FCCC CLUB TT 25M – H25/88 – SATURDAY 9TH OCTOBER AT 10.00HRS

On-line registration is now open for the Club 25 mile TT to be held on the H25/88 course (follow this link for the course map https://www.plotaroute.com/route/275405), starting in River Lane junction on the eastbound A31 at Farnham, on 9th October 2021 at 10.00hrs

Detailed instructions and the start sheet will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Club TTs are open to all-comers.  The non-members entry fee of £5 must be paid at the time of registration via the payment link in the last section of the online registration Google form (this will be refunded if the club are unable to stage the event or the event is over-subscribed).

Registration is simple, just complete this Google Form on-line: https://forms.gle/HjFMbVHgWHKfY1hm6

Closing date for entry is midnight on Thursday 7th October 2021.

FCCC Club TT Rules under Covid-19 Guidance

1. On-line entry only.

2. Closing date for entry is 2 days prior to the event.

3. Field sizes will be restricted so entry is on a first come, first served basis. Preference will be given to first claim FCCC members for Club Championship events.

4. A start sheet will be emailed one day prior to the event.

5. You are asked to park and then ride up to the start area.

6. Aim to arrive at the start area at least 10 minutes before your start time.

7. Arrive “ready to ride”.

8. Numbers will be available at the start area – PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SAFETY PINS

9. There will be no “pushing off”, you will have to do a standing start on your own.

10. After finishing please put your number in the plastic bin provided for the purpose at the finish area.

11. Results will be published on the club’s FaceBook page/group and website.

12. IF YOU ARE FEELING AT ALL UNWELL DO NOT TAKE PART IN THE EVENT.

Vince Alexander – RIP

It’s with great sadness that we have to report the passing today of Vince Alexander.  Vince was a long-time member of the club having joined Camberley Wheelers CC in 1945 to join his wife Gene Alexander, who was already a 10 year member having joined in 1935.  Gene passed away 3 years ago.

Vince was very much part of the club’s history as evidenced by his reminiscence in the club’s Hall of Fame.

In the 1950’s CWCC’s printing was done by a Mr Appleton who used to have printing equipment in a lean-to attached to his house in Yateley. I used to enjoy chatting with him when I took our clubs requirements to him, He was ‘born and bred’ locally and he remembered an active cycling club that had affiliations and attachment to a Camberley church situated just off the High Street. He could not name the cycling club but he was sure that they were active in the early years of the 20th. Century

When I joined the club in 1945, I do remember that, like most clubs across the country, it was expanding its membership. There was local competition for new members between the neighbouring Farnborough and Camberley clubs, and the pool of youth being built up within the Royal Aircraft Establishment at the time was a prime source (As an Apprentice I was one of these!). The RAE used to run an annual sports day through the 1950’s and cycle events were included on the grass track laid out on the sports field.. Thus there was competition between employees who were also members of both clubs and I think that this added to the rivalry that existed between the 2 clubs. From my recollection I know that I tended to be placed second in these events behind a ‘fast’ Farnborough C.C lad called ‘Spud’ Harris.

Cycle racing on Grass tracks was very popular through the late 1940’s and the 1950’s. Most events were combined with Annual Carnivals promoted by local towns.. The Camberley club had the task of covering all the arrangements for the cycling competition within Camberley’s carnival day. I remember having to measure out the ground available on Camberley’s recreational ground and I finally laid out a 440 yard track that had 2 different radii to utilise fully the available space. The cycle racing entries for Camberley’s events (and that for many of the local towns events) were restricted to the clubs within the Border Cycling Association. However grass track meetings closer to London (Windsor for instance) were open to all and there were racing cyclists at the time who specialised in this form of our sport. Thus there were products produced such as tubular tyres designed specifically to be used on grass.

Local towns that organised Grass track events in the 1950’s that I can remember were Camberley, Farnham, Alton, Basingstoke and Guildford. Guildford, incidentally, ran senior grass track events before the war and these attracted the countries major racing cyclists. My club at the time used to attend the Carnival town meetings but we treated them primarily as a ‘fun day out.’ Although we rode the cycling events, we also used to enter such events as the 3 legged running event and a ‘tilt the bucket’ event (then popular with the audience!) I particularly recall riding at a Farnham event one year when rain had made ‘their 6 lap to the mile’ track ‘very dodgy’. For the sake of those who had paid to view the event the clubmen decided to ‘give it a go.’ Inevitably riders ‘came down’ on the bends and it became a case of getting back up, checking your bike and getting on again. I particularly remember this event because, within a crash in a heat, a Farnborough C.C. competitor damaged his wheel. I ran across with my bike to lend him mine; tripped over a marking peg and broke my leg! While in the hospital I was joined by 2 other clubmen with injuries. One clubman had even damaged his leg while taking part in the 3 legged race!

