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Our next club meeting will be next Monday (10th July) at the Inn on the Lake from 7.30pm. Come along for a drink and to chat about club matters! Buttonhole the committee and make suggestions for club business...

This evening event in the 2017 TT League is to be held on the Stoke Hammond course.

If you are new to the course, please review the course description and risk assessment. Here is the Course route - includes download links for many GPS enabled computers.

All are welcome at our club time trials: make sure you turn up in time to sign on. You'll need a mechanically sound bike and a bike helmet. We recommend the use of a rear light, especially in evening events. You need to be 12 or over to ride time trials. If you are under 18 you will need permission from a parent or guardian to take part (download a permission form in pdf format and in Word format). Each of our courses has a route description and a risk assessment. Make sure you have familiarised yourself with the course!

The event starts at 7.15pm, and entry is on the line at £3.00 (NBRC members), £5.00 (non-members). 

The full events calendar is here

Results 

A near perfect evening saw some splendid times!

Pos No Name Club Time Cat Vets Std .+ / - Vets Std
1 17 Barry Connolly TeamMK 20.58 Sen.      
2 6 Chris Manko TeamMK 21.03 Sen.      
3 13 Richard Golding JCA-Equipe Velo/NBRC 22.05 V48 26.36 .+ 4.31 1
4 5 Abid Hussain Icknield RC 22.07 Sen.      
5 8 Andy Sutton NBRC 22.52 V47 26.32 .+ 3.40 3
6 7 Grant Orsborn Beds Roads Road Team 22.53 V56 27.14 .+ 4.21 2
7 4 Andy Sharman Baines Racing Silverstone/NBRC 22.54 V46 26.27 .+ 3.33 4
8 15 Andy Wickham NBRC 23.13 V47 26.32 .+ 3.19 6
9 14 Jason Lee TeamMK/NBRC 23.27 V48 26.36 .+ 3.09 8
10 10 Nathan Gallavan NBRC 23.33 Sen.      
11 16 Darren Haydon NBRC 23.54 V46 26.27 .+ 2.33 12
12 11 Ant Newland Bossard Wheelers CC 23.58 V51 26.50 .+ 2.52 10
13 18 Robert Saunders NBRC 24.15 V57 27.20 .+ 3.05 9
14 2 Paul Woodham Bossard Wheelers CC/NBRC 25.07 V66 28.23 .+ 3.16 7
15 3 Chris Hartley NBRC 25.09 V60 27.38 .+ 2.29 13
16 12 John Scholtens Unattached 25.12 V62 27.51 .+ 2.39 11
17 1 Clive Faine  TeamMK/NBRC 25.48 V71 29.14 .+ 3.26 5
18 9 Steph Cousins NBRC 27.44 LV53 29.09 .+ 1.25 14
                 
Time Keeper:- Tony Farmborough NBRC          
Pusher Off:- Bryan Scarborough NBRC          
Signage:- Helene Wight & Steph Cousins NBRC          

 

Handicap Results

A warm, dry, calm evening in stark contrast to last week, though harder than it at first appeared. 18 eager starters, including 7 NBRC 1st claim and one rider new to the course, faced the timekeepers. 6 riders posted Personal Best times.

Psn

Name

Club

Time

 

1

Chris Manko

Team MK

19.19

PB

2

Barry Connolly

Team MK

20.08

PB

3

Andy Sutton

NBRC

20.18

PB

4

Nathan Gallavan

NBRC

20.23

PB

5

Jon Scholtens

Unattached

20.25

PB

6

Steph Cousins

NBRC

20.42

PB

7

Richard Golding

Equipe Velo/NBRC

20.44

 

8

Andy Sharman

Baines Racing/NBRC

20.51

 

9

Chris Hartley

NBRC

21.01

 

10

Darren Haydon

NBRC

21.02

 

11

Clive Faine

Team MK/NBRC

21.11

 

12=

Andy Wickham

NBRC

21.17

 

12=

Paul Woodham

Bossard Whs/NBRC

21.17

 

14

Grant Orsborn

Beds Roads RT

21.35

 

15

Jason Lee

Team MK/NBRC

21.49

 

16

Robert Saunders

NBRC

22.35

 

17

Ant Newland

Bossard Whs

22.38

 

We've updated the club run calendar to include details for most of the runs to 30th July.

Details here.

This week's club time trial is on the Stagsden 10 mile course. If you are new to the course, please review the course description description and risk assessment assessment.  The Course Route Route includes download links for GPS enabled computers.

All are welcome at our club time trials: make sure you turn up in time to sign on. You'll need a mechanically sound bike and a bike helmet. We recommend the use of a rear light, especially in evening events. You need to be 12 or over to ride time trials. If you are under 18 you will need permission from a parent or guardian to take part (download a permission form in pdf format and in Word format). Each of our courses has a route description and a risk assessment. Make sure you have familiarised yourself with the course!

The event starts at 7.15pm, and entry is on the line at £3.00 (NBRC members), £5.00 (non-members). If you're planning to ride home after the event, don't forget lights.

The full events calendar is here

Results

The club is organising an LVRC road race event on Sunday 25th June on the Foxley circuit near Towcester, and helpers/marshals for the event are required. We've cancelled the club runs on that day, but there will be a group ride over to the event HQ (the A5 Rangers club room) in Towcester for those helping out at the event.

There are races in morning and afternoon on the circuit - helpers are needed for both - let David Price (who's organising the event) know if you're coming.

This week's club time trial is on the Stony 11.4 mile course. If you are new to the course, please review the course description and risk assessment. Here is the course route - includes download links for GPS enabled computers.

Please note that owing to recently installed traffic-calming measures, we will be using a slightly different start/finish point.  All are welcome at our club time trials: make sure you turn up in time to sign on. You'll need a mechanically sound bike and a bike helmet. We recommend the use of a rear light, especially in evening events such as this one. You need to be 12 or over to ride time trials. If you are under 18 you will need permission from a parent or guardian to take part (download a permission form in pdf format and in Word format). Each of our courses has a route description and a risk assessment. Make sure you have familiarised yourself with the course!

The event starts at 7.15pm, Wednesday 21st June, and entry is on the line at £3.00 (NBRC members), £5.00 (non-members). Maximum number of riders 40. The meeting point is in the car park by the river, on Calverton Road, near the start by Milford Avenue. 

Results

As reported on the Facebook page, NBRC member Denise Fitzgerald completed the Tour of Cambridgeshire Gran Fondo last weekend, coming 9th in her category and qualifying for a place in the Worlds. Here's her report on the day out in the fens...

A year into my cycling and with 4 Sportives under my belt I had the bright idea of entering the Gran Fondo Race thinking it would be fairly similar; how wrong could I be! I guess you are all experts in racing but here are the 3 key lessons I took away:

David Price emailed to ask for help for the LVRC National Road Race Championships that he is organising on 25th June. He writes:

The format is slightly different this year, in that we will have one race in the morning at 10am and a second at 14.00.  It will mean a long day for those that are willing and able to give up a full day.
I mainly need help with the marshalling of the junctions. Each race requires approximately 18 marshalls.  I already have some of the morning racers offering to help with the event in the afternoon.
Race HQ is A5 Rangers Clubroom in Towcester.
After Gordon and Sue Batcock stepped down from this role last year I am looking for helpers to run the kitchen on the day and help make the sandwiches for the marshalls food bag. 
All offers of assistance will be greatly appreciated! This is an important NBRC promotion.