Wednesday 28 May 2014

CCH Track Race - Velodrome Passport 2014 HHV 07.06.14

When Saturday comes - CCH Track Race
Velodrome Passport 2014 
Herne Hill Velodrome 07.06.14 

Any CCH volunteers on the list; come down before the start and get involved... 

Race programme here:

Thursday 15 May 2014

CCH Girls at the Womens Tour of Britain

Mia Charlie Molly Elinor and Lauren with Neil and Judith before the race.
Nigel Hampton from British Cycling about to get the team underway.

Five CCH girls and their coaches went up to Welwyn Garden City last Saturday to take part in a British Cycling Go-Ride race at the finishing line for the 4th stage of the Womens Tour or Britain

Elinor, Mia, Lauren and Charlie took part in an Italian style team pursuit with Molly as chief supporter and team helper. heavy rain didn't dampen their spirits and after some practise laps the girls were pitted against a team from St Ives CC in their heat and although they were beaten  by their rivals the heat proved faster than some of the others so the girls went through to the bronze medal play off.

CCH girls led out by Elinor.

By now the crowds were starting to build for the women's race so with lots of cheering and tv cameras pointing at them the girls were unfazed and had a determined look about them. All was going really well until a slipped chain meant Lauren had to finish by running the bike in over the line but even still they finished fourth by just 2 seconds with their opponents of round 1 being the overall winners.

Lauren leading thethird lap with Charlie following.
Following this the girls enjoyed going round the various stalls at the finishing enclosure collecting balloons and other freebies, until it was time to find a spot on the barriers and cheer home the host of top women riders from around the world including locals the Trott sisters. Hopefully seeng the amazing Marianne Voss zoom past will inspire them our girls on to greater things. 

Mia leads the 2nd lap.
"I enjoyed doing my first team pursuit with CCH and I am thrilled that we came 4th. Unluckily, my team mate chain came off and as a result of this, we lost out on bronze by 2 seconds. Hopefully, in the future, I will get picked to do more races like this and eventually we will come first! "- Mia

“I felt nervous but it was worth going, because it was fun and everyone was really welcoming even though they don't really know me .I feel I can do more races because we did really well. Next time I'll try and wake up early and get ready quicker because now I know its worth it.” - Elinor 
Charlie on the last lap.

"Saturday was a laugh for all of us girls. Seeing the end of the 4th Stage of the Women's tour of Britain and watching the others taking part in the Go Ride event. Even though we got quite wet from the rain in the end we all had lots of fun." - Molly
The women's tour winner Mariann Vos on 2nd wheel.

Sunday 11 May 2014

7th Ronde Chelmsford - the Essex Grand Boucle*

The riders enjoying the lunch stop at the Generals Arms in Little Baddow

The 7th edition of CCH round Chelmsford ride last Sunday was well attended with around 40 riders turning up at the Ice Rink to tackle the 160km ride through Essex - this time anti clockwise. CCH stalwarts and newcomers were joined by our friends from Lea Valley Velo on a lovely sunny day and set off to ride along some of the route of this year's stage three of the Tour de France. The yellow marked sections of the tour route all came after lunch but with all the flowers in the hedge rows out and the rape seed in full bloom the whole route looked yellow. Going round the other way offered some new perspectives and -ahem - detours and we even managed to take in some ERRL racing action as the route coincided with some of the Iceni Velo race. The lunch stop at the Generals Arms at the top of back hill left us all well refreshed for the afternoon - recommended and thanks to Mike for sorting that one out.
Thanks to Boris for working out the revised route and Bjorn for putting it into easily understood format which you can download below if you want to try it out yourself.

Group 2 getting ready to leave whilst group3 await their lunch.
* - look it up.

Friday 9 May 2014

Thursday evening taining at the Velopark

CCH Thursday evening trainng at the Velopark will not be on for the next two weeks 15th & 22nd May. Thursday 29th we are back on - dry and sunny weather forecasted...

Sunday 4 May 2014

Alex Peters in red leaders jersey Wiltshire Grand Prix 4th May 2014

Hackney's Alex Peters in the series leaders jersey going over a climb earlier today with good Madison Genesis team support.

Wiltshire Grand Prix 4th May 2014

Race website here

Thursday 1 May 2014

LV Velodrome training 22nd April 2014 - link to pictures

Link to the LV velodrome gallery is here:
Anyone who wants free downloads - password: cch

Toby Apperley - photgraphy


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