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ABSOLUTE BLACK MAGIC

I have been using Rotor products for years now and will continue using their Rotor Chainset and the best Power meter there is .. ROTOR , but lately I have been wondering about the QXL chainrings and thought I would

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SELLING THIS BIKE … BARGAIN !

I am selling this beautiful Sarto Asola as in the pic, but with normal wheels .. It has a Rotor Power Meter and QXL rings and SRAM 11 speed Gruppo .. It’s in great condition and is 55 cm square

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January Newsletter

Welcome to my new Monthly Newsletter with all the latest news from yours truly with recommended products and useful training tips. There will be something for every bike rider here, don’t forget to share this to all your family and

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Fastest 65 year old up the Col de Joux Plane

I had the pleasure of accompanying Grahame Coleman to Chamonix just a week ago to Coach him for 6 days in the Alps… On the third day , Grahame was ready for a mornings rest , and volunteered to film

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DO YOU WANT THE BEST COACH IN THE UK ?? 20th March 2015

If you’ve wondered what Dave has done as a Coach and not just a Bike Rider ? … Here’s a small part of what Dave has accomplished as a coach in the last 16 years…. If you are looking for

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Karolyn’s a Cracker ! … Monday 16th March 2015

Dave has some new recruits for 2015 and one of them is showing their mettle already .. Karolyn Brown , a Duathlete from Scotland has just had her first two competitions of the year .. Last week she was Second

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WELL, IT HAD TO COME … PENSIONER TODAY !!

Thanks so much for all your good wishes on my becoming a PENSIONER (OUCH!!) today … I was determined today to get my usual Sunday 100 miles done at a respectable 17mph and try to get 6,000 ft of climbing

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My SUNDAY HUNDRED : SUNDAY 24th AUGUST 2014

Had a great time today on my “Sunday Hundred” … At last some good weather and a bit of sun , reasonably dry roads and little wind .. Just the job thank you .. So I took my SARTO round

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MALCOLM FIRTH : Wednesday 7th May 2014

I would like to express my apologies to all those at Malcolm Firth’s funeral today . Unfortunately something has cropped up today which demands my attention straight away and makes it impossible for me to get to the funeral as

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That’s a week to forget : December 9th 2013

NEWS LETTER TO MY GUYS THIS WEEK… .. A DISAAASTER AS CRAIG WOULD SAY ! Well, what can I say about this week gone … “What a bloody disaster !” probably sums it up best .. On Wednesday I had

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IT’S ALL HAPPENING : 3rd December 2013

It’s been such a busy month that I’ve hardly had time to write my “news” up ! I’ve taken on some fabulous athletes for 2014 and I’m sure that all of the “Dave Lloyd Ganfg” will have a fabulous year

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Sunday Ride: 14 July 2013

Had a great ride today doing my “Sunday Ton” .. I didn’t get out until 6.45 am as I was going to be out a tad earlier, but hey ho… I went over Hope mountain , then the “Steps” …

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New Website: 11 July 2013

Welcome to my new website, built by Gregg Foreman who has been very patient with me as this has taken a VERY long time to build. I wanted it to be much simpler than my previous site and that’s why

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Year By Year Summary

1969
Began racing.
1970
8 Wins.
1971
20 Wins including Isle of Man Mountain Trail, 25, + Team Time Trial.
1972
Wins the amateur Tour Switzerland; G.P. William Tell; 7th Milk Race; 2nd G.P. Des Nations; chosen for 4 events in Munich Olympic Games; 25 wins.
1973
First year pro for Raleigh with 4 wins. National 50 mile road record (still stands); National 5,000m pursuit champion. 3rd in the Classic Barrachi Trophy two-up time trial with Phil Bayton.
1974
7 Wins, 6 Seconds 5 thirds; Wins Permod Trophy a Best Pro of the Year. National 5,000m pursuit champion.
1975
Based in Holland riding for Peter Posts Raleight Team; 3 wins, 3 seconds, 3 thirds ; Paris-Nice 14th. Tour De Swiss 13th; Tour of Holland 11th. World Champs 23rd.
1976
Illness forces retirement.
1979
Reverts to Amateur 17 Races - 17 Wins All but 2 in course records. (Manchester Whs 1979 - 1984).
1980
22 Races - 22 Wins - All in course and event records.
1981
31 Races - 30 Wins - 1 Second. Breaks National Track Records at 5,000 - 20,000 and 1 Hour. Breaks National 10 mile record in 19mins 11secs.
1982
29 Races - 27 Wins - 2 Seconds. National 25 Champion. 1st Girvan 3 Day. 4th Manx International TT; Team Time Trial Champions, Classic League Winner.
1983
24 Races - 20 Wins - 4 seconds. National 25 mile champion. Classic League Champion All in course records. 3rd Tour of Peak. National 50 mile record in 1.40.37.
1984
10 Races - 9 Wins - 1 Second. 1st Tour of Ulster 4 day. Retired Mid-Season. In 6 years Dave rode 133 Time Trials. Won 125 with worst position of 2nd place just 8 times! With 97 Course Records and 94 event records.

Plus he won the classics:

Isle of Man M.T.T - 5 Times Circuit of the Dales - 5 Times Britannia Trophy - 4 Times Merseyside Invitation T.T. - 4 Times Porthole G.P. - 3 Times Anfield "100" - in 3.47.10.
1985
Professional for 2nd time for Raleigh. 3 wins.
1986
Pro for Birmingham Executive - single rider. 3 wins. 1st Porthole G.P. 1st Britannia Trophy.
1987
Rider / Manager for B.E.A. 5 Man Team. Retired in August.