It was a bracing morning as the riders gathered at the foot of the first of two hill climbs taken on in this years competition.
The event is promoted in accordance with Peterborough Cycling Club and attracted a good crowd of supporters on both hills. They were certainly looking for suffering riders on the first climb from Ketton to Collyweston, gathering on the left hand bend where the gradient pitches up to over 15%.
Thankfully the sun was out despite the cold and the heavy rain of the previous afternoon had abaited.
The times were really competitive and it ended up as a closely fought competition.
Massive contratulations to all the riders and thanks to those who made the event possible.
We now have the Wattbikes in use and will be having another indoor cycling night on Monday 29th October at Brookside Church on Gunthorpe Road PE4 7TG. This will be a "come & try it" evening where you can use the bikes, or just watch, to discover how beneficial they can be, so whether you want to try a race, check your pedalling technique or use the Wattbike app there will be something for you. The fun start at 7.00 and we'll be finished by 9.00. Spectators are very welcome and tea & coffee will be available, so if you dont fancy riding you can always come down and socialise with your clubmates. If you do want to ride preference will be given to those who let Malc know in advance to help us with the numbers. Although there maybe spaces on the night subject to availability. Its all totally free and we'd appreciate your feedback to help us determine how best to use these bikes through the winter months.
Please note that you are also welcome to bring your rollers along and we may include a roller time trial if there is sufficient interest, perhaps a few miles against the Wattbikers?
This Friday we will be having a cycling sale at the Athletics Track on
Bishops Road from 6.30 - 7.30. So if you have anything you'd like to
sell, or just pass on for someone to use, please bring it along, or you
might want to buy a few bits from whatever else your fellow clubmates
bring along. Whatever it is, cycling related, you are welcome to bring
it along, so clothing, wheels or complete bikes.
Tea & coffee will be on the go, and its all for free, so if you're out
for a ride you could always drop in.
Our great new kit lady Kerry will also be there with the range of youths club kit
to try if any of you would like to ride in club colours.Hopefully see you on Friday, and any questions please just let me know.Malc
BBC has released its post Vuelta podcast and there is a fair amount of interest for Clarionista's with the Chairman of the Bury Clarion, first club of the Yates Twins interviewed.
You can get directly to the episode to listen online here. Or just search it in your favourite podcast app (such as Apple podcasts, Spreaker, Castbox).
To aid the celebrations why not invest in a National Clarion jersey to go with your Fenland kit.
Stocks are still available and you can contact Ian Clarke here to enquire.
Be more considerate to your clubmates on club runs and fit one of these Clarion mudflaps to your rear mudguard. You do run mudguards don’t you?
Clarion Mudflaps £7 each. Message Steve Clarke you want one.
Hi to all
We have the opportunity to have a session on the Derby Velodrome during half term, with a road bike session as well. The format would be a road bike session in the morning followed by a break before the track session. Suitable bikes are provided and the session is for ages 9 - 16 years. Note there may also be an opportunity on the same day for a one hour session for adults. This will depend on us getting suitable numbers to justify the session and a swift response is required if interested. The youth session would be £25 and i'll confirm on the adult price when I have it.
Monday 22nd October 11-1 outside and 2-4 on the trackMonday 22nd October 10-12 outside and 1-3 on the track with adults either 12-1 OR 3-4Tuesday 23rd October 10-12 outside (times tbc as maybe earlier to give a break) and 12-2 on the trackThursday 25th October 11-1 outside and 2-4 on the trackThursday 25th October 10-12 outside and 1-3 on the track with adults either 12-1 OR 3-4
Please let me know if interested and the dates/times you would be available. This session will only go ahead if we can get 16 riders going, which might be a struggle, so please let me know if interested for youths and/or adults.
Please let Malc know if you are interested in an adult cross skills session this coming Friday 21st Sept.
Here's a date for next years diary.
Next year our cycle camping trip next year will be returning to Ferry Meadows and for two nights this time, Friday 14 & Saturday 15 June. So there will be a bit more time there, with a range of rides on offer, and you can choose one or two nights. More details nearer the time, but don't say we didn't give you enough notice!