WEEKEND GROUP RIDES
SATURDAY WINTER TRAINING RIDES
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...
Wednesday nights 7.00-8.00pm
At Harborough Town Football Club,
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
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
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
- Or any official non-competitive ride.
Please submit your totals for January to Claire Moore at email@example.com
Cyclo-Cross (often abbreviated to 'Cross) is generally an autumn and winter sport. Massed starts make for exciting races, usually no more than an hour in length – and shorter for juniors, women and veterans. There are usually free-to-enter races for younger riders. Some organisers are now starting to run summer series, which are proving very popular.
Lapping it Up! Cyclo-Cross races are usually multi lap events, held on short (typically less than a mile and often less than half a mile), grassy courses, generally in public parks or on school playing fields. Less technically demanding than Mountain Biking, Cyclo-Cross often requires riders to dismount to clear artificial obstacles – often wooden boards. The ability to swap smoothly and quickly from riding to running and back to riding in one fluid motion is a key skill for advanced riders.
The short lap lengths mean that better riders often lap some of the slower competitors, but that’s not the end of the race – you can still submerge yourself in the action, enjoy your own private battles and forget whether you are first or a hundred and first – that’s the beauty of the sport: it’s what you make of it that counts.
Cyclo-Cross machines look very similar to road bikes, with dropped handlebars and thin tyres - however the latter have a knobbled-tread for grip, powerful brakes, low gears and better frame clearances to prevent clogging with mud, all of which adds up to make them easy to handle on the rough.
All the information on this page originally from British Cycling.