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Road Racing training sessions - Ilton

posted 16 Mar 2011, 15:17 by Mike Smith   [ updated 16 Mar 2011, 16:07 ]
Ilton training starts on 19th April and run for 20 weeks until 30th Aug at the Merryfield Airfield (main gate picture) at 19:00, signing on for 18:45.  Anyone who wishes to attend should complete the application form and return to Mike Smith or send direct to Rex Facey (address details on application form)

British Cycling membership and a racing licence are not required for the Tuesday evening sessions.
These sessions are a great opportunity in a friendly, supportive and traffic-free environment, to acquire the skills and confidence required for participating in road races .  Although the airfield perimeter track is relatively flat it is also lacking in shelter from the wind and weather and the sessions are a tough workout.  As the main intention is to give everyone the opportunity of practicing their bunch riding skills, it is quite permissible to take a short-cut down the runways to regain the bunch if you get dropped.  There are normally two groups - one more eyeballs-out than the other - so you can choose how hard a kicking you want!  There is a programme of open races on the airfield throughout the season in addition to the training sessions and an ever popular 4-up team time trial evening which is usually followed up with a curry at the local hostelry.  The 4-up is on June 14th this year. 

See the TVCRA page for more info or contact Mike Smith