AMICI BLOG & RIDE REPORTS

  • 21/06/2019 17:06 | Anonymous member

    Wanted, for hire or sale a child's hybrid or mountain bike suitable for our 11 year old grandson. He is coming with us to the New Forrest, in August, and we plan to ride the Forrest trails. If so please contact Ralph Robinson on 07845 169647.

  • 18/06/2019 10:42 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AMICI SFA – 2019 GROUP RIDE STATISTICS 5/1/19 – 15/6/19

    Number of Group Rides

    Average Riders/Ride

    Total Miles

    Average Miles/Ride

    Total Ascent

    Average Ascent/Ride

    Average Speed/Ride

    21

    5

    1195

    56.90

    54635ft

    2601ft

    15.10mph

  • 18/06/2019 10:13 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It was my lead this Saturday and following the deluges that had occurred midweek decided to take a ride down to New Romney keeping off of the really minor roads that I thought might still be strewn with debris washed off of fields.

    Five initially lined up at Marden for the ride and then Paul and Miranda Weller joined our ranks in the search for a faster ride than they might have been expecting in their usual group They had rode with us earlier in the year and it was really good to have them on board again.


    Sadly we were very soon down to six riders as Dave King broke a spoke before he had turned two corners and despite initially thinking he might be able to continue the ride eventually accepted the advice of the rest of the group and decided to walk the bike back to his car.

    Cafe stop was the Oasis Cafe. Its new decor hasn't quite shaken off the transport cafe image but for food, service and prices it makes a great place to stop. 



    The weather was great, if not a little blustery at times, and the clear, flowing route made for a fairly pacey ride. Paul and Miranda got the longer, quick ride they wanted and were right up there every pedal turn of the way.


    All got home safe and sound achieving the an average speed of 16.7mph for the 58miles and 1949ft of climbing. A good day all round!

  • 11/06/2019 15:30 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Well done to Ciaran Johnson for incorporating a ‘Steel Baroudeurs” ride in to his lead for AMICI SFA on Saturday 1stJune.

    Eight riders turned out including three from groups other than Amici. The ages of the bike ranged from Andy Mackays newly aquired late ‘40s, early ‘50s Holdsworth (soon to be the subject of a restoration), through to Rick Gambling’s modern steel steed with Di2.


    The weather could not have been better for riding an old steel classic with shiny spokes! The sun was out, the temperature was hot and the bikes glistened!


    To take into account the abilities of riders from differing groups (and the abilities of the older bikes) Ciaran had kept the route down to 40miles with minimal climbing and we made our way from Marden to our coffee stop at Suzy’s Kitchen in Tenterden.


    All in all a great day out and the type of classic ride which we hope to do more of during the summer months.


    If you want to be kept informed of any steel rides which we do in the future you can get in touch with me on 07736 518935 or del999@aol.com 

  • 08/06/2019 20:13 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dave KIng's lead today taking us over to the village cafe at Rodmersham Green. Absolutely appalling weather, - torrential rain for nearly all of the ride plus high winds.

    We cut the ride short by about 8miles so ended up with 47miles, 2350ft of climbing and average speed of 14mph. Sadly no photos, I think everyone was just too soggy, - and that includes sitting in the cafe!

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