CS Grupetto

We are a little bit different to most clubs in that we\'re primarily a group of friends who socialise off the bike, but we happen to share a common interest in cycling and cyclesport. We are based in Putney and have regular weekend rides out to Windsor and the Surrey Hills, as well as occasional trips elsewhere.

We have a wide variety of cycling interests amongst club members, from track riding to road racing, and sportives to bike polo. Several of our members have their race licences, and we\'re represented in every category including Elite

We regularly travel further afield to enjoy some of the classic races – this year quite a few of us have ridden the Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix sportives, and then watched the pros follow our tyre tracks. We also try and get to see the Ghent and Berlin six day track events.

At the core of the club ethos is a desire to enjoy good rides with good friends.

CLUB NEWS

Rider Profile – Graham

Name:
Graham Lunn

Age:
29

Any significant others?
Yes.

When did you join the club:
2007 maybe a bit earlier.

Why did you join the grupetto:
I didn’t necessarily join the Grupetto it just happened. I started riding with Wayne through meeting him at a print screening course in putney. Through riding with wayne I then met Ricky, Mark, Tom and Desi at this point there was no Grupetto . …….Then at some stage along the years Wayne started charging me yearly to ride with my friends.

What made you start cycling:
Ive always done it?

What bikes do you ride:
Mercian Professional  and a Bob jackson track bike.

Give us a brief cycling background:
I used to ride cross country mountain bikes, then progressed onto downhill mountain biking. Then i rode BMX through university . After Uni I grew up and got a proper job so I decided to make a grown up bike purchase and get my first road bike. I bought a specialzsed Allez (the cheapest one) and throughly enjoyed it.

What’s been your favourite ride:
Flanders a few years back now.

What was your worst day on the bike:
Getting caught out in the rain with no jacket on a 5hr ride.

Who’s your favourite pro or inspiration:
No real riding inspirations, but pro riders i like are  Sylvan Chavenel, philipe gilbert and possibly a few others.

Riding goals for 2012:
Flanders and to get out on the bike more than last year.

Favourite bike food:
Cliff bar peanut butter.

Favourite cycling location:
Chilterns.

Most likely to say:
“Paris Roubaix does not sound like a good idea”.

Least likely to say:
”Thats surprising, Tom never gets a puncture?’

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