Sunday 8th December 2019 marked our third annual mountain bike trip to Cannock Chase with the Potton MTB group.

In true mountain bike style we started by meeting at the Premier Inn, Rugby for some carb loading before heading up to Cannock for the ride. Twelve riders made the trip and the conditions were amazing given we were in December. The trails were pretty dry, weather sunny and temperature perfect.

SNCC chose the St John's Hospice, Sue Ryder, Moggerhanger as their charity for the Sportive and as a consequence to receive the profits from the Big Night Out (AGM and Awards Night). St John's Hospice were pleased that we chose them and over the course of the year we have built up a good relationship.

In a departure from the usual end of season events, our Chairman, Gary Adnitt, decided to mix things up a bit this year, combining the AGM and Awards Night with a number of more casual interludes to deliver a fabulous fun-packed evening, billed as the BIG NIGHT OUT.  The event was funded by the Club with all ticket proceeds donated to Sue Ryder St John's Hospice, Moggerhanger, topped up with additional charitable donations throughout the evening.

September's ride will be held on Sunday 8th September 2019. Meet in the Market Square at 9am for a ride on route 51 up to Grafham Water via Hail Weston and return leg via Offord.

Grafham Water was host to August's SNCC Family ride. Thirteen riders of all ages met outside Rutland Cycling for a lap of the reservoir and the promise of free ice creams for the under 16's.

Tuesday 23rd July 2019 was a fitting time for me to ride with the SNOG's. The sun was shining, temperature up and my son Oliver enjoying the school holiday's and looking for a ride.

So, after Chris Preston kept tempting me to do some unusual rides, I agreed to do the DD (veteran parlance). On Sat Jul 13th just after 6pm,

The Fridays had organized a ride to that lovely coastal town of ….. Cambridge...well it's nearly at sea level I suppose being on the edge of the Fens.

12 members enjoyed the best weather yet for our annual pilgrimage to the Yorkshire Dales with the one guarantee of an unrelenting procession of hills, with some topping out with gradients in excess of 20%

With my son very selfishly choosing to be born in the middle of July and a wedding to go to I was going to miss this years Dunwich Dynamo (again) and i was looking for my nocturnal cycling fetish to be satisfied.

I had heard of “The Fridays” before but never gone on one of their night time excursions but i could see that there was one coming up that went to Maldon in Essex..hmm….train to london ,cycle to Maldon for brekkie then a cycle to Elsenham for the train home….a plan was starting to form.

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