Thursday, 29 August 2019

Cambridge Festival of Cycling


Camcycle organises the Cambridge Festival of Cycling which takes place throughout September. There are over 20 events, details here

Saturday 7 September sees CamcycleTech at the Cambridge Museum of Technology. In addition to the speakers below there will be access to the museum’s permanent displays and cycle-centred activities. These include virtual reality cycle racing, a gears workshop and a bicycle physics investigation area. There will also be bicycle themed craft activities and a café.

Speakers: 
Mike Burrows – ‘Life as a bike designer, builder and racer’
Sam Brockie – ‘How fast should I be pedalling and  why?’
Joe Todd – ‘Transcontinental cycle racing’
TTP – local technology company

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Monday, 26 August 2019

Hill Climb Championships

Thursday 29 August sees our annual Hill Climb Championships at the Beechwoods

First rider off at 18:46 for the 1k climb.

We are limited to 40 riders and for this event it will be first come, first served.

The event is free to enter for members of both CCC and Espresso Library. Members of other clubs affiliated to Cycling Time Trials pay a guest rider fee of £4. Independent riders can ride as Day Members of CCC for £5.

Note: - To be eligible for the Championship, Club members must have already helped in the running of the Club on two occasions this season.


Thursday, 22 August 2019

Night Ride to King's Lynn on Friday 30 August

Club member Rob Hale also rides with "Friday Night Ride to the Coast" a group that does what it says starting mainly in London. This month they will be coming to Cambridge, with a ride starting at the (city) station at midnight on Friday 30th and arriving in King’s Lynn in time for breakfast. The route is about 70 miles, and there will be a half-way food stop at Welney Wetland Centre, who are opening specially in the early hours.
This is a social, no-drop ride which is open to anyone, so is nothing like club-run pace, but these are enjoyable events and a good introduction to all-night riding. You need to register by the 28th on the FNRttC website, and there is an annual membership fee of £2, but as a first-timer you do not need insurance (regular FNRttC riders do).
Rob is hoping to ride back to Cambridge afterwards and would be happy for others to join him. Alternatively you can come back by train (most people do).
If you are interested in this ride, then all details are on their website, or Rob will be happy to answer questions.

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

10 mile Championship for the September Plate


10 mile Championship at Bottisham E33/10 - the "September Plate" 

Congregation area 
This Thursday 22 August is the last Club time trial of the season (barring the hill climb on the 29th) and is designated as the 10 mile Championship event.

We have enough volunteers to go ahead safely but it would be great to have one more to push off at the start - please email the time trial secretary to volunteer.

First rider off at 6:31pm. Guest riders (being members of other CTT affiliated clubs) sign on from 6:10pm - entry fee £4. Non club members are also welcome to ride at a cost of £5 which includes day membership.

Friday, 16 August 2019

Nick Nicholson

Nick Nicholson passed away late last year and it was his wish that his cycling equipment and memorabilia were sold to raise funds for the Arthur Rank Hospice where he was cared for at the end of his illness.
 
His wife Claire organised the sale with help from the family, the village and our Cycle Club and it was held in May at the People’s Hall in Toft.

Funds raised on the day, and subsequently, amounted to £2,000.

Claire presented the cheque to the Arthur Rank Hospice last Friday 9 August, along with her son George, daughter-in-law Martha, grandchildren Daisy and Delilah, together with Debbie and Dean.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this event a success.


Friday, 2 August 2019

Paris - Brest - Paris

Martin Stefan
The final stage of the Tour de France on 28 July was from Rambouillet to Paris.

Just three weeks later, another bike ride sets off from Rambouillet: the 1200km Paris-Brest-Paris, a ride which takes place every four years and is seen as the pinnacle of the Audax calendar. Around 500 UK riders, the biggest UK entry ever, will be taking part in this huge international event, including two CCC riders, Martin Stefan and multiple PBP ancien Nick Jackson. We wish them both luck.

Martin has updated the Club's Audax page here.