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MID WEEK ACTIVITIES

 

 ROAD SKILLS

Wednesday nights 7.00-8.00pm

(no session on 20/4 due to CiCLE Classic)

Meet at The Point Business Park,

Northampton Road,

Market Harborough

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CHAIN GANG 

THURSDAY EVENINGS 

18:30pm

Church Langton 

Lights advisable 

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STRUCTURED EVENTS

 

MAY

 

WHIZZ KIDS RACING LEAGUE RD4

Saturday 14th May

2:00pm

Brampton Valley Way 

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CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Rd4

ARMSTRONG/HUNTER CUPS

25mile TT

Sunday 15th May

9:00am 

Kibworth Grammar School Hall

Marshals

Steve Welch, Chris Dainty, John Ridgway,

 

John Ellis, Sam Cumberlidge, Alex Fry

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Evening 10 Mile TT Series 6

Tuesday 17th May

19:00pm 

Husbands Bosworth Sports Club

Marshals

Myles Foskett, Steve Coulam,

Mike Drca,(Mark Foskett),

Neil Doherty

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Evening 10 Mile TT Series 7

 Tuesday 24th May

19:00pm 

Husbands Bosworth Sports Club

 Marshals

Linda Hubbard, Paul Rothe, Richard Garratt,

 

Andrew Ayears, Jeff Green

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WHIZZ KIDS

SKILLS

Saturday 28th May

2:00pm

Welland Park  

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Evening 10 Mile TT

Evening 10 Mile TT Series 8

Tuesday 31st May

19:00pm 

Husbands Bosworth Sports Club

Marshals

James Moore, Marc Henderson, Rob Hammond,

 

Robert Hammond, Claire Waterfield

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 LEE SCAMPTON TROPHY 

 LEAGUE TABLE  

 

The prestigious Lee Scampton trophy will be awarded to the club member

that has accumulated the most miles at the end of the season

(a week prior to the awards evening November 2016)

by completing any of the following;
- Reliability trial
- Sportive
-Audax
- Or any official non-competitive ride.

 The totals are  up to 30th April 2016
Chris Dainty 254 miles
John Welsford 254 miles
Nick Horder 127 miles
Claire Moore 104 miles
Vic Barnett 100 miles
Dom Switzer 86 miles

 

 

 

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Welland Valley Cycling Club

THE LION KING & I

It's not often you get to ride around one of your favourite training routes with two World Champions and a double Giro winner, but on Thursday May 5th that's exactly what Mike Smith and a good, fellow, cycling-mad buddy did.

When Matt Plews alerted him to a chance to ride with Mario Cipollini, Alessandro Ballan and Paulo Salvodelli as a promotional event for the new channel 'Bike' (Sky channel 464, Virgin Media channel 552) he pleaded with his boss for an early, extended lunch break and rushed down to Regents Park in London to join approximately 70 other fans. The italian stars where stereotypically late for the midday start but Mario led the group in on his own branded bike wearing a black skin suit emblazoned with the rainbow bands showing off his Michelangelo's David'esque physique followed by Ballan and Salvoldelli in Bike Channel branded kit.

After a few excited selfies were taken with the stars then the ride commenced for two laps at a manageable pace with guys riding up alongside Mario for chats and pictures. Mike rode alongside and chatted to the ex pros and also met Felix Lowe of Eurosport Blazing Saddles fame in his trademark retro Cinzano kit. Then as the third lap started Mario shouted "OK, on this lap we really go for it and then we SPRINT at the end of the lap!", the pace picked up very rapidly and the huge group quickly thinned out to approximately 15 riders (think NCRA race final kilometres...but faster). Mario looked very comfortable at this pace while Mike's Garmin beeped frantically showing he'd achieved a new maximum power output. Mike is unable to tell us if the promised sprint did actually occur at the end as he was seeing stars, but it proved the level of the pro riders (even in retirement).

Mike Smith

Cycle 4 Cynthia 2016

Cycle 4 Cynthia 2016 - Sunday 25th September at Holdenby House

hope you don't mind my getting in touch again but I just wanted to confirm that this year's Cycle 4 Cynthia is at a new venue - Holdenby House (just north of Northampton) - and indeed we are thrilled to have another beautiful backdrop to our annual fundraising ride which is taking place on Sunday 25th September.

We announced that change of venue at February's launch event, along with the fantastic news that last year's ride raised a record-breaking £76k for Cynthia Spencer Hospice - an incredible total and one which is going to be hard to beat this year...but with your help we can!

I wonder therefore if you would be kind enough to spread the word among your fellow cycling enthusiasts, friends, family, colleagues etc and to that end I have attached a copy of the poster for you to display (as appropriate) in as many places as you think it will attract potential entrants' attention, a copy of the team entry form and the sponsorship form - and indeed, please do send this email on to those whom you think might be interested in joining us. 

Also just to let you know that the website has been updated -www.cycle4cynthia.co.uk so please do take a look at that, and we're also on Facebook so please do visit our page and 'like' us!

So thanks as ever for taking the time to read this and I look forward to hearing from you!

http://cycle4cynthia.co.uk/

May at Mallory gets off to a flyer

 

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A fantastic night at Mallory Park for Welland Valley Whizz Kids. 
In the Jewson team league, a strong night from Welland Valley CC saw then close in on The MI Racing Academy, cutting their deficit from 12 to 4 points. 
The results are down to the riders putting in some excellent hard work.

 

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Evening 10- TT Series 5 Rockingham Raceway

Finally a half-decent night for a Club 10.

25 riders rode the '10' round the Rockingham Raceway with Junior riders leading the way. 

Myles Foskett was the fastest recording 22mins 23secs ahead of Josh van Nierop 22:47. It was another tight battle for the fastest female honours as Linda Hubbard, 25:44, held off another Junior Amy Garner by 5 seconds.

Fastest juvenile was Fraser Ayears, 27:11 and fastest juvenile female was Sophie Ward 33:12.   

VENTOUX 2016

Ventoux is the most fearsome mountain encountered on the Tour de France

It is also the story of Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani - whose drug-fuelled race there in 2000 was the greatest cycling had ever seen. Ventoux charts the parallel lives of these champions who overcome great adversity in tandem, and the mountain that cast them in opposing directions.

This production restages the race using breathtaking video accompaniment and a pair of road bikes, asking the question - how far will we go to succeed?

**** The Public Reviews, Broadway Baby, The Scotsman, Fringe Guru

'The performance is a true tour de force'
'Touching and elegantly controlled'
'A devastating study'
You must see this show'

This production is at Curve on 12th & 13th May 2016 at 9.30pm. Tickets are only £8.

www.curveonline.co.uk