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Zappi’s Cycling Club

I’m pleased to offer an opportunity to be part of our club, to enjoy clean cycling, to share our passion and pass it to young people, to get fit without barriers and live our sport in all natural outdoor elements.
The membership will give an opportunity to be part of our club and socializing doing sport, will run from first on November to end on October and you will get:
– Discount on Zappi’s product
– A cafe’ base for meetings and club rides (St Michael st.)
– Saturday and Sunday club rides (from 9am)
– During racing also mid week rides (April to September)
– Priority to Xmas Club and racing teams dinner presentation
– Access to Zappi’s procycling team training camps
– Discount on local shops
– Access to BCF racing licence for Zappi’s cycling club
– Access to be part of Zappi’s racing teams:
procycling team elite, youth, cat 4/3/2/1, cross, time trials, ladies and sportives.

For info: http://www.zappis.cc


…and here they are:


For more information about Zappi’s and the story of Team Zappi’s 2010 click here


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  3. Ciao,

    ho visto il sito con Luigi
    Se scrivi in Italiano e’ Meglio!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Ivan | October 15, 2010 | Reply

  4. Hi Flavio,
    my wife Luisa and I have just moved to the UK… we are absolutely non professional biker but we usually have one to two rides a week. We’d like to join a group of cyclists… do you think we can have a try with yours?
    If so, where and what do you meet?

    Thank you very much,

    Comment by Giovanni Piotti | March 13, 2011 | Reply

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  7. I just witnessed a cyclist in a ‘Zappis’ cycling outfit swearing and shouting at an old lady who was walking up St Michael’s Street and who he nearly cycled into. The language was disgusting and there was absolutely no need for him to be so awful to her. Maybe next time one of your cyclists wants to be so disgusting then he shouldn’t be advertising your ‘business’. I certainly won’t be having anything to do with you and I’m sure everyone else who witnessed this yobbish and awful spectacle wouldn’t want to either.

    Comment by Rachel | December 1, 2011 | Reply

    • Hi Rachel,
      I’m very sorry for such a terrible behavior, I agree with you nonone and for sure any of my club members should act in that manner. We are almost 150 now and well known to be friendly mediterranean style club, on the same way I was brought up.
      I know how you feel because as cyclists we very often get abused by van drivers and drivers in general, therefore this behaviour in totally UNACETTABLE!
      Please accept my sincere apologies and I’ll make sure my club members are aware about this incident.
      Thank you for your comment because will give me the opportunity of keeping my club in the right direction and integrity.
      Flavio Zappi

      Comment by flaviozappi | December 1, 2011 | Reply

  8. Ciao Flavio, mi congratulo con te per il tuo bellissimo sito!!!
    Collaborare con te per l’abbigliamento è molto gratificante, sei forte!!!


    Comment by raffaella | January 17, 2012 | Reply

  9. Met a group of your riders down in Portugal, great bunch of riders. Complete coincidence as they came out of a turning just in front of me. I probably did about 30 miles with them(on fixed wheel), unfortunately that was my first ride, pity i didn’t meet up with them a week later(was stronger then).

    Back in England now, so say hello to them from me.

    Comment by Peter Harridge | February 3, 2012 | Reply

    • I will Peter,
      happy riding.

      Comment by flaviozappi | February 4, 2012 | Reply

  10. Hi Flavio,

    I haven’t been able to get down to some of the mid week rides as my lectures get in the way!

    Are there any eve/night rides happening? I’ve got my big lights in Oxford now. :)



    Comment by Ben | February 29, 2012 | Reply

  11. Since Flavio is mentioned in my Hounslow RR preview, I thought you might like to have it here:

    Hounslow and District Wheelers Road Race Preview (2012)

    Next Sunday (18th March) sees the 42nd edition of the Hounslow and District Wheelers Peter Young Memorial Road Race.

    This is one of the biggest sporting events in the Surrey area, and one that can be watched for free just by standing at the roadside. The status of the race and the quality of the field seems to increase every year, and for 2012 there is a full field of eighty riders (plus reserves) which includes twenty seven elites (i.e. professional standard), twenty seven first category riders and twenty six second cats.

    While it’s impossible to predict a winner, there are some names to watch out for. Marcin Bialoblocki (Node 4 Giordiana Racing) who carries race no. 1 was second in the event last year, but could so easily have been the winner, since it looked as though he was going to dead-heat with his team mate Jeff Williams who was actually given the verdict. In 2011 they were both riding for the Motorpoint team, run by former champion Phil Griffiths, which dominated the race. This year the Node 4 team is another Griffiths outfit, but Bialoblocki has only one supporting team mate, so outright domination seems less likely. However, Marcin’s form is good as he showed by coming second in the Jock Wadley Memorial Race last Sunday.

    Nic Hutchings (CS Grupetto, race no.5), made a good showing last year against the strength of Motorpoint. Without team support he did a lot of work at the front of the chasing group and finished honourably in eighth place. He also has good form at the moment having taken fifth place in the SERRL road race two weeks ago. He has Matthew Theobalds (6) as team support.

