Weekend News

The new club kit has arrived and club members have been enjoying the Spring weather in local sportives, crit racing, road racing and a handful of hardy souls travelled to Scotland for the Etape Loch Ness.

Hemel Hillbuster sportive in support of DENS (Action Against Homelessness) with the team headed up by our sportive officer Mike Plowman.

Start and finish of Etape Loch Ness. All BCC members successfully completed.
Our resident speedster Simon Pearce came 56th overall in a field of 5,200 riders. He completed the 66 miles in 2hrs 54 mins which was only 6 minutes behind the fastest time. Chapeau Simon!

The BCC Performance Academy team at Milton Keynes bowl with a 9th place for Ben Conradi and 10th for Tom Newton.
The Lovelo Cinelli Road Race and the weekly Bovingdon Bomber crit race hosted by our friendly neighbours Hemel Hempstead Cycle Club.

Mary Hampton

Local resident Mary Hampton, 89, had her bicycle stolen from outside Waitrose, Berkhamsted. Through social media Club Secretary Simon Voysey got to hear about Mary’s loss and, after contacting members of the club, we donated a bike to Mary.
Please click on the video for news from BBC Three Counties Radio.

Mary’s daughter the author Sue Hampton has also posted words of thanks https://www.suehamptonauthor.co.uk/2017/04/the-stolen-bike-a-mary-hampton-mystery-true/

Mary and Simon were also interviewed by BBC Radio Scotland, please click on the YouTube link to listen in…

Weekend News

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the club with one or two social events (and a bit of bike riding in between) …

Great turnout for the club’s spring curry night at Verandah with the longest table we’ve managed to date. Thanks to our social secretary for organising the table, which just kept growing as the evening continued!!!

The club organised trip to The Tour of Flanders (Ronde van Vlaanderen) was a great success with a dozen or so members either riding the very well organised sportive the day before the race or spectating.
The sportive distance varied from 75 to 230 km and was a challenge over the cobbled sectors and short but steep climbs.
Post ride refreshments and sight-seeing were hugely enjoyed by all 🙂
The club will be back in 2018!

Talking of climbs – The Club’s Chairman hands over the Harp Hilly Hundred shield once again to the Town’s Mayor for display in the Council Conference Room. An outstanding result with 54 Club riders participating in the HH100, it’s the third win on the trot for us. Chapeau to the BCC riders who participated in the event. The Mayor also drew the ballot for two lucky club riders that received a charity entry into the 2017 Prudential London.

Weekend News

A busy weekend for the club which started earlier than usual on Saturday with a ride to the Black Horse pub, Chesham joining up with Beaconsfield Cycle Club (the other BCC) as a return “match” for them hosting us in the autumn.

A total of 54 riders made up the combined ride mainly in the 14/15 mph and 15/16 mph groups. The windy conditions made the ride a little hard going but turns at the front by both clubs helped no end. Post ride refreshments were served at the Black Horse with great hospitality and gorgeous cakes. (*Note for the Chair to have a word with the Kings Arms).
The club would like to thank Ian Smith for his excellent work coordinating the ride and mapping the course.

While the club ride was in progress a handful of club members were either racing or spectating at the Milton Keynes Bowl crit race event. BCC Performance Academy racers Richard Metcalfe, Tom Newton, Julian Ormerod and Tommy Wong had entered the 4th cat men’s race. Conditions were dry but windy and the first half of the race was very hard going. All the club racers finished but outside the top 10. A great learning opportunity and, as it’s early season, the racers should improve.
BCC spectators Neil Ruthven, Janice Bell, Simon Pearce (not racing as injury from last week), David Norden, Neil Ruthven and Nick Oates provided lots of encouragement (many thanks for the pictures).

Sunday saw the Rennie Grove Hospice Sportive with club members Mike Plowman, Nick Kurth, Guy McGinn, Verna Burgess, Andy King, Charlotte Davis, Neil Barnes, Amanda Dolling and Martin Shewen either riding the 35 mile or 75 mile route. A challenging day as conditions were still windy with gusts of 20+ mph along with the Chilterns rolling hills.
The sportive is hoping to better the £28,000 in sponsorship that it raised in 2016.

New BCC Road Race

The club and the committee are excited to announce the inaugural Berkhamsted Cycling Club Road Race.

