Category Archives: Club cycling

Riding and volunteering at the St Neots Sportive 2013


We had our second club sportive last Sunday and, like last year, my morning got off to a similar routine – strong black coffee, a large bowl of porridge and a sleepy grunt goodbye from my wife. At HQ the … Continue reading

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My most embarrassing tumble?


I was on a short pass this morning so I decided to forego the club run for a solo ride. Passing  through the villages I saw a half dozen riders ahead. I caught them up, and as we were heading … Continue reading

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Strava, KOM Rankings and Hard Truths


My first 3rd cat race came as a shock. I had won my second 4th Cat race and thought I was unstoppable, my legs were on fire! I soon learned differently, I was good, but not that good. Competing against … Continue reading

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Rapha and Grass Roots Cycling


Rapha come in for a their fair share of flack from the cycling community. Whether it is the high price tags, deliberate exclusivity of their products or their artfully pared down advertising, it is perhaps inevitable. And I take responsibility … 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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Huntingdonshire, a surprisingly popular place for a sportive


The luminous yellow direction signs from last weekends Rutland Cycling Reservoir Cogs sportive have been lurking on the road signs and street lamps of my patch all week. Driving my youngest daughter back from this mornings swimming lesson I noticed … Continue reading

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