Club trip

Dagworth and District Gentlemen’s Cycling Society

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

James Sports Ace at the Mid Suffolk Light Railway

Next meeting

All the pubs are shut…
All our rides involve pubs…
…it looks as if we’re not going anywhere for a while.

So, the next meeting will be at Rattlesden Five Bells on the first Thursday evening that it’s open—no matter what phase the moon is in.


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.

Women’s Tour postponed

The final stage of this year’s Women’s Tour is planned to go through Battisford, Great Finborough, Stowmarket, and Needham Market—right on out doorstep.  However, the race has been postponed from its June date.  Assuming the postponement doesn’t change the route, we’ll be going to watch it pass … whenever it is.

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 through 2020.  The Middy has a steam day on 1 January, so that will be the destination for our New Year’s Day Ride.  There will be oil lamps on display at the museum so it seems appropriate to have ‘match-lit’ lights on our bikes too.

Wot, no bicycle day?

Ipswich Transport Museum won’t be having its usual bicycle day on the late May Bank Holiday Monday this year.  This seems like a good excuse for another ride to the Middy, which we can follow with a ride to whichever pub the V-CC Flat Section is going to that night.  The museum’s event will be on August 9th instead.

2020 meetings

Closing time

The dates for our monthly meetings at Rattlesden Five Bells during the first half of the year are listed in the calendar.  These are scheduled for the Thursday nearest to the full moon.

Flat Section

The V-CC Flat Section’s 2019 last-Monday-of-the-month meetings will alternate between destinations.  Firstly: at the Crown in Bedfield, then riding to The Victoria in Earl Soham; secondly: at the Half Moon in Rushall.  There may also be impromptu mid-month meetings at other pubs, which we stand no hope of keeping track of here.

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   Vacant post
Foreman   David Whatling
Recorder   Jonathan Walker

Last Modified, 31 May 2020