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Essex Adventures

Over 260 cyclists escaped London bright and early on Sunday morning to explore a sun filled (and hill lacking) Essex. Here are some of our favourite #greatescapeaudax photos.

Rhubarb and a saddle bag, now that's an audax. #greatescapeaudax @1ookmumnohands
- Rob Jones (@thisisrobjones)

Locked for life #greatescapeaudax @1ookmumnohands
- @wyshniukas

THE BEAST OF THE DEEP #greatescapeaudax @brixton_cc @1ookmumnohands
- Ecobeard (@ecobeard)

#greatescapeaudax sunshine and quiet roads. All you need. Yet again @IslingtonCC & @1ookmumnohands did an amazing job with #greatescapeaudax
I now feel suitably fried. Thanks
- @theridejournal

208km face from @alexrbarlow #greatescapeaudax
- James Higgs (@higgis)

It takes two to tandem! @IslingtonCC @1ookmumnohands #greatescapeaudax @AudaxUK @TandemClubUK #weekendsareforcycling pic.twitter.com/SSku1TonUb

DS buys new cap and gets first lesson in #luft #teamyorkshire #capsnothats #greatescapeaudax #cycling
- Simon Bardsley (@simonjbardsley

Could the afternoon film BE any more appropriate? #teamyorkshire #greatescapeaudax #cycling
- Simon Bardsley (@simonjbardsley)

Organised by speed demons and serious tandem owning Richard & David (pictured above), Islington Cycling Club is a friendly local club offering cycle sport for all. They offer a wide range of rides, including training rides and socially paced club runs. Forming in 2013, it now boasts over 300 members.

The buzz surrounding the 2015 Great Escape at LMNH Old Street was infectious. Cheerings the riders on in the morning and welcoming them back was a pleasure.
We're already looking forward to next year.


For more information

The Islington Cycling Club
Twitter: @islingtoncc
Flickr: The Great Escape 2015
Facebook: islingtoncyclingclub



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Basic Maintenance Course - February

Course master Digger will teach you the fundamentals of bicycle repair on our Basic Maintenance Course held monthly at 49 Old Street from 10am - 4pm. 

10:00 › 16:00
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Train like a woman: How to adapt your cycling training to your hormones

Join us for an evening with cycle coach Jasmijn Muller on how to adapt your training for optimal performance through the menstrual cycle and menopause. In celebration of International Women's Day on Monday 9th March at 49 Old Street from 6:30pm. Free, RSVP

16:30 › 17:30
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PMT Open Mic Night - March

On the first Wednesday of every month you can showcase your talent at our Open Mic Nights, in association with our friendly neighbourhood music shop PMT London. Sign up to play 3 songs at 7pm! 

18:00 › 22:00
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Women of colour cycling meetup - March

A casual gathering for women of colour who enjoy cycling held from from 7pm - 9pm on the third Monday of every month at 49 Old Street. Free!

19:00 › 21:00
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Book Launch & Talk: COLOMBIA ES PASIÓN! with Matt Rendell

Roll down for the launch of Matt Rendell's new book: "COLOMBIA ES PASIÓN! The Generation of Racing Cyclists who changed their nation and the Tour de France" on Wednesday 18th March at 49 Old St. EC1V 9HX. FREE, RSVP

18:30 › 21:00
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