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Alternative Kit Designs
We have some new designs for an alternate kit for those that want something different from our yellow-based club kit.
There is a poll in the forum that is available to members only.
Holmes and Watson in hot pursuit
"The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist" was a Sherlock Holmes story set just six miles from Farnham in Surrey, and Holmes and Watson were spotted in "hot pursuit" in the same area this weekend!
Fifty riders took part in the annual Farnborough and Camberley Cycling Club (FCCC) Christmas Time Trial this Sunday. Riding 10 miles from Bentley and back in times from 21 to 45 minutes.
The winner was Justyn Cannon of the RAF Cycling Association who completed the course in 21 minutes and 43 seconds, but the fancy dress prize went to John Allen and David Eccles of Redmon CC who competed as Sherlock and Watson - and managed 2nd place in the Tandem class with a time of 26 minutes 45 seconds.
I have uploaded some pix to the gallery
The club has a Sportive trophy for the member that rides the most miles in the year to the end of November. We have a claim for 1,767 miles. If you have a claim for more miles in Sportive or audax events, please contact Bob urgently with details of the rides.
Family Ride - 28th December
I got this note from Nigel...
I'm going to run a family junior ride on Saturday 28th December where I would like to invite mums and dads, brothers and sisters along for a gentle ride to a cafe. Route will be on cycle paths and minor roads stopping for a mince pie and a drink. I would like everyone to register in advance so I know how many. (Go here and click the "I will attend the event" option)
I'll need a couple of volunteers depending on the numbers to shepherd everyone.
AGM - and Proposals
The club's AGM will take place on Feb 7th, in place of the normal club evening. According to the club rules, proposals for the AGM need to be in the hands of the Secretary, Chris, before 17th Jan.
Reading Track - Busy!
Dick has warned that the sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings have become very popular. As there is a maximum of around 60 (!) allowed for safety reasons, some riders have been turned away in the last couple of weeks. If you plan to go, get there reasonably early!
Following the success of previous events, he committee has also decided to support (financially!) four sessions per year for members at the track that will mean an opportunity for formal training and coaching in group riding. More details will follow.
p.s. the new track season will start on 20th March 2014.
Thanks to Kim and Stu for organising the excellent skittles evening. Great fun was had by all and there was enough food that there was some left! Thanks also to Terry for donating a good quantity of sports drinks and boosters that were given as prizes at the tyre changing and at the skittles evening.
I have put some more pictures in the gallery.
Tyre Changing Time Trial
A big thank you to everyone who took part in the Tyre Changing time trial at the club social on Friday 6th December. It was a great to see so many faces on the night and varied tactics. Congratulations to Keith S who won the competition with an impressive time of 2 minutes and 15 seconds.
Here's the table from the poster..
|Bob R||DQ||Broke the valve!|
|Martin||DQ||Pinched the tube and burst it on inflation|
|Martin||2:02||But only after application of talc to the tyre!|
A special thanks to Ron for providing extra tyres. Note for the future - take plenty of tubes!!!