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Cotto in the Comic PDF Print E-mail
Written by Matt Legge   
Saturday, 13 May 2017 08:39

Look out for this weeks Cycling Weekly which contains a 6 page article about "the greatest time triallist that never was", Charlotteville CC's own Derek Cottington. The article focuses on the scandal of him being denied the National 25 mile competition record in the early seventies and his exploits in the years that followed. Derek was made a club life member recently and the article explains a lot about why he deserved this honour

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 09:52
Charlotteville CC Open '50' - 7th May PDF Print E-mail
Written by Matt Legge   
Sunday, 14 May 2017 21:39

The results for the Charlotteville '50' can be downloaded from here and a gallery of photo's can be found on our Flickr stream.

 Ville50 winners

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 May 2017 21:57
Charlotteville CC Open 50 (Club Handicap 50) - 7th May PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jon Saunders   
Thursday, 11 May 2017 20:21
  Rider Time Handicap Time
1 Ben Hopwood 1:50:12 1:47:48
2 Matthew Cove 2:10:57 1:47:57
3 Matthew Parfitt 1:57:57 1:51:57
4 Jon Saunders 2:00:59 1:54:29
5 Virginia McGee 2:10:40 1:58:10
6 Derek Dowden 2:13:02 1:58:32
Last Updated on Saturday, 13 May 2017 08:39
Charlotteville CC/Surrey League Handicap Road Race (Kitsmead Lane) - 27th April PDF Print E-mail
Written by Matt Legge   
Friday, 28 April 2017 08:09
1st Ian Bray (Addiscombe CC)
2nd Dylan Thomas (VC Meudon)
3rd Lee Smith (Nuun Sigma Sport RT)
4th Will Ranoe (Morvelo Basso RT)
5th Matt Halvatzis (Addiscombe CC)
6th Anthony Roberts (VC Meudon)
7th Seb Ashton (Kingston Wheelers)
8th Ryan Smith (Morvelo Basso RT)
9th Connor Billings (Addiscombe CC)
10th Neil Grunshaw (VC Meudon)
Many thanks to all the members and friends who helped out with this event and in particular to Glenn Smith for putting the whole show together.
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Last Updated on Sunday, 30 April 2017 20:48
Roubaix / Flanders weekend PDF Print E-mail
Written by tingtong   
Saturday, 22 April 2017 12:25
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A couple of weekends ago we completed a little trip over to flanders and Roubaix to do our own back to back Ardennes and Cobbles weekends.  The flow of both weekends were both pretty similar, drive over the friday, eat drink, ride the sportives of 90 miles the Saturday, then watch/chase the race on the Sunday.
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Having recently acquired a new car and roof rack system, gone is the Kangoo and in with the Skoda I was keen to try out the new setup which will take up to 7 bikes, For Flanders we had 5 people and Roubaix 4 plus one being the tandem!  With everything strapped down we were off.  Drive down to the Eurotunnel was a couple of hours and driving the other side less than 2 hours.
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Getting up early is not one of our strong points as you have seen in the past, Roubaix last year we nearly missed the start at 11 due to increased sleep!  We were glad that the Flanders sportive offered 4 routes, we originally entered one of the longer routes but this involved a bus ride to the start at ridiculous o'clock so the night before we opted for the slightly shorter route of 90 miles as this still included all the bergs and cobbles but gave us a later start at 10.  Flanders and the West Flandrian region is well known for its little short sharp hills known as bergs, the route of the Tour of Flanders had changed some what the last few years and now incorporates a circular route that centres around the capital of the cycling region in Belgium, Oudenaarde. 
The route takes in about every possible section of Belgian pave, and berg in the region that have become iconic over the years.  Mur, Bosberg, Molenberg, Kemmelberg, Oude de Kwaremont to name a few.  The severity of the hills is such that - if you're not on a clear piece of road or cobble and in the top 15 with clear space then you're walking!  If you dont have clear space it seems the hills are a mutiny since once one person gets off and walks it blocks the way for the rest behind, the hills are quite narrow at the best of times and so provided much entertainment for the locals spectating and watching people attempt to ride up an 18% hill to then get off and walk. 
With about 50 miles done I think most of us were pretty much spent already, the hills and the efforts put in just to get up some of them were ridiculous.  This was going to be a 9-10 hour day at the earliest.  We made it pretty much all in one piece and the beers and medals were awaiting us at the finish be it some what 9 hours after we started.
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Our acommodation B&B passa dia was booked through booking.com and was an absolute dream to stay at.  I think it was one of my finds of the year.  a converted farm house and barn that has been restored to give several rooms each sleeping between 2-6 people each with their own slight theme made for a comfortable stay.  Open all hours honesty bar, free wifi, decent all you can eat breakfast, secure access to garage for bikes, hosepipe and wash gear to even clean your bikes this place was simply amazing. I'd recommend this place as the owners were very easy to get along with, the rooms large and clean and plus they were orientated to cyclists being there and their needs.  Ony word of note, if you go to the flanders region most restaurants and bars are closed by 2030 so motto is eat early otherwise you wont get fed!

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