Book a date in your diary and come along to cheer on the BCC Academy race team!

This open road race event on Sunday 6 August 2017 will be held on a rolling circuit in the Vale of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The 70km race ( 3 laps ) starts at 13:30 and is for category 3 or 4 riders. The race headquarters will be announced shortly.
The event forms part of the Central Road Race League (CRRL ) and entry into the race is determined by the league rules. The race is now live on the British Cycling website here https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/159791/Berkhamsted-Cycling-Club-Road-Race

The club is working with CRRL and British Cycling to stage this one day race. We look forward to welcoming you all to the headquarters for refreshments followed by the opportunity to watch some fantastic road racing.

Any questions or queries please click here to e-mail Richard Metcalfe. Further updates will follow on Facebook, British Cycling and the club website.

Matty Earles

***UPDATE*** from Matty on the 2017 Soria Standard Distance Duathlon European Championships in Spain…
“For those unaware this weekend I travelled to Soria (in northern Spain) to compete in the European duathlon championships to represent Great Britain once again.
This time however I was competing in a longer distance event known as the “standard distance duathlon” which comprises of a 10km run followed by a 40 km bike topped off with a 5km run.
The race started at 11:25 on Sunday morning and the only thing tougher than the terrain for the event was the conditions seeing 39kmph winds and rain throughout. The town of Soria is a beautiful town approximately two hours north of Madrid some 3000feet above sea level and surrounded by hills that most cyclists would grimace at.

I hadn’t ever in my wildest dreams imagined I would be competing in such an event so certainly had no pressure or expectations of myself, just beating there and donning the GB tri suit was enough. I’m known for being a pretty gritty cyclist so the terrain and conditions could only benefit me BUT the total of 15 kilometres of running on the undulating course would certainly not play to my strengths.
Below are some of the stats for the race should those of you who pay an interest I like to know.
Total race time: 2 hrs 18 mins 29 seconds
48th overall out of 260 competitors
11th out of 36 in my age category
3rd fastest British in my age category
20th fastest bike split out of 260
Long story short I’m the 11th fastest (40-44 year old) in Europe and the third fastest in Britain.
I’m rather disappointed with my performance as I don’t enter races to come eleventh but it would seem I’ve made a few people proud so with that in mind I’m a winner.
Many thanks to those who have shown an interest or offered words of support.”

BCC 2nd claim member Matty Earles started his duathlon season off with a bang in the 2017 Windsor Duathlon series at Dorney Lake on Sunday 19th February.

Matty finished an excellent 6th overall and 2nd in his age group with a time of 2hrs 3mins 17secs in the race consisting of a 10km run / 40km bike / 5km run. He achieved a 35+ km/h average bike speed in very windy conditions with one of the fastest transition times (the time taken to transition from running to cycling).

**UPDATE** Matty finished 1st place in the veteran age group and and 5th overall at Eton Dorney in Sprint Duathlon on Sunday 19th March. Improving all the time – Go Matty!

Matty has qualified for the 2017 Soria Standard Distance Duathlon European Championships in Spain representing Great Britain in the 40-44 year age group on 29th April 2017.

The next race for Matty is the Ashridge duathlon and he is a keen supporter of local events in his home town of Luton. Follow Matty’s adventures on Instagram by clicking here.

For an insight to what it takes to be a GB duathlete click here to read Matty’s article that’s full of tips and advice for training and nutrition.

His passion for cycling is immense and the club wishes Matty all the best for 2017 and beyond!

Photo’s courtesy of Richard Knight Photography.

Wildwood CX Sportive

7 hardy BCC members took on the Chilterns Wildwood CX Sportive on Sunday 12th February. The start was cold with a mixed group of bikes ranging from full on CycloCross racers to recreational MTB’s. The club contingency of Alan Farrance, Trevor Hill, Robin Lord, Simon May, Julian Ormerod, Neil Ruthven and Tim Warrell also had a mixture of bikes for the mid 60km route.
A couple of slight mechanicals on the start line, Trevor had a pedal dust cap fall off and Julian realised that, from packing his bike for transport, he had the handlebar stem on back-to-front.
The route was a mixture of road, farm track and trails, the latter of which were very muddy with one or two steep descents, muddy/chalky climb’s and big puddles. Great fun but hard work!
The group stared together but Alan was on strong form and soon had a gap off the front.
A stray farmers dog that was having great fun trying to keep up with the riders was corralled by Simon, Trevor and Neil and the 70+ year old owner managed to get the dog leashed.
On route Trevor’s handle bars worked loose (well it is a 20+year old Raleigh MTB) and were tightened before any ‘incident’ occurred.
Tim picked up a slow puncture around 15km from the finish and managed to limp along till 5km to go but had to stop and repair the tubeless tyre. After realising that the repair didn’t hold he had a hitch a lift back to the finish.

