Monthly Archives: May 2014

NCRA Rockingham Race 4: Breaks


This one will be brief. Alan was in the first group, I started in a big middle group and Wayne was with handful of second cats, two minutes behind. Our group was too big to work effectively, so I got … Continue reading

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NCRA Rockingham Race 3: Scratches


Sun brings ’em out, rain keeps ’em away, so, after the days torrential downpours and thunderstorms, it was a much smaller field that lined up for the evenings race than last week. Not that fewer numbers equate to an easier … Continue reading

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NCRA Rockingham Race 2 – Speed


Warm, calm and dry, was last weeks cold and rain only a week ago? There were four of us racing for St Neots – Dan (in his first race) and Gareth, both in the first group, I was in the … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Dales – Day 2


3am and a constant beeping woke me up. I ignored it and fell back to sleep. 5.30am it woke me again. I ignored it, but didn’t fall back to sleep. I kept trying to ignore it but still I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Dales – Day 1


The Tour de France is coming and it’s coming to Yorkshire, and so one of my club mates had organised a trip up to the Dales to see what all the fuss was about. 14 of us went up, I … Continue reading

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NCRA Rockingham Race 1 – counting


Carnage in lycra and before the race had even started. Warming up, riders were falling foul of the narrow gutters crossing the parking area, and which are just wide enough to trap a race wheel. Gareth wasn’t the first to … Continue reading

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Friends Life Women’s Tour of Britain


The first stage of the first Friends Life Women’s Tour of Britain got under way in Oundle this morning and, since the town is only 25 miles up the road, I had decided to have the day off work and ride over … Continue reading

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NCRA Middleton


What a gorgeous day for a race – warm and clear in the heart of the beautiful Welland valley. It’s a part of the world I love ride, but it’s a circuit I’ve never really enjoyed. There were three of … Continue reading

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Let it go, Let it go


Disney’s Frozen may be a few months old now, but it is still as fresh as a crisp spring morning in my household. My girls love and the eldest got the DVD and soundtrack for her birthday. Compared to most … Continue reading

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