The Saturday morning club ride went ahead as normal with a slight change in routes to take in Toms Hill. Primarily as the club hill climb has been approved by Cycling Time Trials (CTT). Fantastic news for the club 🙂
Traditionally the hill climb season doesn’t get into full swing until September when the summer race season is just about over and the club hill climb date of 22nd October 2016 fits well with this.
The climb is only 0.6 of a mile long starting from a small lay-by at the bottom of Toms and finishing at the 50 mph sign at the top. Start and finish points are in the pictures below. More details will be published nearer the event
On Saturday afternoon Chloe Goulding competed in the Full Gas series race at the Olympic Park in Lee Valley. Chloe did very well in appalling conditions finishing her first race for the club. Chapeau Chloe 🙂
On Sunday the club academy team had a training ride focusing on hill work. Sundays are becoming a regular training event for the academy so contact the academy team if you are interested.
More details of the academy will be published to the club over the next week or so.
The date for the Harp Hilly 100 is fast approaching, 6th March 2016, and there are 1 or 2 spaces that the club has available. Please contact Neil Barnes if you would like to participate in the ride. We have our shield to retain from last year!
Work on including Berkhamsted in the Tour of Hertfordshire series is still in progress. The club are hopeful of a positive outcome but there are many factors in play. If it is agreed it will be a fantastic bicycle festival for the town.