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Club Rides will meet at Newmarket Leisure Centre from 8:45 for 9:00 departs on Saturday. Our intention is to run the usual Social, Club & Sporting Rides.

The guidelines on offical club group cycling are slighty different this time around, the simple graphic below shows an overview..

British Cycling Guidance

As you can see, the biggest single difference is obviously the amount of people who can ride togther. 15 is however a limit, not a target.

There are lots of posistive reasons for smaller groups, including the obvious one of less people togther = less risk or transmission.

Riding in smaller groups is actually easier for ride leaders and also if you are a 6 it means you can have a socially distanced coffee togther, as opposed to say a group of 10 or more having to split up.

Please continue to follow all other Government guidance and please do not attend any club event if you are showing any signs of infection.

As a reminder, informal group rides – such as groups of friends meeting to ride together – will continue to be subject to the Rule of Six at this time, along with all other general Government guidance on social distancing and interaction.

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday.

Best wishes, NC&TC Committee

NCTC TT 14th April 2021

Wednesday saw the return of club TTs for the year. An amazing turn out of 40 riders braved cold windy conditions, as riders from NCTC and Cambridge CC came together for our first joint event.

Newmarket’s Jordan Black was the fastest rider on the day with a time of 21:26, finishing ahead of the Cambridge trio of Euan Tebbutt, Jack Brown and Ben Redman. Elspeth Grace from Cambridge was the fastest lady, with Kerry Tate fastest for NCTC in 26:39.

In the road bike class, Rob Speers proved it’s not all about pointy hats and tri bars, infiltrating the TT bikes with a rapid time of 24:04, followed by Owen Wilson, returning for his first club TT in 4 years, in 26:04. Judy Brown continued her form from last year, and was the fastest ladies road bike with a time of 27:30.

As well as returning riders, it was great to see the sporting riders represented with Rob Speers, Nicola Lynch and Andrew Hammond taking up the challenge, and several of our successful Zwift TTT riders carried their form from the virtual world into the real one.

Special mentions go to Josh Arksey and Kerry Louise Brennand for tackling their first TTs in tough conditions, and James Canham for fastest “Newcomer” in just his second TT. Course PBs set, and ready to be beaten next time out!

Special thanks to Will Burton from CCC for running the event on the evening, standing in the cold setting everyone off, before setting off as last rider and getting showered in grit!

Overall:

Placing Name Time Category Club:

NCTC Ladies RB:

NCTC Mens RB:

NCTC Ladies TT:

NCTC Mens TT:

NC&TC TT Co-ordinator - David Halliday

Club Rides will meet at Newmarket Leisure Centre from 8:45 for 9:00 departs on Saturday. Our intention is to run the usual Social, Club & Sporting Rides.

The guidelines on offical club group cycling are slighty different this time around, the simple graphic below shows an overview..

British Cycling Guidance

As you can see, the biggest single difference is obviously the amount of people who can ride togther. 15 is however a limit, not a target.

There are lots of posistive reasons for smaller groups, including the obvious one of less people togther = less risk or transmission.

Riding in smaller groups is actually easier for ride leaders and also if you are a 6 it means you can have a socially distanced coffee togther, as opposed to say a group of 10 or more having to split up.

Please continue to follow all other Government guidance and please do not attend any club event if you are showing any signs of infection.

As a reminder, informal group rides – such as groups of friends meeting to ride together – will continue to be subject to the Rule of Six at this time, along with all other general Government guidance on social distancing and interaction.

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday.

Best wishes, NC&TC Committee

It’s Friday, which means the WTRL Team Time Trial on Zwift took place last night. Race #102 was one lap of the flat, 28km Watopia Waistband Course. With the clocks having sprung forward there were a few less riders that in previous weeks and the club fielded 3 teams.

Our ladies only Team, the NCTC Mares, ever presents in the Vienna Platinum League (PL) finished 6th with only 4 riders, qualifying again for PL next week. They’ve finished in the top 12 the last 6 times they’ve ridden and whilst missing 2 riders they do have space for others, contact Kerry Tate if you are interested.

The NCTC Mustangs went round in a stunning 43.8 km per hour, their reward for such a strong effort was a fourth rider being graded cat A and being bumped up from Frappe to Expresso class, a superb effort!

The second men’s Team, the NCTC Suffolk Punch, who as their as their name suggests don’t consist of the smallest riders, well except for a jockey, fancied their chances on a flat course. They aimed for 39:30 and missed it by a second but finished 6th in the Latte class and have made the PL for the first time. Having all 8 men really helped, although 2 laps of the Harrogate course will test them nest week!

