Welcome to this week’s update. It’s not long until Christmas now but good to see everyone hasn’t quite given into the Christmas Chocs just yet and are still getting out on the bikes.
Saturday Christmas Lunch – Henfold Lakes
A large group turned out for the ride to Henfold Lakes. We split into two groups, the fast group and the faster group! We managed to time the run to perfection and the two groups met just down the road from Henfold Lakes and rode the last mile or so together.
26 stopped for the meal and tucked into some hearty grub. The plates were piled high and the food was lovely. I believe a good time was had by all, I know I had a great time!
Well done to Simon for organising such a great Christmas lunch. And well done to Julienne for her fantastic skills in riding all the way back to Haywards Heath wearing a pirate’s eye patch and plastic moustache!
Sunday Club Run/Intermediate Ride
At the time of writing, I have not received any reports on the Sunday Club Run which was due to go to Petworth, but was changed to Wisborough Green. However, I understand the intermediate ride went to the Elms at Chartwell Barns and it sounds like everyone had a good time.
Cyclo-Cross – South and East of England Cyclo-Cross Championships, Bethlem Hospital, London
We had a good showing of Wheelers at the Cyclo-Cross Championships. Well done to everyone who took part.
The senior results are as follows:-
1 Sen 35 Taylor Johnstone Team De ver 00:52:56 6 laps
2 Sen 49 Alex Paton Team Gwb - ACTiV 00:53:38 6 laps
3 Sen 67 Matthew Webber Hackney GT 00:54:03 6 laps
18 Sen 58 Mark Smith Crawley Wheelers 01:00:40 6 laps
29 Sen 46 Stuart Nisbett Crawley Wheelers 00:54:23 5 laps
39 V40 73 Alan Yule 00:58:01 5 laps
48 Sen 66 Danny Watts Crawley Wheelers 00:55:58 4 laps
The junior/veteran/women results are as follows:-
1 Jun 6 Harry Franklin Hargroves Cycles-Specialized-Trant 00:35:58 4 laps
2 V40 151 Greg Simcock Team Scott UK 00:36:09 4 laps
3 Jun 12 Cameron Toms Iceni Velo 00:37:14 4 laps
10 V50 209 Douglas Fox Crawley Wheelers 00:38:13 4 laps
18 V40 162 Alan Yule Crawley Wheelers 00:40:46 4 laps
36 V40 129 Nigel Langridge Crawley Wheelers 00:44:59 4 laps
Well done to Dougie who was 2nd in the 50+ category.
Marshalling/Event Volunteering 2013
One new idea the Club are implementing for next year is when you renew your Club subscription at the start of 2013 you will be asked to nominate which of our open race events you would like to help out at. We have never made it a Club rule that members must help and hope we can rely upon our members volunteering for the various events without having to chase people as the events approach.
The next event where your assistance will be required is the Cyclo-Cross Team Championships which will be held near Haywards Heath on Sunday, 10 February 2013. The time trials are scheduled for Sunday, 9 June 2013 and Saturday, 20 July 2013. The two road races being held on Sunday, 8 September 2013.
Next weekend – Riding
The Saturday Social Ride will be meeting in Crawley at Virgin Active at 9.45am for a 10.00am start. Route to be confirmed.
In Haywards Heath, meet at the Dolphin at 8.00am. Route to be confirmed – check Facebook as Dougie often posts a route up a few days beforehand.
This week’s Club Run is due to go to Hartfield, stopping at Perryhill Orchards. As usual, meet at Virgin Active at 9.30am. Check the website for any changes.
If anybody wants to write a few lines about the rides/runs then please do email me before next Wednesday’s update.
I am sure you are all aware of the Turbo Sessions running on a Tuesday night in Crawley at Garry Christopher’s house (8pm start) and on a Wednesday night at Warden Park School in Cuckfield (7.30pm start). Further information is available in the Calendar section of the website.
Next weekend – Racing
Round 3 of the Imperial Winter League at the Hillingdon Circuit takes place for anyone wanting to get some winter racing in their legs. Times are as follows:-
4th cat - 1.00pm
3rd cat - 2.11pm
E/1/2/3 - 2.10pm
There are no road races or local cyclo-cross races this coming weekend.
Hope you all have a good week on the bike.