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.

Monday, 29 July 2019

Help needed for club TT Thursday 1 August - EVENT NOW CANCELLED

Update 8pm Wednesday: Unfortunately we do not have sufficient volunteers to run this week's TT safely, so it has now been cancelled.

Congregation area 

We still need helpers for the last four events of the season so please contact the time trial secretary as soon as possible to volunteer to prevent further cancellations.

This week's club TT is scheduled on the Bottisham course and is our final Come and Try It event of the season.

However we still need a marshal and ideally a pusher. If you can help please email the time trial secretary to volunteer - if we do not have a marshal in place by 8pm on Wednesday, this event will be cancelled. 

Thursday, 25 July 2019

TT TONIGHT CANCELLED

Unfortunately due to an accident on the course which is blocking the road, tonight's TT at Knapwell has been cancelled.

Stay cool everyone! 

Your Club Needs You

At this year's annual general meeting in November, two of our current committee members will be stepping down. Ken Miller, general secretary, and Kate Sanders, assistant time trial secretary (Club events) will be relinquishing their roles, and we are looking for volunteers to replace them. If you are interested, or would like to know more about either position, please email Ken or Kate.

Additionally, Peter Blencowe, who has organised the Ike Saul road race for the last three years, is also stepping aside, and we need a volunteer to organise next year's race. If you think you can help or would like to know more, please contact us.