Weekly Club Update – 22nd October 2014

Cyclo-Cross updates; Strava art and club rides abound in this week’s update!

Ride & Event Updates

SRAM Notts & Derby Cyclo-Cross League (NDCXL)

Round 5 of the SRAM NDCXL took place at Bingham last Saturday; and was hosted by Velo Club Nottingham.

In the Youth category; Jonah Drake looked strong through the race; despite an early set back; coming off on some banking. Thankfully he recovered and finished 32nd in his Category.

In the Vets category, cross stalwarts Ian Drake and Rob Carr put in good performances to finish 52nd and 45th overall respectively.

Finally; Lewis continues his rampage in the Senior category; romping home in 8th overall.

West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League (WMCCL)

Not content with his 8th place in Saturday’s NDCXL race; Lewis hit the road over to the West Mids league to take on their best at round 6 in Fillongley; hosted by Solihull CC. Despite starting at the back of the grid; Lewis managed to move up the field and finished in 6th overall.

Club Rides

With Phil D out of action with cold; C group rolled together with the A/B mixed group to tackle the Sugar Beet ride with a stop at Newfield Dairy Ice Cream Parlour for coffee and cake.

AGM Reminder

Don’t forget; the club’s AGM takes place on Monday the 27th of October (next Monday!). If you’re not there; you don’t get to have your say on any issues raised at the AGM!

Strava Club

Phil “The Power” Heath returns to the top spot in the overall distance this week, after defending champion David Brammer is forced to take a week off due to cold. Ian “The Racing Snake” Drake takes 2nd place.

Longest single ride honours go to Carl Hough who thrashed out 68 miles on this Sunday’s club ride. 2nd place goes to Dan Lidgett who returns to cycling with the club after a brief hiatus following a traffic accident. Welcome back Dan!

Finally; yours truly returns to the top of the climbing charts with 13,058 feet; with Carl in second and Phil only just behind in 3rd.

Strava leader board for week ending 19th October.

Strava leader board for week ending 19th October.

Special Mention

Special mention has to go to David Brammer for drawing this little bird on Strava.

David's Strava Bird

David’s Strava Bird

This Week’s Rides & Events

SRAM Notts & Derby Cyclo-Cross League (NDCXL)

This Saturday (25th Oct) sees Round Siz of the NDCXL take placve at Alfreton Park.  Race start times and further details can be had on the NDCXL site here: http://ndcxl.org.uk/entry-fees/ and here: http://ndcxl.org.uk/event/round-5

Club Rides

This Sunday, A/B group will be heading out to the Vale of Belvoir for even more base miles; with a cafe stop at Dove Cottage Tea Rooms near Harby. A map of the route can be found here: http://www.strava.com/routes/1086806