C&CCC Cycle Coaching Series 2020
We are delighted to offer the opportunity for our club members, both male and female, to take part in a series of coaching sessions during the spring and summer months beginning on 21st April 2020.
Expressions of interest sought at this time. Full details to follow.
We are planning to run two courses of 4 sessions, tailored to the needs of club riders. The sessions will be run by three very experienced British Cycling-accredited coaches: Nick Yarworth, Heidi Blunden and Nicky Harverson.
The club will be subsidising the cost of the courses, so these represent excellent opportunities to improve your cycling skills in a safe environment.
To ensure that we can offer these fantastic courses to the club, we need a minimum of 25 attendees, so we need to gauge interest before we commit.
Please contact Sally Reid (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the 8th March. It would also be very helpful if you could fill in the survey below to identify what skills you want to focus on.
Dear Club Member
Following the publication of advice from the UK Government, Cycling UK, British Cycling and Cycling Time Trials, all Cheltenham & County Cycling Club organised rides and events are suspended until further notice. We will be reviewing the situation regularly as the situation develops.
We encourage members to keep riding as it is great way to keep fit, physically and mentally. We are working on ways to continue supporting you e.g. Zwift rides.
Happy and safe cycling
Your club Directors
PS. In addition to the UK Governments comments the following guidance notes from our Affiliated Bodies, were used to make the above decision:
Dear Club Member
Following recent discussions with our safety sub-committee and our road captain about the current Coronavirus Pandemic, we ask all club members to read the attached circular and view the links provided. I have also provided the active links, from the circular for assistance.
16.03.20 Corona Virus circular
Hot on the heels of the Audax rides on 21st March, we are offering club riders a great Gran Fondo route this month, out to Goodrich Castle via the Forest of Dean. This should be a lovely ride out, and a great way to start building for those longer summer rides! Roll on Spring!
Riders may be aware that Cheltenham CTC have been promoting a 200km Audax (The Cheltenham Flyer) for several years. These are currently being organised by C&CCC club member Stephen Poulton, and the date for this year’s rides is fast approaching.
There are three routes – all of which are really beautiful – to suit different levels of fitness.
http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/20-797/ Cheltenham New Flyer (200)
http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/20-796/ Cider with Rosie 150 (151)
http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/20-979/ Character Coln (100)
Entry is easy from the Audax UK website using PayPal.
The support teams down route will be preparing your refreshments, so please enter within the next fortnight (before the 14th March). We currently have four members signed up to ride – it would be great if we could at least get into double figures!
If you’re looking to build up
Those of you who know Jen Rutter may be interested to see what she’s up to. She’s currently signed up with the UCI Continental Team CAMS Tifosi, and has just competed in this month’s Tour of Valencia. According to Sally Reid, she got stuck behind a crash on Stage One. Oh well, onwards and upwards!
A date for your diary. If you missed the first Gran Fondo of the year, then don’t miss the second! Our Gran Fondo rides are held on the last Saturday of every month – perfect if you are still chasing the Strava Gran Fondo badge, or if you want to build a little bit extra endurance in your legs.
This month’s Gran Fondo takes us via Cirencester and Malmesbury to Tetbury, before returning home via the W and Slad Valley. Let’s hope the daffodils are out and the weather holds for a lovely Spring day out!
Due to predicted high winds and rain, the club has decide to cancel all Club Rides on Sunday 9th February in the interests of the safety of its members.
On the plus side, weather for Saturday looks very good – bright and sunny – so come and join us on our rides to the Yew Tree at Chaceley!