Monthly Archives: March 2014

NCRA Spring Series Race 4 Old: Hail Hath no Mercy


Articulation has returned to my finger joints, my knuckles can flex and my thumbs oppose; they have thawed after the 4th, and final, race in the early NCRA spring series. I can type again. Saturday morning started off pleasant enough … Continue reading

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Lunch Ride – route recce and sinister signs


After Sunday’s Hell of St Neots route recce with Tim, there were still a couple of sectors I wanted to check out, so over lunchtime I took a break and went out for a ride. First on the list was … Continue reading

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A Sunday ride in the Bedfordshire Wolds…with a difference


It wasn’t the time between worlds, it was 8am, the sun was up and shinning, and I was waiting at the crossroads, Dillington crossroads to be exact. Not for Mephistopheles was I awaiting either, ready to trade my soul for … Continue reading

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NCRA Spring Series 3 – 50% road race, 50% TT


I had been lowering my expectations for Saturday afternoon all week. Much of the morning seemed to be spent mentally composing the excuses for what, I felt, would be an inevitably dismal race. Arriving at the Walgrave HQ I bumped … Continue reading

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NCRA Spring Series Race 2 – Keysoe Virgins


Our cycling club, St Neots CC, is, by cycling’s standard, an old club. We can trace our roots back to the late 19th century, and the club has the history to match its long life. During its existence the club … Continue reading

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It’s not all bike, bike, bike…


Except today it has been; non-stop bike, bike, bike. First, a weeks slightly chaotic organisation came to fruition as the Tour de France Grand Départ Trophy arrived in St Neots – the trophy was introduced for last year’s centenary tour and is … Continue reading

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NCRA Spring Series Race 1 Naseby…and a cautionary tale


The last time I raced at the Naseby circuit I attacked on the course’s climb early on. Tim and two Rutland riders joined me and we stayed away almost to the very end. We were swept up and our efforts … Continue reading

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