Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Return to the Surrey Hills

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:

Miles: 20
Climb:  750 metres
Punctures:  7
Broken Chain:  1
Retirements due to mechanical issues:  3 (including me!)
Smiles:  Lots
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

Papermill Lock

Any CYCC ride regular will know the cafĂ© at Papermill Lock is a favourite on a Saturday morning.  See how many of the same faces you can see below pictured by the lock, 2010 vs 2014:

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Springfield Cross

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

Surrey Hills

A big thank you to Roo Phelan from Kreek Racing who led us on a fantastic ride in the Surrey Hills on Saturday, for those that missed it, we will be back in the autumn!

Tour De France

Those lucky enough to have the time off work or school set up camp to watch the tour come through Roxwell, I understand a great day was had (not bitter really!).  Thanks to Steve Murphy for setting up and for the telly!

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Tour De France Event

Start Line to the obstacle course.

Alex Mills
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.
Lewis Jones

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Cwmcarn Camping Trip

Off to ride the Cafall trail at Cwmcarn
A group of 21 of us braved the bank holiday traffic to travel to Cwmcarn for a long weekend of riding.  We based ourselves once more at Cwmcarn Campsite, a mixture of carvans, Pods for the glampers and tents for the brave.  No one could be left in any doubt that Wales can be a very wet place after the weekend although that did not seem to stop anyone. 
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.