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April 2019

Waiting to roll out. Introduction Two Sundays ago, I rode a reliability ride out of Bridgnorth, Shropshire called Sunday Muddy Sunday, or is it Telford Toothpaste, no, its the Hell of the Wrekin. To be honest I`m not sure what its called, but despite its identity crisis, whats this ride all about? The ride is pitched as Shropshire's tribute to Paris - Roubaix and is a 92km mixed surface ride that loops up and around the Wrekin and is run on the same day that the pros tackle the real Paris - Roubaix. Finishers are encouraged to watch the Pros finish in the pub with a beer and some frites at the end of the ride. A Late Early Start On the morning of the ride I turned up to sign on at 8.15am under a clear blue sky which at this time of year meant a crisp frosty start that will warm up

Save the Date: 4th May 2019 The UkGravelBike.club endorses the Local Bike Shop Day on 4th May, 2019. Local Bike Shop Day celebrates independent cycle shops and all they have to o er – specialist service and advice that can’t be bought online. Local Bike Shop Day was established in 2018, by Daniel Jones, in order to celebrate independent cycle stores in the same way that the hugely successful Record Shop Day acknowledges local music stores. It is supported by the industry body ACT (Association of Cycle Traders). In its first year over 100 stores took part in Local Bike Shop day and this year we are one of the more than 120 cycle specialists that have so far signed up. We look forward to welcoming regular cyclists, mountain bikers, novice riders, women, children in fact anyone who’s ever had a bike and even those who haven’t but are bike-curious. Full details of

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