Sufferfest Indoor Training: http://blog.pedalrevolution.co.uk/events/the-sufferfest-training-night-2012-11-02
Friday night is bike night at the NCA and the weekly Sufferfest is about to get bigger and better. Having outgrown the dance studio on only week 3, we have been invited into the coveted Atrium at the City Academy complete with it’s huge screen, mega sound system and fabulous changing facilities. Kev is also excited by the all-new 2012 Tour de France based Sufferfest that he has honed in in own amazing style just for your suffering pleasure.
We reckon you have helped us make the NCA Sufferfest is the biggest and best in the region and in the Atrium we have the opportunity to create the UK’s biggest and best indoor training session together. Come and give it a try and see what all the fuss is about. We have lots of turbo’s and bikes available to book (email info@activatingCIC.co.uk) or take up Pedal Revolution’s generous NCA members discounts to treat yourself to the best bit of kit any athlete can buy – you will not regret it.
6.15: Female only session
7.45: Open session, all welcome
On Sunday, we are back at the Airport Circuit for another morning of coaching, confidence building and riding. We have 2 big changes to improve the running of the morning and your enjoyment. Firstly, we will have a second circuit open all morning with the Whitmore, Sullivan and Coles families offering their time to marshall the circuit and manage the loan bike fleet – thanks chaps – so you can ride outside the coaching times on a seperate circuit. Secondly, Simon Elliott is joining the NCA coaching team having just moved down from Kings Lynn where he created and led a fantastic coaching scheme at the Discovery Centre.
9.00-10.15 Experienced riders coaching with Russell, Kev and Simon
10.00-11.00 Youngsters and beginners games-based session with Neil
10.30-11.45: Novice and Intermediate rider coaching and riding with Russell, Kev and Simon
noon-1.15: Female-only Session with Kev and Russell
Coming up – NCA Rollerdrome racing at Norwich Sportspark Open Day 18th November: We have been invited by the UEA Sportspark to take a centre stage at their open day on Sunday 18th November. We will have the legendary Rollerdrome roller racing rig which pitches 4 riders against each other for a 500M sprint to the death in our knockout competition. If you fancy racing head-2-head at up to 50mph on the closest thing to the Olympic Velodrome then this is your chance! More on this next week.
We look forward to seeing you Friday and Sunday and having another superb weekend of cycling together. The Suffferfest continues weekly and the Sunday coaching for November is 4th, 11th and 27th – so three Sunday’s to enjoy this month before the December break!
With Autumn approaching now is the time to treat yourself to that turbo trainer you have promising yourself.
It’s all change this week at the NCA – please read on…
Our regular Sunday coaching session this week will NOT be on. Instead, we cordially invite you all to go and ride the awesome CTC Norfolk Ruff Stuff event along the Marriotts Way from Reepham. Tony Clarke and his team are working hard to create a fabulous family and club event so please have a go and support this fantastic local event. More details here: http://www.norfolkcycling.co.uk/RuffStuff.html
With no coaching session, I am making the most of a weekend off and at short notice will be taking the family for a week of riding in the North York Moors (did’nt I tell you we are taking the bikes kids – oops!) so the Sufferfest is ON Friday night but Kev is on his own and it will be a single session at 7.45. We will only have the Tri-Anglia Turbo’s as they are stored at City Academy and Kev will NOT have the NCA bikes this week. This could be the opportunity you were looking for to buy your own Turbo from Pedal Revolution with the amazing deals for NCA members!
The Sufferfest will return to FULL STRENGTH next Friday 2nd November.
Sunday Coaching returns Sunday 4th November, 11th November and 25th November before the Christmas shopping break. Use this focussed run of coaching sessions to prepare yourself technically for our inagural racing day on 30th December where we will have an informal series of races for all ages and abilities that attend the NCA. Watch this space!
Get ready, tonight is bike night at the NCA. Get yourself down to City Academy at 6.15 (female-only session) or 7.45 (all-comers) for an amazing training session. Kev has worked his magic and created a bespoke version of Local hero http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSLxp9VUYp4
We had a great turnout of 56 for the Sufferfest Training night on Friday and 107 for the Coaching session on Sunday at the Airport Circuit. Well done and thanks for making the effort to support us transform grassroots cycle sport in our region.
Another big turnout with 107 riders. Wow! Our first autumnal morning led us to think you were all fine weather cyclists – but no, you made a brilliant effort and we had a busy day. The youngsters excelled with their technical work and amazed me with their new skills and relentless energy and excitement – awesome.
The 10.30 session was extremely busy with nearly 50 riders. We have a new coach, Simon Elliott from Kings Lynn joining the NCA team to ensure everyone gets the same high quality of coaching as the numbers increase. We will also be opening a second circuit that riders who have completed their coaching and those waiting to start can use to warm-up, ride casually and enjoy as we noticed several 9am riders had also joined the 10.30 group so they could keep riding!
Many thanks to our volunteers including Lesley, Richard and youngsters Josun, Elle, Hannah and the energetic Ben Sullivan who again helped us pack up at the end of the day.
Last word goes to Joanne Sullivan who after her session asked to have her stabilizers removed! A big step in the life of every cyclist. After a few minutes together perfecting our balance and starting technique, Joanne was able to proudly show off to Mum, Dad and her siblings her new found riding skills. Well done Joanne you made my day!!!!