Rapha Mobile Cycle Club comes to road.cc… take 2

This time in colour

by Tony Farrelly   October 11, 2011  

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.

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I know Mr Bitch ... he also rides fixed off road !!!!!

still on the 3rd switch-back of Bwlch !

posted by therevokid [927 posts]
12th October 2011 - 12:53


Honestly the conversation was riveting and i wasn't sleeping (pic 11) Wink

If that ride is important to you, you'll find a way to get it in!

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posted by road slapper [95 posts]
12th October 2011 - 21:41

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