In a complete contrast with the previous week when we had sun and warmth the 29 riders this evening were faced with an overcast sky, the threat of rain and the wind certainly not in our favour until we reached Waresley.
The race times and sign-on times for this season's time trials are listed below. Note also the date and time of the Ashman Trophy:
Excellent conditions greeted the 35 riders ready to test themselves on the 11.2 mile Abbotsley course. Talk was of the wind on our backs up by the golf course which would be a bonus for many of the riders and this helped contribute towards 8 PBs on the night.
The SNCC TT season for 2016 has begun with 21 riders on the 28th and 28 riders on 5th May testing themselves against the challenging 11.2 mile Abbotsley course.
A few new bikes are in evidence as riders look to improve on their PBs from 2015.
Corley - 3rd April 2016
Sunday 3rd saw the first NCRA Scratch RR of the season. Overnight rain left the circuit damp for warm up and the start of the race. In attendance were Simon R, David’s H & P, Tom D, Matt VB and Wayne T, notable absence being Gary, Tim and Dan B all struck down with near fatal man flu the previous week.
NCRA Handicap race series Race 3
This weekend's NCRA spring series road race, promoted by 45 Road Club was held at the Old Circuit; a flattish course with one notably fast downhill section and a leg sapping climb into Walgrave for the finish. There was a large club turnout with a dirty dozen of would be Wigginses taking to the start line and split across all four of the day's handicap groups. The weather was cool and dry with a stiff northerly headwind for the first section of the course.
Jake Hennessy (St Neots CC second claim member) won the Jock Wadley Memorial Road Race on Sunday 13th March, by a comfortable margin, and against a three-strong collection of Pedal Heaven riders who were in the break with him.
Race at Rockingham Forest ends in a pile-up - Simon Rinaldo
We were to be blessed with some very pleasant weather for round 2 of the NCRA Handicap Road Race. The race would be 30 miles, three laps around the Middleton circuit and was split into four handicap groups. This is a circuit that I remember from my earlier racing exploits. It is an excellent course with a few lumps and some long exhilarating fast sections. The finish line is metres from the Rockingham Forest Wheelers club house. I remembered the finish straight to be particularly difficult for bunch sprints as it is slightly downhill and generally fast. Only ever won by excellent form or a great deal of luck.
NCRA Race 1
The NCRA Spring series handicap road races got off to a cold, wet and windy start this Saturday on the Naseby circuit. The club were reresented by Joe Finucane, Richard Ostler, Tim Penell, Wayne Tunnah and Harry Wade, although we were almost a man down when Tim punctured on the warm up! A quick fix followed and and we made it to the start line.
SNCC Road Race Plans Meeting
6th Jan 2015
White Horse, Eaton Socon.
Present: Dan Baxter, Chris Green, Lee Houghton, Adam Hutchinson, Adrian Lancaster, Simon Murphy, Richard Ostler, David Palmer, Tim Pennell, Ed Porteus, Simon Richardson, Simon Rinaldo, Wayne Tunnah, Harry Wade, Steve Walker
Apologies: Tom Dunkley, Joe Finucane, David Hennessey, Mike Newell, Gary Newman, David Silk