Gene and husband Vince - March 2016
Gene and Vince at the FCCC Open TT in March 2016

FCCC HILL CLIMB CHAMPIONSHIPS – 10.00AM SATURDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2021

The FCCC Hill Climbing Championships take place at 10.00am on Saturday morning 25 Septemberon the HHC018 course (follow this link for the course map https://www.plotaroute.com/route/198880), starting at the junction of Church Lane, Howards Lane and Brockham Hill Lane in Hollybourne.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT, SO JUST GET THERE 15 MINUTES BEFOREHAND AND SIGN ON AT THE START.

Open to all members and non-members with no specialist equipment required other than your bike (including compulsory rear light) and determination to go as fast as you can for one mile uphill.

We’re keeping our fingers crossed for the weather and a good turnout right across the membership, time trialists, road racers, off-road and social riders alike.

Ladies, mens and veterans trophies are up for grabs for FCCC first claim members only.

FCCC CLUB TT 25M CHAMPIONSHIPS – H25/88 – SATURDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER AT 10.00HRS

On-line registration is now open for the Club 25 mile TT Championships to be held on the H25/88 course (follow this link for the course map https://www.plotaroute.com/route/275405), starting in River Lane junction on the eastbound A31 at Farnham, on 11th September 2021 at 10.00hrs

Only first claim members of FCCC are eligible to win the Club Championships Trophies – the categories are Ladies, Men and Veterans.

Detailed instructions and the start sheet will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Club TTs are open to all-comers.  The non-members entry fee of £5 must be paid at the time of registration via the payment link in the last section of the online registration Google form (this will be refunded if the club are unable to stage the event or the event is over-subscribed).

Registration is simple, just complete this Google Form on-line: https://forms.gle/Q82ZndtFru5f53EH7

Closing date for entry is midnight on Thursday 9th September 2021.

FCCC Club TT Rules under Covid-19 Guidance

1. On-line entry only.

2. Closing date for entry is 2 days prior to the event.

3. Field sizes will be restricted so entry is on a first come, first served basis. Preference will be given to first claim FCCC members for Club Championship events.

4. A start sheet will be emailed one day prior to the event.

5. You are asked to park and then ride up to the start area.

6. Aim to arrive at the start area at least 10 minutes before your start time.

7. Arrive “ready to ride”.

8. Numbers will be available at the start area – PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SAFETY PINS

9. There will be no “pushing off”, you will have to do a standing start on your own.

10. After finishing please put your number in the plastic bin provided for the purpose at the finish area.

11. Results will be published on the club’s FaceBook page/group and website.

12. IF YOU ARE FEELING AT ALL UNWELL DO NOT TAKE PART IN THE EVENT.

FCCC CLUB TT 8.5M – HCC255a – THURSDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER AT 18.30HRS

On-line registration is now open for the Club TT to be held on the HCC255b course (follow this link for the course map https://www.plotaroute.com/route/198867), starting in Hartley Wintney, on 9th September 2021 at 18.30hrs.   

Detailed instructions and the start sheet will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Club TTs are open to all-comers.  The non-members entry fee of £5 must be paid at the time of registration via the payment link in the last section of the online registration Google form (this will be refunded if the club are unable to stage the event or the event is over-subscribed).

Registration is simple, just complete this Google Form online:  

https://forms.gle/9Dj2L3HM2BwkM5ZE8

Closing date for entry is midnight on Tuesday 7th September 2021.

FCCC Club TT Rules under Covid-19 Guidance

1. On-line entry only.

2. Closing date for entry is 2 days prior to the event.

3. Field sizes will be restricted so entry is on a first come, first served basis. Preference will be given to first claim FCCC members for Club Championship events.

