Sunday 7th February - There will be two club rides leaving Costa Coffee at 9am. Paul Freeman will lead Group A on a 34 mile ride and Michael Adlington will lead Group B on a 51 mile route. Both rides will be to the pace of the slowest rider and averages will be determined by who is on the ride that morning.
TVRC Circuit Racing Calender for 2016 can be found here
Gainsborough Combined Clubs evening time trial diary can be found here
We are committed to making cycling more accessible for everyone in our area. We want everyone to feel welcome and like there is something for them at Trent Valley Road Club.
The committee is currently expanding our existing Come and Try it series with shorter social rides and more events aimed specifically at beginners.
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Sunday 31st January - Trent Valley’s Steve Walker was in super form in the cycling club’s latest round of reliability trials held last Sunday 31st of January on a cold and damp morning. Running over 28mls the course took riders out on the A156 to Saxilby,where they turned left on to the B1241and returned home via Sturton-by Stow,Willingham,Upton turning left at Morrison’s on to Foxby Lane. Walker was the only rider to choose the “A” category time of 20mph average speed,giving him a time allowance of 1hr 24mins,which he completed comfortably in 1hr 18mins 23secs.Hanging on to his rear wheel came Michael Adlington,although having opted for the 18mph “B” category (time limit 1hr 33mins)he came home just behind Walker in 1-18-25.also in “B” was Paul Freeman, who just got under the time limit in 1-32-57 abley assisted by “C” category rider Gary Reevell who also clocked 1-32-57.Other riders in “C”(time limit 1hr 45mins) were Rob Brooks 1-39-06, Steve Cockerham 1-43-43,Aden Bott 1-46-45. The “D” category riders (time limit 2hrs) consisted of Kieran Sandall 1-48-34,Samantha Ritson 1-50-23, Michaela Freeman 1-50-23.
Sunday 24th January - Nine riders met up at Costa Coffee, Gainsborough at 9.00 am this morning. Five riders were for the A ride (shorter ride) and four for the B ride (slightly longer). It was a lot warmer than last week, that's for sure.
The A ride rode out to North Leverton and turned towards Retford, up and over Leverton Hill to the Broomwagon Café at Retford. Somewhere along the way we managed to lose the Chairman, Mike Overton - he was nursing a slightly wobbly rear wheel and took the downhill steadily, and then took a detour at the bottom around Retford, whilst we waited at the café. He turned up eventually. We left hte café and rode towards Lound, and then Mattersey, before turning for Clayworth and then up and over Gringley Hill to Misterton, before returning to Gainsborough. It was 37 miles in all. (Michaela Freeman)
The B ride set off towards Corringham, up Hemwell Hill and down Willoughton Hill, then towards Kirton Lindsey, going north and turning left to Messingham, and Butterwick, following the River Trent back into town. No mishaps and a shorter ride this week as it was expected to be cold and icy - which it wasn't! All in all, 42 miles at a 17 mph average. (Michael Adlington)
Gainsborough’s Trent Valley Road Cycling Club held the 1st of its winter reliability trials last Sunday 17th of January, starting with the shortest course in the series at a distance of 23miles. The route took riders out on the A631 to Harpswell Top,where left towards Kirton in Lindsey before turning left again at Grayingham crossroads, heading back via Blyton to finish back in Gainsborough.On a bitterly cold,but dry morning,just seven riders took to the start choosing time categories from “A”20mph through to “E”12mph average speed.Steve Walker & Michael Adlington both chose “B”18mph with a maximum time allowance of 1hr 16mins, Steve coming home in a very good 1hr 8mins 56secs & Michael 1-11-36. In the “C” 16mph group with a time allowance of 1hr 26mins came Gary Reevell 1-17-14, Jeremy Hodson 1-17-54, Rob Brooks 1-20-23. And the “D”14mph group,with a time allowance of 1hr 38mins,consisted of Kieran Sandall 1-27-48,and Aiden Bott 1-37-13.So all riders qualified and gained points in the season long club champions competition,which now sees after week one,Walker & Adlington leading on 13pts,Reevell,Hodson,& Brooks 11pts,Sandall & Bott 9pts.
This Sunday, 17th January, will see the start of a new competition to find the overall men and ladies’ Trent Valley Road Club (TVRC) Club Champions. The competition will be points based and involve everyone in the club who rides a bike in any TVRC organised event or represents the club in any other event.
The competition will normally run from 1st November to the 31st October the following year with the winners each being presented with their trophies and free membership for a year at the annual prize presentation evening in mid to late November.
Points will be awarded as follows. 5pts for each club run attended, 5pts will be awarded in addition to the normal points gained in club competitions ie, evening time trials, circuit races, reliability trials. Members will get 5pts for every chaingang session, mountain bike ride, audax ride, sportive ride, cyclo-cross event, road race or time trial where you represent the club they attend.
Make sure you let one of the Committee know if you are riding an event away or e-mail your racing secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Committee have also decided, acting on an AGM resolution, to award £25 each to the winners of the time trial and road bike scratch leagues, and the road race league.
Good luck, and here’s hoping for a great 2016
Sunday 10th January - club run report - 9 riders arrived at Costa Coffe, 4 riders rode the 38 mile social ride which meant that 5 riders rode the 44 mile club run route. It was a good ride out to Misterton and Walkeringham with a bit of a side wind. But then the ride took a turn for the worst as Michael caught Stewarts back wheel on the road and crashed, Neil also crashed but luckily landed on grass. Apart from all of the accidents and the horrendous wind, it was a good 45 mile ride that was enjoyed by all.