Newport Velodrome Track Day

About 20 members are down for for the FPCC Track Day at Newport Velodrome on Sun Jan 19th. Three hours indoor training and racing. Track bikes and coaching all included. Should be fun and has to beat the weather outside at the moment. Dan is itching to ride his new track iron in anger and…

Xmas Cross Action

Peter Douglas reports. Had some internet problems over Christmas until Vince put me on the right track to sort them out; now catching up. The pre Christmas CycloX was in Croydon; suffice to say in a wood on the side of a hill with mud, roots, leaves and 50% up and 50% down that left…

Regional Cyclo X Champs

Report from Peter Douglas The senior race at Ipswich was a blinder with Benny Louis out front fighting for the win with Matthew Webber, Ross Tricker and Jack Finch, dicing with each other for the full hour with no one able to get a decisive gap until the last lap when Ross Tricker crossed the line, for gold,…

Cyclo Cross – 1st Dec.

Another weekend another cross race, Eastern League at Graffham Water a few miles the other side of Tempsford, 60 odd miles from home, which could be one of the reasons for me missing the vets race sign on for the second time this year. So onto the reserve list for the senior race and a…

Sid and ‘friends’ – 3rd December

Over a hundred ‘friends’ from up and down the land joined Sid and Pat for the annual Sid and ‘friends’ get together at Brickendon Grange Golf Club on 3rd December. It is a celebration of the UK road racing scene from the fifties to the present day and numbers many national champions, Tour of Britain…

Gent 6 Day – 22nd November

Vince, Chris, Neal and Chris Stevens hit the Channel Tunnel midday, Friday Nov 22nd; first stop Ypres, Belgium, for some culture a relaxed dinner and a few beers. Saturday we take in the World Cross meeting at Koksijde before heading for Gent; a quick hotel check in and meal prior to Saturday night at the…

Club Hill Climb – 20th October

Fourteen enthusiastic riders signed on for the 2013 hill climb, cocking a snoot at very heavy overnight rain that persisted until 15mins before the scheduled start time of 10:00. Our starter, Colin Baker, was still recovering from his soaking during last week’s Road Race marshal duties obliging Club Captain, Chris to step into the breach…

Newport Velodrome Training – 3rd Nov

Chris and Vince cruised down to Newport track to join in a ‘corporate’ session being run by our coach John Capelin, Sports Coaching. Session was 4pm to 7pm for a relaxed afternoon. Turned out not too relaxed as some of John’s clients had a shortage of track skills and a surplus of energy; I was…

YHA Weekend to Alfriston – 26th October

Report from Tom Baskaya. This year’s destination was equally picturesque to last year’s but somewhat more accessible from north London. At approx 64m from Finsbury Park, and with temperatures far from freezing this time, the ride was intended to be pleasurable not attritional! However, challenges included the wet and wind proceeding “the worst storm for…