Monday, 27 August 2012

September club runs

Club runs for September are as follows. Rides begin at 0900h from Hitchin Market Square. All riders welcome. The pace will vary from 14-17mph average, riders should have a reasonable level of fitness and a road bike in a good state of maintenance.

02 September Moggerhanger Hall
09 September Woburn
30 September Barton Burwash Barns

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

14/08/2012 - Briercliffe 10 Results

There's been joy, there's been disappointment. There have been personal bests as competitors have pushed their bodies to the limit. But it's all over now - yes, the final Briercliffe 10 of the season took place tonight with 12 riders making it to the starting line on a beautiful sunny warm evening.

Fastest of the night was Justin Lane with another impressive PB, crossing the line in 24:23. Three Nomads also went under 25 minutes with Andy Saunders leading Ryan Witchell and Ben Wilson home, Ryan netting a course PB of 24:47.

The main event was of course the final instalment in the Brompton Cup. Nick Hickman took the early lead with an impressive 14 second un-fold, however it was Nick Senechal who came home first with a new course record of 30:15. Good luck to both the Nicks as they go onto the Brompton World Cup at Blenheim Palace this weekend.

Well done to Will Bowers who broke 30 minutes on his first ride on the course and to Kieran Todd who PB'd again. Finally, it was good to see Mr. Collins go under 28 minutes on the final ride of the season. Well done er... Mark, with a PB of 27:43.

Thanks to David Rossall, Geoff Perry, Richard Bland and, of course, Frank Turner for timekeeping and setting off.

Justin Lane
24:23 CCA
Andy Saunders
Ryan Witchell (J)
Ben Wilson (J)
Graham Laming
25:09 BRCC
Kieran Todd
Mark Collins
Nigel Wilson
David Summerill
Will Bowers
Nick Senechal
30:15 (Brompton)
Nick Hickman
31:32 (Brompton) 

BRCC = Beds Road Cycle Club
CCA = CC Ashwell

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

07/08/2012 - Briercliffe 10 Results

The penultimate Briercliffe 10 saw seven riders do battle against the clock around the Southill course. The weather conditions promised to be better than they actually were on the night, with a cross-wind affecting the course to the west of Ireland.The Olympics will have finished next week so come and have a final crack at a season's PB....

Nick Hickman continued to carry the Brompton standard and is set to lobby the IOC for inclusion in Rio 2016.

Top spot fell to the Nomads' Simon Doyle who recorded a second sub-25 minute time in two weeks. Justin Lane of CC Ashwell improved on his previous week's time to break the 24mph average.

Jon Traynor was one second off 28 minutes for the distance but still managed to hold Clive Collins off to claim third spot on the night.

Simon Doyle
Justin Lane
24:46 CC Ashwell
Jon Traynor
Clive Collins
Mark Collins
D Byers
Nick Hickman
31:21 Brompton - the unfold was 18 seconds (for the record).

Time keeping and pushing off by Frank Turner and Geoff Perry and Richard Bland.

In other news... Ben Wilson broke the hour mark for 25 miles in last Sunday's Finsbury Park CC F1/25 open. He recorded 59.50 for the distance and now joins the sub-hour club. Well done Ben. Peter Lawrence of Team MDT recorded 52.24 for first place.

Simon Doyle was 8th in the Beds Road CC Evening 10 on 09/08/12 with an impressive 24.59 for the 10 mile circuit.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Late season time trials

There are a series of late season time trials coming up which have the double whammy benefit of potentially fast courses and late season fitness.

01/09 F15/10 Bossard Wheelers (Online entry - 
02/09 Marlow Redkite Sportive (50 or 100 miles)
08/09 F15/10 Icknield RC

15/09 F14/12 2-up TT (12 miles) or solo TT
16/09 F1/25 Norlond TT Combine

22/09 F15/10 N&DCA

29/09 F14/12 (25) GP de Gentlemen
Information on entering these time trials can be found at:
October sees the Autumn Hilly and the Interclub Hill Climb (Sharpenhoe) and Club Hill Climb (Charlton). Details to follow nearer the time.