2nd August 2012 - Thursday Club Time Trials
Another good turnout of FCCC members - shame about the enforced course change.
Beginners cycling in Farnborough
Rushmoor Council are funding a Cycling for Beginners activity, to be based at Farnborough FC, and intended as a feeder activity for cycling clubs (and, we hope, FCCC in particular). Beginners training should start at the end of September (the 22nd. is pencilled in) with sessions on Wednesday evenings (6pm to 30 minutes before sundown) and 10-12 on Saturday mornings. All are welcome, whether Rushmoor residents or not.
The organisers would welcome offers to help from FCCC members - helping teach basic bike skills to children and adults and also taking groups out on short rides ranging from a couple of miles up to 15 or so. CRB checks will of course be required for those working with children; Rushmoor will pay for these. Whilst FCCC is very much a club for cycling enthusiasts, it is great to see this initiative which can only bring more people into cycling - eventually some will join FCCC. If you can assist, even if only one session a month, (or if you have any questions) please contact Alan.
For all our chaingangers - please read this article on through-and-off.
Caroline is planning to practice this until perfection is achieved.
FCCC member Morag competing in World Triathlon Championships
Congratulations to Morag - who just sent us this email:
"In only my second season as a triathlete, I have qualified for the World Age-Group Triathlon Championships at Sprint Distance, to be held on Oct 22nd in Auckland, NZ!! Can't quite believe it yet. So, I'm hoping to get to a few TTs before that happens. And I wanted to thank the club VERY MUCH for supplying me with a bike last year to get me started on my way! Little did I know then what was about to happen! It's going to cost an arm and leg to get there, so if anyone had any sponsorship contacts, that'd be GREAT!"
FCCC on Twitter
Moving smoothly into the 21st Century.....
Congratulations Helen and Kirsty
Many congratulations to club members Helen Wiles and Kirsty McDougall on completing their 300 mile, 4 day London to Paris ride last week, and raising more that £4500 for charity too.
Helen has provided a write-up of the ride which is attached here.
There are also a few photos in the gallery.
26th July 2012 - Thursday Club Time Trials
A good turnout of club members again this week.
19th July 2012 - Thursday Club Time Trials
A good turnout of club members and guests and some very good times on the fast CC175 course. See below for the full results.
Logging into the website
One of the potentially long term benefits of the new web site is that we can get more granular security, so we can make, for example, some parts of the site only visible to members etc. One of the downsides of this is that you need to ensure that you are logged in, for example to download attachments or to post photos on the site.
Logging in also means you can set the forum to show the most recent posts first. For details of how to set this, look here. Bob
Grande Traversée des Alpes
Chapeau to Nigel Fletcher, who has completed this epic ride The route starts in Geneva and end in Antibes down on the Cote de Zur. Nigel reports that he didn't have any rain to speak of and it was nice and warm, although a bit chilly on the tops. More information on the route here.
Total ascent : 16,190m, total distance : 800km
See below for a full list of the climbs.