Alan was the first of the club to finish with 22nd place overall (from 105 starters) and 10th in his age group.

All-in-all a great event, very well organised and sign-posted with feed station and tea at the finish.

The club will be back next year!

Amy Kilpin

BCC member and Ironman athlete Amy Kilpin has had recent tremendous success in these long distance swimming, biking and running events. Her training and dedication to the sport is starting to pay off with an incredible 4th place in her division and 30th woman overall in the Dubai 70.3 Ironman event on 27th January 2017.
Amy has been invited to race the 2017 Ironman World Championships in Chattanooga, Teneessee – A fantastic opportunity!

Click here to read about Amy’s 2 year plan for success.

The club wishes Amy all the best for the season and congratulations on her success 🙂

Weekend News

The BCC Academy race team were out in force at Hillingdon crit racing on Saturday 4th Feb 2017 for the penultimate round of the Imperial Winter Series (round 8 of 9).
The men’s team consisted of Alex Edgar, Richard Metcalfe, Simon Pearce and Tommy Wong with Kristin Stolpe and Sarah Warrington the women’s team.
The support crew (cheerers, photographers, general assistance) were Trevor Hill, Nick Kurth, Simon Voysey, Marie Wilson (Tommy’s better half) and Charles Windsor.
This was Sarah’s first crit race of the year and (having still got the remains of a winter bug) she was a little apprehensive of the race. Kristin offered full support along with Charlotte Davies (racing for Lovelo Cinelli RT).
The men were raring to go with Simon (after his 3rd place the previous week) determined to place higher up the field and possibly move into cat 3 racing.
The men’s race got under way with brilliant sunshine, dry track and capacity 50 riders. 15 women riders started 1 minute behind the men and race 5 laps less than the men (mainly to avoid confusion at bunch sprint finishes). The women are lapped at couple of times during the race and safety is in the mind of all racers.

All the BCC men kept safely in the pack for the majority of the race until around 3/4 way through when Tommy couldn’t hang on. A final push with heart rate at 195 bpm saw Tommy drop of the back and he called it a day.
Simon was looking very strong but a puncture with 4 laps to go put him out of the race.
Richard was caught up in a crash on the last lap and didn’t finish; no injuries and the bike was fine.
Alex was also caught up in the crash but finished the race down the field.

The women’s race had Kristin constantly attacking of the front with Sarah staying in the bunch. There was slight confusion with 5 laps to go as the men overtook the women and the men decided to ease up. Lots of shouting from the women got the men out of the way.

Kristin put in a huge effort to take 1st place also wining the Queen of the Mountains jersey and the Combative award. The prize being a Look Mum No Hands! Dinner for 2 and summer jersey. Sarah finished in the bunch showing great promise for the year.

On Tuesday 7th February Kristin raced at the Lee Valley Olympic VeloPark crit organised by Dulwich Paragon and finished 2nd – There’s no stopping her!

For more information about the BCC Academy and how to get involved please click here.

Photos from Hillingdon can be viewed by clicking on the Flickr image below.
BCC at Hillingdon Imperial Winter Series Round 8 4th Feb 2017

Harp Hilly 100

The day started cold with ice on the car park at Hemel Hempstead Cycle Club HQ that had a few riders concerned about slippery conditions on the Harp Hilly 100 route. After careful consideration the organisers changed the route start to avoid Rucklers Lane.
Spirits among the club were high and a group of 50+ BCC members mostly riding the 100 km route meant that, barring a serious incident, the club should retain the HH100 shield for 2017.

Riders were issued with cards to record their start and finish times; the HH100 times are taken from when riders clock-out at the start to when they clock-in at the finish. The full list of times can be found here http://www.harphillyhundred.org.uk/

The weather stayed mainly overcast and the occasional shower meant that the roads remained wet and muddy. Most of the club had retained their winter mudguards but there were one or two that got caught behind riders sans-mudguards.

