ISSUE NUMBER 9 SADDLE SPRING EDITION ONE SIX PENNY PIECE
The Twisted Spoke
...News from the Far East

Being the official organ of The Flat Section of the V-CC, the informal gathering of cycling fellows and fellocettes in the Eastern Reaches of England, and most other Lowlands - incorporating The Southern Society of Sartorial Cyclists, and Gentlemen's Camping

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MUCH ADO ABOUT SOMETHING


Plenty Of Goings-On In Our Nether Regions


By Our Reporter Gaye A Bandonne

Having kicked off the season in no small amount of style, namely a fine Trundle organised by our fellows in the Bury Section coupled with a new Boot And Back held at a splendid new Hertfordshire venue, we are proud to continue this trend with news of a few more dates to be added to ones diaries by ones secretary or personal gentleman.

YE 10TH ANNIVERSARY GOLDEN TRUDGE

Celebraflng 5 unbroken years of Trudges, the 10th one will take place on Palm Sunday April 4th, the usual drill: meet at Marlinspike Hall, Walpole Haleswoth Suffolk at 10:00am for a bike hedge sale and jumble with tea and buns followed by a 11:00 departure.  CONTRARY TO THE LAST ISSUE, this ride will end up at The Cratfield Poacher after 30 gentle hilly miles, for a late lunch (roughly 1:30).  Lunches should be pre-booked by phoning: 0l 98 67 98 206.  This trudge is the one where we attempt to ride the main runway of Metfield Aerodrome, heading North from our base camp.  For more details call 0l 98 67 84 664 or read the V-CC News And Views magazine for more details  Any cycle would be suitable, there is a section of some rather rough stuff as we traverse the old runway, but it is unlikely that anyone will actually take off.

AN EVEN FLATTER SECTION

Our trip to Holland, ably organIsed by Squadron Leader Chris Mills, is now fully booked.  20 of us will be departing for an 8 day combined barge and bike bash across the Nether regions.

GRAND ORDINARY RACE DAY

May Day Bank Holiday (Monday the 3rd) will resound to shouts of "What about the workers?" as the streets of Bungay are shut off to host the 25th annual May-Day races wWch feature Trikes und shiny new bikes.  Even though this is a spectacle in itself, this year we have added a special race for Ordinary High Bicycles.  All machines are most welcome whether shiny old crocks or clapped out new fakes - though we may adopt a cunning handicapping device to hinder the newer machines (a stick through the spokes).  The day starts with a ride from Marlinspike Hall up to Bungay (13 miles) to warm up.  Meet here at 1.00pm or earlier.  Call the Trudge number for details and to register.  See the back of this trumped-up leaflet for details.  We wish to get at least 10 high bicycles out for this challenge, the course is about 1 kilometre amongst the cheering crowds of Bungay, and we aim to do 6 laps.  Scorching is positively encouraged.


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