With the inclement weather in full swing the explosion of smart turbo trainers and improving software applications have invigorated the whole indoor training experience. The software du jour is Zwift, which adds a gaming aspect to proceedings. SNCC member and Zwift user Dave Lindsay has written an article explaining what's it all about.
St Neots Cycling Club member, Jacob Hennessy has been selected by British Cycling to join the Senior Academy Programme in the Men's Endurance group. This is amazing progress for Jacob who started racing as a complete novice for St Neots CC less than three years ago, and has since moved on to race for an elite team.
The warm waters of Lake Balaton provide some beautiful scenic images, but it wasn’t this that lured me back here, it was the challenge to see if I could ride a complete circuit of the lake in one day.
Nic Pillinger came third in his age category in the recent European Age Group Duathlon Championsips. Nic has published an excellent write-up with photos on his own website.
We set off in the Hennessey fun bus late Thursday afternoon for Luton Airport, loaded like the Brady bunch and with the best part of £10,000 worth of hardware, Dave’s particular brand of non-concentrating driving was under close scrutiny from anyone who had their eyes open!
Sixteen club members travelled to the Dales Bike Centre in Swaledale, Yorkshire on 15 May for a weekend of riding up and down (though it mostly felt like up) some very big hills. Last year's visit had seen us riding in biblical weather; torrential rain giving way to a horizontal hailstorm at one point. The weather would be dry this year, but the westerly winds promised to liven things up on the high moorland.
Podium finishes are always worth a write up, so here goes. On Sunday 29th March, I joined a select field of other brave souls to do battle with the elements at Bedford Autodrome in a standard distance (10K / 40K / 5K) duathlon event. It all turned out rather well.
Rainy and windswept is the polite way of describing the weather for my first TT of the season, and I was already questioning my choice of wind-catching deep-section wheels as I rode to the start with clubmate Gareth (who fancied a change from all the drafting he normally gets to do when road racing).
SNCC hosted the third race in the NCRA Spring Series on the Keysoe circuit. The circuit is just over 9 miles, forming a rectangle starting in Keysoe, heading to Bolnhurst, the Bushmead Crossroads, Little Staughton then back to Keysoe. The riders had three laps to cover.
A strong squad of St Neots Cycling Club riders headed over to Old, Northamptonshire for the second road race of the year in the Northants Cycle Racing Association series hosted by 45 Road Club and were rewarded with an excellent set of results.