The route has 10 main climbs over the Chilterns interspersed with many other short sharp rises. Chapeau to all the riders that completed this (almost) leg breaking achievement. Special mention must go to the Gray family who finished the ride with dad and daughter on a tandem.

A very welcome hot tea, sandwiches and cakes awaited the riders at the finish in Hemel Hempstead Cycle Club HQ. A final tally-up of BCC riders had 54 completing the 100 km route… Berkhamsted Cycle Club has retained the Harp Hilly Hundred Shield for 2017.

Photos of the day can be viewed by clicking on the image below (they can be downloaded for free in full size).

2017 Harp Hilly 100 - BCC pics

The club whole-heartedly thanks the HH100 organisers. See you again next year!

New Family Membership

BCC are now offering 2 new great value Family Membership options.

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BCC was set up in 2014, is a very successful club, subscriptions continued to grow by 13% in 2016 and we have over 200 members.
Around 20% of our members are ladies, we currently have more than 10 families, but less than 10 youth / student members.
The Committee is keen to encourage more families to join BCC, and have fun on 2 wheels.

We are now offering 2 different great value membership options:
Annual One Adult family membership £37.50
Annual Two Adult family membership £50.00

If interested in either membership, please follow these steps for the members of your family to join BCC:
1. Click here to contact the Membership secretary.

2. Trial ride with BCC for all the family. Click here for information on a trial ride.

3. Click here to join British Cycling and select Berkhamsted Cycling Club as your club.

4. Buy your BCC family membership on the British Cycling website. Please note signed parental forms (for Child Welfare Officer) need to be completed for each youth member and given to the Membership Secretary. The Parental Consent form can be downloaded by clicking here.

5. Click here to send an email to the Treasurer with names of the family members.

6. Each member will be issued with a BCC membership card, to be carried on all club rides.

7. Enjoy the club rides and the social activities!

Weekend News

BCC racers Kristin Stolpe and Simon Pearce were in action at Hillingdon Imperial Winter Series round 4 of 9 on Saturday 7th January 2016. The men’s Cat ¾ race had a full field of 60 racers and the women had 11 racers. Conditions were good for the time of year with no rain/wind and only a slightly damp track.

This was Kristin’s first time at Hillingdon and she was a little apprehensive but her fears were unfounded. She had a great race spending time on the front pulling the bunch along and would have been in the top 5 had it not been for a ‘grass track’ excursion on the last corner when Kristin tried to overtake where there wasn’t really the space.
Chapeau Kristin (she is wearing the red top in the pictures and videos below) and the club hope that you continue along the racers path.

Simon had a safe race mainly staying in the bunch and finishing just outside the top 10.

Support crew Richard Metcalfe, Tommy Wong and Trevor Hill cheered the guys along (next time they’re bringing pom-poms).

Lovelo Cinelli RT racers James McGahern and Charlotte Davies also competed with Neil Barnes and family shouting encouragement.

Hillingdon Imperial Winter Series Round 4 7th Jan 2017 Women Cat 4 and Men Cat 3/4

Weekend News

Mince pies, mulled wine, and a great festive atmosphere at the Kings Arms in Berko on 24th December where the Town Mayor, Tom Ritchie, joined the club in confirming our outgoing chair with an honorary position of Chairman Emiritus and lifetime membership for his contribution to the club’s formation and management over the last 2 years.
Thanks to everyone who was out on the club ride and who came down and on behalf of Michael Gower and the club, a very Merry Christmas to all our members!
Don’t forget our New Year’s Eve ride will go ahead as normal.
Next thing on the horizon for the club is defending the Harp Hilly Hundred shield on Sunday 29th January.

Mulled wine and mince pies courtesy of the Kings Arms


Michael, Nick and the Town Mayor, Tom Ritchie

Weekend News

A busy weekend for the club’s racers with Robin Lord competing in the Lovelo Crossmas Cyclo Cross event held at Ashlyns school in Berkhamsted. This was the inaugural CX event for our local bike shop and featured a bridge that proved a challenge for most racers but was a huge success.

Tim and Julian at Lovelo Crossmas
Robin on the descent, ascending was a little trickier!

