Laps @ the Park & Paris Roubaix Event

  • April 7, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Oh yeah - Hell of the North 2013.

It's Paris Roubaix time and we'll pop in a few laps around the park before heading off to Sigma Sport and polish off their beer and grub!

More importantly, this will be good training for the rides to Brighton in the following weeks. Ditchling Beacon awaits....

Each lap around the park is almost 7 miles long.

Rankings are as follows;

Illegal: Laps possibly quicker than the 20mph speed limit but we keep within the law.

Advanced: Laps within 24mins

Intermediate+:Laps within 26mins

Intermediate: Laps within 28mins

Easy Level+:  Laps within 30mins

Easy Level:  Laps within 35mins

Please Note: This is NOT a race and RPCC reminds it's members to observe the speed limit of 20mph at all times.

So come along and see how fast you are, this way the organisers at RPCC can tailor cycle rides specially for your level and see how your cycling progress! You will be amazed!

We meet in front of the coffee shop by Roehampton Gate as usual.

If you are unable to attend, please alert the host(s) or amend your RSVP accordingly. Failure to do will result in you being omitted on future rides.

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  • Charles L.

    I managed one lap of 25 mins and another of 26 on Sun. Would have tried to do another if I hadn't had to squeeze in some breakfast in the middle. Does this mean I can be promoted to Intermediate? ;)

    2 · April 9, 2013

    • Wai

      I does indeed! :-)

      April 11, 2013

  • Charles L.

    Good fun, great weather, great company. Pity I lost everyone somehow when they went to the pub afterwards - a pint would have gone down well :)

    April 9, 2013

  • Sen

    Thanks Wai for another wonderful event. And, shoe.
    Btw, I fell within 10 min ride from sigma. ;).

    2 · April 7, 2013

    • Sen

      Wai. It's was a crazy decision to ride 20 miles straight after new shoe :). Joe, I missed the timing ;)

      April 8, 2013

    • Sen

      Now, I feel like I married to my cycle as I feel commited to look after her. Shoe is Really helping with rytham and coordination. Thank you again.

      April 8, 2013

  • Susan de S.

    Had a great time. Managed 2 laps of the park and with some encouragement managed not to stop on either lap (except on the "hill") Thanks Wai and James for organising the meetup, the advice and to such a friendly crew who kept waving as they flew past me :-) The beer and chips gave me "wings" to cycle the 11 miles home!

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • RobM

    Thanks for organising such a great event, but I'm still puzzled how managed to get a sunny day

    April 8, 2013

    • Susan de S.

      Wai and James have very good contacts...........in low, low, low places1 :-)

      April 8, 2013

  • tel

    Is it time for that sun to come banging down... I do bloody well hope so!

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • Steve B.

    I'm glad I could get a lap in although it was noisy with a knackered bottom bracket. Seeing this lovely weather I needed to get out and ride. Ope you all had a good time at Sigma sport.

    April 7, 2013

    • Wai

      You should have come for a free recovery bottle of Leffe! :-)

      April 7, 2013

    • Steve B.

      I did try to come but I couldn't get out of a family engagement. Thanks anyway.

      April 8, 2013

  • Phil

    Hi all, was a lovely way to kick my introduction to the group. I'll be honest, I think only Wai's name has remained with me but I will do better. Look forward to seeing you all soon now I am proudly graded!

    April 8, 2013

  • Wai

    What was not to like? A beautiful day, 3 laps of the park, free beer and chips, and had it not been for the theft of Luke's bike - almost the perfect day. Thanks to Sigma Sports for allowing RPCC to take over and enjoy the sight of Spartacus reigning supreme and the Foresters Pub for the beers and lovely lady servants! :-)

    2 · April 8, 2013

  • Michael

    Thanks to Wai for organising and paying for the beer and chips!!.

    1 · April 7, 2013

    • Wai

      I think more like a big thanks to Ian Whittingham and all the fab staff at Sigma Sports for putting up with Penny and Joe! :-)

      1 · April 7, 2013

  • Holly

    It was a nice day and friendly group! Thanks for the tips / advice.