    The Hounslow will be hoping for a good performance from their second claim member Wouter Sybrandy(63). Wouter is always a strong contender and brings with him a powerful five man team from Team IG – Sigma Sport which includes Simon Gaywood(59), another rider who has had a number of good placings in this event in recent years. Wouter commented: “This race, with its deceptively demanding course, is hard to win. It’s difficult to get away on the big circuit, but equally difficult to be fresh enough to do much on that tough finishing circuit.”

    Two outsiders, Davids against Goliaths, are Gabriel Martinez (VC Meudon, 8th reserve) and Flavio Zappi (Zappi’s CC, 80).
    Martinez has recently been notable as a time triallist, and generally it’s roadmen who are successful at winning time trials rather than vice versa. However, so far this year Martinez has ridden two time trials and won them both: clearly a man pinging with fitness. Surely the doyen of this field, Signor Zappi came back into cycling in 2008 after a twenty five year lay off. He is a former Italian pro and one time bearer of the green jersey in the Giro d’Italia – he lost it to a French guy called Fignon. In spite of a bad crash last year he is still scoring British Cycling road race points and hopes to regain his first cat. licence this year. Let’s all raise a glass of his native Tuscan wine to wish him good luck!

    Full details of the course, which lies between Chertsey and Chobham can be found on the club website: http/www.hounslowanddistrictwheelers.co.uk
    Go to ‘open events’ and click on Peter Young Memorial Road Race.

    Comment by Chris Lovibond ( Press Officer, Hounslow & District Wheelers) | March 13, 2012 | Reply

  12. Hi,

    I’m very interested in going on some of your club rides. I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction of some details on:

    – When and where your club rides are?
    – What sort of fitness levels are required?

    Thanks in advance, James

    Comment by James | May 11, 2012 | Reply

    • Zappi’s cafe’ at Bikezone St Michael St Oxford
      Tue, thu overlunch time, pop in for a coffee so we can have a chat.

      Comment by flaviozappi | May 11, 2012 | Reply

  13. wow! thought you`d shut down, so pleased to have found out you`ve just moved, great, when the weathers better…..

    Comment by John Andrews | July 8, 2012 | Reply

  14. As someone wanting to get into shape (and especially race in the future), any recomendations on a bike to purchase? And are relative novices (its been a couple of years) welcome at your club?

    Comment by jmp04 | July 29, 2012 | Reply

    • well if you want to race what about a zappi bike? :)

      Comment by flaviozappi | September 1, 2012 | Reply

  15. hi
    im not sure if you recieved my text butincase you didnt, im 14 and i am interested in joining your club. what do i have to do to join,and if so when is it?
    thanks in advance will

    Comment by will angwin | August 7, 2012 | Reply

  16. Hi Flavio,
    Do know how much the over shoes are in the shop and if you have any in stock or if not when they will be in stock.

    Comment by Alfie franks | August 28, 2012 | Reply

    • Hi Alfie,
      not sure lots of choice just pop in.ciao

      Comment by flaviozappi | September 1, 2012 | Reply

  17. Hi flavio,
    I am looking for my next bike and was wondering what the price range was on the zappi’s bikes?
    13 yrs

    Comment by Alfie Franks | September 16, 2012 | Reply

    • Hi Alfie,
      I’ve replay on your email address.

      Comment by flaviozappi | September 16, 2012 | Reply

  18. Hey Flavio,
    Its my birthday in a couple of weeks and was wondering, how much are the Zappi’s arm warmers.

    Comment by Alfie Franks | September 25, 2012 | Reply

    • Hi Alfie, is 18…what size are you after?

      Comment by Flavio Zappi's World of Cycling | September 25, 2012 | Reply

  19. Hi there,
    i am interested in joining a cycling club – i was wondering how i would go about joining Zappi’s – or trialling a ride?
    Many thanks

    Comment by Sav | October 14, 2012 | Reply

    • Hi Sav,
      by end of the month we will have a new web site were you will be able to join on line, mean wile you are very welcome to come and ride with us.
      Bets is to start on saturday as is our big ride and we will split in to 3 or 4 groups from beginners to fast…just pick were you feel more confortable with your fitness.

      Comment by flaviozappi | October 14, 2012 | Reply

  20. Flavio,
    Thank you – i’m particpating in a cyclo-sportive on saturday.
    Do you also do rides on a Sunday?
    I just really would like to get involved and currently ride on a Sunday (either on my own, or with a few members from the gym).
    Many thanks

    Comment by Sav | October 14, 2012 | Reply

    • yes we do same time same place..9am zappis cafe at bikezone st Michael st.

      Comment by flaviozappi | October 14, 2012 | Reply

  21. Hi Flavio,
    I was wondering if there is going to be a Zappis hill climb as I would would really like to give it a go?

    Comment by Alfie Franks | March 31, 2013 | Reply

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