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Scheme for Support of Open TT & Race Riders (2014)
This year, we are repeating last year's scheme to reward those that are taking part in open TTs and in racing.
Where riders commit by the end of May to either, during the year:
- Riding in 6 open TT events
- Riding in 6 race events
the club will refund either
- (for TTs), half the cost of entry and
- for road races, half the cost of a BC licence or Surrey League membership fees.
T|he maximum amount claimable for TT riders is £50. Note that the committment has to be made by April or May, but the rides can be done anytime during the year (before or after the committment).
Riders that intend to apply, should advise Bob that they intend to take part and then submit evidence to Dick of participation and cost once they have done the 6 events. Riders should be 'of good standing' - that is to say they have to be paid up members and met membership requirements. They should also compete in club kit.
We had been hoping to introduce a wider scheme to reward competitors and helpers next year, but we're short of a volunteer to administer it. If you can help, please contact Bob.
Road Race May 11th
As you may have noticed, we have been taking a number of actions to boost competition by club members and to support those that are getting involved. Part of this is to encourage road racing. As an affiliated club to the Surrey League, which is part of the support for riding, we are required to run an event. Without the support of clubs like ours, road racing for amateurs would not be possible. The event needs a number of volunteers to help by marshalling at junctions as well as at sign-on etc.
- It's fairly simple to do and you will get a briefing as well as getting a chance to see some racing
- This is a simple way to give something back to the club
You don't have to give up a Sunday ride - why not ride out in the morning for the afternoon event?
Gareth has posted some more information in the Forums
2014 04 17 - Thursday Club Time TrialsA good evening, although Bob (re-)learned a lesson about not adjusting the bike just before a TT. (4 minutes down on last week, despite several watts more because of a binding brake block!)
New Handicap Competition Latest News - (mid April 2014 report)
In the April Monthly Handicap competition, Matthew Charlton is currently leading by virtue of having completed 3 races. But with 2 races still to go, his position is likely to be challenged by a few others who have not yet completed their 3 qualifying races. Dave Triska, as well as doing some very fast times, has shown a good improvement rating, while Helen Wiles (F) has shown a big improvement in her second race. Below that, Simon Hunt, Kelly Miller and Nigel Rigby have shown good early season improvement. Vernon Schutte has shown a big improvement over his first race in the Winter. Giles Short had a good first race, but a disappointing second race.
In the April Monthly Full Points competition, Matthew Charlton has an unassailable lead, by winning all his 3 races. Several are in contention for minor places.
Summer-Season news reports will be added in May.
You can link to the page about the competition here.
2014 04 12 - Saturday Club Time Trials
|Apr 12||CC175||10 m|
|1||6||0h22'31"||Mr M Charlton||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|2||4||0h26'01"||+0h00'35"||Mr N Rigby||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|3||3||0h26'45"||-0h00'09"||Mr L Wood||Alton CC|
|4||7||0h27'29"||Mr S Markie||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|5||5||0h28'27"||-0h01'01"||Mr C Baghust||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|6||1||0h30'04"||-0h02'55"||Mr V Schutte||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|7||2||0h31'02"||-0h04'44"||Mr M Welch||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
Not so many out this month, but it did give me extra time to get the signs out for the afternoon 25.
Pictures from the Open 25 TT
Thanks to Bob Fudge for providing a link to his pictures from last Saturday's Open 25 event.
Thanks for Open 25 From Morag
We received the following email from Morag:
"Today was my first ever open 25 mile TT. I'm more of a triathlete & I can't tell you how much I appreciated the help of FCCC helpers & marshalls. I found today very different to club TTs, lonely almost, as I never saw another FCCC member competing (although I know there were some). I felt a little bereft of camaraderie I think and I guess that's the nature of the event. Very different to a mass start of a triathlon.
So it was fabulous to see some friendly FCCC faces at the hall, on the start line & at the roundabouts, that I knew. So lovely to have the club marshalls support which definitely gave me a lift especially the second time around at Holybourne when I was suffering. Thanks to Ron* for the massive shout out as I passed by on my way to the finish.
Another bonus was finding the times already on the board at the hall by the time I got back - thanks time keepers. Thanks to Don's wife, Margaret, for sterling catering & to Don for great organisation. Sometimes the marshalls are the unsung heroes of an event & I wanted to express how important I felt you all were for me today. Thank you!"
* Actually, Bob as he, John and Chris B were marshalling there
2014 04 10 - Thursday Club Time Trials
A good turn out again and good conditions on Thursday evening.
New Club TT Competition Test
Thanks to Dave Lambert and others for developing a new competition system for the club TTs. The system is currently in "Beta testing" and can be accessed from here.
If all goes well and the system works, and develops well, from next year we'll develop it further with an aim to integrate it into the club site. Comments in the forum, please!