Club Run - Sunday 10th November
9:00 am: Navigation Rally - 25 miles approximately - Blue Bell Pub, Maxey (no other club runs that day).
Meet at the Blue Bell Pub in Maxey and follow the clues with a bit of map reading. It's like a car treasure hunt but on a bicycle. Just bring a pencil to write the answers to the clues and the Start and Finish will be at the Blue Bell pub in Maxey. There is no coffee stop but you will be able to enjoy a drink at the end when we do the scoring in the pub.
Contact Birgit Scott 07974248737 or Ian Waddilove 07771674786 if you have any questions.
We hope you can join us on Sunday.
After a successful trial session last winter the club has arranged for personal trainer Yvonne Goodsall to come along and offer some core training to compliment riders cycling training. These will be separate sessions for youths and adults from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at the Embankment Athletic Track, with free parking in the adjoining Regional Pool car park. Full changing facilities and basic refreshments are included if required. Booking is not essential, but it would be handy to have an idea of numbers in advance if possible for the adult sessions.
Youth sessions will be split, so each group will get 30 minutes cycling and 30 minutes core exercises, no booking required and normal fees apply, on the following dates.
Fridays 15th November, 17th January & 6th March
Adult sessions will be £2 each and take place on Fridays 6th December &
Thanks to the efforts of Simon Pitchford and others, the FCCC club dinner has now sold out for 2019.
However there is still an opportunity for members to contribute raffle prizes.
Active Chiropractic Clinic – Free session - activechiropractic.co.uk
Peterborough Cycle Hub - Silver bike service – www.peterboroughcyclehub.co.uk
Linford's Fish & Chips in Deeping – Gift Vouchers - https://www.
Terry Wright Cycles – Gift Vouchers - https://www.terrywrightcycles.
This Friday 8th November we will be holding another of our racenights, this time its with a Cyclocross format, so we will be on the grass and every rider will get at least two races. These will still suit ALL of our youth riders, but with the added attraction of some riders from other clubs joining us for a few races, making it ideal entry level racing, and suitable for getting started with competitive events. Each event will be in age groups, so even our youngest will be able to take part, and the oldest will riders will be under 16 age group (racing seperately to the younger ones)
Please note that if any of you would like to borrow a club bike, please help us by being there by 6.15
Entry will be £4 on the day from 6.00pm with races to start at 6.30 and finish around 8:00 - 8:15 with the series prizes awarded at the end and all done by 8:30. Hopefully our youngsters will all want to try these events, they seem to have a competitve streak even when not racing, so it should make a nice change to our usual format.
We could do with a few helpers on the night, so if you are able to help please let me know, preferably in advance. In particular we need someone to take entries, ideally would could be there for 5:45/6:00
Riders, the more the merrier for good racing. All youth riders welcome.
Cakes, always very welcome
Refreshments - ideally 2 - 3 to help out with them
Signing on - two people required
Timekeepers - three people required
Demo rider to lead the riders round the course
Helpers for setting up, could do with a couple of helpers who could ideally get there early
The details are on the British Cycling website, but as its entry on the night things are not too different to normal.
This will be at our usual venue The Embankment Athletic Track, Bishops Road, PE1 5BW.
After consulation with the committee, Ellmore have launched winter jackets in 2 fluro colourways.
These are ordered direct from the online store and delivered to your door.
There are loads of technical feautres such as Roubaix lined fabric and of course, that all important high visibility colour.
In addition to the clubs traditional yellow (but with a brighter twist!) we have a pink version that will be available.
These products are only available as winter training garments and do not replace the existing club jersey.
The online store for the new hi-viz products can be accessed from the menu at the top of the page, or by clicking here.
Club Dinner Menu Choices
Breaded chicken, mushroom sauce, seasonal veg + roasted new potatoes.
Homemade steak & ale pie in shortcrust pastry, mash potatoes, and seasonal vegetables.
Linguine, arrabiata sauce and fresh basil (Vegan)
Vegetable lasagne (Vegetarian)
Apple & peach crumble with custard
Homemade lemon tart with cream.
Fresh fruit salad
Raffle prize update...
SILVER SERVICE at the CLUB DINNER
To be in with a chance to win a Silver bike service worth £70 you will need to buy a raffle ticket at this year's club dinner on Sat 16th Nov. This generous prize has been donated by Peterborough Cycle Hub, Unit 10 Botolph Bridge Trading Estate, Oundle Road, P'boro', PE2 9QP
Check out what else they have to offer, pop in to say hello, pick up some bits & bobs or join one of the 9am Saturday morning rides out from there with Dan.
WILL YOUR CHIPS BE UP AT THE CLUB DINNER?
Chris Pithey is not only a cyclist but also the new owner of Linford's Fish & Chips in Deeping & has kindly donated some vouchers to our Raffle. There's also a job up for grabs too if you check out the link below.
Chip, chip, hooray!
The senior cyclo cross training starts tomorrow 1st November 1830 - 1930 with futher sessions planned for 15th November and possibly 13th December.
They will be hosted at Peterborough Athletics Track.
Please find below details of this week's club runs, the Club Presentation night on the 16th November where our guest speaker will be Michael Hutchinson (Dr. Hutch), details of the reinstatement of the club run attendance trophy plus information on a new activity - Senior Cyclocross.
We are pleased to announce that we are reinstating the trophies for the persons (Male & Female) who attends the most Sunday club runs. We would ask all club run leaders to text or email Ian Waddilove with the names of all riders who attend their Sunday run so that the points can be recorded.
Ian's contact details are:-
Club Presentation Night Guest
This year's presentation night will take place at The Queens Head in Nassington on Saturday 16th November. We are pleased to announce that we have booked our guest of honour "Dr. Michael Hutchinson" (Dr. Hutch). Ticket prices for a 2 course meal are:
Adult (18 yrs upwards) 2 course meal - £20
Under 18's having a 2 course meal - £15
Under 18's having chicken nuggets/chips - £5
We are sure you will know plenty about Dr. Hutch already, but if you need more information please see:
If you would like to join us at the presentation evening please contact Simon Pitchford to check tickets are still available and then transfer payment (details below) and then contact Simon Pitchford to inform him of payment. If you can't pay by bank transfer then please contact Simon for an alternative method of payment.
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The return of the club championship event earlier this year proved popular, particularly with newcomers to Cyclocross with a very novice friendly smaller event. It has been decided to repeat this event on Saturday 29th February at 12:00, once again at The Embankment Athletics track on Bishops Road, Peterborough.
In order to allow newcomers to get a taste of Cyclocross we are happy to arrange some practice sessions on Friday evenings at the Athletics Track, although you don't have to be a newcomer to take part. These will give everyone a bit of a workout, and cover the basic skills required to get the best out of yourself, perhaps with little or no Cyclocross
background. We have one or two bikes that could be borrowed, or any off road type bike is quite sufficient.
Sundays Club Runs - 20th October
Please find below this week's clubs runs which start from Helpston.
9:00 am: Little Bytham – Rasels Tea House (54 miles) - Ian Todd leading
Out via Greatford, Pickworth, Clipsham & Holywell back Swinstead, Elsthorpe, Thurlby & Greatford
9:30 am: Decide on the Day (45 miles) Volunteer Required
A ride of around 45 miles: riders to decide route and coffee stop on the day to suit weather conditions and who turns up to ride.
10:00 am: Barnsdale – Garden Centre Tearoom (40 miles) - Birgit Scott leading