Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Cycling Weekly

Read the full version of Cycling Weekly completely free of charge with Cambridgeshire Libraries.

You will need to be a member of Cambridgeshire Libraries and have your library card to hand to complete the on-line registration.

The procedure to register and view the magazine can be confusing - click on the link below for a step by step guide.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Cambridge Junior Cycling Club

Cambridge Junior Cycling Club offers coaching for juniors from age 10 to 16 years. The Club caters for girls and boys who want to improve their cycling ability, whether for everyday riding, recreation or racing.

Road based training sessions are held at Netherhall School, Queen Edith's Way, Cambridge, every Monday evening: -
6 pm for ages 10 to 12.
7 pm for ages 13 to 16.

Off road based sessions take place at Milton Country Park every Saturday: -
2 pm for ages 10 to 12.
3 pm for ages 13 to 16.

The one hour training sessions are just £4 for non members and £3 for members.

For further information, visit the website: - 

or contact: - James Bamford, Head Coach, Cambridge Junior Cycling Club.

Tel: 07835 120235. Email:

Saturday, 7 February 2015

First Ladies Ride 2015

Sarah, Sue, Suzanne, Vanessa, Cara, Julia and Kate
The Magnanimous Seven set off on the First Ladies Ride of the year - destination Café Abantu in Bourn.  A tad drizzly but there was no fear of frostbite and thankfully no opportunity to practice slalom skills.  There was the opportunity of the ascent of two of Cambridgeshire's cols however, at Barrington and Croydon, but pleased to report that no resuscitation was required at either summit.  The group stayed together well and we maintained a steady pace in preparation of the climax of the ride, which was of obviously tea and cakes courtesy of the lovely ladies at Bourn.  Next ladies ride will be 9am Saturday 14th March at Addenbrookes - a reminder email will follow from me ... if I remember.   Happy Cycling ... !  Sue  

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Tip for Garmin Users

Here is a tip that may get your Garmin returned should you leave it in the café or otherwise lose it: -

- Plug the device into your laptop/PC and navigate to the Garmin folder (2 folders may be shown).
 - Open both folders to locate the Startup folder and the file called Startup.txt. It will be at the bottom of the list.
- Open this file with a text editor such as Notepad. You have the facility to insert some text that will appear when the device is turned on. Enter something like "If found reward on 01223.........." Then change the display from 0 to say 10 seconds.
- Save the file and eject the device.

You will need to start and shut down for the message to appear the next time you start the device.

Some kind soul might then ring you rather than sell it on an auction site.