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WEEKEND GROUP RIDES 

SATURDAY WINTER TRAINING RIDES

9am

from SIBBERTOFT

 

or join the 'Club Captain'

and enjoy ...

 

SUNDAY CLUB RUNS

9am (faster pace)

9:30am (NEW steady pace)

from The Square, Market Harborough

 

 

  

 

MID WEEK ACTIVITIES

 

Rollerdrome is here...
INDOOR TRAINING

 

Wednesday nights 7.00-8.00pm

 

At Harborough Town Football Club,

Northampton Road,

Market Harborough

ALL WELCOME

more details here



Winter Watt Bike Sessions

THURSDAY NIGHTS- £6:00

At Lutterworth Bike Studio 

 Sessions are run by

Kath Akoslovski (BC Level 3 coach & Wattbike Advanced Trainer)

Cost-Adults £6, under 18 £3, (pay on the night)
Booking essential to avoid disappointment.
Book direct with Kath by Tues 6pm

 by email or text  

07803 901223

  

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STRUCTURED EVENTS

 

 

2017

FEBRUARY 

 

To be updated soon

... or view the
2017 club calendar

 

 

An exciting year ahead as Welland Valley CC

continues to promote opportunities

for members and friends.  

 

 

 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

by completing any of the following;

- Reliability trial
- Sportive
-Audax
- Or any official non-competitive ride.

 Please submit your totals for January to Claire Moore at cyclingmoores@gmail.com
 

 

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Position

Getting the correct position on the bike makes for a more comfortable ride. If you do not choose the Bio racer option described in a previous section, then the following paragraphs will give you a guide.

Saddle Position

Saddle height is set by putting your heel (in cycling shoes) on the pedal and with the crank at its lowest point there should be a slight bend at the knee. In this position you should be able to pedal with your heels without rolling about on the saddle. If you are using shoes which have extra thick soles, that you may have to raise the saddle slightly to compensate.

Next set the correct foot position on the pedal. You should always pedal with the ball of your foot over the pedal spindle. This is where toe clips or clipless pedals help as they place the foot in the correct position when pedalling. Adjust the shoes plates forwards or backwards until your foot is in the correct position.

The Lateral position (forwards or backwards) of the saddle should be adjusted next. With the cranks set horizontally and your foot on the pedals in the correct position, a plumb line hanging from just behind the kneecap (i.e. at the pivot point of the knee) should hang vertically through the pedal spindle. Adjust the saddle forward or backwards until this happens. Get someone to help you with this.

The saddle should be horizontal for general riding, however for time trials when the position tends to be lower, you may wish to tilt the nose of the saddle down slightly to give a more comfortable ride.

Handlebar Height

This is often a case of trial and error before settling on a final position and a lot depends on the riders flexibility and the type of riding they will be doing than on any hard and fast rules.

Handlebars should in general be the same width as the riders shoulders.

To approximate stem length, place the back of the elbow against the point of the saddle and, with the middle finger resting on top of the stem, there should be a gap of 1-2 inches between the end of the finger and the centre of the handlebars. For road riders, the top of the stem is normally set about 1-2 inches below the level of the top of the saddle. When riding with your hands on the brake hoods, look downwards and , if you cannot see the centre of the hub of your front wheel, then the stem length is about correct.