    3 · April 7, 2013

  • Fastas A.

    Another grand outing, wish I had the time to have joined you at S.S.

    April 7, 2013

  • Richard of Y.

    A very enjoyable day with fine performances all round - especially Joe who set a new club record - three servings of chips in just under 5 minutes!

    2 · April 7, 2013

  • Joe

    Summer is on the way. Thanks Myn for pushing me though I didn't want it, I was only intending to give my Look a little exercise. Great to meet all and relax at Sigma

    April 7, 2013

  • Daniela Di G.

    Luke, I m sorry for your Bianchi. We look forward to see you soon again, and damn those stupid thieves! Otherwise, great event at Sigma Sport! It was like being in our own RPCC venue, as we took over the place, eating chips and drinking Leffe. The crashes on the Paris Roubaix were hair raising though!! It s incredible how close and how fast those guys ride http://www.steephill.tv/players/youtube3/?title=Paris+-+Roubaix+2013+-+Offredo+collides+with+a+sign&dashboard=paris-roubaix&id=mvi0NN4ED_s&yr=2013

    3 · April 7, 2013

  • Andrew O.

    Really enjoyed my first ride around Richmond Park and meeting up with everyone . Look forward to going on a club run soon.

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Jai

    Laps were good. Although the day was marred by the theft of Luke's Bianchi. Luke, if you want to borrow my CC until you get a replacement, let me know.

    2 · April 7, 2013

  • Louise W.

    thanks for a lovely morning/afternoon guys! what a friendly bunch you are! i had a great time and definately the perfect weather for it today! Looking forward to attending some more events. Have a great week :) louise

    2 · April 7, 2013

  • Niels D.

    Will be there around 10.10, joining last minute.

    April 7, 2013

  • Francesco B.

    How do I recognize you guys....

    April 6, 2013

    • Farid

      Well it's easy! You'll see a cluster of funny dudes with bikes in the park around 10am near the "Cafe" not far from Roehampton gate.

      April 7, 2013

  • Steve B.

    Really sorry I can't make it now the bottom bracket needs replacing so I'm without a bike till Monday.

    April 6, 2013

    • James I.

      Been riding that bike too hard Steve?? Sorry you can't make it - will see you another time I'm sure. James

      1 · April 6, 2013

    • Steve B.

      Maybe. It started making a grinding noise at the end of last Sundays laps. The new bb should have been delivered and replaced today but it never arrived so I am gutted. Was really looking forward for tomorrow's laps. Yes will see you soon for sure. Have a great ride. Steve

      April 6, 2013

  • Phil

    Are you full for the morning or is there still space for me to join for my inaugural ride? Oh, and I can't do the beers after.

    April 6, 2013

    • James I.

      Hi Phil, full? of course not - please come along! Happy to welcome newcomers to the group - don't worry about the beers, just turn up at 10 and we'll split everyone into groups and go from there :)

      1 · April 6, 2013

  • Ian M.

    Unable to make it for 10am due to a lunchtime appointment, will have to grab a few early laps of RP.

    April 5, 2013

  • Ian M.

    Will it be ok to just ride the laps of RP as I have somewhere to be afterwards, however much I'd like some beers and a chat!

    March 29, 2013

    • Jai

      Of course it's okay to join us only for laps dude.

      April 2, 2013

  • Simon D

    Hi all, just a quick Question: where's Sigma & what time do you think youll be there? I'd like to come for the social & catch up with all again but I cant ride as my knee is still knacked...

    March 29, 2013

    • Jai

      Sigma Sport Ltd
      St Johns Place
      37-43 High Street
      Hampton Wick
      Kingston Upon Thames
      Surrey
      KT1 4DA
      United Kingdom

      Not sure of time. Depends on who gets tired first. :)

      March 29, 2013

  • tel

    Wai has the Brighton ride been posted yet? cheers

    March 21, 2013

    • Wai

      Not yet, not with the weather we've been having.

      March 22, 2013

  • Andrew O.

    I assume as the laps around Richmond Park was cancelled today this is the next opportunity to get assessed as haven't ridden with the group before.

    March 17, 2013

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