Thursday, 16 October 2014

Club Rides - Sunday 19th October

Forecast for Saturday is grim – again and not conducive to group riding so I will make this weeks ride Sunday.

We will reuse last weeks plan of a three lap ride with each lap starting and finishing in Brockenhurst to allow riders to do as much or as little as they wish.

Forecast is for showers so plan is to keep local and ride 1, 2 or 3 loops of 16-17 miles around Brockenhurst so riders can stay out as long as they wish. Order of laps may be varied depending on who is out.

A ride 3 laps, B ride 2 laps

If the numbers for the B ride are low lap 1 will be at B ride pace

Lap 1
Car park, Brookley Road, Balmer Lawn, Hatchet Pond, East Boldre, Norleywood, Pilley, Shirley Holms, Sway War Memorial, Sway Road, Brockenhurst
17 miles

Lap 2
Brock, Rhinefield Road, A35, Lyndhurst Road, Burley Lawn, Mill Lane, White Buck, Wilverely, Brock
16 miles

Lap 3 (A ride)
Rhinefield Road, Bolderwood, Emery Down, Lyndhurst (optional short cut to Brock), Beaulieu, Hatchet Pond, Brock
27 miles



For the A ride take pace down to 16-17MPH average as we’re in the transition phase before we start base training for 2015. Total distance for 3 laps is 60 miles in around 3 hours 30

Plenty of option for café stops in Brock / Beaulieu / Lyndhurst as the ride feels or do as last week and ride to the finish

Depart 0900 sharp from main car park in Brookley Road Brock opposite Tesco. Please aim to be at the start for 0850.


Barry

Friday, 10 October 2014

Club Rides - Saturday 11th October

Forecast is for showers so plan is to keep local and ride 1, 2 or 3 loops of 16-17 miles around Brockenhurst so riders can stay out as long as they wish

A ride 3 laps, B ride 2 laps

If the numbers for the B ride are low lap 1 will be at B ride pace

Lap 1
Car park, Brookley Road, Balmer Lawn, Hatchet Pond, East Boldre, Norleywood, Pilley, Shirley Holms, Sway War Memorial, Sway Road, Brockenhurst
17 miles

Lap 2
Brock, Rhinefield Road, A35, Lyndhurst Road, Burley Lawn, Mill Lane, White Buck, Wilverely, Brock
16 miles

Lap 3 (A ride)
Rhinefield Road, Bolderwood, Emery Down, Lyndhurst (optional short cut to Brock), Beaulieu, Hatchet Pond, Brock
27 miles



For the A ride take pace down to 17MPH average as we’re in the transition phase before we start base training for 2015. Total distance for 3 laps is 60 miles in around 3 hours 30

Plenty of option for café stops in Brock / Beaulieu / Lyndhurst if weather turns nasty.

Depart 0900 sharp from main car park in Brookley Road Brock opposite Tesco. Please aim to be at the start for 0850.

Remember this week will have washed a lot of stone onto the roads so make sure your got 2 spare tubes.

Plus remember rule 9 applies so hope to see those to who that applies!

Barry





Friday, 3 October 2014

Club Rides - Saturday 4th October

With regret I have decided not to plan any club rides this week. The weather forecast for Saturday morning is very poor and not conducive to a group ride.

As we have now reached October which is a transition time between season end and the start of base training for 2015 it’s not a critical month so should not affect anybody’s training plan. If you want to ride with others consider sending an email to this alias and/or adding a comment to the blog below with your plan and see who wants to join.

At this transition time it’s also worth considering other forms of training for a month or so to give your body a fresh challenge.

Hopefully back to normal next week


Barry

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Thursday Night Chain Gang - 25th Sept

The NFCC chain gang will be running for the last time in 2014 this week.

Usual meeting point outside St Saviours Church in Brockenhurst

Start time 1830

Please ensure that you have lights and preferably something hi-vis on.

I won’t be there this week due to a work commitment.

Have a good ride and thanks to all those that have supported the Chain Gang in 2014. We’ll re-start in April and winter turbo sessions will resume in a few weeks.


Barry

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Club "A" ride Saturday 27th September

Advance notice of next weeks ride as it will be the last of our day rides this summer.

Thanks to Neil for the route. I think it’s one of the loops Neil adds to a Saturday club ride on his way home after doing 60 miles with the rest of us J

Start point will be Burley cricket ground at 0900 Saturday
Route will be 85 miles, the additional loop on the Garmin file to Dorchester will be cut out.
Lunch stop will be at Moreton using Neil’s knowledge of a nice café.
Return via the chain ferry so please ensure you’ve got money for lunch and the ferry



Planned route is 85 miles

For those wanting to make up a century you can add a few miles to and from the start/ finish

Pace will be slower than a normal “A” ride, probably around 16 MPH

Apologies for the pace of this weeks ride, my fault as I was on the front most of the time. We will be taking it down a notch in October I promise.

Have a good ride


Barry

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Club Rides - Saturday 20th September

Club rides this week are as follows:

"A" ride
Brockenhurst, Sway Road, Setthorns, Burley, Bransgore, Poulner, Harbridge, Alderholt, Sandleheath, Fordingbridge, Roger Penney Way, Fritham, Bolderwood, Brock
No coffee stop planned but Fordingbridge a possibility. Unless there's a caffeine led mutiny plan will be to ride the 51 miles in a level 3 hours and finish at the Watersplash Cafe in Brock.
For those that haven't yet done the maths the average speed is planned to be 17MPH as we take it down in preparation for autun riding.
Chance for a bit of though and off practice on this route if the traffic allows.

http://connect.garmin.com/course/7995850

"B" ride
An out and back look this week
Brock, Ornamental Drive, Bolderwood, Red Shoot, Mockbeggar, right turn towards Ogdens, Hyde, (optional coffee stop), Hurn Hill and back to Brock via Red Shoot, Bolderwood etc.
32 miles, target pace 15MPH

http://connect.garmin.com/course/7995919


Usual start point, main car park in Brockenhurst opposite Tesco.
Depart 0900 sharp so please aim to be at the start for 0850

All welcome

Barry

Thursday night chain gang - 18th Sept.

Weather looks good for another chain gang tonight. Either this week or next will be the last for 2014 as the nights are drawing in. Usual meeting place outside St Saviours Church in Brockenhurst.

1830 depart. Lights and hi-vis recommended

All welcome


Barry