Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Murphy wins Silver..

Duncan Murphy finished second in the King's Lynn CC open 10 mile time trial at Tottenhill, on a course record breaking day. Murphy clocked 22mins 34 secs. Fellow club mate Nick Jackson recorded fifth fastest time of the day, placing him sixth overall as two riders recorded the same time, resulting in a tie for fourth place. Other Cambridge Cycling Club members competing in the event were Richard Glover and Pete Baumber, both classed as veterans. Overall winner was Nino Piccoli (BMC UK RT), who with 20mins 40secs, clipped two seconds off the B10/37R course record. In the same event, Emmilie Fisher (Elm Cycles.co.uk) broke the ladies course record by four seconds.

Photo by Jan Ertner shows Duncan Murphy.

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Sunday, 26 April 2009

Digby, digs in to win with solo break..

Today Cambridge Cycling Club's Digby Symons claimed a spectacular victory in the Ed Taylor Memorial road race at Thurlow near Haverhill. Symons team mate Basil Moss claimed second on the podium. Moss and one other led the race for the last 3 last laps , then Symons launched a blistering and successful escape from the chasing group to join the two leaders. In the final 100yds Symons broke away from the other two race leaders to cross the line in a solo sprint ahead of the field , followed closely by Moss. Thanks to Ben freeman for the detail and photo - more photos by Ben of the race as the drama unfolded can be found via the club page on ERRL message forum, click message icon on right of this page . Congratulations to Digby , Basil and the rest of the Cambridge road team who supported the duo through out the race.

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Friday, 24 April 2009

Bradshaw on top form...

Cambridge Cycling Club's Douglas Bradshaw stormed home to win the club's fourth evening time trial of the year by a full 10 seconds ahead of David Mc Gaw (Artic premier). The Bottisham 10 mile race had a full field of 46 competitors which included 36 Cambridge cycling Club members. Dr Bradshaw clocked 21mins 42 secs which works out at an average speed of 27.65MPH. Winner of the previous three events of this series James Third came across the line in 22mins 45 seconds. Former club champion Ken Platts made his first appearance of this years series with 25mins 12 secs. Wendy De Graaf was fastest club female on the evening and Tom Byers aged 15, rode his first ever race clocking 27mins 34 secs, which he followed with a thirteen mile cycle ride home.

The results can be found by clicking the icon above right. Photo by Phil Mynott shows Douglas Bradshaw.

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Saturday, 18 April 2009

Club Time Trial Results

Club evening TT results can now be accessed through the Activities| Time Trials menu item or by clicking on the short cut icon to the top right of this page.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Three in a row for Third..

Ignoring the wet and cold 21 individuals braved Cambridge Cycling club's third evening time trial of the season. Victory on the 10 mile Barton based course went to James Third , clocking up a hat trick of wins to date in the current series, in a clean 23mins 00Secs (26.09MPH). Fastest female was club member Noelle Godfrey 32mins 40 secs. Among the other finishers were club treasuer Tony Hornbuckle 27mins 18secs, Veteran Alan Sparks 27 mins 59secs, also club members Digby Symons and Douglas Bradshaw rode a two up 22mins 34 secs. Special mention of , junior club member, Felix Barker competing in a cycling career first time trial and finishing easily ,with a margin of 26 seconds, within the mythical half hour for a 10 mile TT. Despite the dark skies and a heavy downpour Jan Ertner once again took some smashing photos, shown here is Felix Barker, Visit Cambridge Cycling Club message board for links to all results and more of Jan's photos.
Andrew Blower has kindly taken on 'club office' as evening time-trial series co-ordinator - so a polite reminder to all club members please consider volunteering your services to help with important racing duties such as marshal or time keeping.

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Saturday, 11 April 2009

Second, victory for Third...

James Third (pictured left) claimed his second victory of the clubs evening time trial series of the season by a margin of just 1 second short of 3 minutes over second placed Clem Robertson. Third clocked 28m 46 seconds over the 12.8 mile course (average speed 26.7 MPH). Fastest female was Wendy de Graaf (pictured right) with 36mins 10secs. For any club member thinking about volunteering their services, to Nick Jackson, to help marshall a future evening event it's worth noting that Club Chairman Mick Draper is, already, in equal 7th place in this seasons Morris shield with 20 points as a result of volunteering for time keeping duties. To get the links for the results plus the quality photographs by Jan Ertner of the race competitors please visit the Bottisham E33/13... thread on ERRL forum , Cambridge CC page via the message board icon on the left.

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Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Cambridge bring home the money

It was a lucrative day at the office for the Cambridge C.C. riders at the Haverhill Wheelers hilly 20 mile time trial on Sunday, taking home the team prize of £25. The event takes place mainly on the minor roads around Haverhill taking in plenty of rolling hills and some of the picturesque villages along the way.

Arriving at the start early in the morning riders were greeted by blue skies, light winds and warm sunshine which have been a rarity so far this season. The event was won by David McGaw of Artic Premier with a new course record of 45:00. PNut Arnold (API Metrow) was close behind in 45:39 having won the Kings Lynn 2-up 25 the previous day with BMC rider Nino Piccoli. Cambridge C.C. had a strong team of four riders D. Murphy (47:58), N. Jackson (48:51), R. Kay (51:11) and J. Ertner (52:51). The top 5 was rounded out by Glenn Taylor (API Metrow) 46:22 and Bobby De'ath (C.C. Breckland) 47:41.

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Monday, 6 April 2009

Clock ticking on '09 evening TT series...

Angela Platts (Pictured left) is leading the Cambridge Cycling Club Morris ladies shield comp after the opening event in this years evening time trial series by clocking 29 mins and 13 secs for the 10 mile race. Overall winner was David McGaw of Artic Premier with 22 mins 00Sec an average speed of 27.27 MPH! Second place was won by club member James Third with 22mins 21 Secs which puts him in pole position overall in this years Morris Shield table with 20 points. A field of 34 competed in the Bottisham based event. The Thursday evening TT events which will run between now and late Summer are organised by club member Nick Jackson (pictured right). For this week's race the series returns to Bottisham more details on the club website calendar.

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Blog added to the website

This Blog has been added to the CCC temporary website. I am looking for contributors to keep it up-to-date. So that only one login is needed for the blog and calendar, the Google product 'Blogger' is used. Contact me Terry Dickerson (terry.dickerson at talktalk.net) with the e-mail address that you use for your Google account to request posting access.

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Sunday, 5 April 2009

End of Hibernation Audax

Cambridge CC member John Jukes reinstated the End of Hibernation Audax into the club’s scheduled events. The 200km Audax was run in gloriously sunny weather on 22 March from Haslingfield. Club members Ron Argent, Grant Armstrong and Malcolm Stennett and myself (Terry Dickerson) were among the fifty or so riders who tackled the undulating course that also went into Suffolk and Hertfordshire.

The slight tail-wind from the west helped the riders set a cracking pace for the first and second legs of the ride, arriving at One House near Stowmarket (96km) only about 10 minutes behind the fastest allowed pace. The Café at One House opened especially for the Audax riders so it was great to see them buying a lot of food - or perhaps they thought they were going to need it. The next leg went South-West to Finchingfield and we started to get a taste of the Westerly wind. From Finchingfield to Hare Street was a constant battle with tired legs into the strong ‘breeze’, not helped by some long (but shallow) climbs. The final leg was a pleasant surprise, I was expecting a headwind but it was even helpful in places. Overall a great ride, and well organised; I heard numerous riders congratulating John on both of these points.

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