Kings Cliffe Flyers cycling club hosted round 3 of their summer Go-Ride Racing series on Thursday which produced some thrilling races. Each race had three different age/ability groups ensuring that everyone had the chance to be competitive with girls & boys aged 8yrs-16yrs.
All the events in this round were track type races all run on grass rather than a velodrome. Shrieks, oohs & aahs from parents and riders alike came when the paced elimination race was handicapped to make the older & more proficient riders work harder whilst the other riders were immediately thrown into the thick of the action at the front of the race. Each lap the last few to cross the line were eliminated leaving the final sprint with George Baker (Ketton) battling it out for the final spot against Jerry Norman (Wansford). Baker took the race win & clinched first place overall for round 3. Thomas Spain (Apethorpe) maintains his position on the leader board with Poppy Wells (Nassington) in 7th place overall & leading girl.
Practice sessions for Round 4 which will be a Tour de France style event with a prologue, a ‘mountain stage’ and a circuit race with tight corners continue to run on Thursday evenings. All practice sessions & races take place in the grounds of Kings Cliffe Middle School, PE8 6XS. Start 6.30pm-7.30pm. Bring your own bike & helmet. Practice Sessions £3.00 – Race Night £2.00. Round 4 takes place on 28 July. Contact: Alison Lilley 07983 809120 or see www.kingscliffeflyers.org.uk
Record Breaking Ride
Breaking news… Kristian Woolf set a new club & course record for the Club’s 10 mile time trial on Tuesday evening. Exact time not known but it was a short 22mins ride. WELL DONE!
National G.H.S. 10 Mile Individual Time Trial Championship District Qualifying
Can you spare 1hr this Saturday afternoon to help out?
George Baker will be competing in more serious competition this Saturday when Kings Cliffe Flyers host a Regional qualifying round of the National G.H.S. 10 Mile Individual Time Trial Championship around the lanes of Nassington, Woodnewton & Fotheringhay. Charles Cunliffe (Peterborough) joins him as the Flyers other youth representative hoping to qualify for a place in the National Final later in the year. The event is combined with a round of the Northants & District Cycling Association Time Trial series which will see a total of 74 riders aged 13-75yrs competing in this event. Other local clubs represented are Fenland Clarion, St Ives CC, Peterborough CC, Kettering CC & Welland Valley CC. Race starts 2pm. For more details contact Ghislaine McVitty 07774 2331060.
Tesco Vouchers – THANK YOU To everyone who donated Tesco School & Club Vouchers to Kings Cliffe Flyers. We collected a record number of vouchers this year which we were able to add to last year’s ‘banking’. This enabled us to ‘buy’ some additional coaching resources & bank the surplus vouchers for next year.
A belated welcome to our new volunteers Paige Limbrick & Graham Story. Both are helping out at the youth coaching sessions on Thursday evenings. Paige is using the experience as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Award. Graham is a local school Governor interested in cycling & keen to become a coach. Volunteers are also needed to help run the weekly time trial on Tuesday evenings (Apr-Aug). If you can spare an hour or so to help out generally either on a regular or ad hoc basis or fancy becoming a time keeper contact Ghislaine McVitty 07774 2331060.