Cambridge Cycling Club

Road Racing

Toby Parnell wins the 2017 Fenland Clarion road race

Road Races are mass start races with usually about 60 riders. The winner is simply the first over the finish line. The main regulatory body for domestic road racing is British Cycling.

In this region a large number of the road races are organised by clubs that are affilliated to the Eastern Road Race League (ERRL) which promotes a regional race series and championship. Cambridge CC is a member of the league.

One of the Rules of Membership is that every club promotes at least one race per season. In doing so our racers are then eligible to enter any of the league events for that season. We promote the Ike Saul Memorial Road Race which takes place in March. Before submitting an entry to ride this event, there is an obligation on our members to offer assistance in the organisation and to check with the organiser that all marshalling and other necessary duties can be met.

For the mature rider the League of Veteran Racing Cyclists organises races for those over forty years of age.

Contact our Racing Secretary for more details on how to start racing for Cambridge CC.


Cambridge CC's Jim Bradford dominates the 2018 Ike Saul Road Race

Race Finish

After a quick first lap Jim rode away after 14 miles quickly gaining a 30 second gap which grew over the next 3 laps to 90 seconds. It looked like there would be ample time for finishline celebrations until two riders managed to bridge the gap with and threaten to spoil the party with 4 miles to go. Sprinting for the line he was still able to hang on for victory beating Jonny Allen (2nd-Rapha CC) and Jamie Wimborne (3rd- Cycle Team On Form) to the line. Full race report here

Photos, courtesy of Jess Upton and Peter Blencowe, can be viewed here and the results are here

Primes:

Tusk Combativity Award: Benjamin Beynon (Strada-Sport)

Many thanks to all those who helped in organizing the race; our sponsors Tusk; Cambridge Design Partnership who provided parking and Toft People's Hall.