Road Racing Road racing is fast, furious and tactical … it’s not just a question of fitness. If you follow the Tour de France or other televised events you’ll see teams doing work for their ‘lead’ riders, you’ll see riders trying to catch others by surprise and spoil their plans, you’ll see some hectic sprints (and crashes) and some mountain climbing most of us can only dream of.
There is plenty of access to road racing in our area; there are races for all ability levels (including ‘Go Ride’ which is designed specifically to introduce you to racing and is great for children starting out) – there are plenty of races organized by the WXCRL, which take place at Barnsfield (Matchams) or on the Hampshire/Dorset borders; the TLI who have a calendar of events around the area (there is a popular ‘Heath’ race series near Beaulieu;) ‘Cycling South’ (a local arm of British Cycling) have an extensive calendar of closed circuit races in Portsmouth, Thruxton and other local venues.
A report posted on Facebook by member Phillip Harris. A team qualification of NFCC riders and a number of NFCC individual entries completed the event. 2018 Velothon Wales 140K Team Race Championship Male & Mixed. “Delighted to report that the NFCC came an impressive 8th out of 268 teams at Velo Wales. Well done to […]
On Wednesday 28th June Bob Jolliffe rode the Wessex VTTA 15 mile championship in a time of 40:21 for 20th place. Antony Green recorded 31:07 to take 4th place, all the Wessex male vets being bested by Sarah Matthews on plus time. On the 1st July Richard Parker rode the Jubilee 25 and just missed […]