One of our first ever #teamroadcc rideouts took place at the Decathlon store in Oxford and we've been invited back - tech ed Dave Arthur obviously made a good first impression!
The staff from the French sports superstore chain proved how good an event they can put on at both Oxford and then their Sheffield store back at the end of October with a stunning route and great hospitality, although we played our part too - after all, who was it that brought all that free schwagaway eh?
This time round we'll have a couple of routes on offer being run at different paces to keep things as sociable as possible. They're be a coffee stop too so make sure you bring some change for tea and cake.
We normally roll out about 9am after a quick coffee or three and get back around three hours later for more coffee, nibbles and our free giveaway from the schwag box.
The whole emphasis is on a club riding mentality so it is just really a sociable morning out on the bike with fellow road.cc readers - I'll be there too leading one of the rides.
We'll be back with full details soon regarding exact routes and things but if you fancy getting your name down then register here, it's free and we've still got a few places left.
Hopefully we'll see you there - #teamroadcc
Stu knocked out his first road.cc review back in 2009 and since then he's chucked the best part of seventy test bikes around the West Country, a couple of them quite literally! With three alloy and two steel bikes in his fleet he's definitely a metal man (that'll be the engineering background) but is slowly warming to that modern carbon fibre stuff along with fat tyres & disc brakes.
It's not all nostalgia though, after spending the last few years in product design Stu keeps banging on about how 3D printing is going to be the next big thing and he's a sucker for a beautiful paint job too.