Rides involving Carpenter bikes – planned and reports of those done. Contributions invited!
Devon Coast-to-Coast (Ilfracombe to Plymouth), Sept 2017, using #5000
13-Aug-2017 Second annual Carpenter Marque Ride. A baker’s dozen of Carpenters out – twice as many as 2016 year. Shepperton – Hampton Court – Teddington – Richmond Park (Roehampton Gate cafe) – a visit to 52 Surbiton Rd. – The Angel, Portsmouth Rd. – Thames Ditton – Hampton bridge and back along the towpath. Thanks to Geoff Nagle and Julian Farge of Cicli Artigniali for guiding us.
3 June 2017 – Tour of Cambridgeshire individual Time Trial
Peter B raced #4921. Personal best but nearly last. My excuse was I was saving myself for the TTT which followed.
4-up Time Trial with ‘Carpenter Classic Lightweights’ team – Peter B as above, John B on #5252, Joe B on #4146, Nicky B riding #5479. Joe did most of the hard work, spinning away on his SA FC hub gear with 50×18 while we clung to his slipstream. Chapeau to Nicky who stepped in at the last minute and used John’s bike. John switched to #5252, hastily strung together from the parts bin – he had to cope with a couple of chain-offs, one near the end. We were nearly last again but ended smiling. Over a minute quicker than my solo effort earlier in the afternoon.
4 June 2017 – Tour of Cambridgeshire Medio Fondo Classico – PB riding #4921, John B riding #5479. Not so nearly last. Great fun to ride with a big contingent from Cicli Artigliani.
14-Aug-2016 Inaugural Carpenter marque ride. Outside the Kingston shop
June 4-5 2016 Tour of Cambridgeshire Crono #4921 (Peter B) #5479 (John B)
May 2016. Holiday tour round Lake Constance. #5000.
2016 Cronosquadre della Versilia 4-up TTT (#3115, #4216, #4296, #5071)
2015 Catford CC hillclimb (#3115). Dead last. Easily.
2015 Eroica Britannia (#4921)
2015 Canes (& wipeout) on Lee Valley (#3115)
(John used his ’37 Saxon too)
2014 Lee Valley (#5071)
2013 Alpe d’Huez (#4921)
2012 L’Eroica (#4921)