This week we thought the Sufferfest would be a little quiet as it is the AGM and Awards ceremony for the Tri-Anglia Club. But no, we have been amazed at how many new faces have booked into this week’s sufferfest and snapped up all the turbo’s and bikes! Kev and I can not wait to meet you and we know you will love this weeks challenging (and sooooo rewarding) session.
You can check the bookings for Friday here: http://blog.pedalrevolution.co.uk/events/the-sufferfest-training-night-2013-01-11 Please remember to bring a towel to protect the floor beneath you.
The Norfolk Cycle Show at the Forum on 3rd February is already to roll and the NCA will be present with ActivatingCIC’s new portable pump and mountain bike track, the smoothie bike and the Rollerdrome! What more do you need for a great family day out, let alone the trade stands and the chance to meet some cycling celebs? http://www.thenorfolkcycleshow.co.uk/
We are very close to being able to announce our racing calendar and the dates for family coaching, female riding and race coaching on Sundays at the airport. Get your diaries ready next week. We hope to start Sunday coaching for the season on February 10th or 17th – and the first of our new exciting season long racing league will kick off on the 3rd March (to be confirmed next week). We are raring to go and just ironing out the final details.
Pedal Revolution have been busy helping many of you with bike fits and turbo’s thanks to their NCA members deals and this week have added an amazing offer for those serious about their sport – the amazing aero all-carbon Cervelo S2 frame in all sizes (from 48cm for ladies and youths to 60 for the big boys) for £999.99 – just ring or pop in and ask Gareth for details. This is around £800 off the RRP!
Happy cycling and hopefully see you all at an NCA event soon.
Neil & Kev.
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.
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!
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!
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.