If you need to use one of our turbo’s then click here to see how to make a booking before they all get snapped up!!!! http://blog.pedalrevolution.co.uk/events/the-sufferfest-training-night-2012-11-30
Don’t forget, if you are an NCA member you can always whip down to Pedal Revolution for a great deal on your own Turbo!!!!
With 35mph winds and lashing rain today’s session has in doubt……then Kev put up his umbrella up and we made our mind up to cancel
Blimey, Norfolk is to have its very own cycle show in 2013. Sponsored by ActivatingCIC and Pedal Revolution the show will be at the Forum in the city centre and the NCA will be there in force with the Rollerdrome to promote our spring and summer coaching and race league programme.
The show will have yellow jersey winner and retired team SKY manager SEAN YATES who will be holding a Q&A session hosted by local radio presenter Rob Chandler. He has a fascinating story to tell from his days battling to be the first man under 20 mins for a 10 mile TT, through being a Pro abroad, winning Tour stages, teammate and mentor to a very young Lance Armstrong (oh yeah???) to masterminding Wiggo’s amazing Tour and Olympic rides. Lets get him signed up to the NCA!
The show will have trade and club stands and the centre piece will be a unique bike oriented fashion show highlighting trends in casual and informal wear.
Click here for more http://www.thenorfolkcycleshow.co.uk/
Awesome. That was the feedback from the Sportpark rollerdrome event. The UEA Sportspark open day had just over 1000 visitors and 231 of those came and rode the Rollerdrome and tried cycle racing – mostly for the very first time. Can you imagine nearly 25% of sportscentre visitors trying cycle racing normally????
We had many families race each other with the task of washing up, cooking Sunday dinner and housework chores the typical stake for the races!!!
The NCA riders fought out a very tight battle for the fastest ride of the day. James Mahony was superb and recorded progressively faster times pipping the leader, at the time Cliff Haslam, by 0.1sec to record a fantastic 20.1 for a standing 500m. Cliff was not to be outdone and returned at the end of the day and smashed this time with a rig-equalling time of 19.4secs to take the prize kindly donated by Pedal Revolution.
It was not all about times though and many families enjoyed a taste of cycle racing for the first time. Special mention has to go to enthusiastic Dereham NCA youngsters Patrick and Thomas who stood at the Rollerdrome for at least 2 hours and rode everytime a family or group without 4 riders came up – awesome effort boys.
A big thank you to everyone who helped Kev, Ben and I pack up at the end of a long day. Your help was very much appreciated.
This Sunday the NCA has been invited into the Norwich Sportspark for their open day from 10am-3pm. There are lots of sports and exhibits for all the family so get along and try something different.
Come and have a go on our amazing Rollerdrome. It is the closest thing to sprinting on the Olympic velodrome. Four riders head-2-head battle it out over 500m. We have prizes for the fastest riders and a special gift for the rider we think put the most effort in! Our velodrome bikes are suitable from about 9-10 year-olds and everyone is welcome – its completely free!
Knockout tournament for u12/14/16 at 1pm
Knockout tournament for adults 2pm
Riding and racing all day! Come and have a go….
The Sufferfest is raring to go for Friday and we are back in the awesome Atrium at City Academy – please bring a towel to absorb sweat and bike debris as they have a brand new floor! Check it out here: http://blog.pedalrevolution.co.uk/events/the-sufferfest-training-night-2012-11-16
If you need a turbo, check out the amazing deals we have here: http://blog.pedalrevolution.co.uk/nca-members-turbo-offers
Don’t forget, our last coaching session before Christmas is next week, 25th November at the Airport circuit.
Apologies to those of you who could not squeeze into the smaller studio room last week. At very short notice (less than 1 hour to go) we were asked to move into the studio from the Atrium.
However, what a night with over 20 in the female-only session and 50 in the main session we broke another NCA sufferfest record. Kev had weaved his magic on another new workout and you all worked hard and produced plenty of oomph! Well done team NCA!
This week we are DEFINITELY in the Atrium so we have room for everyone. It’s going to be epic so get your Turbo booked now! Click here for details of times, bookings etc. You DO NOT need to book if you are bringing your own turbo and bike: http://blog.pedalrevolution.co.uk/events/the-sufferfest-training-night-2012-11-16
Can everyone please bring a towel to absorb any sweat and bike related deposits – the Atrium has a brand new floor and we would like to show some respect to the school for allowing us to use their hallowed Atrium.
See you Friday!
It is amazing. 60 riders training in November on turbo trainers in Norwich’s newest and sleekest school Atrium at the City Academy.
But it is true, the NCA has crossed the 60 rider mark and the sight on Friday night was truely inspirational. No need to train at home on your own or on a cold, dark and chilly road – come and join crowd! The large scale screen and superb surround sound helped Kev and Neil create an electric atmosphere that pushed the riders to achieve much more than they thought possible.
It was great to welcome many new faces – most of which are completely new to cycling and have come to try the Sufferfest to get into shape for Christmas and the new year. We are so confident about the addictive nature of the session that you will want to come back all winter long!
Keep it going everyone – anyone know the biggest ever recorded sufferfest ? ? ? Pass the Guinness Book of Records Kev…
You can book for this week’s ride (http://blog.pedalrevolution.co.uk/events/the-sufferfest-training-night-2012-11-09) by emailing Neil at email@example.com
Awesome! 45 riders braved the cold and soaking wet to enjoy a morning at the NCA on Sunday. Your energy, passion and enthusiasm gave the happy band of volunteers and coaches the drive they needed to keep going – thank you very much!
The main sessions focussed on group riding and cornering and the young, and especially the not so young, enjoyed the challenge of cornering in the wet and learnt a lot from the session about a technique we all take for granted.
We are back for more next weekend. Remember your gloves!