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  • 25/03/2019 11:55 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SFACC 97th Birthday Lunch
    Saturday 23rd March 2019

    By: Jenny Burton, Chair

    Having had time to reflect on our day all together as a club, The consensus is it was a lively day full of friendship and conversation.

    I arrived early to set up tea and biscuits for the riders returning from Geoff Wiles’s president run. It was great to welcome about 60 members, and although they couldn’t all stay for the lunch it was a good opportunity for a chat and a drink together. Thanks to Carol for helping me with the refreshments.

    Helen and Ray Whibley, Geoff Hodgson, Lise, John Longbottom and Martin Foord were at the hall even earlier than me to arrange the lunch and prize presentation. Lots of hard work goes on behind the scenes to make the lunch an enjoyable one every year. The food was tasty and plentiful, all served up with lashings of tea. The caterers did us a delicious spread. 

    When I looked around the hall I noticed a whole cross section of the club members, all coming together to celebrate another year of the club’s existence and another year of superb racing achievements by our guys and girls in the Abellio racing team. We applauded the efforts of the racers, who achieved some incredible results in 2018. All genres of cycling are covered by our dedicated team of racing men and women, nationally and internationally. This places the San Fairy Ann profile up alongside some of the most successful racing teams. We’re so proud of our racing team who represent us.

    Helen worked her magic with raffle prizes from Easter eggs to vouchers generously donated by local cycling shops, to a superb new turbo trainer. The birthday cake was cut and enjoyed by all. Decorated with edible photos of some of our club-runs on the sides and a trophy placed on the top it was a fitting tribute to our 97 year history of club-runs and racing. 

    Thanks go to those who volunteered to wash up at the end, along with the team effort of clearing the tables away. Amazing that a job can be done quickly when people offer to help. 

    A very big thank you for everyone who attended, and to Helen who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make the day a huge success.

  • 29/01/2017 12:12 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The National Cycle Museum (National Cycle Collection) in the Automobile Palace, Llandrindod Wells, was officially opened on 21st March 1997.

    It's the UK's main cycle museum with over 250 cycles on display .  Normally open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays,  but can usually be flexible for groups.


    The annual sale of surplus cycles and spares from museum stores will be on Saturday 6 May.

    The event will be held at the Royal British Legion premises Tremont Road , Llandrindod Wells from 10.00 to 13.00

    Auction of surplus cycles from museum stores  at 12.00.

    Further  details from stores manager Steve Griffith  on 07740 923 630  or email

    There is space in the hall for cycle related stalls from other traders - please contact Steve if you wish to book a table .


    The 3rd Llandod Wells Cycle Festival will take place between between 14 - 16 July.  More information 

    2017 is the bicentenary year of the bicycle.  Visit  the Museum to see a wide variety of cycle designs over the last 200 years. It's a great area  for a cycling holiday 

  • 02/01/2017 11:27 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By Philip Thorpe

    The 9am Intermediates has always been a popular group and last summer we often had 28 riders out on our club runs.  This has occurred several times since I formed the Intermediates 12 years ago, and on each occasion we have split the group forming the 9am Inters, 10am Inters, Fast Inters and most recently the Inters+.  So again we are splitting the 9am Intermediates creating a faster and a slower group.  Our leaders enjoy leading smaller groups much more than large groups and this also has further benefits in terms of cafes, punctures, pace and traffic obstruction. 

    The new groups will each have their own coordinator and rides start on 4th March 2017

    The faster of the groups will be called the 9am Intermediates and the slower group will be the 9am Inbetweeners.

    9am Intermediates  -  Coordinator Del Leslie 

    The aim of the new 9am Inters will be to increase the riding pace to ride at something between current Inters pace and the Inters+ pace.  This will help the step from the current Inters (new Inbetweeners) into the Inters+. 

    So the new 9am Inters pace will rise to average around 15-17mph and distance increase to 50-60 miles.

    9am Inbetweeners  -  Coordinator Philip Thorpe 

    The Inbetweeners will continue to ride much as the current 9am Inters are riding, not surprising as it will be formed from the slower half of the current Inters, and we always ride at the pace of the slowest.  The Inbetweeners is between the new Inters & B+. The group will be a good stepping stone up from the 10am B+ for those who want a longer ride.

    Inbetweeners pace will be averaging 13-15 mph and distance 40-50 miles. 

    Philip Thorpe

    07854 959705 

  • 30/12/2016 12:29 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Want to add more to your Strava ride?  Make it into a story by adding text and pictures using the Strava add on 'Storyteller' at

    Give it a go!

  • 10/11/2016 17:35 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Report from Pat Hill at the KCA Annual Awards:

    Paul  Mepham our Toastmaster began as usual by announcing the results of the Reliability Trial in reverse order. He had received a record 549 entries this year and when he said that a record number of over 70 riders had entered the 100 mile category, my heart sank, even though I knew we had 108 entries overall. 

    However as Paul chatted on and reached the last 4 clubs, I began to relax. 

    The Ashford Roads were 4th with 107 points (lots of successful 100 milers), next were the Southborough with 109 (great for them) and we all waited with bated breath, then heard that the Thanet were 2nd with 119 points, leaving us first with a massive 150 points.  

    Shouts of jubilation went up and I again received the Trophy from Paul on behalf of all who rode for our Club, to win this small but much loved Rootes Cup. It is the oldest cup in our KCA cupboard but attracts so much interest. 

    One problem are the crowds at the Claygate start and Paul is addressing that for next year.

  • 13/09/2016 13:24 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Members of San Fairy Ann can now benefit from the newly launched 'Ride with GPS Club account' which provides access to the premium features of 'Ride with GPS' as well as additional member only content.

    To read more and to gain access please click on the logo below.  Note, San Fairy Ann members will be required to sign in.

  • 24/07/2016 18:05 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ralph Robinson, along with Derek Leslie and Paul Grout are attempting to cycle, independently, from London to Paris in 24 hrs. They will set off from Greenwich Park on Wednesday the 7th of September.

    (left to right, Derek, Ralph & Paul)

    They are raising money for Ralph's eldest grandson Charlie, in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

    Unfortunately Charlie was born with an incurable heart condition called HOCUM (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) and a hole in the heart. This means he isn't allowed to do any strenuous exercise. He is a smashing polite and well behaved lad and deserves better, as many do. Hopefully, by supporting the BHF, a cure may one day be available.

    If you feel able to support their ride you may sponsor them at their JustGiving page at the following link:

  • 24/06/2016 16:10 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Time Trial results are now available from within the Time Trial section of this site.  

    Click on the menu items 'RACING' | 'TIME TRIALS' | 'TT SCHEDULE, NEWS & RESULTS'

    Alternatively click HERE

  • 26/05/2016 09:23 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There is currently a petition on the government website to introduce a minimum safe passing distance when overtaking cyclists. This needs more support to drive it to government debate which will, at least, raise the profile of the issue. 

    If you wish to, please sign:

  • 07/05/2016 18:23 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The cafe map and a new cafe forum has now been added to the site.  

    Thank you to Ron Lee for administering the map.  This now appears as a link in the 'Forums' list.  To go directly to the Cafe Map and forum page click HERE

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