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 G.S. Henley Reliability Ride 2015

Sunday 1 March, Market Place, Henley (near Starbucks)

Sign on 08:00 to 08:20am

This year we are again running a Reliability Ride for Club members and guests.  This is a traditional style of cycling event; IT IS NOT A RACE.  It is an event all Club members can (should!) ride – it is designed to cover all abilities – the most reliable rider is not the fastest… 

 Reliability Rides are NON-COMPETITIVE events designed to test fitness on an individual basis. No helmet no ride.  The aim is to complete the 90 km course at the stated speed; different groups will target different speeds to achieve:

 Group 1 – target speed of 24 kph – start time: 8:30 am

Group 2 – target speed of “faster” – start time: 8:40 am and 8:45 am

Group 3 – target speed of “faster still” – start time: 8:50 am

 Based on last year we expect to split Group 2; slightly quicker riders off first at 8:40 am and slightly slower ones at 8:45 am.

 In all rides the most “reliable rider” is the rider who most closely hits the target speed/time.  On the day we will issue the exact speeds and target times for all the groups.  You choose the group you ride in – so you challenge yourself against a set target.

 There will be a modest entry fee on the line of £3 (£2 goes to British Cycling)and we will aim to publish results after the event on the website.  Please be in the Market Square in good time to sign on – signing on will close at 8:20am sharp.

 The route is detailed at: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2183698

 When participating in this event, you must obey the Highway Code and avoid riding in large groups at all times.  The route is NOT MARSHALLED and the onus for keeping to the course and riding safely is with the individual rider.  Ride in single file unless the road traffic allows two abreast – in no circumstances ride more than 2 abreast.  Please be considerate of all other road users. This event is ridden entirely at your own risk.  Queries by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The GSH crew in a photo for a book on Henley by Jim Donahue.


 G.S. Henley Reliability Ride - Sunday 1st March

 Further details will be posted here but get ready for our annual reliability ride. 

 G.S. Henley Club TT Programme 2014

CTT have confirmed the TT dates I requested for 2015, so our line-up is as follows (all starting at 8:00am):


Sunday 29 March – H10/2

Saturday 18 April – H25/1

Sunday 17 May – H10/2

Saturday 13 June – H25/1

Saturday 11 July – H10/2

Sunday 16 August – H25/1

Sunday 13 September – HCC268 

Paul Elcock of G.S. Henley chasing down Chris Froome in the Stan Sieljka Classic, Launceston, Tasmania on Sunday 7th December 2014 ...... and then Chris Froome out of the saddle trying to stay with Paul!

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Wessex CX Round 9: Harcourt Hill, Oxford

 Mucky Van Dessel    Mike rainturbo
Wednesday Spin Sessions  - Pain and suffering every Wednesday at Athlete Service

Haute Route - Paul Hamblett Wins Triple Crown 

After 21 mountain stages over 23 days, Paul has won the Haute Route Triple Crown in convincing fashion.  Paul was 4th on GC the first week (Dolomites / Swiss Alps), 8th the second week (French Alps) and an amazing 2nd in the third week (Pyrenees) - this against riders who were competing for just the week in question, not riding all 3 weeks!!  An incredible achievement, and this makes Paul one of the top amateur riders in Europe, if not the world, where climbing and endurance are key. When the road rises to meet him there are not many who can stay on his wheel.


G.S. Henley win Oxfordshire Road Race League

  ORRL Prize 3 

Lydia Brookes won Ladies League outright. Great team effort by all riders to win the overall series of 6 races.



Maratona Dolimati 


 Maratona dles Dolomites 2014

The GSH crew on Passo Gardena recovery ride the day after the most difficult, and slowest average speed, ride ever recorded. 


 Thames Velo RR - 1st for James Waters. See Road Race News tab for full report. 


 Corley Cycles 3 Day RR

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Ready for the off.                                                       Paul Elcock (looking for neutral support?) 

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Newport Velodrome 4th May 

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Tentative beginnings.                                                 Up on the blue line. 

Giro Sardegna 20-25 April 2014 

 Giro Sardinia 6     Giro Sardinia 2014 Stage 2

A G.S. Henley team entered the Giro Sardegna, Italy 6 day stage race from 20-25th April 2014.  Paul Elcock, Lydia Brookes, Paul Hamblett, Pete Harrison, Richard Moss, Nick Cooper, Nick Roux and John Rayner raced while Antonia Moss (with baby Hugo in the trailer behind), Rosie Rayner and Richard Locke rode the "Tour" for supporters.

Giro Sardinia 2014   Giro Sardinia 7

It was obvious from a brutal Stage 1 that we were in for a tough week.  Highlights were a 2nd outright on Stage 2 for Paul Hamblett with Paul H. 3rd on GC in M3 age group, just pipping Paul Elcock in 4th.

India Trip 

Jo Wilby and Tim Capell in the black and orange after the 36 "air-pin" bends of the Ooti climb in Southern India.  Join G.S. Henley and see the world! 


Club Reliability Ride 2nd March 2014

Ready for the off!  Graeme Taylor and Terry Beisty were the "most reliable" riders.

Dave Currie and Matt Langridge were first home and crossed the line together.  



Southern CX Silver for Mike S.
AGM & Dinner 9 Nov 2013 (scroll down for more photos)
A great night reliving tales of past glories.
Photos at:   http://www.flickr.com/photos/90305879@N08/ 

 James A. - Men's Club TT, Paul E. - Open TT and Road Race, Lydia B. - Women's TT & Track, Blackett D. - Chairman's Award, Andy W. - Sportive

LVRC Track Championships  - 21/22 Sep

G.S. Henley heading for 5th place in the Team Pursuit - see Forum Racing/Track for more details and Flickr link. 

G.S. Henley on wiggle/Etape Cymru 

Who is the GSH rider?  Is it Nick C.? No - it is "Dave C. wheel sucking Chris Bartley shortly after dropping Simon J. on the Horseshoe pass on the Etape Cymru. They finished 2nd and 3rd. Bartley was the local hero poster boy!" 

Ride London 4th August

John R. leads out Andy B. in the sprint for the line after 100 miles racing ......


... but Andy wins the sprint.


L'Etape du Tour News


Lydia B. in the Alps 

See TRACK NEWS tab: Lydia B. takes 3 wins at Reading Velodrome (that is her in third wheel riding with the men!)

Photos by Jun Aishima

Nick C. and Sean G. lead out in the 20km Scratch Race 

See ROAD RACE NEWS tab: Ben R. scores his first win in the Ludgershall Summer Series 6 on 24 June. 


Paul E. wins in the Hillingdon Grand Prix.


GS Henley Road Race

19 May 2013  


Photos here:



Mike S. CX in Snow                        Palmer Park Velodrome Team TT