Great training session at Newport Velodrome this morning, with the riders developing their bike handling skills quickly and progressing onto more technical drills. We're now looking forward to continuing our preparations for the BUCS Track Championships in May next year with more track sessions during the Lent term.
CUCC's mountain bikers recently took a well earned break from studying by spending a muddy weekend away in Afan, South Wales. The riders are already looking forward to a similar trip to Hope Valley in the Peak District next month.
More great racing news today. Hayley Simmonds (4:49.8) and Edmund J Bradbury (3:36.5) continued their run of good form by both coming 6th in the women's and men's championships respectively in the National Hill Climb at Pea Yoyd Lane, Stocksbridge. Felix Barker also put in a good performance, ascending the 1200 yard climb in 3:55.0 to secure 27th place. Congratulations to all three riders for their fantastic seasons. Bring on 2015!
Extremely pleased to report that CUCC have dominated today's British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Hill Climb Championships by winning every medal on offer in an astonishing clean sweep (both men's and women's individual gold medals and men's and women's team gold medals).
Congratulations to Edmund J Bradbury (5:20.3) and defending champion Hayley Simmonds (6:43.5), who smashed last year's records by more than 20 seconds on their way to victory. Best of luck to them both in tomorrow's National Hill Climb Championships.
Well done to all of our riders today - their impressive times across the board secured us the team gold medals.
1st Edmund Bradbury - 5:20.3
8th Felix Barker - 5:41.9
20th Callum Haseler - 5:57.0
33rd John Mulvey - 6:09.2
40th Matt Meek - 6:12.8
51st Mike Smith - 6:16.5
143rd Chuen Yan Leung - 7:11.9
153rd Matt Hogsden - 7:15.4
206th Alan Mujumdar - 8:07.2
Men's team results
1st Cambridge A - 16:59.2
11th Cambridge B - 18:38.5
50th Cambridge C - 22:34.5
1st Hayley Simmonds - 6:43.5
27th Annarie Roossouw - 8:36.8
42nd Jess Atkinson - 9:25.3
Women's team results
1st Cambridge A - 15:20.3
Congratulations to Hayley Simmonds and Edmund J Bradbury for their impressive performances at the Chrono des Nations time trial last weekend, a UCI 1.1 race held in Vendee, France.
Simmonds, racing in the Elite/U23 women’s race against multiple national and international time trial champions, finished in a respectable 10th place after an unfortunate crash in the wet which saw her slip from a promising 1st place at the half way time check.
Bradbury, racing in the U23 men’s race, finished 1 minute 46 seconds behind the eventual winner, earning him a 3rd place in his first ever UCI race.
The duo will be looking to bring their seasons to a close this weekend with solid performances at the BUCS and National Hill Climb Championships on Saturday and Sunday respectively, along with Felix Barker, who has just returned from Italy where he has been competing in UCI races with Cycling Team Friuli. Good luck!
Well done to all of the 40 riders who came along to our Freshers’ TT this afternoon. Particular congratulations goes to the fastest male and female riders of the day, Adam Townson (King’s) and Andrea Stefkova (Fitzwillliam), who stormed round the 10km in 14mins and 16mins 18secs respectively to claim the coveted CUCC socks!
With more than 160 excited freshers signing up to receive more information about CUCC at this week’s Freshers’ Fair, the club has a promising Michaelmas term ahead. We are looking forward to seeing how Cambridge’s new arrivals perform at our Freshers’ Time Trial on Saturday.
11th October 2014: FRESHERS’ TT
25th October 2014 BUCS Hill Climb (Cubar Gap)
12/04/2015 BUCS 10 Mile TT (Oxford)
18&19/04/15 BUCS Downhill – (tbc)
19/04/2015 BUCS 3up TT (Bath) – (tbc)
25/04/2015 BUCS 25 Mile TT (Cambridge)
09/05/2015 BUCS Road Race (York)
23&24/05/2015 BUCS Track (Manchester)