Due to the predicted bad weather, it has been decided to cancel the event.
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|1||Dave Dent||00:31:15||24.6||GS Stella|
|2||Pete Wilson||00:36:35||21||B'mouth Arrow CC|
|3||James Edwards||00:38:31||19.9||LCM Wightlink|
|4||Stuart Grace||00:40:02||19.2||GA Cycles|
|5||Camille King||00:40:10||19.1||Tri UK|
Sundays Time Trial on P334 has been cancelled due to the unseasonable adverse weather conditions. It looks unlikely that road conditions will improve sufficiently for a TT by Sunday morning so Racing Secretary Roger Bacon as made the early call. Most other local cycling events have also been cancelled including the Test Valley Weekend. Currently next weekend is looking warmer so lets hope for better conditions on P335. It will be a 12.8 mile TT starting at 9.3oam and the HQ is Goatspen car park . Spring Series Details. Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter.
The BJW have published the names of the riders who completed their 2017-2018 Winter Reliability Trial Series and amongst them were two NFCC riders. Stuart Peckham and Lyndon Thompson finished all four of the winter endurance events within the allotted time. The 50M, 66M, 75M and 100M routes are often ridden in challenging winter conditions which make completing them a test of will power but the reward is an often joked about gold medal. Overall 23 riders finished and details can be found here. Phil Grant, Rob Veal, Ray Claridge and Neil Stevenson also took part in most of the series and it would be great to see a good group of NFCC riders at the events next year. We’d love to hear about the events and achievements of other members too. Please get in contact if you have anything to share with the club and its followers.
NFCC group ride 24/02/2018 : Calshot, Burley and optional extension to Nomansland.
This weeks group ride was delayed until 10am to lessen the risk of ice and we were rewarded with a sunny if somewhat bracing days riding. We set off from the usual meet point on Fibbards Road, Brockenhurst towards the famous Lepe Loop and Calshot at a steady winter pace before making our way to the Burley coffee stop via Bucklers Hard and Pilley. It was even warm enough to sit outside at the Cider Pantry without feeling too cold. Due to the late start, the ride then split with some riders returning towards Brockenhurst and then home and some choosing to extend the ride into another century. The “can’t say no group” descended Braggers before heading to Nomansland via Ringwood and tackling a stiffening North Westerly in the process. The final leg sent us off in search of a “99” ice cream at Hatchet Pond but we was to be sadly disappointed. It was another well attended NFCC group ride with around 14 members taking part and enjoying the winter sunshine. The standard ride was around 60 miles at 16.5mph and the extended version around 100 miles at 17.5mph, giving riders a choice of distance and pace depending on their preference or requirements. (Photos Phil Grant)
The NFCC’s Spring TT Series gets underway on the 4th March 2018 at 9.30am. The first event is the first leg of the two race Forest Circuit Aggregate on P334/10. Everyone is welcome. Please see our guide for more details on these events.
On the 8th July 2018, a group of riders from the club are taking part in Velothon Wales and we’d like to extend the invitation to all NFCC members. We hope this will be the first of a new series of “weekends away” and eventually a longer overseas training event. Later I’ll give a few more details but first, ride initiator Phil Harris explains a little about the weekend.
Q: What is the Velothon Phil and have you ridden it before?
“The Wales Velothon is a 140K closed road sportive event. It starts and finishes in Cardiff and takes in two of Wales’ most iconic climbs, The Tumble and Caerphilly. I participated last year with my brother who was visiting from Canada.”
Q: What do you think you will find hardest about the ride this year?
“The hardest part of this route is obviously the two big climbs, they come quite late into the course so pacing yourself before and during the climbs is essential. Arrive at The Tumble already shot and it’s going to be a long 55K to the finish. Also Caerphilly is relatively short but it’s absolutely brutal so I’ll be treating that with respect.”
Q: When you asked if other members wanted to join you for the ride, what did you hope for?
“I used to play football so team sport is in the blood and personally I get more of a buzz working together with team mates than I ever get from just ploughing a solo furrow (I do enough of that at work!). I still like to hit personal targets though and getting around in a good time is much more likely if club mates of a similar standard are working together. More than anything else though I guess it’s just more fun.”
Q: Interest in the ride seems to be growing, in fact the event could be one of the biggest weekends away in the NFCC’s history. Has that changed your aims?
“Yes it’s great that we have a large group going now and some very strong riders amongst them. Not sure it’s changed my aims as such but as I have been telling everyone what a great event it was, I am hoping that it doesn’t [throw it] down and that the other guys enjoy it as much as I did last year.”
Q: Can any NFCC member join and how good a rider do you need to be?
“Yes any NFCC can join. So far all the riders that I know of have joined the first wave by putting down an expected finishing time of of sub 4hrs. Don’t worry if that sounds an intimidating time though as virtually nobody actually finished close to 4hrs last year. I finished in 4.13 and was in pretty good form on the day, certainly felt like i was in the right wave.”
Q: If anyone is interested, how do they go about joining in?
“Anyone wanting to join should just sign up for the race, you can join the ‘team’ by requesting to join NFCC and use the password NFCC. Also put sub 4hrs as your expected finish time. If you would prefer to start further back in the field, just put down a slower estimated finishing time.”
They say great minds think alike and Adam Conti, who also took part in Velothon 2017 has similar advice:
“My advice would be to get away with the earlier groups to avoid congestion on the climbs. Also don’t go too deep on The Tumble, or Caerphilly Mountain could easily get the better of you later on.”
We hope to make a weekend of it, stay in Cardiff on Saturday night and have a team evening dinner. Its not a race but I don’t imagine many people will have much left on Sunday afternoon. It will be great if we can ride around as a group and most of the riders so far are of a similar standard.
More importantly though, we’d love this to be a big club event with lots of riders from across the club. So if other members wish to join, we can split into two groups if need be or riders can make their own way around. The NFCC’s team’s time will be calculated using the times of the first three riders so if someone has a bad day, it shouldn’t matter. Let’s all help make this a special weekend.
The route can be found here: https://www.strava.com/routes/12047220
Sign up here: http://www.velothon.com/events/velothon-wales#axzz57mH6a5mg
Most of the riders so far are staying the Saturday night at Travelodge Whitchurch: https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/450/Cardiff-Whitchurch-hotel . If this becomes full, we can discuss other accommodation and meet up for the evening meal.
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|07/06/2018||P164/15 Interclub with Crabwood||19:00|
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|12/06/2018||P304/25 Rev - CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS AND HCP.||19:00|
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|21/06/2018||Chain Gang - http://nfcc-training.blogspot.co.uk||19:00|
|23/06/2018||Saturday Ride - http://nfcc-training.blogspot.co.uk||09:00|
|24/06/2018||P885/50 Blazing Saddles OPEN||06:00|
|26/06/2018||P335/25 - CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS AND HCP.||19:00|
|28/06/2018||Chain Gang - http://nfcc-training.blogspot.co.uk||19:00|
|30/06/2018||Saturday Ride - http://nfcc-training.blogspot.co.uk||09:00|
Follow this link NFCC 2018 Events Calendar for all this year’s events. The PDF download includes details of all the club time trials and contact details for Margaret in order to ring up on the day and reserve a start slot (NFCC members before midday, non members after midday). Spring Time Trial Series For the Training […]
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