After the success of the first Pitsford family ride, we are keen to make this a regular event. Future rides may be at different locations, but this one will adopt the same popular format as the first - roughly 7 miles, following the gravel path around the reservoir at a leisurely pace. It is a gentle ride for all to enjoy, and is definitely NOT a competitive event. Of course those with a bit of left-over energy have the option of a second lap.
This will be a designated go-ride event, and we are keen to welcome as many families as possible - the ride is open to non-members and riders of all abilities. You don't even need to have your own bike - Pitsford Cycles have generously offered us half-price bike hire, just mention that you're with Kettering CC. Normal prices are listed on their website: http://pitsfordcycles.co.uk/pages/cycle-hire
Meeting point is the car park at Brixworth Country Park, NN6 9DG, where you will find a cafe and toilet facilities. Please arrive in time for a 10:00am start.
The next four '1 hour (ish!)' KCC Go-ride coaching sessions are on the following dates-
Saturday 22nd November 10.00am at Brambleside Primary school, Cleveland Ave, Kettering
Sunday 7th December 10.00am at Rothwell Community Centre (please note this is a change of date)
Sunday 14th December 13.30pm at Brambleside
Saturday 10th January 2015 10.00am at Rothwell
There will be at least two coaches present so we can cater for ages 6 - 18 and all abilities. These sessions will focus on cycling skills and techniques with a bit of fun fitness thrown in! Just bring a well maintained mountain or cyclo-cross bike, helmet and gloves with appropriate clothing. Remember to bring a drink!!
See the Go-ride pages for more information or contact lead coach Mark Evans on firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place!
KCC Turbo session, or just bring some cake!?
Just a reminder that the club are now holding Turbo sessions / KCC club nights at Rothwell Community Centre on Tuesday evenings from 7-8.30pm. This will now be a permanent fixture every Tuesday until end of February.
Get some structured base training in their legs or just turn up for a chat. This is not just for youth, all welcome! Plenty of room, just bring you and your turbo set up or just yourself and some tea and cake! (There is a small kitchen and kettle). £2-3 to cover the hire cost of the hall depending on numbers.
See you there!! Mark
Kettering CC and British Cycling are joining forces to offer a 2 day youth cycle coaching course in Rothwell during the October half-term holiday.
The course aims to develop your bike skills for road and Cyclo-Cross.
Age: 9yrs to 16yrs.
Rothwell Community Centre,
27th & 28th October 2014.
10am till 2.00pm
Online British Cycling members £7.50 per day,
Non-members £12.50 per day Payment on the day £15
MTBs and helmets available on loan or bring own bike
To book your place please visit the website
www.britishcycling.org.uk - events - young people (select relevant dates)
For further information - Catherine Ruffley, Regional Go-Ride Coach 07940738285
See the official flyer here
Here are the final standings in the Toller's Ladies League for 2014.
Close tussle all the way to the end of the series with Jenny holding on to the lead over Gemma.
Evelyn picked up the final podium position followed by Sue in 4th.
Thank you to Toller's for supporting this series.
Its great to see more ladies riding our events, where in the past we just had one or occasionally two riders each week.
The prizes will be awarded at the annual KCC lunch & prize presentation in November
2014 Toller's Ladies TT series League
The final event in this year's evening series was a short sprint from the memorial on the airfield straight to the usual finish on the outskirts of Old. 26 riders fancied having a go at the prologue-type event and many discovered that pacing is just as important as ever. Mark Weathersby continued his fine end to the season to take the win in 8:25, 8 seconds ahead of series runner-up David Robinson. Neill Hammond, Eddy Clutton and Jon Thorne all went under 9 minutes and finished in that order to complete the top five. Matt Tyrrell was 10 second ahead of a 3-way tie for 7th and Gemma Royles came home 10th to take the scalps of Mark Booth and Mark Evans, who had opted for road bikes. Stu Walters put in a rare appearance and showed a few of the juniors the way home with only Jonah Shrive and Morgan Lewis managing to sneak ahead of the, errr... more experienced rider.
Timekeepers: Bernard Smith, Adrian Tilley
Assistant: Ken Vatcher
The penultimate TT of the season and the last on the Old circuit saw Tony Brown take the win at the head of a large field and, in doing so, secure an unassailable lead in the points series. David Robinson, the only rider in with a chance of catching the recently crowned British Triathlon champion in the 55-59 age group, could only finish third behind second placed Mark Weathersby. Paul Ashdown continued his comeback with another solid performance to finish fourth, a second ahead of Eddy Clutton, who is seeing the benefits of some high mileage over recent months and a substantial investment in new kit. Mark Booth suffered a puncture on the way to the start but borrowed a wheel from the early starting David Robinson and recovered to finish sixth.
Gemma Royles slipped back to her usual time in the less favourable conditions but was still the fastest lady and was looking good for an overall win in the Tollers Solicitors League until Jen Moffat put in her customary late appearance. Her second place was enough to secure the overall win by 10 points having competed in 1 extra event.
Timekeepers: David Robinson, Christina Robinson, Jon Thorne
Assistant: Ken Vatcher
Marshals: Chris Duckworth, Andrew Jones
With the end of the season rapidly approaching, Mark Weathersby brought out his TT bike for its long awaited debut and recorded his first victory in an almost identical time to the week before. David Robinson took second place in his first event back after his charity ride through France, and Paul Ashdown dipped under 23 minutes to take third.
Timekeeper: Tony Brown
Assistants: Jamie Stockham, Ken Vatcher
Marshals: Gavin Wright, John Tilley
Favourable conditions resulted in a number of personal bests in the latest round of the TT series to be held on the Old circuit. Chris Duckworth, whose form is erratic to say the least, had a good day and dropped his PB by 18 seconds to take the win. Mark Weathersby produced his best time to finish second, and James Simons-Boswell took third with his fastest time on the course. Neill Hammond was the fourth rider to produce a PB in the top four but the run was spoiled by Tony Brown who came home fifth complaining bitterly about slow moving farm machinery! Gemma Royles climbed off the plateau she had been stuck on and dropped her PB by over half a minute. George Evans went faster by over a minute as he successfully kept his father and minute man behind him.
Timekeeper: David Robinson
Assistants: Ken Vatcher, Christina Robinson, Pete Dewsnap
Marshals: Darren Cope, David Bucknall