Simon Pearce and Richard Metcalfe (our Performance Officer) have been competing in the Imperial Winter Series round of closed road criterium races at Hillingdon. These races are held almost every Saturday until 11th February 2017.

Simon at Hillingdon Imperial Winter Series

Simon has consistently finished in the top 15 of the cat 4 races, a top 10 finish must be on the cards! Richard has been plugging away and is improving with every race. If you want to go along and cheer or enter any of the races click here for upcoming dates.

For more photos of Lovelo Crossmas click on the Flickr link below (it’s free and you can download full size images).

Lovelo Crossmax CXL Round 12 18th December 2016

BCC 2016 AGM

The BCC 2016 AGM and Prize Giving Party was held on Friday 25th November at the Kings Arms in Berkhamsted and was a resounding success! The first hour was taken up with club formalities and notably marked by the handover of the Chairman’s ‘Chainwheel of Office’ (thanks E.M.N Engravers and Lovelo Cycle Works for your contributions here) from outgoing Chairman Nicholas Kurth to new Chairman Michael Gower.
Nick remarked that the Club had gone from 0 to 200+ members in only 2+ years, had run a number of open events and was a proud member of the Berkhamsted community.
The party continued late into the evening and everyone agreed it was a great event.

The Trophies
The Trophies
The Thomas Stevens Award winner Matthew Buckley
The Thomas Stevens Award winner Matthew Buckley

The Thomas Stevens Award: winner Matthew Buckley. Awarded to the first claim rider who has achieved the best results in BCC colours, as judged by the Club’s Performance Co-ord.

The Supporter’s Award winner Jez Kidd
The Supporter’s Award winner Jez Kidd

The Supporter’s Award: winner Jez Kidd. Awarded to the Club member (outside of the Executive Committee) who has done the most to support the Club in the eyes of the Executive Committee.

The Best Club Rider Award winner Guy McGinn
The Best Club Rider Award winner Guy McGinn

The Best Club Rider Award: winner Guy McGinn. Awarded to the Club rider who sets the best possible standard whilst riding with the Club, as judged by the membership.

The Kurth Quaich winner Shaun Lennox
The Kurth Quaich winner Shaun Lennox

The Kurth Quaich: winner Shaun Lennox. Awarded to the ride leader (outside the Executive Committee) who has undertaken the most ride leading on Club social rides in the view of the Club’s Ride Co-ordinator.

The Club Photographic Awards winners - Furthest Chris Garner-Smith and Highest Jez Kidd
The Club Photographic Awards winners – Furthest Chris Garner-Smith and Highest Jez Kidd

The Club Photographic Awards: winner (Highest): Jez Kidd Awarded to the member at the highest point above sea level. Winner (Furthest): Chris Garner-Smith Awarded to the member who is the furthest from Berkhamsted. Judged by the Ladies Co-ord and demonstrated in a suitable photograph. The individuals must be on rides and wearing BCC kit (not the hoody or t-shirt) and spinning bikes are excluded.

The Broken Spoke Award winner Michael Gower
The Broken Spoke Award winner Michael Gower

The Broken Spoke Award: winner Michael Gower Awarded to the Club member who has provided the most intentional or unintentional amusement whilst cycling or engaged in Club activities, as judged by the Chairman.

Nick Kurth and Simon Voysey
Nick Kurth and Simon Voysey

Simon Voysey (club Secretary) presenting Nick Kurth with an engraving by Miles Wood that encompasses Nick’s two passions; cycling and mountaineering.

BCC and BCC Ride

The club ride on Saturday 29th October was a combined ride with our local ‘other’ BCC (Beaconsfield Cycle Club) organised by Ian Smith (our ride coordinator) and Simon Everitt the Chairman of Beaconsfield CC.

This meant an earlier start with around 40 club members meeting up with Beaconsfield CC at Great Missenden. Groups were formed into levels of ability, distance (30 to 45 miles) and amount of climbing.

The routes took in The Chilterns in their Autumn splendour with perfect cycling conditions for the time of year, namely no wind or rain. The villages taken in were Great Hampden, up over Longdown Hill to Askett, then through Longwick to Chinnor. Along the B4009 to Kingston Blount, then left turn up Kingston Hill to Stokenchurch and the highest point of the ride. There followed a high speed run down to West Wycombe then a left turn and the fiercely steep climb up the infamous Smalldean Lane (where some riders had wheelspin even sitting down!) and then on to Speen. Then another fast downhill along Bryant’s Bottom, to the Hughenden Valley.
The route headed back to Great Missenden for a very well earned coffee, cake and much bicycle related banter.

