Rides in the Forum & Members Only area
A while ago, a member mentioned to the committee that he was concerned about rides being discussed in open forum as there could be a potential security issue.
Simon (thanks!) therefore has set up a new forum in a Members only forum which now has two sections - General and Rides.
We prefer to keep the forums open for the public to read (although only members can post), so if you are likely to make a post that could cause contention with discussions that are best not seen by guests, please start them in the members only "Issues and concerns" forum. We may move threads to that forum if they develop in that way.
Those coordinating rides might want to check with their regulars if they want to use the public or the private areas of the forum.
Latest News on Club TT Handicap Competition
RESULTS ARE PROVISIONAL WHILE WE ARE IN BETA TEST (we might find some bugs in the calculations...)
The April Monthly Handicap competition, shows some good early season improvements by many riders. Fast conditions on the last 8.5m gave some riders v good improvements. On the podium are:
1st Dave Triska
2nd= Helen Wiles
2nd= Simon Hunt
In the April Monthly Full Points competition, on the podium are:
1st Matthew Charlton
2nd Dave Triska
3rd Jane Morris
With all 4 races potentially counting towards the Summer-Series, the tables show
a slightly different picture. Helen Wiles leads the Summer Series Handicap from Matthew Charlton and C Gray, while Matthew Charlton leads the Summer Series Points competition from Martin Blyth and Dave Triska. Early days though on both of these.
Click here for 2013/2014 'ladder' of rider hcap times (CC175 'par' times), expected 'par' times on other club courses, and recorded best times for each rider on each club course.
Thanks to Dick for an update on track activity. Congrats to club members Jo Neville and Stuart Brimble who join Keith Griffiths as accredited riders for the Reading League.
Next Saturday, 3rd May is the annual "Bordeaux-Paris" event. Entries have to be in by today, but there are lots of events to see with up to 9 dernys out at at time. There will be elite, Under 16 and ladies events.
The Reading group has now add a C league to the existing A and B leagues. The C league is for novices, ladies and youths.
Going to Hillingdon?
If you're going to Hillingdon for the racing tomorrow (26th April), watch out for club member, George Bounds who will be competing in his first youth race.
Good luck, George!
2014 04 24 - Thursday Club Time Trials
14 members out and four ladies out of a total of 22 was a good turnout! The two fastest times by club members was also good.
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