SATURDAY’S TT IS CANCELLED

Regretfully, we have had to cancel this Saturday’s 25 mile Club TT due to lane closures on the A31 (2 miles westbound and 1 mile eastbound).

The 1.5k Hill Climb Championship is the next scheduled event on 26 September

Following that (fingers crossed) the H25/88 course will be ok for the next scheduled TT on 10th October and the club 25 championship now deferred until then.

Zwift Racing

Zwift Racing has been very popular over the summer in the club, and it now has its own page on our website . This encompasses road races, time trials and social rides as well. Daz Roberts has put together an introductory PDF to explain Zwift racing.

Daz has written a couple of very interesting Zwift race reports, one on the Champs Elysees course in Paris, and one on a mammoth 128km race in Watopia.

The club’s Zwift racing team is a relaxed, fun and supportive bunch, with plenty of advice on how to get started, or how to improve, available. See the web page for more information, and contact [email protected] to get involved.

2020 FCCC CLUB 25 MILE CHAMPIONSHIPS – 12 SEPTEMBER 10.00HRS – CANCELLED

UPDATE 9 Sep – Regretfully, we have had to cancel this Saturday’s 25 mile Club TT due to lane closures on the A31 (2 miles westbound and 1 mile eastbound).

The 1.5k Hill Climb Championship is the next scheduled event on 26 September

Following that (fingers crossed) the H25/88 course will be ok for the next scheduled TT on 10th October and the club 25 championship now deferred until then.

Grab your popcorn – Club Night is back!

50 by 50 Mountains High – Monday 7 September at 7:30pm, via Zoom.

Tony Blake set himself the challenge to complete all 50 climbs in Daniel Friebe’s book “Mountain High” before he turned 50, and he has written a book about his experience – click here for more details.

Tony will be talking about the idea of cycling to summits to enjoy the mountain, the experience and the location. He’ll share the motivation, the planning, and the fact that he’s just a regular guy who was overweight and on a budget. He’ll talk about taking an existing book and then actually riding the suggestions and reporting back to tell the story.

Tony will be sharing his favourite climbs, which are perhaps not the ones that you might immediately think of. And he hopes to try and motivate more of us into achievable weekend dashes to a mountain.

Club members will find the Zoom meeting link in their email, and also in the Facebook members’ group. Non-members are very welcome to join in to hear the talk too – please just email [email protected] and we’ll send you the Zoom details.

Club Road Bike TT Championships

The club’s 10 mile TT championship for road bikes was held last night, on the local HCC216a course. Congratulations to our two winners, Helen Monkhouse for the women and Adam Dart for the men. Well done to everyone who took part, especially since that one isn’t an easy course.

You can see from the smiles at the end that everyone enjoyed their efforts to “empty the tank” over those 10 miles.

Our club TTs are back up and running after a hiatus for Covid-19, and are still under some restrictions, though TTs are naturally a socially distanced activity. Unfortunately we haven’t been able to open the TTs to non-members yet, but when we feel we can safely handle the increased numbers through doing so, then we will publicise this.

RESCHEDULED 2020 FCCC CLUB 10 MILE CHAMPIONSHIPS – 27TH AUGUST 18.45HRS

On-line registration is open for the rescheduled Club 10 mile championships to be held on the HCC216a course (follow this link for the course map https://www.plotaroute.com/route/198873 ), starting in Hartley Wintney, on 27th August 2020 at 18.45hrs.

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

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

Registration is simple, just complete this Google Form on-line: https://forms.gle/73gb8VJXtsTxLdpU7

Closing date for entry is 25th August 2020

FCCC Club TT Rules under Covid-19 Restrictions

  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.
  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 10 minutes before your start time.
  7. Arrive “ready to ride” as there will be no facilities for safeguarding jackets, bags etc.
  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 and then immediately make your way home.
  11. Results will not be available at the finish but published on the club’s FaceBook page/group and website.
  12. PLEASE ADHERE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES AND MAINTAIN A  2M DISTANCE BETWEEN PEOPLE AT ALL TIMES.
  13. IF YOU ARE FEELING AT ALL UNWELL DO NOT TAKE PART IN THE EVENT.

