So, what a week for the club and Sam McDonald, a club record in a 10 and in a 100, it was a privilege to watch him at the 100. In addition Nic had a PB in the 100 as well. I think the TT season is in full swing now! Congratulations to all members who rode and good luck to those racing this week and at the Inter Club on Sunday.

Tues 11th Jun MK Bowl British Masters Crit 16 Miles Pat Ellerbeck 4th in age group 

Weds 12th Jun SICC CC 10 N1/10 at Sawtry Gary Stevens 24.35 his first TT in 9 years so not a bad effort. 

Weds 12th Jun East Anglian VTTA F2A/10 at Cambourne Sam McDonald 19.10 (PB and a Club Record) 2nd; Nic Pillinger 20.14 6th; Anastasia Bowler (Saint Piran WRT) 21.36 20th overall 1st Female; Paul Williamson 22.00 (PB) 24th

Sat 15th Jun British Masters MTB race Wibtoft 11 miles Pat Ellerbeck

Pat's Race Report - Saturday saw my first foray into mtb racing at the British Masters championships at Wibtoft half an hour before the start a thunder storm arrived turning the course into slippery mud fest , with 2 technical wood sections with tight turns and multiple tree roots, needless to say my TT and road race skills were of little use as I made numerous visits to Mother Earth, chickened out of a few obstacles and dismounted watching in appreciation at the skills of many of the competitors though even the best managed the odd mishap, did managed to overtake a few so not last but did get lapped by the winner of my age group. All in all an enjoyable experience with a group of laid back individuals none of whom moaned about conditions, though the state of the bikes was something to see!

Sun 16th Jun ECCA E2/100C at Fulbourn Sam McDonald 3.33.27 1st (PB and a Club Record); Nic Pillinger 3.50.38 10th (PB)

Sam's Race Reports and a message - 2 club records in 5 days - After hitting a bit of a purple patch of form, I've managed to break the club time trial records for 10 and 100 miles last week. I broke the 10-mile record on Wednesday evening at the VTTA event held on the A428 at Cambourne. I had ridden the same event the week before and set a good, but not blisteringly fast time, and I was expecting more of the same since the weather seemed quite similar. However, when warming up it definitely felt quicker, and that's how it went in the race. It felt fast everywhere and even going up the little rises I could keep my minimum speed quite high. I ended up doing a 19:10 (31.3 mph) for second place on the night. Full results can be found here

The 100-mile time trial was held (very early) on Sunday morning on the A11 and A14. I had never ridden a time trial this long before so my plan was to start conservatively, keep taking on nutrition and hold easy speed where possible, knowing that the end would probably be quite tough. And the plan largely worked. For the first 75 miles I felt in control, fast and had more in the tank if needed. I had a few aches and pains, but nothing that couldn't be dealt with. However, as the event went on my stomach was not tolerating my drink mix and after 3 hours I couldn't drink any more. That meant the last 20-mile headwind section was a bit of a slog mentally and physically as I could feel my strength dropping away. But I kept on going, knowing I was still on for a very good time. In the end I crossed the line for a time of 3:33:27 (28.1 mph) to take the win. Full results can be found here

I would like to thank all the volunteers who helped run and marshal these events, and time trials generally. Without volunteers they wouldn't happen, and I believe it's important to help the club when required if you enjoy riding time trials, whether that is open events like these or Abbo on a Thursday evening.