No one crashed and a great time was had by all; many riders put in 60+ miles with the round trip to Berko.

Many thanks to Beaconsfield Cycle Club for hosting a great ride.

Club Hill Climb

Huge thanks from the club to all for supporting the Hill Climb on 22nd October 2016. It’s the clubs last event of the season. 30 riders braved the mist to tear up Tom’s Hill – huge thanks to Ashmei for hosting us this morning.
Simon Pearce put in a very strong performance, coming second in the Men’s Veterans category. Kristin Stolpe impressed again with a second in the Women’s Senior category and Matt Buckle narrowly missed out on 3rd in the Men’s Senior by 0.98 of a second.
It was my first time as Time keeper and after a short steward’s enquiry, one of the times was corrected at the end which impacted the results for Men’s Senior and the Interclub award for men. Thanks to Nick Clarke of Lovelo RT for the help with the sheet.
Big shout to Matty Earles who came first overall (riding for Lovelo RT) as well as the ladies team for the Interclub shield. Commiserations to Lovelo men’s team who were pipped by Watford Men for the Men’s Interclub Shield.
Massive congrats to ALL riders today – as a club we put in a great performance today and we are very proud of everyone who made it out to ride or support.

Full Results
Men’s Vets
1st Matty Earless (Lovelo RT)
2nd Simon Pearce (bcc)
3rd Tim Newman (Lovelo RT)
1st Anna Henderson (Lovelo RT)
2nd Sam Fawcett (Lovelo RT)
3rd Kristin Stolpe (BCC)
Men’s Senior
1st Thomas Meadherbert (Watford Velo)
2nd William McAlpine (The Bike Loft)
3rd Matt Ward (Watford Velo)
Interclub (M)
Watford Velo
Interclub (W)
Lovelo RT
Final results
Start Time First name Last name Finish Time
09:23:00 matty earles 2.21
09:16:00 thomas meadherbert 2.22
09:09:00 william macalpine 2.23
09:26:00 matt ward 2.24
09:08:00 matt buckle 2.25
09:27:00 tim salmon 2.26
09:04:00 simon pearce 2.27
09:20:00 tim newman 2.27
09:24:00 nick darvell 2.27
09:29:00 daniel pells 2.27
09:12:00 stuart smith 2.28
09:25:00 louis francis 2.32
09:17:00 anna henderson 2.33
09:01:00 josh vinden 2.34
09:30:00 sam alison 2.39
09:28:00 tim warrell 2.40
09:14:00 nick tetstall 2.45
09:22:00 nick clarke 2.51
09:15:00 andy ashwell 2.52
09:03:00 simon may 2.57
09:13:00 andy smith 3.02
09:19:00 sam fawcett 3.06
09:11:00 kristin stolpe 3.13
09:18:00 charlotte verinder 3.18
09:10:00 george leavey 3.26
09:05:00 julian ormerod 3.29
09:02:00 hayley oates 3.33
09:07:00 christian male 3.33
09:06:00 david norden 3.36
09:21:00 simon bowller 3.38

Photo’s of the day can be viewed on Flickr (no need to join but if you do it’s free and you can download full size images).
BCC Hill Climb 2016


Our friends at ashmei are running a challenge called GOVEMBER with up to 35% discount!

It’s pretty simple really… the more miles you ride in November the bigger the discount you get on their world class performance apparel.

ashmei has a great incentive to keep you on the road training throughout November. We all know how easy it is to hang the bike up when it’s a bit cold or wet outside.

It starts on the 1st November and there are 3 challenges:

Challenge 1.
Ride 5 miles every day for the first week of November and get 10% off ashmei

Challenge 2.
Ride 5 miles every day throughout November and get 25% off ashmei

Challenge 3.
Ride 500+ miles throughout November and get 35% off ashmei

You simply need to log your miles via Strava or a similar app.
Miles ridden on the road and recorded in Strava or a similar app apply.
On-line training apps for turbo training (Zwift, Trainer Road, Tacx etc.) that record miles ridden apply.
Rides or turbo training sessions manually recorded (or added) in Strava or a similar app do not apply.

