Ashbourne Cycling Club Blog

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Leek Legbreaker – Sunday 17th September

  Legbreaker “Hell of the Moorlands” 2017 On Sunday September the 17th 2017, Leek Cyclists Club will once again be staging the   Legbreaker in Memory of Club Member Paul Derbyshire who sadly passed away in 2012.The 81 Mile ride which has been a great success over the years is renowned as one of the best in the country, with...

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ACC Routes Saturday 9th September

Meet 0830 main carpark outside Ashbourne Leisure Centre.  Please be sure to familiarise yourselves with the routes beforehand. Cycling tip for this week is to ensure you communicate well in the group rides – ie. front rider checking behind in case anyone has fallen off the back and mid and rear riders to communicate up the line in case anyone...

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Club Coaching Session Reminder – Sunday 15th October

Here’s a reminder regarding details for the Club Coaching Session on Sunday 15th October – Please confirm your place by 31st October – Thankyou 🙂 Date for your Diary – Cycle Coaching Session BY MARIE MCILROY · AUGUST 12, 2017   Sunday 15th October, 10 am – Midday We are delighted to announce that we have booked a two hour...

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Club Challenge Ride for All – Saturday 30th September

Here’s a reminder for the upcoming Club Challenge Ride for All to enter on Saturday 30th September – ‘Hereward’s Hundred/Hereward’s Half – take your pick!   Club Challenge Rides Saturday 30th September BY MARIE MCILROY · JULY 29, 2017   Early date for your diary – Saturday 30th September (Note: Change to original date). In place of the usual 3...

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Early Bird Entry for Tour of Cambridge

Early Bird Entry for Tour of Cambridge now extended to 8th September – see following for information:- ACC Challenge 2018 – Tour of Cambridge BY JACQUI KINCH · PUBLISHED AUGUST 9, 2017 · UPDATED AUGUST 10, 2017   At the AGM it was suggested that we target an event that is accessible for all of our riders and the Tour...

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ACC Routes Saturday 2nd September

Meet 0830 main carpark outside Ashbourne Leisure Centre.  Please familiarise yourself with the route beforehand. Many thanks for this week’s route suggestions – enjoy 🙂 A Route, approx average speed 17/18 mph, 61 miles, 4,100 ft elevation, heading out via Blore, Whiston,Tean & Hilderstone to  Canalised Cafe in Great Haywood; back via Blithfield & Uttoxeter. A Route Strava link B...

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Try Cyclocross – What is it?

What is Cyclocross?  It’s a particularly great way to keep up your cycling during the winter period – see here to find out more….. Ashbourne Cycling Club is now affiliated with the Nottingham Derby Cyclocross League  Any member wishing to do a NDCXL race needs to be a member of British Cycling and they can then pre-enter through the British Cycling...

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ACC Routes Saturday 27th August

Meet 0830 main carpark outside Ashbourne Leisure Centre.  Please check through the route beforehand. Many thanks for this week’s route suggestions – enjoy 🙂 A Route, 52.5 miles, 435 ft elevation, approx avg speed 16/17 mph, heading out via Clfiton, Ellastone, Cauldron Lowe, Morridge, Longnor, cafe stop at Longnor crafts,    Return back via Earl Sterndale  (note the pub with interesting...

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Buxton Adventure Festival presents Dean Downing – Prize ticket up for grabs!

Three times British cycling champion Dean Downing is coming to the Buxton Adventure Festival next month. He’ll be joined by the Guinness seven day cycling world record holder (1,766.2 miles) and cancer survivor James Golding. The pair will be on stage telling their stories to an audience of cycling enthusiasts and so it is sure to be an entertaining evening...

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ACC Routes Saturday 19th August

Meet 0830 main carpark outside Ashbourne Leisure Centre. Please ensure you check through the routes beforehand. Many thanks for this week’s route suggestions – enjoy 🙂 A Route, approx avg speed 17/18 mph, distance 60 miles, 3,450 ft elevation,  out from Belper to Borrowash, tea stop at Collyer’s nursery (bring a fiver), back via Weston on Trent, Wilington, Hatton.  A...