Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Quiz evening Thursday 18 January

Our third quiz evening will be at Espresso Library on Thursday 18th January at 7pm. A pre-booked buffet (at £10 per head) is being provided for team members.

Each team will consist of 4 members or guests.

Contact our Social Secretary to book your team or place in a team.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Training Camp March 2018

The combined CCC/Tri-Club Training Camp next year will run from Saturday 17 March to Sunday 25 March.

Both clubs subsidise the cost of the camp so that airport transfers are included.

Go to the Perfect Condition website for details and the booking form.

Winter Training

As usual the Triathlon Club is hosting turbo training sessions through the winter on Wednesday evenings until the middle of March.

There is a new venue - Chesterton Community College, Gilbert Road.

Sessions start at 7:30pm with the same old coach (Tim). You will need your own bike and trainer.

The sessions are suitable for cyclists of all experience and ability. If you're a novice you can't get left behind and if you're not you don't have to wait. They are coached, structured and progressive. There is a strong focus on technique and education.

Cost is £4 per session for members of Cambridge CC. You can contact Tim via his post on our Forum or Perfect Condition

Cicloturista Santiago del Teide

Peter Taylor ‘comptées’ in Tenerife.

In west Tenerife an annual cycle race takes place each Autumn.  Being the fifth year of its existence this year’s event was ‘V Cicloturista Santiago del Teide’.  Over a distance of 56 kilometres, it starts and finishes in the village of Tamaimo, in the hills above Los Gigantes.  It begins with a climb from at an altitude 628 metres to 1,118 metres before descending to the coastal road, with a final climb back up to Tamaimo.   

Being Tenerife, the event has interesting ‘localised' features.  Yes, it has a timed race element, but this is only  the final climb of approximately 600 metres over 6 kilometres.  In a sense it is a 50 mile procession, interspersed with two breaks (one with food and drinks provided by a local hotel), culminating in a hill climb race.  During the 50 mile procession riders are entertained by Salsa music emanating from the local Sports Director’s lead car.  At the end there is more food and drink on offer - paella and beer - before an extensive award ceremony.

This was my second attempt at this event.  This year I was aware that the only timed element is the final climb!  I managed to come third within the over 60 (Master 60) category.