SNCC donates £1250 to Magpas

As many of you know, we’ve had a couple of quite nasty accidents this year and we have had to call upon the help of the emergency services, including Magpas Helimedix and the East Anglian Air Ambulance. With that in mind, this year we decided we would donate the profits from our Autumn Breeze Sportive to help these charities.

Today I visited the Magpas Helimedix head quarters in Huntingdon to present a cheque for £1250, raised from the sportive. Unfortunately the crew was out on a call, but I still had an opportunity to have a look around and see what they do.

Falling off at Woburn (a lot)

The alternative MTB club run - 16th Nov 2014 - The SNCC boys go on safari to Woburn and fall off

Well something different from the usual club run whereby a few of us vouch to go to Woburn and indulge in some mtb.

If Carlsberg did club runs...

Club Run Report - 28th September

Sunday morning in late September, 40 in the Market Square, no wind, mild if not warm, arm warmers discarded. Four groups, a long group, two medium groups and a short group. What's not to like?

Welcome back to Jonathan and Terry

Club Run Report - 21st September

Today was a good day for a club run - quite warm in the sun, even though it started cool and there was quite a stiff northerly blowing. About 30 riders turned up and a long group, two medium groups and a short group set off.

Racing and Club Run

Sunday 3rd August 2014

There was a Open 25 TT on the A1 at the same time as the BOBs ('Buckden Old Boys' for recent new members) were cycling down from Buckden to the start of the Club Run. It just so happened that event photographer Davey Jones was taking photos on the A1 and captured both the BOBs (Ian, Mark and Alec) and David Lindsay.

The long route

Club Run Report - Sunday 6th April

Our Sunday ride welcomed the return of not only the brisk south-westerly but the return of Geoff, who we’d not seen in the UK since the end of the summer last year. Possibly as a result of the deterioration in the weather the numbers starting from the square were down on recent weeks, but there were still eight of us forming Group 1 for the longer route.

Spinning Classes a great success

Last summer, responding to members' requests, Andy McEvoy and I approached One Leisure in St Neots to see if it was possible for St Neots CC to have its own bespoke Spinning Class. After some negotiation, we reached an agreement that we could have our own class with an instructor at £80/class/week. This meant that we would have to sell 20 places a week to our membership just to break even, (note, they only have 20 spinning bikes).

...the grass is riz...

Club Run Report 30th March 2014

The forecast was for a warm sunny day but a cloudy start greeted the 30+ riders for today's club run. As usual, the majority plumped for the medium length 52 mile route while the short 30 mile and long 63 mile routes also had a few takers. As the groups were being organised it became apparent that myself, Alistair and Mark Colmer ended up as a group of 3, and we decided to go for the medium route.

Riding with the neighbours

St Ives CC 100 mile challenge in support of Road Peace

Quite a few St Neots CC members joined our neighbours from St Ives CC who had organised a 100 mile challenge in support of Road Peace. We seem to be sharing more rides recently, with the recentSNCC Philippines Typhoon charity ride well supported by SICC members. This time it was our turn to return the compliment. Below is a report from SICC by Richard Neil and a perspective from our Gary Newman of the ride.

Why is a club run like a concerto?

Club Run Report for 16th March 2014

A fine spring morning brought out faces old and new to the Market Square for Sunday's club run. A fair contingent decided to do the St Ives 100 mile ride but we still had 30+ riders, a decent turnout. Simon took on the responsibility or welcoming and organising (thank you!), plus he took a slower paced group out on the medium route, while I started out with a quicker paced group along the same 48 miles of (mostly) tarmac.

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