Cuppers 2017

Atkinson and Dickson triumph, Jesus best college.

1st Woman-Jess Atkinson (Churchill)
1st Man- Seb Dickson (Corpus)
1st Town Bike- Dan Eatough (Corpus)
College Winners- Jesus

On the 4th March, 57 cyclists and 1 unicyclist lined up to see just which is the best college at Cycling.(perhaps surprisingly, it isn’t Girton) With some very fast times laid down already in the season so far by people new and old, it was going to be an interesting race!Continue reading

Varsity XC 2017

by Tom Simpson

The victorious Men's Team

The victorious Men’s Team

The 2017 edition of Varsity XC took off with another early morning. We gathered in Catz car park in the dark to pile eleven bikes into the back of our hired transporter and arrange ourselves between the three additional cars. To everyone’s surprise, Official Supporter Jali Packer put in a heroic effort to make it to Catz for 6:15 am after his Women’s Varsity Netball Dinner the night before, pillow still in hand. Once at Crowthorne Woods in Berkshire, the venue once again, we met with Rob Walker and Tom Wade – making the Cambridge team up to a huge fourteen men and three women!Continue reading

North Road Hard Riders Report

Report by Race Captain, John Mulvey

Ed Lee-Six, Hal Bradbury, Seb Dickson and myself showed our lack of knobbly-tyred inclinations and on the same date as the Varsity MTB race headed down to north London to ride the early season classic that is the North Road Hardriders.

Whilst the weather was kind this year, road works meant the hilly course was shortened to 22 miles. Seb placed 6th in 53.15, 2 mins down on winner Lloyd Chapman, with Hal 8th, myself 10th and Ed in 42nd. CUCC missed out on the team prize only because someone (cough Seb cough)  is not racing in light blue colours, so an encouraging result considering so many of us were away racing against Oxford.

Seb Receives his cheque for £50

Seb Receives his cheque for £50

Full race report available here: https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-report/14538

Results

6th – Seb Dickson – 53:15
8th – Harold Bradbury – 54:04
10th – John Mulvey – 54:39
42nd  – Ed Lee-Six – 1:02:59

Ely Hardriders Report

Nine CUCC riders braved the cold, wet and even slightly snowy conditions to compete in the traditional, season opening Ely Hardriders Time Trial.

The cold weather, strong breeze and wet conditions meant that no super quick times would be posted, and many decided that the aero gains of a skinsuit and carbon wheels would be better traded for some warmer clothes and effective braking! Continue reading

Revel Winter XC Round 1

CUCC MTB Captain, Tom Simpson reports:

​The last Sunday of October was the date of the first round of the KLMTB Revel Outdoors Winter XC Series, and we had a strong CUCC contingent of five riders head over to Thetford forest to race. The changing clocks (we eventually worked out) would allow us an extra hour in bed, which was a relief as we had been busy trying to obtain a bike for Arnav to race on well into the evening. Myself, Arnav Kapur, Sam Haigh and Toby Cowell rode the 1.5hr course format – Toby in the junior category – while Andy Zhao chose the slightly shorter 1hr race.Continue reading

Freshers TT 2016

The freshers TT was held on Saturday the 8th and was a huge success.

Involving one lap round a course near Newton (Start in Newton and keep turning left for about 10km until you are back where you started) it is deceptively hard.

There was a range of equipment on display, from rather flashy carbon to humble Town bikes, but everyone got round almost (!) without incident.

Our winners on the day were Rob Walker (Pembroke) and Emilie Lostis, who both will be getting a jersey from Espresso Library as a prize.
Rob’s time of 13:22 was one of (if not the ) fastest  recorded, over a minute clear of second placed Luke Fisher of Tit hall, who himself did a time that would have won it in previous years! Continue reading

National 25TT

There was one of the strongest CUCC showings in years at the weekend’s National 25, with 7 riders qualifying for the event.

Hayley Simmonds, who submitted her PhD this year, continued her storming summer at the Womens’ event on Saturday. Having already won the BC national championships (and therefore the right to wear the national champion’s jersey), set new competition records at 10, 25 and 50 miles in the space of 2 weeks (and new club records in the process!) she was the favourite lining up for the start. She came home with a clear winning margin of over a minute and a half in a time of 54:57. Hayley has been a mainstay of the club’s BUCS effort winning more BUCS points on her own than probably any other athlete in Cambridge and it will be sad to see her go!

In the mens event there were 6 people riding- in itself an acheivement, really showing the strength in depth the club has at the moment. It was quite windy, making for a very fast first leg but depressingly slow second half. John Mulvey did best of the bunch doing a short 50 and coming 27th. The second man in the Varsity team, this now means that he has completed all the criteria and is the clubs newest Full Blue!

Hal came agonisingly close to joining him but fell short so is still a half blue for the moment

Freshers’ TT 2015

Well done to the 22 riders who rode our Freshers’ TT this afternoon. Particular congratulations goes to the fastest male and female riders of the day, Sam Bell (Trinity) and Rachel Grewcock (Trinity), who completed the 10km course in 13mins 56secs and 17mins 38secs respectively to claim the Espresso Library jerseys.

Results can be viewed here and photos taken by Women’s Captain, Lottie Mallin-Martin, can be found here

National Hill Climb

More great racing news today. Hayley Simmonds (4:49.8) and Edmund J Bradbury (3:36.5) continued their run of good form by both coming 6th in the women's and men's championships respectively in the National Hill Climb at Pea Yoyd Lane, Stocksbridge. Felix Barker also put in a good performance, ascending the 1200 yard climb in 3:55.0 to secure 27th place. Congratulations to all three riders for their fantastic seasons. Bring on 2015!

BUCS Hill Climb

Extremely pleased to report that CUCC have dominated today's British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Hill Climb Championships by winning every medal on offer in an astonishing clean sweep (both men's and women's individual gold medals and men's and women's team gold medals).

Congratulations to Edmund J Bradbury (5:20.3) and defending champion Hayley Simmonds (6:43.5), who smashed last year's records by more than 20 seconds on their way to victory. Best of luck to them both in tomorrow's National Hill Climb Championships.

Well done to all of our riders today - their impressive times across the board secured us the team gold medals.

You can read a full report on The Tab or view all the Full Results

Men's results

1st Edmund Bradbury - 5:20.3
8th Felix Barker - 5:41.9
20th Callum Haseler - 5:57.0
33rd John Mulvey - 6:09.2
40th Matt Meek - 6:12.8
51st Mike Smith - 6:16.5
143rd Chuen Yan Leung - 7:11.9
153rd Matt Hogsden - 7:15.4
206th Alan Mujumdar - 8:07.2

Men's team results

1st Cambridge A - 16:59.2
11th Cambridge B - 18:38.5
50th Cambridge C - 22:34.5

Women's results

1st Hayley Simmonds - 6:43.5
27th Annarie Roossouw - 8:36.8
42nd Jess Atkinson - 9:25.3

Women's team results

1st Cambridge A - 15:20.3