Club Training and Coaching Sessions
"As from Tuesday May 13th Nigel Fletcher (BC level 2 road and time trial coach) will be running (free) open training and coaching sessions at Eelmore driver training circuit in Aldershot from 7:00pm onwards. These will run throughout the summer and will cater for all abilities and ages from near novice to experienced riders. Coaching will be available, so if you are looking to ride your first time trial or improve your riding technique and fitness come along. For further information contact Nigel or simply turn up on the night.
Eelmore driver training circuit is located on the A323 Fleet road approx 1 mile from main A325 Farnborough to Aldershot road. No parking is available at the circuit but there is a public car park 200m along the Fleet road towards Aldershot."
Registration by clicking the I'll attend button is preferred so that we know how many people are coming, but not compulsory.
Even if you have ridden in groups a lot, this kind of training can make a big difference to how well you can do it which
- will make you faster or help you to save energy in a group
- make you a safer and better rider for the others in the group!
Road Race May 11th - Thanks
I got this from Nigel:
"On behalf of Gareth and myself I would like to thank everyone for supporting the clubs road race on Sunday and making it a huge success. All we received were complements from riders and Commissaries at the event on how professional and helpful all the marshals and helpers were. It was definitely a team effort and helps keep cycle road racing on the open roads. Let’s hope that we can get some club members riding our own event next year?
I hope everyone enjoyed the experience and I hope to see you all again same time next year.
Thanks also to Gareth and Nigel for their efforts in organising the event. For those of you that need plenty of warning, your next (and last chance) to volunteer this year is the Xmas 10 on 21st December which Jane is running.
Riding the Pringle - 31st May
All places have now gone for this.
We have been allocated 4 more places by BC for a ride at the velodrome on Saturday 31st May. We have a small number of places available. If you are interested, contact Bob asap. Any places have to be confirmed by 18th May.
No experience is required or equipment - everything needed is available for hire.
2014 05 10 - Saturday Club Time Trials
|May 10||CC175||10 m|
|1||4||0h21'32"||Mr D Woodhouse||Twickenham CC|
|2||6||0h21'49"||+0h04'10"||Mr P Ember||Kingston Wheelers CC|
|3||3||0h22'01"||Mr D Triska||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|4||2||0h22'56"||+0h03'54"||Mr A McCombe||North Hampshire RC|
|5||7||0h26'24"||+0h00'50"||Mr D Lambert||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|6||5||0h28'20"||Mr C Gray||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|7||1||0h29'29"||-0h02'20"||Mr V Scutte||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
2014 05 08 - Thursday Club TimeTrials
8 members out on a miserable evening - Chapeau!!
Congrats to Dick...
Congrats to club President, Dick Poole for his result in the 10 mile Vets TT National Championship. He did a plus time of 4 minutes 21 and set a new Wessex record for his age. Some inspiring times in the results, here!
2014 05 01 - Thursday Club Time Trials
Well done to those that got out despite the miserable weather!
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.