Monthly Archives: July 2011

Rockingham Speedway Circuit: Race 3, 28/07/2011


Unusually for this summer it was a warm evening. My car’s thermometer was still reading in the mid-twenties as I parked, and the wind was light; it looked like we were about to be treated to a fast race. Word … Continue reading

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The Tour de France Effect – Follow up


If you read my post on the Tour Effect you may be interested in this article from BikeBiz. ITV4 witnessed huge growth in viewing figures over 3 weeks. The  figures also compare favourably with other, supposedly more popular, sports shown … Continue reading

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Rockingham Speedway Circuit: Race 2, 22/07/2011 – Ups and downs


A shorter circuit this week with the back section of the oval chopped off. This was compensated for by upping the lap count from last week’s 8 to 15. The conditions were cool with a westerly wind as we reconnoitred … Continue reading

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The Tour de France Effect


I’ve been involved with club cycling for several years and every season I’ve observed one unerring trend; a July membership spike. In the first week of July, while the peloton barrels across France and Cav takes his first stage wins, … Continue reading

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Rockingham Speedway Circuit: Race 1, 14/07/2011


St Neots CC was well represented for the inaugural Rockingham Wheelers Circuit Race, held at the Rockingham Speedway Circuit. Tim and I were joined by veteran roadie Justin, for his 2nd race of the season and pro TT’er, but road … Continue reading

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NCRA Series Race 6, 05/07/2011, DNS


I had a well thought out plan for the final race of the NCRA summer series: I would work hard during the first two laps, then conserve my strength on the last lap and race for a top at least … Continue reading

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