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
2014 04 10 - Thursday Club Time Trials
A good turn out again and good conditions on Thursday evening.
New Club TT Competition Test
Thanks to Dave Lambert and others for developing a new competition system for the club TTs. The system is currently in "Beta testing" and can be accessed from here.
If all goes well and the system works, and develops well, from next year we'll develop it further with an aim to integrate it into the club site. Comments in the forum, please!
Ron & Martin's retirement Fund
Ron has sent me this message. The announcement was due to have been made the day before his Wednesday ride last week (note the date), but was overlooked.
"It has come to our attention that some club members have been paying a fortune to ride organised events (ie Evans) on roads that we use on club runs. Consequently, we have decided that from 1st May, a £10 charge will be made to each individual attending the 10 o'clock rides. This fee will include refreshments at a designated cafe, a banana at the start and a help with mending punctures. Route maps will not be provided since it has been found that in the past, numerous members haven't had a clue where they've been going anyway.
Your comments (not rude please) will be welcome. "
FCCC Hits the Front Page
FCCC hit the front page of the Camberley Mail this week, as the local press celebrated the decision to start the penultimate Tour of Britain stage from Camberley's Park St. Go here to see the attachment, which will not be available from the front page.
2014 04 03 - Thursday Club Time Trials
Fantastic to see fifteen club members at our first Thursday evening TT of the year!
History of the Club - Rumbles Cycle Shops
Dick received the following message from Mrs Sandra Kay. If you would like to contact her to discuss her memories, contact Dick.
"Gus Rumble was my grandfather and Albert my uncle. My grandmother's name was Annie. Along with another uncle, Norman, and my grandfathers cousin, Cliff Rumble, they owned and ran four Rumble's cycle shops for many years. Two in North Camp, one in Victoria Road, Farnborough and one in Yorktown, Camberley.
My mother Connie aged 88 is the last surviving child of Gus and Annie, and she worked for many years in the Victoria Road shop which my family lived above.Gus was a wonderfully cheerful man despite having his leg amputated in the fifties. I fondly remember photo's of Nan and grandad on their tandem but unfortunately don't have any I can share."