Thursday, 7 December 2017

Free Sports Massage

Mark Bartley is studying level 4 sports massage with Sports Therapy UK having studied level 3 at the start of this year. He would like to offer members the chance to have free sports massages with absolutely no will provide him with invaluable experience. He is looking for all abilities and all ages (a parent/guardian would need to be present in the case of minors). Whether or not you have injuries or niggles and not necessarily cycling issues eg. if you have tense shoulders from sitting at a desk all day he could help with that. The only thing he won't treat is an injury that is already being dealt with by another therapist. He is fully insured and has 9 months of varied experience including working at the London Marathon this year. He will not be attempting to provide any therapy that he hasn't already been trained to carry out. He is simply looking for a wider variety of people to further hone his skills. He can massage at someone's home or they can go to him in Hardwick on evenings and weekends.  An initial session is likely to last around 60-90mins as he needs to fulfil certain requirements such as medical history recording and full postural assessment. Additional sessions would be around 45-60mins. Some people worry about sports massage being painful...although some techniques can be uncomfortable the aim is to always make the massage tolerable. He'd work within your pain tolerance levels - his intention is certainly not to put anyone in pain!
About Mark: -
Mark has been a Senior Medical Photographer at Addenbrookes for 14 years, dealing with patients daily on a one-to-one basis. Mark has been CRB (now DBS) checked via this position. He is keen on most sports having played in local football leagues; ran (and won his age group) in many local road 10k races over the years and cycled for 30 years, riding the Coast to Coast solo in one day in 2011.  This year he attempted to get a bit more competitive, racing a couple of our Club 10 mile TT's. He has also acted as photographer for a number of local triathlons, duathlons and running races.
He is now looking for a new challenge and his interest in sport coupled with existing anatomy and healthcare knowledge has led to studying sports massage therapy. Once qualified, in around 9 months time, he plans to carry on with the day job and set up a small family business providing sports massage therapy. He also hopes to improve his 10 mile TT time but studies may get in the way!
Again, this is absolutely free and the offer will continue into next summer. If you are interested he can be contacted either by calling/texting 07957 458027 or by email

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Quiz evening Thursday 18 January

Our third quiz evening will be at Espresso Library on Thursday 18th January at 7pm. A pre-booked buffet (at £10 per head) is being provided for team members.

Each team will consist of 4 members or guests.

Contact our Social Secretary to book your team or place in a team.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Training Camp March 2018

The combined CCC/Tri-Club Training Camp next year will run from Saturday 17 March to Sunday 25 March.

Both clubs subsidise the cost of the camp so that airport transfers are included.

Go to the Perfect Condition website for details and the booking form.

Winter Training

As usual the Triathlon Club is hosting turbo training sessions through the winter on Wednesday evenings until the middle of March.

There is a new venue - Chesterton Community College, Gilbert Road.

Sessions start at 7:30pm with the same old coach (Tim). You will need your own bike and trainer.

The sessions are suitable for cyclists of all experience and ability. If you're a novice you can't get left behind and if you're not you don't have to wait. They are coached, structured and progressive. There is a strong focus on technique and education.

Cost is £4 per session for members of Cambridge CC. You can contact Tim via his post on our Forum or Perfect Condition

Cicloturista Santiago del Teide

Peter Taylor ‘comptées’ in Tenerife.

In west Tenerife an annual cycle race takes place each Autumn.  Being the fifth year of its existence this year’s event was ‘V Cicloturista Santiago del Teide’.  Over a distance of 56 kilometres, it starts and finishes in the village of Tamaimo, in the hills above Los Gigantes.  It begins with a climb from at an altitude 628 metres to 1,118 metres before descending to the coastal road, with a final climb back up to Tamaimo.   

Being Tenerife, the event has interesting ‘localised' features.  Yes, it has a timed race element, but this is only  the final climb of approximately 600 metres over 6 kilometres.  In a sense it is a 50 mile procession, interspersed with two breaks (one with food and drinks provided by a local hotel), culminating in a hill climb race.  During the 50 mile procession riders are entertained by Salsa music emanating from the local Sports Director’s lead car.  At the end there is more food and drink on offer - paella and beer - before an extensive award ceremony.

This was my second attempt at this event.  This year I was aware that the only timed element is the final climb!  I managed to come third within the over 60 (Master 60) category.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Annual Social & Prize Giving

Our Annual Social and Prize Giving will be held at the University Centre on Saturday 11th November 6:30 for 7pm.

Please come along and meet your fellow club members for a chat and an enjoyable, relaxing evening.

£30 includes a sit-down buffet style two course meal with a glass of wine. We also have a professional magician to entertain us during the evening.

There will be a pay bar open from 6.30pm for an hour or so. We will also be holding an auction of our remaining Endura kit.

Contact our Social Secretary to book your place.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting will be held at Christ Church Hall on Monday 30th October at 7pm.

The Meeting will: -
Free refreshments will be available.