After you complete your challenge, contact ashmei with your Strava handle and they will provide you with a unique discount code.
More information on the challenge can be found here

Feel free to spread the word to friends and family as its open to anyone.

BCC Trophy

With the aim of commemorating Berkhamsted’s most famous cyclist, the Club has commissioned our excellent local trophy centre, E.M.N Engravers (thanks Jon Paulin!), to produce the Thomas Stevens Award.

The Trophy above gives a bit of a clue regarding Thomas Stevens’ achievement. He was born in Berkhamsted (1854) and was the first person to circle the globe by bicycle on a penny farthing from 1884 to 1886.

The Award will be presented to the first claim rider who has achieved the best results in BCC colours over the last 12 months, as judged by the Club’s Performance Co-ordinator. Needless to say, members are now focusing attention on the Club’s last event – the hill climb on Tom’s Hill Road on 22 October 2016.

Club Time Trial

Thanks so much to everyone who came along to our Club Time Trial. We hope everyone enjoyed taking part.
Big congrats to Kristin Stolpe who came second overall in her first ever time trial, competing against some experienced women! Also big shout to Simon Pearce for the fastest men’s time (just 6 seconds off 3rd place in the Vets), Ben Conradi and Matthew Buckle both went round in very good order for a combined time of 77.02 mins. This earned the club second place in the interclub challenge, with Hemel just beating us with some quick riding at 75.10 mins.
Special thanks to the volunteers – you are legends all of you and it wouldn’t have been possible without your help. We got lots of positive comments about our marshalling skills so thanks for making it possible for us to run this event.

Below are the results for the TT – the club had 23 riders out, a podium finish and very close to more medals – but by far the best part of today was seeing so many of our club having a crack. Really hope that we get a big turnout for our last event of the year – the Hill Climb on 22nd Oct!

Photos can be found on the clubs Photo page.

Name Club Time

Philip Skinner Welwyn Whs 26:56
Charlotte Davis Berkhamsted CC 33:03
Jez Kidd Berkhamsted CC 31:50
Peter Lavery Hemel Hempstead CC 25:14
Shaun Lennox Berkhamsted CC 34:21
Colin Hollick Berkhamsted CC 33:42
David Cuthbert Berkhamsted CC 32:24
Oliver Mytton Cambridge University CC 22:43
Ben Conradi Berkhamsted CC 26:34
Matt Buckle Berkhamsted CC 25.19
Martin Shewen Berkhamsted CC 28:51
Alex Gouveia Berkhamsted CC 34:44
Hemant Patel Berkhamsted CC 35:10
Tommy Wong Berkhamsted CC 28:47
Rob Fletcher TMG Horizon CT 23:15
Graham Earl Berkhamsted CC 29:01
Matthew Oborne Dunstable Road CC 27:21
Allison Kaye Verulam CC 30:54
Keith Farquharson Berkhamsted CC 27:25
Martin Webb Icknield RC 30:02
Paul Molyneux Berkhamsted CC 30:18
Mark Ashley Berkhamsted CC 29:21
Richard Jennings Army Cycling Union 21:57
Robin Prior Southgate CC 28:04
Robin Lord Berkhamsted CC 28:57
Richard Metcalfe Berkhamsted CC 30:31
Paul Hartwell Berkhamsted CC 29:32
Mathew Earles Lovelo Cinelli RT 25:04
Alan Farrance Berkhamsted CC 27:24
Kristin Stolpe Berkhamsted CC 28:55
Michael Gower Berkhamsted CC 28:23
Simon Pearce Berkhamsted CC 25:09
Nick Mccormick Epsom CC 26:27
Hayley Oates Hemel Hempstead CC 30:05
Hazar Emre Tez Islington CC 24:56
Andrew Oborne Dunstable Road CC 27:43
Richard May Islington CC 25:20
Nick Clarke Lovelo Cinelli RT 25:12
James Leek Southgate CC 24:05
Andy Smith Hemel Hempstead CC 26:52
Richard Webster Green Arrow CRT 25:11
Adrian Feek Bath Road Club 27:44
Andrew Porter Welwyn Whs 30:52
Zoe Adams Hemel Hempstead CC 28:07
Mark Cox Fairly United CT 22:48
Marc Preece Royal Air Force CA 25:03
Darren Powell TMG Horizon CT 24:38
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