4. A start sheet will be emailed one day prior to the event.

5. You are asked to park and then ride up to the start area.

6. Aim to arrive at the start area at least 10 minutes before your start time.

7. Arrive “ready to ride”.

8. Numbers will be available at the start area – PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SAFETY PINS

9. There will be no “pushing off”, you will have to do a standing start on your own.

10. After finishing please put your number in the plastic bin provided for the purpose at the finish area.

11. Results will be published on the club’s FaceBook page/group and website.

12. IF YOU ARE FEELING AT ALL UNWELL DO NOT TAKE PART IN THE EVENT.

FCCC CLUB TT 20k HCC257 – THURSDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER AT 18.30HRS

On-line registration is now open for the Club 20k (12.5 miles) TT to be held on the HCC257 course (follow this link for the course map https://www.plotaroute.com/route/265285), starting in Hartford Bridge Flats, on 2nd September 2021 at 18.30hrs

Detailed instructions and the start sheet will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Club TTs are open to all-comers.  The non-members entry fee of £5 must be paid at the time of registration via the payment link in the last section of the online registration Google form (this will be refunded if the club are unable to stage the event or the event is over-subscribed).

Online registration form link – https://forms.gle/iFbkGAyKdgQ7aXLm9

PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOU’VE RECEIVED AN EMAIL CONFIRMING YOUR ENTRY

Closing date for entry is midnight on Tuesday 31st August 2021.  No entries will be accepted after this deadline.

FCCC Club TT Rules under Covid-19 Guidance

1. On-line entry only.

2. Closing date for entry is 2 days prior to the event.

3. Field sizes will be restricted so entry is on a first come, first served basis. Preference will be given to first claim FCCC members for Club Championship events.

4. A start sheet will be emailed one day prior to the event.

5. You are asked to park and then ride up to the start area.

6. Aim to arrive at the start area at least 10 minutes before your start time.

7. Arrive “ready to ride”.

8. Numbers will be available at the start area – PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SAFETY PINS

9. There will be no “pushing off”, you will have to do a standing start on your own.

10. After finishing please put your number in the plastic bin provided for the purpose at the finish area.

11. Results will be published on the club’s FaceBook page/group and website.

12. IF YOU ARE FEELING AT ALL UNWELL DO NOT TAKE PART IN THE EVENT.

FCCC CLUB TT 11.5M – HCC255b – THURSDAY 26TH AUGUST AT 18.45HRS

On-line registration is now open for the Club TT to be held on the HCC255b course (follow this link for the course map https://www.plotaroute.com/route/198871), starting in Hartley Wintney, on 26th August 2021 at 18.45hrs.   Please note we may switch to the 8.5m HCC255a (i.e. just one lap of the Odiham bypass instead of two) depending on the number of entries.

Detailed instructions and the start sheet will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Club TTs are open to all-comers.  The non-members entry fee of £5 must be paid at the time of registration via the payment link in the last section of the online registration Google form (this will be refunded if the club are unable to stage the event or the event is over-subscribed).

Registration is simple, just complete this Google Form on-line: https://forms.gle/zY5viKhaFGodYjHB6

Closing date for entry is midnight on Tuesday 24th August 2021.

FCCC Club TT Rules under Covid-19 Guidance

1. On-line entry only.

2. Closing date for entry is 2 days prior to the event.

3. Field sizes will be restricted so entry is on a first come, first served basis. Preference will be given to first claim FCCC members for Club Championship events.

4. A start sheet will be emailed one day prior to the event.

5. You are asked to park and then ride up to the start area.

6. Aim to arrive at the start area at least 10 minutes before your start time.

7. Arrive “ready to ride”.

8. Numbers will be available at the start area – PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SAFETY PINS

9. There will be no “pushing off”, you will have to do a standing start on your own.

10. After finishing please put your number in the plastic bin provided for the purpose at the finish area.

11. Results will be published on the club’s FaceBook page/group and website.

12. IF YOU ARE FEELING AT ALL UNWELL DO NOT TAKE PART IN THE EVENT.

FCCC CLUB TT 20k HCC257 – THURSDAY 19TH AUGUST AT 18.45HRS

On-line registration is now open for the Club 20k (12.5 miles) TT to be held on the HCC257 course (follow this link for the course map https://www.plotaroute.com/route/265285), starting in Hartford Bridge Flats, on 19th August 2021 at 18.45hrs

Detailed instructions and the start sheet will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Club TTs are open to all-comers.  The non-members entry fee of £5 must be paid at the time of registration via the payment link in the last section of the online registration Google form (this will be refunded if the club are unable to stage the event or the event is over-subscribed).

