Sunday 18th February- The 3rd in our series of reliability rides takes place from Mikes house on Marlow Road at 9am. The route is 33 miles.
Sunday 25th February- There will be 2 club rides leaving Costa Coffee at Marshalls Yard at 8.30am. One ride will be a social ride which stops for coffee mid way and the second ride is faster paced with no coffee stop. Both rides will be paced according to ability and no one will be left behind.
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.
TVRC second reliability ride report 0f 2018 series.
An impressive ride from Steve Cockerham, who led home club mates Paul Freeman & Darren Dickinson at an average of 18mph is proving to be super strong in this years reliability trials.A cold but dry morning greeted riders for the 2nd trial over a fairly flat course of 28miles.Choosing the 16mph (category 'C') time limit 1hr 45mins,were the three riders already mentioned plus new member Bob Ferraby,this quartet made good progress along the A156 to Saxilby,before turning left on to the B1241 making their way back via the villages of Sturton,Stow,Willingham,Kexby & Upton.It was at Sturton that Ferraby lost contact with the group,now riding into a cold nagging headwind,but maintained his form to come home well inside the time limit clocking 1hr 38mins 03secs.The three ahead were back in 1hr 33mins 38secs. In the 14mph(category 'D') time limit 2hrs were Aden Bott & Peter Hepton,who comfortably arrived back in 1hr 47mins 48secs,only just outside 16mph pace.
TVRC first reliability ride report of 2018 series.
Only 3 brave souls turned out on a very icey Sunday morning to take part in the clubs 1st reliability trial of the new year. With the weather forecast giving a mixture of rain,sleet or snow,it was still icey but dry when the 3 riders set off on the 1st leg to Harpswell hill top.Darren Dickinson and Gainsborough Aegir c.c.visitor Andrew Janney both opted for category "C" (16mph average) with a time allowance of 1hr 26mins for the 23mile course.Both riders worked well together to maintain an average over 17mph to come home comfortably within the time limit in 1hr 20mins 50secs,an excellent effort on a bitterly cold day.The 3rd rider out on the course was Aden Bott,who had chosen the "D" category time (14mph) of 1hr 38mins. Having to work most of the way on his own,he showed his fitness is improving with this ride of 15mph to finish well within his time limit,clocking 1hr 30mins 02secs.All the riders got back before the rain started and then Irene fussed them up with bacon butties,tea & coffee.
Sunday 21st January Trent Valley R.C. Reliability Trials 2018
Hi everyone, well here it is,the 1st competetive ride of the year, only 23miles but a subtle course with a couple of ascents that can seriously affect your average speed.The faster you can ride the more points you earn,but beware,over estimate your abilities and you could put in a lot of effort for no reward. Start time is 9-00am (so you should be able to make it George?) from my house 30, Marlow Road, Gainsborough,DN21 1YQ.Usual refreshments after the ride,look forward to seeing you all there. Mike
Distance 23mls. Course. Harpswell,Grayingham,Blyton.
From Marlow Road,turn right on to the Avenue,right onto Belt road,left at junction with Corringham road, and left again on to A631 dual carriage way. Continue to Harpswell Top where left on to B1398 to Grayingham crossroads. Turn left on to B1205 to Blyton, then left on to A159 to Gainsborough, where left up Thonock Hill, right on to the Avenue and back to Marlow Road.
“A” 20mph time allowed 1hr 9mins 12pts
“B” 18mph time allowed 1hr 16mins 9pts
“C” 16mph time allowed 1hr 26mins 6pts
“D” 14mph time allowed 1hr 38mins 4pts
“E” 12mph time allowed 1hr 55mins 2pts