October 22, 2015
May 01, 2015
Paul and Tim (Harkness) raced the Surrey League handicap series tonight on the Kitsmead Lane circuit, near Chertsey.
Tim started in the 4th group and Paul started in the 5th and final group of 2nd cats and one 1st cat.
9 riders from the first group to start stayed away by some distance after having a very generous handicap!
Paul finished 4th(?) in the bunch sprint for 14(?) overall with Tim a bike length behind.
Paul's stats: 36.7km, 51 minutes 33 secs, 42.8km/h average, 322m.
April 29, 2015
The team which consists of 8 members so far aims to raise over £5,000 for Loveworks, the Reigate charity which helps to improve the lives of the most vulnerable groups of people in the local area.
The team include a range of varied cycling abilities and for the riders the 100 mile challenge means different things, from a bucket list challenge to proof of a return to health after injury.
Meet two of the riders:
Craig Weston, 41, originally from Stockport has lived in Reigate for 7 years with his wife and two daughters. Craig works in the City for a financial software development company.
After a back operation in January, for Craig taking part in RLS100 is an opportunity to focus on training to get back to full strength. Before his operation Craig had been cycling for two years and completed the Reigate Rouleur Sportive in 2014, a 62 mile ride.
You can support Craig’s fundraising here: www.virginmoneygiving.com/craigweston
Graeme Leonard, after a serious accident in January 2015 had to have 100 stitches in his face and his cycling was impacted. He is now keen to get back into riding and is looking forward to completing his goal of riding 100 miles for a local charity, especially after having to defer a place in the London to Paris ride because of the accident.
You can support Graeme’s fundraising here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GraemeLeonard
Here are some photos of Graeme riding in the Reigate Rouleur in his Maison du Vélo colours.
April 28, 2015
Huge thanks to Richard Sterry for an amazing talk and 'how to improve everything' session at Maison du Velo, Reigate, last night. Who knew that by spending £40 and £2 respectively on two items you could improve your performance by up to 10% in just a few weeks? He covered breathing, pedal technique, planning, core, position on bike, team work... each with a pearl of wisdom to take away.
For the uninitiated, try Richard's book http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stay-Away-Buttercups-J…/…/B00CYSB4CE and for those who've already read its wisdom, please leave an Amazon review for him to say 'thank you'. Inspirational stuff!