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TVCRA Road Racing training sessions - Ilton

posted 16 Mar 2014, 10:43 by Mike Smith   [ updated 16 Mar 2014, 10:44 ]
Ilton training this year starts on Thurs 3rd April and runs for 16 weeks until 11th Sept 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 join on-line here   For seniors this is £35, U18 £25, U16  £15 - but there are substantial discounts if you pay before 1st April.  Don't delay join today

British Cycling membership and a racing licence are not required for the Thursday 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 practising their bunch riding skills, it is quite permissible to take a short-cut down the runways (provided the model flyers are not there) 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 .  The 4-up is on June 19th this year.  
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