ISSUE NUMBER 5 XMAS SPECIAL PRICE: ONE PENNY FARTHING
The Twisted Spoke
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Being the official organ of THE FLAT SECTION of the V-CC, the informal gathering of cycling fellows in the Eastern Reaches of England, incorporating The Southern Society of Sartorial Cyclists, affiliated to Gentlemen's Camping

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CYCLING IN THE SNOW


NOT AS STUPID AS IT SOUNDS


By our reporter: HELEN HIGHWATER.

The Flat Section is as pleased as a Hot Punch to announce the birth of a short post-Xmas Ride on December the 30th 2002.

This excellent idea gives the participant a welcome opportunity to pedal off those excess inches gained by the finest Christmas Puddings and it also allows said fellow to prepare the physique for a New Year Celebration two nights after.  The vulgar display of 'Look what I got for Christmas' is greatly welcomed.

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We are somewhat ashamed to say that we do have a plan drawn out for this occasion, erring against the usual disorganised chaos of Flat Section events.

Some of these details are a closely guarded secret, probably because they haven't yet been thought up, but what we can tell you is that we all aim to meet at The Scole Inn in Scole, near Diss on the Norfolk and Suffolk border.

The Date will definitely be December the 30th, a Monday to boot.  Regulars will know the venue and date to be that of our regular monthly Flat Section meetings, however, due to this being a holiday we have elected to meet at 12:00 midday.  Bar food is always available, and we will aim to be there for about 2 hours before all and sundry mount up, alight their oil and gas lamps, and head off for another venue on cycles, or in cars if so desired.

It is unlikely that one can be prosecuted for being drunk in charge of a cycle.

The actual venue is a secret so closely guarded by Mr Mick Madgett, our team leader for the day, but he assures us that teas and coffee will be available at this end-point even though it is bound to be a licensed hostelry of ill repute.

The ride will be a paltry 10 - 12 miles over gentle roads and tiny hills.  All are most welcome


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