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  • In 1959 @clubman went for a 90 mile ride on his fixed wheel bike in the freezing cold weather. It was hard (as you might imagine). To commemorate that ride he's run a similar ride for the forum appropriately named the Hard Day in January. This is the 2017 edition.

    This is intended as a fixed gear ride, and although there will be some climbing there is nothing too steep to cope with on a reasonable gear, say 67-75gi. It's not that geared bikes are unwelcome, rather the idea is that it's a hard ride which riding fg/ss should ensure. Though of course if you show up on gears it's not like you'll be turned away.

    Start location is the Cafe Nero on the pedestrianised high street a 2 min cycle from the station. Fuel up from 8:30, roll out at 9. - the last train from Waterloo to arrive before 9am is the 8:20 (34 mins). We'll have a stop at the turnaround point in Berinsfield, the H Café. The ride will finish at the Old Red Lion for a celebratory pint and then we'll ride the 300 meters back to Staines Station.

    Route is below. Hope to see you there.