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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Club Run Report 2nd March 2014
The first Sunday of March brought with it the first tentative signs of spring, and a healthy turnout of over 30 riders - especially considering that the 'No Excuses' sportive which ran the day before - met on the Market Square to give Richard Ostler's northwesterly routes another crack.
Sunday 22nd February 2014
The forecast was heavy skies with a blustery SSW wind (again) but that didn’t deter a reasonable number from forming at the square with six of us setting of on the long route, perhaps an opportunity for some last minute cramming before the opening NCRA race on the following weekend.
Wet Wet Wet - 26th Jan '14
(Older readers may quibble that the Wets' biggest hit was a cover version of a 1960's hit, but we'll save any mention of 'Troggs' until any future adventures take us near to Corby).
16th February 2014
Despite the glorious break in the weather the short ride only attracted 3 riders (including myself) to the Market Square, but nonetheless a big welcome to Eva and David. We were expecting regular rider Colin but rumours of an early puncture suggested he might be delayed, or was it just an elaborate ploy to avoid the slog back up Paxton Hill?
Report for Sunday 19th January
For the first Sunday in a while it was frost-free and 45 riders (including a few new faces) gathered at the Market Square. Welcome to (Spaldwick) Paul, (Sandy) David, Adrian & Dan Smith (and friend) who I hope enjoyed themselves and weren’t put off too much by what they experienced. Welcome back to Robin, Rita & Joanna too.