Monday, 13 March 2017

Ike Saul Memorial Road Race

Despite the inclement forecast, it stayed dry for the riders with the added benefit of little wind.

The Cambridge club volunteers were up and about 2 hours before the start setting out the signs, sorting the parking, signing on riders and getting everyone in position. A strong Cambridge line-up fronted the field of 60 with Bjorn Krylander, Patrick Willan, David Lee, Edward Lee-Six and Charles Pearson. In a rare turn of events for the Kingston circuit, a good-size breakaway failed to appear. With strong riding from Strada Sport chasing down any breakaways, it looked as though nothing would stick. A late spirited attack with 20 miles to go from Mark Richards saw the gap open out to a minute. However this was closed to 35 seconds with the bell sounding for the last lap. On the final lap the bunch came together and a sprint finish was ensured. The sprint began in earnest at 150m, with two riders getting a jump on the field. Finally Thomas Power managed to over-ride Colin Bailey (2nd) and Morris Bacon (3rd) for the win. The Cambridge riders did well with Charles Pearson 7th, Patrick Willan 8th and David Lee 12th; all three gaining points. Prizes were awarded at the HQ with refreshments for all after a hard morning's work both on and off road.

Photos, courtesy of Nick Nicholson and Carol Lee, can be viewed here and the results are here

Lap 1: Jack Steven (East London Velo)
Lap 2: Martin Smith (London Phoenix CC)
Lap 3: Martin Smith (London Phoenix CC)
Lap 4: Mark Richards (Velo Club Baracchi)

Tusk Combativity Award: Mark Richards (Velo Club Baracchi)
Rider feedback indicated gratitude for a safe race. This is due to Cambridgeshire Constabulary now recognising the Accredited Marshal Scheme (whereby traffic can be stopped to enable safe progress of the Race).

Many thanks to all those who helped in organizing various sections of the race; our sponsors Tusk; Cambridge Design Partnership (who provided parking); Toft People's Hall; the racers and spectators.

Film Night

Thanks to all who came to support the Film Night – A Sunday in Hell – on 9th March.   The evening was a success and we hope to run another similar event in the future.  Special thanks go to David McGaw for kindly arranging the technical issues to show the film on the big screen ... and another big thanks to John Gull and Espresso Library for hosting us and providing another great buffet!

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Ike Saul Memorial Road Race Sunday 12 March

The Ike Saul Memorial Road Race is on Sunday and weather forecasts are predicting clear skies! 60 of the regions finest cyclists will be battling it out over the lumpy 65 mile course to determine the winner of the club’s annual road race. The course is 5 laps of a 13 mile circuit through the villages of Bourn, Arrington, Orwell, and the Eversdens, finishing in Kingston.
The event is free to watch and following the race all are invited to Toft Social Club for tea & cake.
Why not head on over to the circuit for your Sunday ride this week?
(Car drivers are asked to refrain from parking on the course)
Start 08:30. Expected finish time 10:45–11:00

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Film Night

Our next social event will be the viewing of the 1976 edition of Paris-Roubaix on Thursday 9 March 6:45pm at Espresso Library

On arrival, a buffet will be provided at £12 per head before the film show.

If you would like to attend contact our Social Secretary