Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Team Sanjan Design 10mile TT

Last Saturday an afternoon event on the A428 included a section for the Old Skool series but no CCC riders fell into this category! Nevertheless we had 5 riders who did reasonably well on a difficult day. Previous events on this course have had a fierce breeze running either up or down the course. On Saturday it was relatively calm, at least at the HQ in Comberton, although once out on the course it proved hard out to the Caxton turn and not that easy on the return leg. Martin Reynolds (pictured) was our best rider with a 22 dead, for 14th place overall. Andrew Strickland was just 5 seconds adrift with Nick Jackson on 22.23. Andy Blower did 23 dead and Ken Miller recorded a 25.06.
Words and pictures by Dave Jones

Friday, 21 August 2009

Hudson marshals himself to club victory...

Congratulations to Andy Hudson who has secured the title of club evening TT series '09 champion for himself, by winning the Morris Shield points competition.
A great turnout on a warm but very windy evening for the penultimate event of this years Cambridge Cycling Club Evening TT series , at Bottisham. The strong westerly wind made
the return leg a real killer. Ken did a great ride and his 22.26 (26.75mph)
gave him a winning margin of 45 sec. over 2nd placed Andy Strickland. Andy
Hudson, who suffered a mechanical problem on the way back, was joint 3rd with
Basil Moss. Second place is now certain for Andy Strickland , due to the ruling that any member who fails to volunteer for two marshaling stints is not eligible for Morris shield points. Next week promises a fight to the line between Basil Moss and Nick Jackson who will battle it out for 3rd place during the last , club, evening TT of this season.

Thank you to all the helpers: Mick Draper: Timekeeper, Alan Sparks: Pusher, Andy Blower: Signs and safety Andy Blower: Finish Line helper.

All results on Club TT result page.

Words Jan Ertner

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"It never gets easier, you just go faster". Greg LeMond

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Club now third in Eastern road race league (ERRL)...

Basil Moss (left) put in a stellar performance at this past Sunday's Ipswich BC Road Race, finishing on the podium in 3rd out of an E/1/2/3 field. Oliver Caddy also put in a solid ride to break a season-long run of ill luck and come home 13th.

Cambridge CC is now sitting 3rd in the ERRL league table. BMC UK looks set to take the title this year with a healthy lead at 146 points, or 29 points over 2nd placed Finchley RT. Cambridge CC is a further 9 points adrift, hotley pursued by East London Velo a mere 8 points back. This leaves us well in the mix for the runner-up spot, but pulling back BMC is a tall order with only 6 events left on the calendar.

Top 5, ERRL Leage Table as of 17/08/2009: BMC UK 146, Finchley RT 117,
Cambridge CC 108, East London Velo 100, Ipswich BC 75.

Thanks to Eric Gowland for update / photo by Malcolm Kitchen.

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Friday, 14 August 2009

Barton 10 mile TT ...

Yesterday evening there was a full field on the start sheet for the Barton 10 mile TT.
Now that Ken Platt is out of the frame in the fight for top spot in the club's Morris Shield league as it enters the final few weeks.
The attention is now on the battle between Andy Hudson (pictured left) and Andy Strickland (pictured right). Hudson did a super ride on the challenging Barton course and won in a time of 22.14 (27mph). Strickland posted 23mins and 29 secs. Eleven of the thirty-five participants were female. Thank you to all the helpers:
Time keepers: Mick draper & Peter Borowski. Finish line: Alan Sparks
Signs: Andy Blower. Pusher: Alex Eberlin. Marshal: Estelle Howard

Thanks to Jan Ertner for results (visit Club TT results for full list).

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Monday, 10 August 2009

Blower, blows along on F1...

Great performance by CCC riders on Sunday morning. Andy Blower (pictured right) improved 1.45 to record a 58.22 and Angus Wilson also improved 1.13 to 55.24. The team was supported by Nick Jackson (pictured left) who, after riding out to the event on the F1, did a 57.01. The event was won by Sam Barker with a 51.09. Cambridge CC narrowly missed the team prize. Words and photos by Dave Jones

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Monday, 3 August 2009

Kiwi Phil raises £740...

Congratulations to kind hearted Cambridge Cycling club member Phil 'kiwi' Skogsted who is on target to raise a bumper £740 miles for Breast Cancer Research , as a result of his taking part in the recent London to Cambridge cycle ride. The distance , which he completed in under 3 hours, was well within his means - which most of his sponsors who have known, so to have been able to get folk to part with their hard earned money in these credit crunch times is an act of extreme perseverance on his part. Thanks to all those club members who sponsored Phil.

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