ISSUE NUMBER 7 SPECIAL LOWLANDS EDITION ONE PFENNIG FARTHING
The Twisted Spoke
(But the answer was in Double Dutch.)

Being the official organ of Der Vlett Secktjioon of the V-CC, the informal gathering of cycling fellows in the Eastern Reaches of England and parts of the Nether Regions, incorporating The Southern Society of Sartorial Cyclists, and Gentlemen's Camping

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HI-LOW, HI-LOW

IT'S OFF TO HOLLAND WE GO


A SCHOOL OUTING IN THE OFFING


By our Foreign Correspondent: TRUUK VAN RENTAL

And you though Suffolk was flat?  News has just come in of a Grand Tour of The Netherlands planned for September the 13th to the 19th.  Though these dates may change only slightly, the plan is to visit the Bicycle Museum at Nijmegen by pedalling there from Hoek van Holland.  The trip is being co-ordinated by Chris and Margaret Mills and we urge all subscribers to give this week's worth of merriment some serious thought.

LOWDOWN ON THE LOWLANDS

The plan is to stay on a large barge that will plod ahead on the route; the lucky contenders will eat and sleep thereon, in the same luxury as any guest house alternative and at a fraction of the cost of that option.  Bikes and luggage can be stored there too, and one can also choose whether to remain on the boat during any given day or to head off with twenty other pedalling Flatties to enjoy the local countryside and hospitality.  This may also prove to be not only the highlight of the year, but the sort of fixture to be repeated in the V-CC calendar like Tim Gunn's infamous Boulogne rides.  Your decision will be whether to be in on the first one ever, enjoying what should be a cheap week's holiday in convivial surroundings, discovering parts of Holland known only to youngsters with fingers stuck in dykes, or to stay home and watch the television.  Further details can be obtained by 'phoning Chris at a reasonable hour on 01 24 53 9 115.  Do it today, as they say.

AUTUMN IS NIGH

The Editor is sorry to have to rain on ones parade, but this glorious Summer will undoubtedly slip into long cool autumn days ideal for cycling.  Two rides to make a note of are John Malseed's most excellent flight across North Essex, through villages barely yet decimal and certainly untroubled by the need for Neighbourhood Watch Schemes.  This will be on September 21st.  (Call John on 01 20 63 23 334 at a reasonable hour please.)

Followed one week later by the ninth Suffolk Trudge.  This will be the usual meet at Marlinspike Hall, Walpole at 10:00 for a cyclejumble, teas and buns ready for a 11:00 push-off going some 25 miles to The Low House, our favoured coaching inn.  Lunches may be pre-booked directly with the landlord on 01 98 67 98 395.

THE BUGLE AWARD

Sovereigns were pressed into palms, guineas were dangled in front of the V-CC committee and lo! our section became the proud guardians of the Holy Bugle of Antioch for one year.  This will be proudly trumped on the next Trudge, requests will be accommodated.  Thanks to all who have made this happen, we shall try not to dent it when falling off our cycles after a swift celebratory.


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