CCA Championship & Interclub 25m TT... Sun 21 July - all welcome! /// Mondays: Grass Track /// Tuesdays: Chaingang /// Wednesdays: Time Trial /// Thursdays: Youth coaching /// Fridays: Ladies-only 'Tootle' rides (check for details) /// Weekends: Club runs

Chaingang - Tues 9 July 2019, 7.30pm

Like the last two weeks, this evening looks good: warm and dry. Very little wind. Southerly again.

Please note: the stretch of road around South Farm/Shingay has had lots of those 'tarmac blast' pothole repairs done. Helpful at some points, but it has also put a fair bit of loose gravel on the road too. Take care.

I might be there for just the first lap. Am saving the legs for racing at Lee Valley on Wednesday if anyone fancies it (Masters 40+)?

If you want in on the Chaingang WhatsApp group for the very latest updates on the evening: text me. thanks.
Martin 07977652247


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CC Ashwell chaingang...

If you want in on the Chaingang WhatsApp group for the very latest updates on the evening: text me. thanks.
Martin 07977652247

7.30pm - Depart Ashwell, Three Tuns at easy pace.
7.35pm - Meet up with those waiting at Steeple Morden pub/church and begin the first chaingang lap.

Each lap is 9 miles. Depending on the weather and who turns up, up to three laps are on offer.

If there are enough for two groups, send the faster group off first, so dropouts can latch on to the group behind.

Feeling the burn? Before you blow up, sit out your place in the chain and simply hang on at the back saying 'Last!' so the gang knows to miss you out. Enjoy the free speed from the group draft effect and rejoin the chain with clear communication once/if you have your breath back.

Aim for smoothness: the fast line is only fractionally faster (1mph) than the resting line, don't spring out of corners, don't overlap wheels, be super alert at all times and call out every hazard and manoeuvre.

Everyone welcome: CCA members or not.

The lap:
https://www.bikemap.net/en/r/996158/

Why chaingang?
- Brilliant way to develop your cycling fitness.
- Great way to hone your group riding skills and confidence.
- Perfect introduction to road racing and development of your road racing skills.
- Great way to keep your legs tuned after Monday's grass track session, and to prime them for the next day's Club 10TT ;-)
- A nice way to meet riders you might not ordinarily ride with.
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