Wednesday, 22 October 2014
After a great visit to the Surrey Hills back in July, a return visit was arranged for Saturday 18th October, once again with Roo Phelan coming along as our guest ride leader. Our ride in numbers as follows:
Climb: 750 metres
Broken Chain: 1
Retirements due to mechanical issues: 3 (including me!)
Grimaces: A few
My walk back to the car park: 6 miles
Thanks again to Roo for his help with making this ride happen.
Go Pro of the final decent with Jordan on the link below:
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Thursday, 2 October 2014
The Springfield Cross CX race is now a well established fixture on the Eastern League Calender and a popular one too from the feedback received from racers and the commissaires alike. The success of the event was once again due to the fantastic turn out of club members old and young helping from very early in the morning throughout the day plus of course all our bakers who provided cakes for the day. U 12 Podiums below:
From the club, Harvey and Harrison Scofield both featured in the Juvenile Race having just moved up from U12 at the start of the month. Also Racing for the first time was Harvey Lawrie and Jack Sisson who both rode strongly in the 1 hour Junior Race
A good day, thanks again to everyone.
Thursday, 17 July 2014
Sunday, 13 July 2014
CYCC hosted at stand at Chelmsfords Celebration of Cycling on Saturday July 5th. Despite some inclement weather, our stand which included a bike display, 500 meter turbo trainer sprint completion and a timed obstacle trial was busy all day with children, youths and some adults queuing all day to to score best time of the day. In the end after some tight competition, it came down to two riders, Lewis Jones won the childrens event and Alex Mills won the Youth / Adult race, well done to them both. A big thank you too to Spokes and Chelmer Cycles for supplying the prizes.
|Start Line to the obstacle course.|
Wednesday, 28 May 2014
|Off to ride the Cafall trail at Cwmcarn|
For Saturday, we had booked the uplift service at Bike Park Wales, apparently the biggest group to book to date. Pre ride nerves were not helped by the amount of body armour in the car park followed by some horror stories coming out in the van on the first lift. These fears were soon ended however as we made our way down the first blue run to find fantastic weather proof trail flowing all the way to the bottom. Some moved up onto harder trail grades, others were happy to stick to the blue for what proved to be a great day despite the non stop rain. A couple of runs with Olly can be found on the links below:
After a night of rain, the rain eased on Sunday AM and the morning was spent replacing brake pads and spokes (the bikes had taken a bit of a hammering), we set off in two groups to tackle the new Cafall trail in Cwmcarn. This can be a tough ride in places with 550 metres of climb over 15.5 km (which seem a lot further when actually riding). Again, the weather soon closed in with some of the varied trail turning into small streams which is a shame because the scenery would have been stunning in the sun. That said, the new trail is a great addition to Cwmcarn giving some more variety to what is on offer at the centre. Final descent with Jordan on the link below.