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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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We fixed the dates for our monthly meetings in 2016, but we didn't realise that would cause a clash of dates.  February’s monthly meeting was the problem; it was the same date as opening night at Stowmarket Winter Beer Festival.  Given that choice, we wouldn't expect anyone to turn up to the meeting at the Five Bells.  So, we’ve solved that one by moving our meeting to the Beer Festival.  Our meetings normally start at about half past eight … but the doors of the John Peel Centre open at five o’clock, so we expect some early arrivals.


The AGM is on the first Thursday in March and, although this usually wanders about a bit, we’ll hold it at Rattlesden Five Bells this year to make up for moving February’s meeting.

More than two wheels

The latest idea from Maddams and Stanners is a ride for cycles with more than three wheels: tricycles, quadricycles, bicycles with sidecars or trailers, etc.  The date is 29 May 2016 … and that’s all we know at the moment (though we’d be very surprised if it didn’t start at Great Ashfield’s Lord Thurlow Village Hall).


While not in our area, if you heave a half-brick at the ‘Boot and Back’, you stand a good chance of hitting a D&DGCS member, so you’ll want to know that it’s on 13 March next year.

Flat Thing

We have made up dates for the V-CC Flat Section’s Monday evening meetings assuming they’ll continue to be on the last Monday of each month.  In December 2016, the last Monday is Boxing Day, when there’s normally a Flat Section ride during the day, so we’ll wait for more news on that one.  Rumour has it that this year’s Flat Section Boxing Day Ride won't be on Boxing Day, but on Sunday 27th … but this might not be true.


We've heard several forecasts that it’ll be a hard winter this year.  It could all be empty promises but, if it does come true, it’ll be Snow Ride time: if there’s snow on the ground on a Sunday, call Stowmarket 673493 to haggle about a starting time & place and a destination.

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, 30 January 2016