Track training – Newport

The group for our next Newport session on Sat 15th March is Chris, Peter D, Andy, Dan N, Tom B, Dom, Phil S, Jeremy, Michael C, Dave S, Vince, Dan B, and Matt Larkin. Another good three hour training is in prospect under the expert eye of our resident coach, John Capelin of Sports Coaching.…

North Road Hardriders 23rd Feb

A few (painful) thoughts from Dominic Bray The legendary North Road Hardriders. The traditional season’s opener. The ride of champions. My second attempt. Last year was cold, -2 degrees cold, icy. Today? Moderate wind, 11 degrees, no rain. The only thing standing between us and a promisingly pleasant Sunday morning was 24 miles through ‘Little…

London Olympic Velodrome training

Lee Valley Leisure plan to open the velodrome for ‘normal’ business on 31st March 2014 and are considering applications for access from cycling clubs and other potential user groups. THE EXCITING NEWS is that our application has been accepted and we have been given exclusive use of the velodrome for club sessions every fourth Thursday…

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…