Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Annual Dinner Saturday 10 November

Tickets for our Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Saturday 10 November are still available. Numbers at the venue this year are limited, so if you would like to attend contact our social secretary before Wednesday 24 October!

We are fortunate to have Michael Hutchinson (aka Dr Hutch) to entertain us. For those who don’t know, Michael is a popular cycling journalist with a regular column in Cycling Weekly. In addition to being an entertaining speaker he holds a record 56 National Time Trial Championships. He has held the National Time Trial Record at all distances up to and including 100 miles and still holds the 30 mile record.

He will entertain us for 20 minutes or so and will then take questions.

As a memento of this event, club members attending the Dinner will receive a gift, being a signed copy of his latest book.

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Your photos needed for the club dinner

I'm putting together a slide show of photos for general background entertainment at the club annual dinner on 10 November.

If you have photos of any cycling related activities this year - races, club runs, training camps, weekends away, social events - that you'd be willing to share, please email them to me.

Many thanks

Kate Sanders

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Club Run Etiquette

A reminder of proper behaviour on our club runs: -

Rides advertised on the Calendar show the average speed in mph. Join the ride most suited to your abilities. If you are not sure, start with a slower ride and work your way up. Do not speed off ahead of the ride. The leader is not obliged to chase after those who miss a turning in this way.

Hand Signals - apart from the obvious left and right turns, leading riders should point out pot-holes and other road hazards so that the group is not caught unawares. It is not essential for every rider to signal. It is safer to keep both hands on the bars than risk losing balance by signalling.

Think - do not suddenly change speed or direction. Consider the proximity of other riders and how your actions might affect them. For example, getting out of the saddle to stand on the pedals can have the same effect as braking, should you throw your weight forward and not maintain pressure on the pedals.

Ride no more than two abreast maintaining two imaginary lanes on the road.

Communicate - if you are dropping back or see another rider having problems, alert others in the group. Those on the front are only aware of riders immediately behind them.

Full length mudguards – preferably with a rear mud-flap which extends below the level of the axle – are recommended during the winter months (between the changing of the clocks). Those without guards may be asked to ride at the back.

Groups should contain a maximum of 12 riders, at the discretion of the ride leader.

Riders are expected to join the Club once they’ve been out on three rides. You will be approached!

Full Guidance

Friday, 31 August 2018

Open Time Trial Event - 9am Sunday 9 September

Event HQ - Hardwick S&S Club, Egremont Road
The third, and final, open event that we are promoting this year is a 25 mile time trial on the A428 at Hardwick.

We are grateful to members who have already stepped up to help with running this event, be it marshalling the course or baking cakes for post race refreshments.

However we still need one more course marshal and a timekeeper's assistant (for texting rider numbers and times to the HQ results board). If you can help on Sunday morning 9th September between 8:30 and 11:30 please contact our time trial secretary

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Hill Climb Championships

Thursday 30 August sees our annual Hill Climb Championships at the Beechwoods

First rider off at 18:46 for the 1k climb.

We are limited to 40 riders and for this event it will be first come, first served.

The event is free to enter for members of both CCC and Espresso Library. Members of other clubs affiliated to Cycling Time Trials pay a guest rider fee of £3. Independent riders can ride as Day Members of CCC for £5.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Simon's Memorial - A huge thank you from Sue and Sophie

Mum and I just wanted to thank the hundreds of people that came to celebrate Simon's life with us, you helped to make it the perfect farewell.

There were some amazing tributes and memories of a happy-go-lucky, humorous, multi-talented and 'Crazy-Legs' Simon, which is how we all want to remember him.

To all of you that attended, spoke, wrote, came along with cakes and donated to the Air Ambulance we thank each and every one of you.  We have collected over £1,300 for the Air Ambulance which is incredible - thank you so much.

I've spoken to a few you about arranging a cycle ride in Simon's memory and I will let you all know when and where.  Maybe we could end the ride at a Mini Event?(Ed - Simon's other hobby was his Classic Mini)

Sue and Sophie  xx

10 mile Championship for the September Plate

Event location changed to Barton F16/10 due to ongoing roadworks at Bottisham 
Congregation area

This Thursday 23 August is the last Club time trial of the season (barring the hill climb on the 30th!) Which means it's your last chance to help out if you haven't yet helped on two occasions - we still need a marshal, pusher and 2nd time keeper, so please email the time trial secretary to volunteer.

First rider off at 6:31pm. Guest riders (being members of other CTT affiliated clubs) sign on from 6:10pm - entry fee £3. Non club members are also welcome to ride at a cost of £5 which includes day membership.