Off-Road Ride – Saturday 10 November

Scott Heyhoe will be leading an off-road ride on Saturday 10 November. Be ready to ride at 8am at the canal car park at the junction of Reading Road South and Aldershot Road in Fleet.

This will be a three hour ride.

Suitable for mountain bikes, gravel bikes and cyclocross bikes. Scott will bring a couple of spare MTBs if anyone wants to borrow one, but please contact him in advance to check – [email protected]

Off-Road Update

We’re busy working to promote and expand the off-road activities within the club and trying to get more members involved, covering both mountain biking and cyclo-cross.

The recent club night on cyclo-cross was very successful and well-attended, and the slides from Scott Heyhoe’s presentation are now available on the updated cyclo-cross page.

Also now on that same page is a link to a cyclo-cross race report section, with the starting point being a report on two races at Milton Keynes last month.

Now that we’re incorporating mountain biking into the website as well, you might notice that the menus have been slightly restructured, with CX moving into a new Off-Road menu, and with a new mountain biking  page being added.

The mountain biking page is still under construction and is at a very early stage. We know that many club members are keen mountain bikers, and we’re keen to promote and organise more off-road club rides. If you’re currently riding off-road on your own and would like to sometimes ride with others, then get in touch with Scott Heyhoe, who is organising some rides. Or if you already have your own group off-road ride and would like to promote it and get other club members involved, then similarly please get in touch.

If you have any input about club off-road cycling, then please either get in touch with Scott or with the committee in general. It’s your club and we need you to make things happen!

Member Discount – Osteopathic Consultancy

Following September’s excellent talk from Laura Fishlock and Alex Watson from the Osteopathic Consultancy, we are pleased to announce that we now have a number of vouchers that can be used by club members to obtain a £10 discount for a consultation with Laura.

These vouchers are valid until the end of February 2019, and we only have a limited number. So if you’d like to take advantage of this offer, then please get in touch.

Road Race Team – 9th in Surrey League

The Surrey League road race rankings have recently been updated, with the FCCC road race team currently lying 9th out of 54 teams, with one race left to go. This is a great performance from the team, and a big improvement on last year’s rankings, reflecting how the team has grown in strength and experience this season.

Find out more about the club’s road racing activities, and how to get involved, here.

  1. Meudon Sovereign Pedal Heaven RT 590
  2. Southdowns Bikes CASCO pet Racing Club 488
  3. Crawley Wheelers 475
  4. Kingston Wheelers 290
  5. Blazing Saddles 266
  6. Norwood Paragon CC 230
  7. VC Meudon 227
  8. London Dynamo 187
  9. Farnborough & Camberley Cycling Club 180
  10. Paceline RT 175

News About News

In order to deliver club news in a more timely manner, to keep the website updated more frequently, and to spread out the workload for news delivery, you may have noticed that we’ve started to post up news articles in the News section of the club website and also on Facebook.

Don’t worry if you don’t use Facebook, because we won’t post anything important there that isn’t also on the website News page. The most recent news items are at the top of the News page.

If you don’t want to keep checking the website News page for updates, then you can sign up to receive email updates whenever a new item of news is added to the website. To do this:

  • Go to the club website News page, scroll down to near the bottom and you should see a small section entitled “Subscribe To News Via Email”. Important note – you have to be on the News page for this, since this subscription section doesn’t appear on other pages.
  • Enter your email address and hit the black “Subscribe” button.
  • You should then receive an email from the website asking you to confirm that you really want to subscribe to these updates (check your spam folders if you can’t see it), and once you do so via the confirmation button in that email, you will receive an email every time there’s a new item of news.

If you don’t want to sign up for email updates, then you won’t receive anything. And if you change your mind then you can unsubscribe or re-subscribe at any time. Please note that these emails won’t include items posted before you signed up, so please do check out the News page once you subscribe because there may well be articles there that you haven’t seen yet.

If you have any views/ideas on how we’re delivering the news, then please feel free to contact us at [email protected] with your thoughts.

It’s Almost Here!

Introduction to Cyclocross talk by Scott Heyhoe, Friday 5th October 8:30pm, All Saints Hall, Chapel Lane, Farnborough GU14 9BW. Beer and chips provided, Belgian-style. Soft drinks and crisps for the kids and drivers.

Bring your partners too.

See What You Are Missing

Cyclo-cross is for all ages and abilities: from under-8s boys and girls, through various junior, men’s and women’s categories, to the over-50s.

If that sounds interesting, we have two ways for you to find out more:

Sunday 30th September, Prospect Park in Reading RG30 2NG. See some of the club members ride from 2:15pm. Bring a cow bell and a camera!

Friday 5th October 8:30pm, All Saints Hall, Chapel Lane, Farnborough GU14 9BW, come along to an educational and entertaining evening, when Scott Heyhoe will be running a fun introduction to cyclo-cross. Beer and chips provided, Belgian-style. Soft drinks and crisps for the kids and drivers. Spot-the-difference competition, real cyclo-cross bike, erm did we mention free food and drinks?

Note – prospective members are very welcome too, as well as of course existing members.

Congratulations to Nick Hale!

A very big congratulations to club road race team member Nick Hale, who will be racing for the Primera-TeamJobs Elite national team in 2019.

Nick has had a great season racing in the FCCC colours in 2018, and his hard work has clearly paid off. He’s going to continue as a member of FCCC, just that he’ll be racing in different colours next season. We wish him all the best and look forward to following his adventures in 2019. Well done Nick!

Hill Climb Results

Congratulations Tom Vandersluis, FCCC Hill Climb Champion, and Simon Hunt, FCCC Veterans’ Hill Climb Champion, for 2018.

Just 14 secs separated the first 3 FCCC riders in the annual hill climbing championships this morning.

With 8 club riders competing, Tom pipped defending Champion Simon Hunt by 6 secs with James Goward a further 8 secs behind. Simon retains the Veterans’ Hill Climb Championship.

Well done everyone on what was a chilly but thankfully dry race.