100 Half-Marathons in 100 Days

Club member Carl Shadrake is part-way through an incredible challenge that he’s set for himself – running a half-marathon every day for 100 days. On one of his recent efforts, he even found time for some litter picking on the way!

He’s raising money for Help For Heroes, so do please feel free to check out his fundraising page.

You can also follow Carl’s exploits on Strava. Today he completed his 42nd half-marathon out of those 100.

Good luck Carl, and keep on going!

50 by 50 Mountains High – Monday 7 September at 7:30pm

Club night returns, via Zoom, with an external speaker – Tony Blake. He set himself a challenge to complete all of the 50 climbs in Daniel Friebe’s book “Mountain High” before he turned 50, and to write a book about it (see https://medium.com/@antony_blake/the-road-of-the-pros-and-you-c33fdba44e26).

He’ll be talking about the idea of cycling to summits to enjoy the mountain, the experience and the location. He’ll share the motivation, the planning, and the fact that he’s just a regular guy who was overweight and on a budget. The way that he took an existing book and then actually riding the suggestions and reporting back to tell his story.

Tony will be sharing his favourite climbs, which are perhaps not the ones that you might immediately think of. And he hopes to try and motivate more of us into weekend dashes that are achievable by all.

Look out for a link to the call in due course, and join in to hear lots more!

2020 FCCC CLUB 10 MILE ROAD BIKE ONLY CHAMPIONSHIPS – 20 AUGUST 19.00HRS

On-line registration is open for the Club 10 mile road bike only championships to be held on the HCC216a course (follow this link for the course map https://www.plotaroute.com/route/198873 ), starting in Hartley Wintney, on 20th August 2020 at 19.00hrs.

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

There are only a few criteria that must be followed in order to be eligible for the road bike championships:

• No tri bars or clip on bars or spinaci bars
• No disc or tri spoke wheels
• Wheel rims no deeper than 65mm
• No visors or TT specific helmets
• Hands must be holding the handlebars at all times while racing (i.e. not with forearms resting on the handlebar) – any riders seen doing this are likely to be disqualified.
• And in case you’re wondering, racesuits/skinsuits are allowed.

Ladies and mens trophies are up for grabs for first claim members.

Registration is simple, just complete this Google Form on-line: https://forms.gle/2ZRqRd6rmk8QYraHA

Closing date for entry is 18th August 2020

FCCC Club TT Rules under Covid-19 Restrictions

  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.
  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 no later than 5 minutes before the first start time.
  7. Arrive “ready to ride” as there will be no facilities for safeguarding jackets, bags etc.
  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 and then immediately make your way home.
  11. Results will not be available at the finish but published on the club’s FaceBook page/group and website.
  12. PLEASE ADHERE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES AND MAINTAIN A  2M DISTANCE BETWEEN PEOPLE AT ALL TIMES.
  13. IF YOU ARE FEELING AT ALL UNWELL DO NOT TAKE PART IN THE EVENT.

2020 FCCC CLUB 10 MILE CHAMPIONSHIPS

On-line registration is open for the Club 10 mile championships to be held on the HCC216a course (follow this link for the course map https://www.plotaroute.com/route/198873 ), starting in Hartley Wintney, on 13th August 2020 at 19.00hrs.

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

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

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

Closing date for entry is 11th August 2020

FCCC Club TT Rules under Covid-19 Restrictions

  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.
  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 5 minutes before your start time.
  7. Arrive “ready to ride” as there will be no facilities for safeguarding jackets, bags etc.
  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 and then immediately make your way home.
  11. Results will not be available at the finish but published on the club’s FaceBook page/group and website.
  12. PLEASE ADHERE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES AND MAINTAIN A  2M DISTANCE BETWEEN PEOPLE AT ALL TIMES.
  13. IF YOU ARE FEELING AT ALL UNWELL DO NOT TAKE PART IN THE EVENT.