Yet again this silly little idea of ours to have a none "bike club" club has had me chuckling to myself with it's popularity/ notoriety.
For example, last weekend fellow Caker John travelled to Cirencester to participate in a slow bicycle race. For those of you that don't know a slow bicycle race is an Audax. A very long ride though the countryside by old men on old bikes with large saddle bags and a time limit. Not nowadays though, since these sportives have become all the rage the saddle bags and hi vis jackets are all but gone and carbon fibre and Rapha are the next big thing.
Whilst stopped at one of the many cake and beans on toast stops a member of Chippenham wheelers no less approached John in his team jersey and (try not to read this with an inner geeky voice of an Audax-er please, they may be reading this) said, " Oh, VeloCake, I've heard of you. I read your blog, it's very good." He then spent five minutes discussing the zietgeist of VeloCake. They then finished the beans on toast and rode off for another 300km.
I'm now thinking we should form a network of twinned groups, I have already made an allegiance with Here come the Belgians although they don't know it and somehow I feel a connection with the Morvelo spirit so maybe Chippenham Wheelers et al can be twinned with VeloCake. In the same way Cheadle Hulme is twinned with Heilbronn in Germany, we're sharing the (velo)love.