Club Run Report 22nd March 2015 - long route
As current provider of the routes there’s only one rule you must adhere to, and that is “thou shall ride home in a tailwind”. Rightly or wrongly, I rely on the BBC weather forecast to determine our direction on the Sunday ride and it went like this:
Club Run Report 15th March 2015
I was expecting numbers to be low with a number of the usual long group suspects having competed in the 2nd race of the NCRA series at Old. It was looking even more desperate at 8:30 with just myself and Bomber lined up for the 64 miles that lay ahead of us, but with a level of tardiness that would have Joe pressing the kudos button we had strengthened to eight as we set off dead on time at 8:42AM.
Club Run Report 30th Nov 2014
Today saw the splitting of the short distance group into two separate groups, one being a slower ride whilst the other being a bit faster. I went for the bit faster although I was a bit unsure if Richard's (our chairman) shouts of 18-19mph was actually feasible.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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).