ISSUE NUMBER 6 SPRING EDITION PRICE: ONE PENNY FARTHING
The Twisted Spoke
(and behold, we discovered a nugget of the purest Green)

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, and affiliated to Gentlemen's Camping

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TRUDGEMENT DAY COMETH


APRIL 6th IS DECREED


By our reporter: ALAIN SUNDRE

"Summer's here, and the time is right for cycling in the street" or so the song goes as my youngest informs me that this was sung by one Jim Reeves and The Vandellas, so not all is bad in the world of that often-nasty 'pop' music as the youngsters call it these days.  And what better ode to act on as a Raleigh-ing cry to all and sundry to join us for the 8th-ever Trudge, an unforgettable spin like no other, (except the one other that this one happens to be just like).

SUN AND THE SEASIDE

VETERANS of these Suffolk rides may remember this route as the one that ends up in Southwold after a trip through forests and only a little bit of slightly rough stuff (a couple of tracks).  Foot In Mouth put paid to some of the more 'country' aspects of the route last time; I am pleased to say that those Forest sections are now slotted back in.

The ride is about 30 miles long with a late lunch stop (about 2:00) on the new Pier at Southwold where pics can be nic'd or lunches bought.  There are many new features on the pier, which is now fully open.

We aim to gather at 10:00am for an 11:00 shove-off at the usual: Marlinspike Hall, Walpole, Halesworth, Suffolk.  No need to book, merely turn up.  The older and stranger the bicycle, the better, phone ahead for more details: 01 98 67 84 664

Lights will not be needed, tea and buns will be provided mainly to slow the speediest members down.  Late comers can collect a map and catch up.  Please park as tidily as possible on arrival as we may have quite a few cars to accomodate.

A CASE OF THE MONTHLIES

By our social secretary

Please note that our section gathers at The Scole Inn in Diss at 7:30pm on the last Monday of each month for mirth, merriment, a short ride to another pub, and plenty of expert (though often ludicrous) old-cycling advice and hokum.


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Scores of rusting heaps of valuable historic bicycles can be viewed at http://www.theoldbicycle.co.uk/  Why not buy one to show off on The Trudge?