The author may be a punch and sorry if they dominate the post a little, but 6 of the riders have taken part in nearly all the races since the beginning of Feb, all 5 of the 6 put out between 0.4 and 0.5 w/kg more last night than 2 months ago, it really is great training!

If you are thinking about getting involved, please get in touch with Kerry Tate, David Cheshire, William Jack or Sven Brode. Different courses will suit different riders. Please don’t worry that you might not be strong enough, worst case you’ll get dropped at some point if the captain feels it’s right, but you’ll be stronger for the following week. Ride On!

We are glad to say that this weekend the 1st of our club activities can resume.

Club Rides will meet at Newmarket Leisure Centre from 8:45 for 9:00 departs on Saturday. Our intention is to run the usual Social, Club & Sporting Rides.

The guidelines on offical club group cycling are slighty different this time around, the simple graphic below shows an overview..

British Cycling Guidance

As you can see, the biggest single difference is obviously the amount of people who can ride togther. 15 is however a limit, not a target.

There are lots of posistive reasons for smaller groups, including the obvious one of less people togther = less risk or transmission.

Riding in smaller groups is actually easier for ride leaders and also if you are a 6 it means you can have a socially distanced coffee togther, as opposed to say a group of 10 or more having to split up.

Please continue to follow all other Government guidance and please do not attend any club event if you are showing any signs of infection.

As a reminder, informal group rides – such as groups of friends meeting to ride together – will continue to be subject to the Rule of Six at this time, along with all other general Government guidance on social distancing and interaction.

We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Best wishes, NC&TC Committee

The club had four teams in the WTRL Team Time Trial last night - 25th March.

It was the first week the ladies had 6 riders that all got out the pen and they finished second in the Vienna platinum league, a superb performance. Surely a win is imminent!

The three men’s teams had a good week, the Mustangs missing a couple of regulars in Rob Boyle and James Walton but still had 7 strong riders. They finished 42nd in class, 131st in the world!

The Suffolk punches managed to get al 8 in the pen this week, although Dave Worrall immediately ghosted and they competed as 7, they backed up lasts weeks 21st in class with a 22nd on another course that wasn’t ideally suited to their physical attributes. They are just 36 seconds off a platinum league place and are optimistic ahead of next week’s flat course.

The Stallions were down to 4 this week, which minimises rest for all the team as the 4th rider onwards experience maximum draft, they performed well almost matching their best placings when they had 6 riders 5 weeks ago, a great effort.

There are spaces for two riders in the Mares Team and taking in account availability across the 3 men’s teams probably room for another 3 or 4 men. If you like to get involved please reach out, despite the odd tech failure, it’s one of my highlights of the locked down week and great training for riding in real life!

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Our flying "NCTC Mares" have made it to the WTRL platinum league. Having put the "NCTC Mustangs" and "NCTC Stallions" to shame, our flying mares are now in the big league of virtual TTT's. Amazing effort Kerry Tate and the team of Judy Brown (try keeping up with her on an NCTC Tuesday night Zwift ride!!), Linda Hones, Angela Girgis (Zwift avatar is an exact likeness!) and Sarah Osbourne. This week the "Mares" are racing in New York, which might be televised, on the Astoria Line 8 course

Our usual three rides will be going out on Saturday. As per our guidelines, we will be limiting it to groups of six. Check Facebook to see further ride information and various routes that have been put up by our rides guides. There will also be a ride on Sunday leaving from the NLC at 9am. Look forward to seeing everyone at the weekend.

Potential members come and join us for a few rides before you commit.

Saturday

Sunday

9 am – Club Ride Pace 

We're back at last!! Our usual three rides will be going out on Saturday. As per our guidelines, we will be limiting it to groups of six. Check Facebook to see further ride information and various routes that have been put up by our rides guides. There will also be a ride on Sunday leaving from the NLC at 9am. Look forward to seeing everyone at the weekend.

Potential members come and join us for a few rides before you commit.

Saturday

Sunday

9 am – Club Ride Pace 

We're back, again!!...we hope!...weather permitting. Our usual three rides will be going out on Saturday. As per our guidelines, we will be limiting it to groups of six. Check Facebook to see further ride information and various routes that have been put up by our rides guides. There will also be a ride on Sunday leaving from the NLC at 9am. Look forward to seeing everyone at the weekend.

Potential members come and join us for a few rides before you commit.

Saturday

Sunday

9 am – Club Ride Pace 

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