Online registration form link – https://forms.gle/VkDFefjAbHPArHXp8

PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOU’VE RECEIVED AN EMAIL CONFIRMING YOUR ENTRY

Closing date for entry is midnight on Tuesday 17th August 2021.  No entries will be accepted after this deadline.

FCCC Club TT Rules under Covid-19 Guidance

1. On-line entry only.

2. Closing date for entry is 2 days prior to the event.

3. Field sizes will be restricted so entry is on a first come, first served basis. Preference will be given to first claim FCCC members for Club Championship events.

4. A start sheet will be emailed one day prior to the event.

5. You are asked to park and then ride up to the start area.

6. Aim to arrive at the start area at least 10 minutes before your start time.

7. Arrive “ready to ride”.

8. Numbers will be available at the start area – PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SAFETY PINS

9. There will be no “pushing off”, you will have to do a standing start on your own.

10. After finishing please put your number in the plastic bin provided for the purpose at the finish area.

11. Results will be published on the club’s FaceBook page/group and website.

12. IF YOU ARE FEELING AT ALL UNWELL DO NOT TAKE PART IN THE EVENT.

FCCC CLUB TT 10m HCC216a – THURSDAY 12TH AUGUST AT 19.00HRS

On-line registration is now open for the Club 10m TT to be held on the HCC216a course (follow this link for the course map https://www.plotaroute.com/route/198873), starting in Franklin Avenue, on 12th August 2021 at 19.00hrs

Detailed instructions and the start sheet will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Club TTs are open to all-comers.  The non-members entry fee of £5 must be paid at the time of registration via the payment link in the last section of the online registration Google form (this will be refunded if the club are unable to stage the event or the event is over-subscribed).

Online registration form link – https://forms.gle/prDt9wC2mpuq16icA

Closing date for entry is midnight on Tuesday 10th August 2021.

FCCC Club TT Rules under Covid-19 Guidance

1. On-line entry only.

2. Closing date for entry is 2 days prior to the event.

3. Field sizes will be restricted so entry is on a first come, first served basis. Preference will be given to first claim FCCC members for Club Championship events.

4. A start sheet will be emailed one day prior to the event.

5. You are asked to park and then ride up to the start area.

6. Aim to arrive at the start area at least 10 minutes before your start time.

7. Arrive “ready to ride”.

8. Numbers will be available at the start area – PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SAFETY PINS

9. There will be no “pushing off”, you will have to do a standing start on your own.

10. After finishing please put your number in the plastic bin provided for the purpose at the finish area.

11. Results will be published on the club’s FaceBook page/group and website.

12. IF YOU ARE FEELING AT ALL UNWELL DO NOT TAKE PART IN THE EVENT.

FCCC CLUB TT 20k HCC257 – THURSDAY 5TH AUGUST AT 19.00HRS

On-line registration is now open for the Club 20k (12.5 miles) TT to be held on the HCC257 course (follow this link for the course map https://www.plotaroute.com/route/265285), starting in Hartford Bridge Flats, on 5th August 2021 at 19.00hrs

Detailed instructions and the start sheet will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Club TTs are open to all-comers.  The non-members entry fee of £5 must be paid at the time of registration via the payment link in the last section of the online registration Google form (this will be refunded if the club are unable to stage the event or the event is over-subscribed).

Online registration form link – https://forms.gle/SqgPSzsvJugWYhvUA

Closing date for entry is midnight on Tuesday 3rd August 2021.

FCCC Club TT Rules under Covid-19 Guidance

1. On-line entry only.

2. Closing date for entry is 2 days prior to the event.

3. Field sizes will be restricted so entry is on a first come, first served basis. Preference will be given to first claim FCCC members for Club Championship events.

4. A start sheet will be emailed one day prior to the event.

5. You are asked to park and then ride up to the start area.

6. Aim to arrive at the start area at least 10 minutes before your start time.

7. Arrive “ready to ride”.

8. Numbers will be available at the start area – PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SAFETY PINS

9. There will be no “pushing off”, you will have to do a standing start on your own.

10. After finishing please put your number in the plastic bin provided for the purpose at the finish area.

11. Results will be published on the club’s FaceBook page/group and website.

12. IF YOU ARE FEELING AT ALL UNWELL DO NOT TAKE PART IN THE EVENT.