Heel To Toe

admin on March 11th, 2020

Only a short ride today as we spent a good hour in Senacre Cycles our friendly bike shop, identifying what we need to do and spend! in readiness for 370 miles of difficult riding in July. However, we had a 14.13 mile local ride and made an adjustment to Norman’s handlebar position. This is why […]

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admin on February 18th, 2020

We now have a dedicated Heel to Toe website accessed from the Home page of www.riversiderotary.co.uk. This will help us considerably with publicity promotion, our thanks to fellow Rotarian Pete Wright for putting this together for us. Thanks also to Catherine at Shelter Box HQ, Rotary Club Co-ordinators have been notified of our event. We […]

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admin on February 13th, 2020

Foul weather and hills today. We started with traffic training by riding right through the town centre and up on to the Tonbridge Road route that we will take on the day. All OK and we wore our new kit that Norman and I bought last week at Decathlon. By coincidence, as we finished our […]

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admin on February 4th, 2020

Due to last minute postponement of Norman and my Shelter Box presentation at St Paul’s School Swanley, we decided to get in another training ride. Our confidence grows as we tackle main roads and country lanes, heavy and light traffic and plenty of hills. Route via Kenward where we stopped for coffee and cake. Interest […]

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admin on January 30th, 2020

A short ride on our own bikes to help establish pace for the big ride. Richard and I both ride at a similar pace, Richard is starting to build up his distance capability. We rode in drizzle up Boughton Lane to Heath Road then down Hunton Hill to Yalding. Time for coffee and cake at […]

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admin on January 16th, 2020

Great ride today. Took the trailer with Shelter Box and some equipment in it. New things to learn, like don’t wear ordinary trousers without clips or trouser leg tucked in socks. Result -leg pulled into chain, brilliant emergency stop though, well done Norman! Tried a safer crossing at Warmlake corner. Norman stood on other side […]

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admin on January 10th, 2020

17.88 miles today 1:37:18 Av 11.00 mph 771 feet climbing. A bit further today but more hills a couple quite challenging. Mill Pond Road hill was 7.4% but we took it steady and made it. Learning a lot and making a few adjustments. Stopped off at Gardeners Cafe near Bearsted, discussed some good ideas for […]

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admin on January 7th, 2020

Norman and Colin joined me today to meet with Katy and Tracy who are booking our hotels and arranging some publicity material. Great to meet up and we are all keen to work together. Bring it on!

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admin on January 2nd, 2020

Christmas and New Year over indulgences are out of the way and now it’s time to dust down the tandem and get out on the road. 2nd Jan 2020 Norman and I took the tandem for a local ride around Langley and Boughton Monchelsea. Only 14.13 miles ( 12.13 for Norman as I had to […]

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admin on January 2nd, 2020

Running Costs Clive Emson, Land & Property Auctioneers, our main sponsor, has kindly agreed to arrange and cover overnight hotel costs for the team throughout the journey and will also be providing assistance with publicity material.  Riverside Rotary Club invite other businesses to provide funding to cover the remaining running costs and /or donate to […]

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