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Come and try an Audax? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Matt Legge   
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 12:14

It would be good to see more Charlotteville members Audaxing! We have the ideal opportunity to try one out on November 8th. It is a 100km route around Petworth and is fully catered! That is Audax luxury as generally the idea behind Audax riding is being self sufficient - no broom wagons!

It isn't a sportive and it is steady pace riding open to all. They are small, friendly events and the routes are generally on quiet country roads. Some of the roads can be quite rough so not one for your best bike. Route sheets are always provided and most will give Garmin gpx files. There will be a number of controls with food provided so this is an ideal gentle introduction to Audaxing.

You need to enter in advance. Cost is £8 and closing date is end of October. Details are on the Audax UK website.

http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/15-186/

So come and try and let's have some more Charlotteville jerseys out there! All you have to be able to do is ride an enjoyable 60 miles.

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 November 2015 22:04
 
UCI World Cycling Tour Finals - a report PDF Print E-mail
Written by Matt Legge   
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 10:14

Many thanks to club member Anthony Roberts for this report from his recent experience at the UCI World Cycling Tour Finals in Aalborg, Denmark. Hopefully we will have some more reports from other members soon. If you've been on a cycling adventure let us know about it...

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Closed road sportives or races are rare so when the first Tour of Cambridgeshire was announced I signed up quickly. This was before knowing the event was a qualifier for the UCI World Tour event in Denmark. On June 7th 2015 I travelled up from Guildford and met a couple of friends from London Phoenix Cycling Club, the 136km course was flat as a pancake. Flat and fast. Gaining less than 700m of climbing across the course the speeds remained high averaging at 36kph for the duration. Qualification turned out to be fairly relaxed, with the top 25% of riders in each age group qualifying for the Denmark race.

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Having received confirmation of my qualification, I and a friend decided to make the trip to Denmark, for experience and fun if nothing else. Aalborg is not the easiest destination in the world to get to, with most flights requiring a rather frustrating changeover at Copenhagen. Considering almost 2,000 cyclists were travelling to a small, remote town in Northern Denmark, the logistics weren't planned greatly by the organisers with very limited spaces for bikes on planes. Luckily a logistics firm stepped in and provided a transit for bike boxes at a very affordable rate, removing most stress of carrying around bike boxes or the airlines losing them!

Having arrived safely, we were greeted in Aalborg by a huge thunderstorm on the Saturday, pre-race day. A group of about 20 random riders met at 10am and headed out for a short scout of the course, this was quickly ended by giant hailstones, thunder lightening and punctures. Not ideal preparation for the race...
The pre-race meeting was in Aalborg town hall, we were briefed on all rules, doping measures, rolling feed stops, neutralised start procedures, all very formal. Denmark clearly has a relaxing way of life with all shops shutting at 1pm on Saturdays and not opening at all on Sundays, even bike shops with 2,000 potentially desperate customers.

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Club Nights and Socials PDF Print E-mail
Written by Matt Legge   
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 16:49

Now that we have the OGAC clubhouse available to us we need to make the most of it. Anyone fancy organising a social or any other type of event? please get in touch with Matt Legge with your thoughts and the committee would be happy to support you.
In addition, from October we will be restarting the twice monthly club nights on the 1st and 3rd Friday evenings.

 
Veterans Cycle Club Jumble - 12th September PDF Print E-mail
Written by Matt Legge   
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 08:11

The Veteran-Cycle Club's Cycle Jumble takes place at Ripley Village Hall next Saturday the 12th Sept.
Doors open at 7.00 for 'early birds'. Entry £5. The main opening time is 9.00 when the entry fee is £1. The Ripley Farmers Market is also on, and
it is the Heritage Weekend.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 September 2015 09:44
 
Charlotteville CC Open 10 start sheet - Saturday 5th September PDF Print E-mail
Written by Matt Legge   
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 12:00

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This weekend is the final Charlotteville CC Open Time Trial of the season the '10'.

The start sheet can be downloaded from here and the first rider is off at 2pm on the H10/8 course at Bentley.

The 'hot favourite' in the Men's event will be 'local lad' James Boyman (Farnham RC) fresh from his 5th placing at the National '10' last weekend with Kevin Tye (VeloRefined Aerosmiths) likely to push him close.

Any late offers of help for the event please contact Natalie White

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 September 2015 08:30
 
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