FCCC Track Championship 2014 - now confirmed
Dick reports that he is still one or two short of helpers on timing for this event. Last registrations by the end of the club evening on the 18th July!
Dick has now confirmed that he has booked Reading track for a club "Track Championship" on Wednesday 23rd July. The event will be run using road bikes rather than track bikes.
There will be a warm up session followed by 500m Sprint and Pursuit category competitions. These will be run for Seniors, Juniors, Ladies and Vets. Seniors and Vets will do a 9 lap pursuit, Ladies 6 lap and Juniors 4 laps - the track is 490 m in length.
We will need four timekeepers and a qualified first aider - if you can help, contact Dick
2014 07 10 - Thursday Club Time Trials
18 starters this week on the longer 20km course, with half from the club.
2014 07 03 - Thursday Club Time Trials
15 riders out with 9 members riding
Club Kit & Clothing
The shop has been extended to allow club clothing to be ordered online. At the moment, we are only accepting online orders for stock items, which can be paid for, then collected from Martin at club nights. We do not have any delivery arrangements!
If you want something that is not in stock, let Martin know what you want and we'll include it on the next order.
If you see any bugs on the site, let Bob know.
2014 06 26 - Thursday Club Time Trials
|Jun 26||CC255B||11.5 m|
|1||4||0h32'17"||-0h01'38"||Mr P Joyce||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|2||3||0h32'29"||-0h02'22"||Mr G Short||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|3||2||0h34'20"||-0h03'09"||Mr A Joyce||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|4||1||0h37'25"||Ms H Wiles||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
Surrey League 4 Up TT
This 34 mile event will take place on the combined Alfold/Kirdford Circuits and the HQ is at Alfold Village Hall on 6th September 1:30pm.
The teams can be Mens, Womens, Mixed, Vets, Juniors, Under 23, etc.
If you would like to take part or are able to help coordinate a team for the event, please contact Bob
A couple of members have been injured in serious crashes recently and that's a reminder that our sport can be dangerous. One thing that can be done to reduce the risk is to ensure that your equipment is in good condition.
We have been contacted by a member that was concerned that other members are going out on rides and even joining TTs with bad equipment - in the case brought to our attention, severely worn tyres. This poses a hazard to other riders and road users. As the reporter said:
"Common sense dictates that we ride our bikes in the best condition possible, the highway code re-iterates this. I'm sure any insurance would have washed their hands of this if it had become an issue. If fact if a car had been involved then the claim would almost certainly have gone against our member, and rightly so."
Dick has pointed out that CTT rules, under which our TTs are held, state:
"CTT Handbook Page 324 14. Competitor's Machine.
Every competitor must ensure that his machine is so constructed, equipped and maintained as to be capable of being ridden on the road safely at all times and in all conditions.
Also at (e) Tyres shall be in good condition and tubular tyres shall be securely attached to the rims."
Please make sure that the condition of your bike is not a factor in safety and be aware that ride guides and TT or club officials (timekeepers or others) are likely to deny you participation in an event if you arrive at the start with equipment that, in their view, is not suitable, or adequately maintained, or might pose a question about safety.
2013 06 19 - Thursday Club Time Trials
17 on our fast course. Whoever left their tools and spares with Donald - I hope you managed to get home without a puncture.
Go Faster with Aero-bars
Thanks to Donald for this suggestion for Aero-bars for improving your times on TTs.
2014 06 12 - Thursday Club Time Trials
19 out - a good turn out!