Well done to the 22 riders who rode our Freshers’ TT this afternoon. Particular congratulations goes to the fastest male and female riders of the day, Sam Bell (Trinity) and Rachel Grewcock (Trinity), who completed the 10km course in 13mins 56secs and 17mins 38secs respectively to claim the Espresso Library jerseys.
Location: Stow cum Quy village hall.
Thanks to all those who turned up and raced, and thanks to all those who helped marshal. Emmanuel won the Women’s Cuppers and Girton won the Men’s. Congratulations to Hayley Simmonds and Edmund Bradbury for the fastest individual times.
Full results can be found here.
Feb 5, 2015 – 7pm
Pavilion Room, Hughes Hall CB1 2EW
Presented by Cambridge University Expeditions Society
Facebook event: here
Helen Lloyd has cycled 45,000km through 45 countries – under the Saharan sun and across Siberia in winter. She has also made remote journeys by river and horse. She talks about different styles of travel and what it’s like to travel alone.
Helen Lloyd was born in 1981 and grew up in Norfolk. She studied, and until recently worked in, engineering, juggling this with hockey, rowing, biking, adventure-racing and various other sports.A knee injury curtailed her sporting participation, but gave her extra time to indulge in other passions… namely travel and photography. The end result was that she quit her job, left England on a bike and cycled through Africa on her way to Cape Town, photographing all the way.
Come and hear about Helen’s adventures! Refreshments provided.
Jan 30, 2015
Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College
Presented by Trinity College Engineering Society.
Today’s sports are very professional and no stone is unturned in the quest to go faster, higher, further. Cycling leads most Olympic sports in its approach to technology intervention, simply because the speeds involved make attention to the pointers that simple engineering analysis reveal as important pays dividends, especially when the margins for victory can be so very small. Professor Tony Purnell of the University’s Engineering Department is the Head of Technology for British Cycling and will provide an overview of how science and technology have contributed to the raw speed of all Olympic cycling disciplines. He will show that it’s not just about incremental gains, but also about avoiding increment losses. Materials technology, sports science, aerodynamics, friction engineering, physiology and nutrition all contribute although these have to been seen in context with the bigger picture that there are no silver bullets. Determination, hard work and a clear mind still dominate, not to mention a good deal of talent.
Free and open to all. Refreshments from 18:45.
Many thanks to Citrus Cycling Holidays & Training for once again hosting our annual winter training camp in the Valencia region of Spain.
Congratulations to former CUCC president Edmund J Bradbury on signing for UCI Continental squad NFTO Pro Cycling Team for the 2015 season, after a highly successful year racing for Cambridge University RT under the guidance of coach Mark Holt. We wish Ed all the best for the coming months and look forward to watching him compete in some of the biggest national and international races on the cycling calendar.
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!