Cycle Orienteering, Romney Marsh, Sat 19th Aug

On 22nd July there was a cycle orienteering event held at Cobham. Three of the entrants were Meridian Members, with Dave Collier coming 2nd; full results can be see at Results of Event. It was a low key and fun event aimed at families with off road bikes.

A similar ‘on road’ event is being organised by Saxons Orienteering Club later this month;
see Orienteering Details

This will appeal to a broader spectrum of riders – particularly those with road bikes and a more ‘competitive streak’. Why not compete with your friends, or take the family for a day out in Kent?

Riccione, Italy Sept 2017

     Riccione 2-9 September 2017.

This trip is being organised by Bob Craig.
Rides have been added by Barry B.

He has contacted the Hotel Poker Riccione who are offering a twin/double room for Euros 350 and a single for Euros 385 for the week, plus Tourist Tax of Euros 1.50 per person per day. For this you get

  • Welcome drink
  • Breakfast Packed lunch if needed
  • Dinner with water and wine included
  • Bike storage and workshop
  • Free laundry for bike kit
  • Free rescue within 10 km Free WiFi
  • Heated outdoor pool.

EasyJet flights from Gatwick to Bologna are currently priced at £162 return including luggage. The hotel will arrange an airport transfer or cheaper option train from Bologna and free transfer from station to hotel.

The hotel will provide 20 riding itineraries with maps and have also offered to organise rides to a medieval village ( Mondaino ) for a pasta lunch and possibly a trip to a Formaggio di fossa ( cheese ) farm.
Bike hire is available and I will source details soon.
All in all incredible value. Please add your name to the interested list ASAP or contact me for any further information.


Time to decide is running out. Please go to the website and register if you are at all interested.
Transport to Bologna is your own responsibility, but I am trying to arrange something from the airport to the hotel and will let you know when I have prices.

Bob Craig
Contact by email  (Contact No: 161)

Routes for Riccione prepared by Barry

I have prepared the following routes for the A and B groups based on ride from other years. From past experience we will be able to get back for lunch each day except the day when we go to San Leo  ( if that is what people want to do). On that day I suggest we have lunch out in San Leo.
I suggest you download these routes to your Garmin devices. To do this – click on the link – look in the top RH corner for Export and follow instructions. I have planned a ride for each group for everyday. It would be nice if both groups go to the same destination on the same day as we might meet for coffee. It is not necessary to ride everyday and we might want a day off some time in the week.

A rides                                                                                  B Rides
————–                                                                            Mercatino Conca
Montefiore                                                                             Montefiore
Pesaro                                                                                     Pesaro
San Leo                                                                                   San Leo
San Marino                                                                            San Marino
Sogliano al Rubicone                                                            Sogliano al Rubicone

Comments from Bob Hazell
Certainly great value. I went there on a Dave Sims trip some years ago. The hire bikes, the rides and the guides were brilliant. The hotel buffet was extraordinary!