Guardian Photo Essay on the Rough Stuff Fellowship cycling club.

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  1. chriswoody

    chriswoody Veteran

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    Germany
    Wonderful photo essay in todays Guardian on the Rough Stuff Fellowship.

    "Often described as the world’s oldest off-road cycling club, the Rough-Stuff Fellowship (RSF) was founded in 1955 by a group of hardy cyclists from northern England who shunned smooth tarmac in favour of bumpy tracks, muddy bridleways and rugged hill passes. Their goal: to traverse “the rougher and less-beaten ways”

    It's an amazing look through their photo archives and puts my gravel biking exploits to shame!

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jun/13/break-the-cycle-britains-oldest-off-road-club
     
  2. otek59

    otek59 Well-Known Member

    Well that puts any one who complains about their commute to shame
     
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  3. Afnug

    Afnug I'll Sithee

    Fantastic article, thank you for sharing @chriswoody .
     
  4. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    Oh aye - well'ard. Brilliant stuff! What a bunch of nutters. Here's to them.
     
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  5. otek59

    otek59 Well-Known Member

    Makes a bunch of yanks riding down a hill look like wimps, then they claim to invented mountain bikes
     
  6. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

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    Looks like a trike going for a tumble.
    And is that a pink balloon.
     
  7. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    When I started riding more seriously in the 70's it was the RSF which inspired how. We travelled with OS maps and a stove, explored footpaths and forests, lanes and byways, we often didn't get that far but we had fun doing it.
     
  8. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    Wonderful stuff. Where were gravel bikes then?
     
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  9. oldwheels

    oldwheels Veteran

    The book by Davie Bell title The Highwayman has quite a bit of rough stuff in the Scottish Borders.
    I did the Lairg Ghru in the mid 1950’s with an ordinary road bike of the time. Had a bit of carrying but being young and daft never thought much about it at the time.
     
  10. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

  11. Vantage

    Vantage The dogs chew toy

    Waiting for a bunch of big girls blouses stupid enough to see a need for them.
     
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  12. Afnug

    Afnug I'll Sithee

    @ColinJ The link doesn't work.
     
  13. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    How odd - it works for me! :wacko:

    Search for all threads with "South Lakes" in the thread title.
     
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    classic33 Legendary Member

  15. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

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