Things are hotting up

“Hotting” may be an exaggeration but at least the weather is getting warmer. Over Easter Stourbug members are arranging a series of rides including a ride to and from Stratford on Avon. Which takes in some of the best lanes in our area. (One that covers four or five counties).   Many of our members […]

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New Committee

There have been a few changes. At the AGM the following people were elected Pete Lucas…Vice President / Facebook Admin Graham Austin…Chair / Facebook Admin Teresa Flatley…Secretary Eric Buchan…Treasurer / Admin / Webcollect Admin Sally Grainger…Membership Secretary / Admin / Webcollect Admin John Plant…IT Manager / Admin / Webcollect Admin Kaye Radford…Kit Officer / Moderator […]

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Why do we sometimes ride side by side?

Every now and again someone is annoyed by cyclists riding two abreast. “Its illegal, you are taking up all the road, you don’t pay tax” are all comments that get thrown about. In fact it isn’t illegal and in many places it is a recommended thing to do, as this video explains    

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Even though it is winter lots is still happening

Fortunately we haven’t had many icy days and Stourbug members have been riding on almost every day, in fact since the start of November the club has staged over 80 rides. Wrapped up warm with the prospect of a hot cuppa and a butty in a cosy cafe somewhere on route winter riding is still […]

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It’s behind you

Many of our members use a handlebar mounted mirror. While these don’t take away the need to look back when riding so as to make a”rearward observation” or to carry out the final “lifesaver” before making a manouver, they are very handy especially if you are leading a ride. Members who have them are often […]

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Do you do “The Dutch Reach”?

Between 2011 and 2015, 3108 people were injured, eight fatally by car dooring. While 65% of these were cyclists, the rest were walkers, motorcyclists or passengers, so even among your non-cycling friends and family, it’s worth getting them to change their habits when opening their car doors by using a simple technique called “The Dutch Reach” […]

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Tweed Ride to “The French Hen”

On the penultimate day of the Tour de France it seemed apt to ride to “The French Hen” in Clent, as it was the date was a pure coincidence. In lovely weather some of our members met at the town clock in Stourbridge for a leisurely ride. There were a mix of bikes (a growing […]

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Mallorcan Holiday

  On 23rd April 31 of our members flew out to Port de Pollensa for a week of cycling in the sunshine.   There was one rainy day but many sought solace in the local Pinarello bike shop where gleaming new bikes were drooled over and new jerseys, gloves, shorts and jackets were bought.   […]

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