Forthcoming Club Runs
Forthcoming Club Runs...
17 Aug: new coffee stop at the Addison Arms, Glatton. Come along, let's see what its like!
23/24 Aug: Camping at Sibbertoft. Meet 11am Saturday and ride 50 miles to campsite at Sibbertoft, back on Sunday; easier route than last time.
31 August: Leicestershire & Rutland 'Hilly'; 84 miles taking in all the harder climbs in the area with a coffee stop at Hallaton.
7 September: 58 miles on the various minor tracks right around Peterborough with a stop at Whittlesea. Mostly tarmac but light tyres not really suitable.
26 September: Navigation Rally - like a treasure hunt on 2 wheels. Approx 25 miles. Start and finish at the Blue Bell in Maxey with a trophy for the winner.
The Audax-style club run will be rescheduled for 12 October.
Also in October: Youth Hostelling weekend ar Helmsley in the Yorkshire Moors: great fun, spectacular rides and club YHA membership means you needn't be a YHA member to come.
Save the date - 20th August 2014 & more
The social team are asking that club members "save the date" of 20th August 2014 for the end of Bluebell celebrations and presentations.
We will be returning to the excellent John Clare Cottage after the great evening there last year. UPDATE tickets are now available form Steve Clarke for £5 each.
We are also taking bookings for the Mildenhall Cycle Rally held over the August bank holiday should you wish to camp for the weekend. Of course you can easily book into a local b & b or just visit for the day.
Also don't forget the club dinner over at The Farmers Arms in Yaxley on November 8th.
Cyclocross Introductory sessions - some ladies only
Beginners rides now a regular feature - all welcome.
Bluebell 10 mile time trials
There is now just one more to go on Wednesday 20th August with the start now at 6.45 for August. So don't forget to be there early to sign on. Also don't forget as its a handicap series, you all have a chance of winning. If you've not done one before you'll have to be there this week or wait until next year, although there are still a few other club events you could try.
ACCREDITED MARSHAL SCHEME
WITH the roads becoming ever more dangerous there is a requirement to make Road Racing safer. As such around the country local police forces are requiring Accredited Marshals. Cambridgeshire do not require them at this stage (Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex do already) but we expect that will be the case in the not too far distant future.
AMS marshals are able to stop traffic at junctions/bends etc. to allow safe passage of the race. It is an essential part of keeping racing on the roads.
BC Eastern Region are already running course to get marshals accredited and it's going to be essential that our club have a number of 'Qualified' marshals in the near future. Would you be interested? Once qualified AMS marshals will be paid a small fee and expenses when they marshal events. AMS marshals will not marshal our club's race, but will be expected to do other events in the region too.
The next course will be held in Bury St Edmunds on 12th April. It is a half day course running from 10am until 2pm. There is a short online module to complete prior to the course and then a mixture of classroom and practical learning on the day.