This time in colour

It's not every day someone parks a mobile coffee bar and cycle club on the top of your favourite hill so as well as the moody black and white shots we published from the hill on Friday afternoon we thought we'd share some sunny colour ones too.

From the comments we've had a good time was had by all, certainly some very fine coffee was drunk, and some cycling chat had, there was even time for a bit of a group ride with semi-pros John Whittington and his mate Tav towing everyone round for a fast-paced out and back to Castle Combe.

All sorts of riders turned up around 60 in all - reflecting the wide-ranging nature of road.cc on all sorts of lovely bikes… there was a worrying (for some of us) number of fit buggers as well as the sprinkling of pros, semi pros, first cats and elites, James from Rapha looked pretty useful - he rode Paris-Brest-Paris this summer as did G-bitch the only person (apart from us) to turn up in road.cc kit… yes, your socks are in the post. He won the kit too. G-bitch also gets the prize for best entrance turning up last on a custom Paul Hewitt Audax… fixed pushing a 69inch gear. Oh, and he had a full pannier. Top marks indeed. The socks are in the post.

Thanks to Rapha for bringing the coffee, the very lovely caps and of course their cool Cycle Club (in association with IG Markets - my word they get everywhere). We all enjoyed it so much that we'll probably do it again soon… in fact we will, maybe somewhere near you.

Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.