Monthly Archives: June 2011

NCRA Series Race 5, 28/06/2011


The days rain had stopped and water steamed off the warmed summer tarmac. The air turned air humid, sweetened by the freshly cut verges. Wisely, the Red Kites sheltered in the woods while we lined up for the 2nd race … Continue reading

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NCRA Series Race 4, 21/06/2011: Clarion Call


Red kites gathered over the Northamptonshire countryside. Riding invisible thermals their forked tails angled them to trace graceful arcs across the summer sky. Beneath them we assembled at the top of Southwick Hill which would serve as both start and … Continue reading

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NCRA Series Race 3, 14/06/2011


St Ives CC were the evenings hosts providing us with a short, fast and flat route alongside the A1. We started off just south of Sawtry heading southbound down the old A1. Immediately we were on to the routes only … Continue reading

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NCRA Summer Series 2, 09/06/11: Naseby Offensive


The best laid plans are easily spoiled, and so it was for the 2nd installment of the NCRA series when traffic lights were discovered on the course. After a recce of the planned course and a daunting climb up to … Continue reading

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NCRA Summer Series 1, 02/06/11: Lessons Learned?


I guess this race started for me before the weekend when my younger daughter’s nose began to run. On Bank Holiday Monday she was running a fever and on Thursday morning Chicken Pox was in the family again. The whole … Continue reading

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Baxter & King Race, Peterborough CC, 29/05/11


I raced this circuit last year. It was wet, it was windy and by the final lap we were reduced to a small select bunch. It was then that I punctured. The year before it had been even wetter, but … Continue reading

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St Ives CC / Techniflo Road Race


Richard’s report from the St Ives cat 3/4 Road Race last Sunday Woke upto rain and decided I would swap my Pro 3s back to GP 4000s after a bowl of porridge. After porridge the weather looked a bit brighter … Continue reading

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