Monthly Archives: July 2013

NCRA Rockingham Series Race 9: Adrenalin Surge


For the 9th race in the Rockingham Series I was joined by Wayne and Alasdair. I was still smarting from Sunday’s Duncan Murray Wines race and determined to have a go tonight, so after signing on I caught up with … Continue reading

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Duncan Murray Wines Road Race – Chased by the Ladies!


Last Sunday I got a last minute entry for the Duncan Murray Wines Regional B road race. The race was near Market Harborough, just across the Northants border into Leicestershire, and on a course I hadn’t ridden before. On Saturday … Continue reading

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NCRA Rockingham Series Race 8: An attack too many


It was a small field for the 8th race with only 27 riders, including 5 from St Neots, signed on. The riders were organised into two groups for the start. The second group was composed of 2nd cats and 3rd … Continue reading

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Freewheelin’, New Freewheel


The old freewheel on my commute bike is knackered. The metronomic clunk that started a couple of months ago has morphed into an excruciating noise, something like a washing machine, on a slow spin, with a drum full of gravel. … Continue reading

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NCRA Rockingham Series Race 7: Cooperation, Non-Cooperation


The 7th race in the series was a hot race, a fast race and an aggressive race. Wayne and I started in the 4th of five groups. We had four other St Neots riders in the 4th Cat group, starting … Continue reading

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Distrust and scepticism, the other cycling legacy


After hours on court, sweating in the sun, playing matches day after day, tournament after tournament, on the 7th July 2013 and to Britain’s joy, Andy Murray won the Wimbledon Final. Physically, it must have been a tough few months … Continue reading

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NCRA Summer Series Race 2 – Southwick


Southwick, the sun was shining and for once there was real summer warmth in the evening air, what a contrast to Rockingham last week. With thirteen 2nd cats, among the sixty riders, it was a strong field assembled at the … Continue reading

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