Sunday, 29 November 2015

Top Tips

Align maker's label with valve
We are now into the puncture season (three on a group ride last Wednesday).

To more easily locate the cause of a puncture, should the tyre be removed from the wheel rim, install your tyres so that the maker's label is aligned with the valve. This will give a reference point for inspection of the tyre when the inner tube perforation is located.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Top Tips (an occasional series)

Sunday 22 November was very cold (zero degrees at 9am).

To ensure warm fingers and toes you may like to consider chemical hand and/or foot warmers. These economical items (otherwise known as T-bags) will transform a ride when the temperature is below 5 degrees C.

Available from Tesco click & collect: -

The Hand Warmers necessitate the use of mittens rather than gloves.

The Foot Warmers come with an adhesive backing to keep them in place on top of your socks.

Currently available with Clubcard boost.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Will it rain today?

Rain today 14 Nov 2015 07:30
The website Will it Rain Today tracks rainfall in 15 minute segments over the previous 2 hours, giving an indication of progress and intensity.

The weather icon above also links to Rain Today.

The image shows the situation on Saturday 14 November at 7:30

Friday, 6 November 2015

From Cycling Weekly 22 Oct 2015

What is your best advice for coping with a really long bike ride?
If you have to cope you shouldn't be on the bike. Every pedal stroke is a gift. We all have an allotted finite number of miles. Enjoy each one.
Joe Cox

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Nutrition talk with Suzane Leser Friday 6 November

There are about 20 places remaining for our nutrition seminar this Friday evening.
We would like to fill these remaining spaces.
Club members need only their membership card; the entrance fee for non-members is only £2.
Start time is 7pm at the Cambridge Uni. Engineering Dept.