane drivel spouting forth after club rides, they’ve pitched their own tuppence worth – Sisters!  Doing it for themselves...

“...a quite sedate ride for the first of the year, but that was good because a few of us were a bit rusty.  But with coffee and cake promised at the ride-end, we were inspired to battle on.  So after a brief mechanical sort out,  the ladies set out on an enjoyable springtime ride from the Cenarth meeting point to Abercych and on to Boncath, then whizzing down past Rhos-y-Gilwen to Cilgerran. Whilst hammering it along [they’re really are getting into this – Ed] to Manor Teifi church, low and behold we passed the trundling VT peloton (no doubt looking forward to beer and curry at the pub).  And so, after a successful inaugural 2014 ladies ride, we genteely partook of coffee and cake back in Cenarth. It would be great to see more ladies out next time – watch this space!”

With thanks to Jayney K and Meinir for making the editor’s job an easy one.

Sunday, 13th April, part deux.  For the baker’s dozen that included a visiting cycling journo and frame-builder extraordinaire, the morning’s ride was all about getting back in time for the Hell of the North and club-subsidised curry.  Any normal club would have cut the route short and ensured a pleasant tootle in the spring sunshine.  But this isn’t a normal club.  Frenetic, frantic and frazzled are the words of the day... And we’re off mornin' Tommy K via the Mormon climb skirting Capel Iwan beard’s looking great Ifan looping back to the windmills nice pull Yan then on up to Maudlands mind the horses Pete before looping back towards Trelech time trialling with the Javlar then once Salvo remembered the route down into Cwm Cych at ludicrous speed dodging the dog slash walkers slash walkers’ sticks on through the valley nice new tarmac clicking nicely Wayne past the Nag’s up the hill segment time Glyn and down to Llechryd mind the hairpin stopping at the bridge... And relax.  A three-way split saw the lung-busting continue to ensure showers, shaves and sh... ablutions were compelted in time to make the 1300hrs rendezvous in the Seven Stars.  What a day.  And Chapeau! Niki Terpstra – nearly as committed as our morning ride; perhaps the promise of beer and curry is the trick we’ve been missing all these years?

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Preseli Angel sportive
Tour of Flanders sportive
Training Week, Mallorca
Club Ride & Paris-Roubaix
Club Ride
Tour of Pembrokeshire

Club Rides

Meet at 0930hrs.

13th April: Central Cafe, NCE
27th April: Gogerddan Arms, Blaenporth

Everyone welcome; a social road ride
with tea 'n' buns.
Non-members especially welcome.

For the avoidance of doubt:
Rules of Club Rides

Velo Teifi are pleased to confirm their attendance at:
Tour of Flanders, April
Tour of Pembrokeshire, April
Mallorca, May
Dragon Ride, June
Tour de France, Yorkshire, July
Ride London-Surrey100, Augus
More to follow...

Usual rules:
1. Please don't rock the Team Bus.
2. Free espressos gratefully received.
3. Please say hello unless the drool from our mouths indicates suffering on a monumental scale.

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