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.

Osteopathic Talk – report

At the club night earlier this month, we had a very interesting talk from Alex Watson and Laura Fishlock from the Osteopathic Consultancy in Frimley Green. The talk was all about cycling injuries and how to prevent them.

The slides from the talk, and a document showing the stretching exercises that were demonstrated, are now available to club members from the website forums (in the “General” forum) in PDF format.

Thanks to all those who attended, and a big thanks to Alex and Laura for an excellent and in-depth presentation.

 

Club Hill Climbing Championships 10am, 22 Sep

The Club Hill Climbing Championships takes place this Saturday morning 22 September where we’re hoping for a good turnout right across the membership, time trialists, road racers and social riders alike.

Men’s and Women’s club trophies are up for grabs and it’s only 1.5km!

The event starts at 10.00 am so just get there 15 minutes beforehand and sign on at the start.

Course details can be found here: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/198880

 

Happy 90th Birthday to Ron Osborne

Ron and Dick at his 90th birthday party

Many happy returns to our oldest member and long-time stalwart of FCCC, Ron Osborne (right in the pic), who celebrated his 90th birthday on Friday 31 August 2018.

Ron joined us way back from the Kingston Phoenix CC along with Chris Thain (sadly no longer with us) and Ron Taylor who fondly remembers riding a tandem 30 mile race with him many years ago where they won a medal. Maybe not the most famous ever “Two Ronnies” but probably so on a tandem.

Ron continues to give up his time to support the club in his role as honorary auditor and was the club secretary for several years but is probably better known for his long stint, until just a couple of years ago, as a timekeeper in club, local open events and National Championships time trials.

To mark the occasion, the club bought Ron a book on the history of cycling, and in the photo you can see club president Dick Poole presenting it to Ron.

We wish Ron a very happy birthday and many more to come!