Brilliant day for two newbies.

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by postman, 23 Sep 2007.

  1. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Meanwood ,Leeds
    Aspromised we took out two newbies on Saturday.We went over to Wetherby because the younger one lives in that area and cannot get his bike into his car.Well off we went eight miles to Knaresbrough where we stopped for breakfast.As you do ,a 45 min rest stop then a little longer way back on a disused railway track.The younger one then dropped off as we passed his home.Distance for him 14 miles.The older one late 50's can we go on ?.So off down to Thorp Arch trading estate and back.Where we had tea and scones.Total distance for him 25 miles.Both enjoyed it.Will come out again.
  2. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    South Beds.
    I think half the battle for newbies is their expectations of what things will be obviosuly made an excellent impression on them. :biggrin:
    nice one.
  3. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Lovely day too. Well done, it sounds fantastic!!
  4. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Excellent job Postie!
    Have you told them about cycling fora yet :biggrin:

    My latest newbie-cyclist pals both rode their first 50s last weekend and well chuffed they were too. Talk of Centuries now!
    It's good to see people progress.
  5. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    I'm always happy to hear of the newly-converted.
    Well done!
  6. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    bah.. more bloody cyclists scaring old ladies on shared paths and getting in the way of vans.
  7. cyclebum

    cyclebum Senior Member

    How wonderful.I wish there were more people like you near me postman, it's getting so lonely trying to progress on my own. My hubby comes out with me now and then but amazingly I can now out ride him. Any other offers of support rides never seem to materialise. I can manage 30 miles or so now, but by the end of the year I really need to have achieved 50 miles on 2 consecutive days, and I'm wondering how I am going to manage to achieve this.
  8. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Send me a photo. :biggrin:
  9. OP

    postman Legendary Member

    Meanwood ,Leeds
    Iam not very pretty Patrick i also have a squint so you can'tlook me in the eyes at the same time and whisper sweet nuthins in my ear.Lets just stay cycling chat mates.
  10. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    there must be a club nearby you could join. where in cheshire are you?
  11. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    A google search for Cheshire Cycling clubs (I've been looking, as I'm moving to Haslington (nr. Crewe) soon) should throw up a few possibilities. Most of them have websites that should give you an idea of how serious they are (mostly too serious for me at my present level of fitness :biggrin: )
  12. cyclebum

    cyclebum Senior Member

    With regards to local cycle clubs, I made enquiries back in about March when I started training and followed up a reccomendation from my local cycle specialist, but 2 attempts to make contact got no reply. :biggrin:
  13. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    i didn't get a reply when i emailed about joining, but when i phoned the membership secretary (number was on their website) he was more than helpful and said i could go on a few runs to see how i got on etc. if you haven't tried this approach i'd recommend it.
  14. cyclebum

    cyclebum Senior Member

    I couldn't find a phone number, but it could have been cant see for looking. I may have another look.
  15. alicat

    alicat Guru


    I did post a link on your hill question thread to the relevant page of the CTC website, including phone numbers. Here is the link again.
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