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.

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