Club trip

Dagworth and District Gentlemen’s Cycling Society

Affiliated to the League of Anglian Wheelers
HQ: Rattlesden Five Bells (TL 977590)


As soon as we decide we can do without a Vice-President this year, someone eligible turns up.  Never mind, we have a cunning plan.  Bill Ives is ‘Vice-President-in-waiting’ so will be Vice-President next year … except in the extremely unlikely case of a challenger turning up at the AGM.

They’re open!

The pubs are open again … well, some of them are.  In particular, the Rattlesden Five Bells is.  We said we’d meet there on the first Thursday evening that the Bells was open—no matter what phase the moon was in … and we did.  Our monthly meetings now continue as normal.


This year’s AGM was pretty much like any other: the club’s funds have swollen by about 9/- and we don’t have a vice-president because none of the attendees was eligible.  As it’s now past the date when the vice-president wouldn’t be able to do her job anyway, we can probably struggle along without one until the next AGM.

2020 Women’s Tour cancelled

The final stage of this year’s Women’s Tour was planned to go through Battisford, Great Finborough, Stowmarket, and Needham Market—right on out doorstep.  However, this year’s race has been cancelled.  However, it looks as if the route will stay the same for the 2021 race, so we’ll be going to watch it pass … a year later than expected.

James Sports Ace at the Mid Suffolk Light Railway

Suggested Steam Sundays

The ‘Suggested Steam Sunday’ format, where we pick dates to ride over to the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway to watch steam trains while having a pint in the Kitchener Arms, will continue as soon as the Middy is able to open again, which is not going to be until December’s ‘Santa Specials’ at the earliest.

Flat Section

The V-CC Flat Section’s 2019 last-Monday-of-the-month meetings should alternate between destinations.  Firstly: at the Crown in Bedfield, then riding to The Victoria in Earl Soham; secondly: at the Half Moon in Rushall.  This all depends, of course, on the pubs being open.

Aims of the Society

The pursuance of cycling in the leisurely fashion of days gone by.  The appreciation and conservation of the countryside and its way of life.  The enjoyment of local public hostelries and their ales.

1939 cycling picture


President   Keith Farrow
Vice-President-in-waiting   Bill Ives
Foreman   David Whatling
Recorder   Jonathan Walker

Last Modified, 30 August 2020