Did you know that a number of club members regularly compete (and get results) in events outside of club organised events? The 2022 season is still young and already a number of club members have been competing and posting great results outside of Cheltenham!
19th February - Odd Down Crit - Dan Letherbarrow 2nd
9th April - 10m TT - Berkeley - Tom Biggs 4th
15th April - Dales Divide 600km - Harry Walton 3rd
16th April - 10m TT - Berkeley - Mike Skidmore 4th
18th April - BMCR Road Race - Welland - Vicky Wilkinson 2nd
23rd April - Dirty Reiver 200km gravel - Ridden by Dan Letherbarrow, Harry Walton, Spencer Tapia & Mike Skidmore
23rd April - 10m TT Berkeley - Tom Biggs 3rd
It will be brilliant to see more club members pin on a number this year and have C&CCC listed on start sheets in races and TTs. Having club mates in the same event is also great for course recces, warm ups, talking tactics and a quick pint afterwards!
How do you know what’s out there? Well, we’ve created a calendar to help! https://docs.google.com/.../1Wf0jEcaGpoSoI.../edit... If you’re taking part in a non club race or event and believe that other members may wish to enter, please add it to the list. Anybody racing, please add your name! There’s also a column for spectators who may wish to ride out or watch a club mate racing in a high profile event!
Each month, I plan to give a preview of what’s coming up and identify some focus events where I hope we can coordinate more riders taking part.
May's focus event(s) For starters, and I know it’s a club event, but the focus for May will be the 10 mile inter-club TTs with Gloucester City: Thursday (5th) 19:00 - Cheltenham club course (Teddington) - Ride out leaving the Pump Rooms at 17:50. Tuesday (10th) 19:00 - Gloucester course at Chaxhill (A48) - Ride out leaving The Aviator (Staverton Airport) at 18:00. Let’s destroy them!
If you have any questions or ideas, please comment below! Any feedback on increasing participation in races is very much appreciated.
With a course change for tomorrow night’s TT, we’ll have to re-arrange the ride out. If you fancy a group ride to the start, just south of Staunton, meet at the Pump Rooms to roll out at 17:40. It’s 17 miles each way plus a 10 mile TT so don’t forget some snacks!