Saturday 2nd February at Collyweston Heritage Centre PE9 3PQ with a 10:00 start.
A very different format with the club Wattbikes for this event, and a new venue. The format is an inter club event in teams of 5. Each rider will complete 10 miles giving each team of 5 a combined 50 miles. The first rider from each team will ride their 10 miles starting at 10:00 and then after a couple of minutes break to adjust the bikes for the next rider, the second 10 miles will be completed with all teams starting each 10 miles simultaneously, and so on through the team. Note if your team is a rider short then one rider may ride twice or you could borrow a rider from another team, or if you have extra riders why not let them fill in for another team so everyone gets a ride?
This link shows a recent event to give you an idea of how it works, https://www.facebook.com/kate.jacklin.5/posts/10214266001464132
Entry is open to all at £25 per team and is strictly limited due to the number of bikes on a first come basis.
There will be a few prizes:
Fastest individual male
Fastest individual Female
Highest individual power to weight ratio
Rider names in ride order
Rider weights (optional)
Spectators are welcome to cheer their team mates along and if you plan to go out for a ride you are very welcome to drop in with refreshments available.
Payment preferred in advance by bank transfer to the club account or cash on the day.
If you have any questions please just let me know at the above e-mail or call 07743 357 037
Paul Asplin, better know to club mates as Aspro, won the Fenland Clarion CC Cyclo Cross Championships over the weekend.
Massive congratulations to Aspro on his victory.
He will be the latest recipient of this lovely trophy.
The 19th January saw the FCCC round of the Muddy Monsters series which was held at the Peterborough Embankment track.
The club would like to place on record its thanks to all involved in making this event and the series a success.
Please find below details of this weekend's club runs Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th January.
Saturday 19th January
Starting from Tesco Werrington, The Werrington Centre, PE4 6NA. (map)
9.30 am: Stopping in Deeping for refreshments - 20 miles - Chris Faull leading
Out via Milking Nook, Peakirk, Deeping Gate, Frognall, back via Northborough, Maxey, Helpston and Glinton. https://ridewithgps.com/
Sunday 20th January
Starting from Helpston.
9:30 am: Peterborough Cathedral Becket’s Tearoom (47 miles) – Ian Todd leading
Out via Deeping, Crowland, Thorney & North Bank, back via Ferry Meadows and Barnack
10 am: Barnsdale Garden Centre (35 miles) – Birgit Scott Leading
Out via Maxey, West Deeping, Barholm, Greatford, Little Casterton, Tickencote, Exton and back via Empingham, Great Casterton, Stamford, Pilsgate, Barnack & Bainto
Please note change of run venue for 10 am - Tea Room as Rasel's is not open during January and we have swapped with a February ride.
We hope you can join us on one of the above rides.
This Saturday we are hosting the final round of the Muddy Monsters North Cambs series of youth races, which will be followed by a short entry level cyclocross race for adults.
The Muddy Monsters event will be open to all youth riders and a few helpers will be needed from 08:00 to set up and sign on will be from 09:15 for the racing to start at 10:00 and there will be prizes for the series and all be finished by 12:00 at the latest. Entry is £4 per rider for a minimum of two races.
At 12:00 there will be a 20 minute seniors race for the Fenland Clarion cyclocross championships. This would be ideal for parents who fancy trying a cyclocross event suitable for novices.
So whether you want to ride, spectate, help out or bring along a cake for the refreshments it would be great to see you there.
The more the merrier.
Please note if using the Regional Pool car park that charges apply on Saturdays.
Just a quick reminder that we will be at the Athletic Track on Bishops Road once again this Friday ready to start riding at 6:30 through until 7:30.
This week there is a choice of polishing up those cyclocross skills on the grass or taking the chance to try riding on the rollers, where parents can also take part.
Note that next week we will have an extra Friday evening when we will have a family ride and an evening of Wattbike races with the parents taking on the mighty talents of our youth riders.
Hopefully see lots of you there, and as always any questions please just ask.
The FCCC are hosting their Cyclo Cross Championships at Peterborough embankment on Saturday 19th January.
Get your bike dusted off ready for a big race as part of the clubs junior event.
If you are interested in riding, please let Steve Clarke know.
Saturday 19th January we will be holding the Fenland Clarion Cyclocross Championships at Peterborough Embankment Athletic Track on Bishops Road PE1 5BW with a 12:00 start.
Parking is in the adjoining Regional Pool car park, where charges apply, or park elsewhere if more suitable for you.
The race will be of 20 minutes duration and is for senior riders, although depending on numbers we may well accept youth A riders.
This event will follow on from a morning of youth racing that we are hosting from 10:00 as part of the Muddy Monsters series which you are welcome to come along and watch or help out.
All welcome and if you are interested in riding it would be helpful to know in advance (please respond to helen.malc@ntlworld. Entry will be £4 per rider and there is a club trophy up for grabs. The event is quite suitable for all abilities with novice riders welcome.
HELPSTON CHAINGANG SATURDAY
As per last week, there's a Saturday morning Chaingang from Helpston, where various riders from around the area, meet up and have a fast, through and off session, with no waiting.
Lindsay and myself will be doing it again this week and can meet up with any clubmates at Helpston at 9.30am for an hour steady warm up, followed by an hour of Chaingang (10.30am), if there is one (if not we'll start our own) and then ride home.
We should all get 2 1/2/3hrs in, with a hard/fast hour thrown in.
Who's up for it?
Lindsay and I will help you/show you the ropes//keep an eye out for you if you don't know what a Chaingang is.
Please find below details of this weekend's club runs Sunday 13 January.
Sunday 13 January
All rides start from Helpston.
9.30 am: Oundle One of the Cafes - 44 miles - Ian Todd leading
Out via Sutton, Wansford, Nassington, Apethorpe back via Ashton, Bullock Rd, Ferry Meadows, Ailsworth
10.00 am: Helpston Willow Brook Farm - 34 miles - Chris Faull leading
Helpston, Maxey, Northborough, Deeping Gate, Langtoft, W.Deeping, Willowbrook, Ashton, W.Deeping, Barholm, Tallington, Bainton, Barnack & Ufford
We hope you can join us on one of the above rides.
Hi to all
There is currently a spare slot at the Derby Velodrome on the afternoon on Monday 8th April which I can book for us as a club if there is sufficient interest. This would be for youths and seniors, although I can't confirm costs until I can gauge numbers but would hope to be able to arrange on similar terms to last time which was £25 each including hire bike and shoes. The minimum age is 9 years.
So if you are interested please let me know by Sunday evening as I will let them know on Monday morning.