Monthly Archive: August 2017

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. Heโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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...

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Club Kit Order

At the recent AGM, I volunteered to take over Paul Mannion’s responsibilites as club kit manager. ย For the time being we are planning to stay with the current kit supplier – there are a number of people who are keen to order new kit as soon as possible and a change of supplier would only delay this process. I’ll place...

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Date for your Diary – Cycle Coaching Session

Sunday 15th October, 10 am – Midday We are delighted to announce that we have booked a two hour coach led session at Darley Moor with British Cycling Coach, Kate Samways. We have 20 spaces available, for this event which Kate has planned in accordance with the British Cycling’s National Development Programme, Go-Ride. Whether you are an absolute beginner or...

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ACC Routes Saturday 12th August

Meet 0830 main carpark outside Ashbourne Leisure Centre.  Please ensure to check through the routes beforehand and take a look at the weather forecast. Always a good idea to be bright and visible on your bike whatever the weather – club kit is a great colour, bike lights help too in both overcast  and bright conditions  ๐Ÿ™‚  Thanks for this...

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ACC Challenge 2018 – Tour of Cambridge

At the AGM it was suggested that we target an event that is accessible for all of our riders and the Tour of Cambridge was suggested. This takes place over the weekend of 1st – 3rd June, with the main ride taking place on the Sunday.  It would be really good to see lots of Ashbourne Cycling Club members riding...

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Fancy trying a duathlon OR being part of a relay team?

Sunday 27th August – Crazy Legs duathlon at Darley Moor Fancy justifying the August Bank Holiday indulgence of food and alcohol? Why not try this local event.  5km run –  20km bike ride – 5km run.  All taking place on a safe circuit, easy parking and friendly event. I know that there are some runners in our club so come...