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Dagworth and District Gentlemen’s Cycling Society

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

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Let battle commence

Saturday August 9th: TA East/V-CC trikes-only speed-judging.

The Millennium path out of Halesworth is just TOO GOOD not to put several trikes along.  As a there-and-back it is nearly a mile long, through stunning water meadows over cattle grids and through tight bends.  The surface is fantastic.  Each trike would have two runs, and the person whose times are closest wins the prize, may make a combined age-of-machine/age-of-rider handicap, and then all comers for the evening, two or three wheels.

We'd do it at about 3.00pm on Saturday afternoon and use the Focus Cafe as our base (great coffee) after which we could all ride out to: Wisset Plough, Rumburgh Buck, Laxfield Low House, ending at Cratfield Poacher, for supper, a round ride of about 20 miles.


Some pictures of tyres ...


The Railway Tavern at Mellis has been agreed as the destination on August 7th and in September we’ll go to Creeting Highwayman ... so that completes the meeting programme for 2014

Cross Ways

The V-CC Flat Section has decided to stop moaning about the bad beer at the Scole Inn and meet somewhere else instead.  The Crossways Inn in Scole will be the favoured establishment.  Note also, that when it is planned to ride further afield than Hoxne or Rushall, it’s suggested you turn up a little earlier ... 6:30, say.


Details of the V-CC Flat Section’s WW2 Airfields Ride have been announced: the start is from ‘Andrews’, Bank Street, Pulham Market, IP21 4TG.  Meet from 10am for an 11am start.

Women’s Tour

A Women's tour stage race takes place this May and two of the five stages are close to us.  Stage 3 on 9th May starts from Felixstowe and goes to Clacton.  Ipswich Transport Museum has been asked to stage a display of cycles from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Felixstowe (the stage starts at 11:00pm).  The final stage on 11th May starts at Harwich at 10:00am and finishes at Bury St Edmunds (arrival expected at 12:50pm).  The route passes through Rattlesden so we're quite likely to be at the Bells that day.

(Motor)Bike show

Rattlesden Five Bells has a Bike Show from noon to 4:00pm on 18th May.  It's a motorbike show but, as the Bells is our HQ...

V-CC Flat Section

Twisted Spoke 30 has arrived.


We’ve made a few tweaks to our infamous guide to tyre sizes.


Since "local public hostelries and their ales" are specifically mentioned in the society’s aims, we’ve added a Pubs & Bikes page.

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.

1936 cycling photograph


The D&DGCS is a sort of ‘shareware’ cycling society.  Try before you buy.  Anyone is welcome to take part in our events; come along and see if you enjoy it.


Vice-President   Bill Ives
Foreman   David Whatling
Recorder   Jonathan Walker

Last Modified, 26 July 2014