Monthly Archives: October 2012

A tail wind across the farm tracks


To the north and to the south, the red lights of Morbonne and Sandy Heath transmitters twinkle against the pre-dawn sky. The stars are wrapped behind a blanket of cloud, shielded against the cold north wind. Blowing down from the … Continue reading

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South Cambridgeshire Hills, Long Route


Route Stats: 855m climbing 75 miles / 121km http://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_2421106.html This route adds a 20 mile northwest extension onto the shorter route and explores the lumpy northeastern tip of the Greensands Ridge before it disappears beneath the Fens. Follow the shorter … Continue reading

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South Cambridgeshire Hills, Short Route


Route Stats: 701m climbing 55miles / 89km http://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_2421090.html South Cambridgeshire, in keeping with the rest of the county, is mostly flat. However, there are two notable lumpy areas, well, that is for someone who grew up in the Fens, and … Continue reading

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An Autumn Evening Spin Around Grafham Water


Having spent the last part of my working day scoffing too many delicious macaroons, I managed to leave work a little earlier. Looking at my phone clock I reckoned I should just have a enough day light to fit in … Continue reading

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Club Hill Climb – Successfully Defended!


I may as well get the bragging bit out the way now. We had our annual club hill climb event this morning and having won the last two years I was certainly a favourite for the event (fortunately for me … Continue reading

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Riding and volunteering at the St Neots CC Sportive


Sunday hadn’t yet dawned when my alarm clock went off. I dragged myself out of bed, showered then brewed a strong black coffee. Preparing to leave, a thick, cold mist blocked out the sky, the dawn still felt a long … Continue reading

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First time nerves for a Sportive Organiser


A few years ago St Neots Cycling club was on the verge of extinction. There were just a handful of members; it was a case of do something or disband. We opted to do something. Initially, we grew through contacts, … Continue reading

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