Sunday, 27 November 2016

Intermediate Clubrun 27 November

Photo: - Kate King
Louis joined us for his first clubrun since paralympic success in Rio.

...and no Louis, you haven't quite managed to hide that rather large piece of cake!

...and we readily forgave him for being the only one of us without mudguards.

We were also grateful to Terry for timing his puncture stop in glorious late November sunshine.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Group Riding Skills

It is all too easy, when getting out of the saddle, to ease pressure on the pedals. (Feedback has pointed out that Newton's third law of motion also comes into play: - for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction).
When riding in close formation, this may alarm the rider on your wheel as it has the same effect as applying the brakes.
By keeping constant pressure on the pedals and not thrusting forwards, your speed should not change as you rise from the saddle. Imagine you are climbing the stairs.
Note: - for those riding fixed wheel bikes this is not so much of an issue.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Tony Purnell talk at Camb Uni Engineering Dept

Tony Purnell, Head of Technical Development at British Cycling, will talk about how engineering helped Great Britain top the cycling medal table at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

The talk takes place at Lecture Theatre 0, Cambridge University Engineering Department on Thursday 24 November starting at 7pm (doors open 6:30pm).

This event is free to attend but registration is required.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Annual Social and Prize Giving

Our Annual Social and Prize Giving will be held at the University Centre on Saturday 12th November at 7pm.

This is an opportunity to socialise with club mates, if you can recognise them in normal clothing!

Our guest speaker will be Paralympian Clare Cunningham and our Guests of Honour will be Paralympic Gold and Bronze medallist Louis Rolfe and family.

£25 includes a sit-down buffet style meal with liquid refreshments.

There will also be a pay bar and the opportunity to buy club kit at bargain prices.

Contact our Social Secretary to book your place.