Here’s your weekly roundup of news from the club.

  • 2024 Events: Simon Cox has come forward to run the 10 mile time trial in April. Well done and thank you! In due course he’ll need some helpers on the day – if you’re keen please get in touch. Or, you could ride it…
    The BSCC men’s and women’s road races will currently not be taking place as we do not have organisers. Would anyone like to volunteer – we have lots of knowledge in the club to help you? It’s a great experience and adds real value to amateur cycle racing.
  • BSCC Monthly Strava Competition update: It may be too early to definitively proclaim this as the greatest ever year for the monthly competition – but January has been a top start. 31 members rode the double-kicking Providence Lane a promising start to 2024. The two fastest riders have a more familiar ring to them: Nick Livermore and Katherine Brand – but there’s more than a suggestion that Douglas Walker will give them a good run for their money over the next 10 months.
    Esther Ive held the ladies’ fastest time until the final day. Cameron Graley was 3rd – with the best time vs expected. Looks like even the HR competition is going to be competitive – Ben Core with a 189 average. So eyes now turn to February: Daniel Kempe has chosen a variant of a segment we’ve run before – if you’re setting a time please don’t draft other riders or cars! – solo times only up: 

Competition corner

  • Time trial season is here: Closing date for the Severn 25* which takes place on 18th Feb is today, 6th of Feb. This year there is a 2-up TT included, always popular with road bikes so why not give it a go? It’s close enough to Bristol to ride out there, HQ is usually either in Stone or Falfield on the A38.
    Links to main TT, 2-up, tandems. Also, it’s the first round of the WTTA Hardriders series. If you want to plan your season, look here.
    *Not 25 this time due to roadworks – just 12.2 miles instead.
    The second Hardrider event closes next Tuesday (13th) Bath CC.
  • Local Audaxes coming up: Both on Feb 24th:
    Mendip Flop 102km
    Goats Head Soup Century Ride 167km

Mark Bradley
BSCC Membership Secretary