40 cyclists congregated at the Market Square this morning to enjoy one of the best days so far this year in terms of weather and there were plenty of white legs and arms on display after their winter hibernation.
28th April 2013 - The return to cold conditions didn't deter many riders, and the Market Square echoed to the babble of 32 riders keen to stretch their legs. The plan was for everyone to ride up to Oundle to visit The Gorilla Firm's Open Day, with Group 1 planning a small extra loop north of Oundle.
Low winds, warm weather, shorts and jerseys - what was there not to like? 28 riders turned up in the Market Square for the club run - 10 for Group 1 and 18 for Group 2. A few riders had gone up to Rutland to watch the Cicle Classic.
"Voiceless it cries, wingless flutters, toothless bites, mouthless mutters"
Wind was the element of the day on Sunday. Viewed through a window, it looked the perfect day for cycling, but there were moments in the saddle that made it feel like the perfect day for looking through a window.
Sunday 7th April
42 is the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything. It is also the number of riders who turned up in The Market Square to ride the various club runs and the Introductory Ride.
Yet another cold Sunday morning awaited SNCC outside Caffe Nero, but the skies were bright and clear and 17 Group 2 riders left the Market Square and weaved up through the pockmarked roads of Eynesbury to Little Barford. The Group 2 riders included three new faces - Martin and Simon from the introductory rides, and new member Steve Rook out for his first ride.
The Good Friday run to Oundle is becoming a regular feature of SNCC and this year was no exception. Go here for last year's report.
This year, Good Friday started cold, but the weather was kinder than expected and a large number of SNCC riders turned out on the Market Square to enjoy the Hot Cross Bun Run. 20 riders departed just after 0830 and headed towards Kimbolton and a few hours in the saddle.
Sunday 10th March
"And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here"
Sunday morning's bitterly cold, north-easterly winds brought snow showers, and so it was no surprise that a smaller-than-usual Group 2, with just seven riders, left the Market Square.
Nearly 50 riders congregated at the Market Square this morning - 35 club members spread across the three rides with 12 guests taking part in the Introductory Ride. It was very good to see some "old faces" who have been threatening to come out for months and finally made it in the shape of Andy Oxborough and Jason Dixon.
The forecast was cold and one member had already decided that a 2 hour turbo session was preferable to braving the North wind on the roads of Cambridgeshire. Another was known to have chickened out after celebrating a certain Six Nations result. However the cold was not enough to deter the 23 riders who turned up in an array of balaclavas and hoods that could would have been perfect disguises for a heist on the Bank of England.
- Club Run Report - 17th February 2013
- Club Run Report - 10th February 2013
- First Introductory Ride plus Club Run
- Snow club run last Sunday
- Club Run Report - 13th January 2013
- Club Run Report - 6th January 2013
- The Last Club Run of 2012 and First One of 2013
- Club Run Report - 23rd December 2012
- Club Run Report - 16th December 2012
- Club Run Report - 9th December 2012