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Cappuccino Calendar Girls

As seen on BBC1’s Countryfile, Ellie visited number 13 on the list of Yorkshire icons – Bolton Abbey.  She discovered the secret and most cherished parts of the estate and met the Cappuccino Cycling Club Ladies section, who love nothing more than to … Continue reading

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2012 Etape du Tour by Martin Gatenby

Etape du Tour 2012 Act 1 Albertville to La Toussiere There is something strangely liberating about arriving for the start of a huge bike ride knowing that you haven’t done enough training. If I’d followed the advice of Dennis Hunter … Continue reading

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Pateley Bridge & Greenhow Hill – 1st April 2012

There was no fooling the weather this morning – it was a great start to April, albeit a bit on the chilly side, but spirits in the CCC peleton were good with the destination of Pateley Bridge planned. The gathering … Continue reading

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Ripon and Boroughbridge – 14th August 2011

With a lot of riders taking part in the York 100 today, we were not sure how many would turn up for the off at St Aidans.  Anyway, by 8.30 there were 11 of us including a new rider Adele, … Continue reading

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Amazing Roads

Mark Summersall has sent over this selection of pictures of some amazing roads that are begging out to be cycled at somepoint. Take a look at: AmazingRoads

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Riding in Groups

One of our members, Darrell has found this excellent document giving advice on how to ride in groups.  It’s well worth a read if you are new to group riding and want to understand what rules are in place….

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Velominati – The Rules of Cycling

This is essential reading for all road cyclists.  There are some really amusing rules in here and some very good ones. In mind my though rules are there to be broken….so I for one will be keeping my saddle bags … Continue reading

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Retro Bike Build by James Lovell

Back in November 2010 I set out on a project to build my first bike from scratch.  I had acquired a WF Holdsworth steel frame from fellow Cappuccino Club member, Martin Proctor, which was in excellent condition.  The frame is … Continue reading

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Cappuccino Cycling Club Website Stats 2010

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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