Beginners Guide to Time Trials

TTs are a great part of training at threshold and above. It is you against the clock (you can also ride in a pair or team). The club TTs cover various distances at quiet times in the evening, with the courses signed and marshalled. The process is as follows:

1.Find a bike (any roadworthy bike will do with lights)

2.Turn up 30 minutes before start to sign on

3.Ride as hard as you can over the given distance

4.Repeat from 1 to improve your time or do it just to keep fit

A full list of dates and routes are provided here https://nnwheelers.co.uk/time-trials/

Give it a try, we are all friendly!

Time Trials 2022

18 races left this year – Road or TT bikes, individual, 2-ups or teams. Use as part of your training, FTP test, try and beat your mate or try and get a PB! 10m, 25m and 18.5m hilly time trials. Members and Guests welcome, enter on the night for £5 (less than a couple of coffees!)

North Norfolk Wheelers at the Fakenham Criterium this Easter Sunday 17th April

The club will have a stand in the Market Place to enjoy ring side seats of the running and cycling races happening on close roads in Fakenham. https://www.activefakenham.org.uk/2022-easter-criteium The town centre will be closed to traffic for the day. Events include British Cycling and licensed cycle races for various ages and abilities. Local organisations will be running food stalls with plenty of food and activities. This is a great spectacle to watch with pubs and cafes fronting directly onto the course.  The cycling will also be live on Youtube. The club will have a some membership forms and remaining club kit for sale at heavily discounted prices.

Invitation from Vires Velo, Hethel, Open Day 30th April.

From the company “Vires Velo have an open Day on Saturday 30 April 2022 between 10am-4pm if any members want to come along. We’ll have our showroom open to see the latest bikes from Factor as well as some bikes from our legacy collection. We’ll be showing people the new bike fit system and much more. Full details can be found here: https://viresvelo.com/journal/vires-velo-spring-open-day-2022/

Alternatively, we would also like to extend an invitation for you and the club to come and visit our facilities if you wish. We would be more than happy to open our doors if you wanted to stop over on a ride or just pop in to say hello and have a cup of coffee! The new bike fit system and physiology studio are worth a look and we’d be more than happy to give you the tour. If this is of interest then we can co ordinate.” Contact tom@viresvelo.com

Time Trial Start list 5th April 6.30pm

10 riders have booked a permanent number for the season as follows. Please bring any numbers you have still and collect your new number on the night.

Other riders are welcome to join us anytime by making payment two days prior to the event and being allocated a number prior to the start. See details here https://nnwheelers.co.uk/time-trials/

1 Tim Daykin
2 Guy Thorold
3 Amanda Marshall
4 Jon Maynard
5 Phil Watkins
6 Nigel Walsh
7 Ben Johnson
8 Paul Harrowing
9 Graham Denny
10 Mike Padfield

**Annual Social, Buffet and Awards evening**

To all members. You and your partner/friends are invited to our annual awards buffet which will be held at Upper Sheringham Village Hall on Saturday 26th February at 19:00.

This is an important event from a number of perspectives. Firstly, after two years of Covid it will be great to all get together again to relax and have a social evening. Also, after two years away, Chris Knowles is returning to Norfolk and will again take to the stage to make the presentation of the trophies. For those of you who have joined the club more recently, Chris is a stalwart and long-time Chairman of the club. So come along and welcome him home and have a good natter.

The club is partially subsidising the event, but we would like a contribution of £15 per person to cover an extensive buffet. If you bring along your own drinks we can enjoy a great evening (soft drinks and tea/coffee will be available). Could you let Mike Padfield (brizamedia@hotmail.com) know if you have any special dietary requirements. If you could confirm that you will be coming and make payment direct to the club account (North Norfolk Wheelers, sort code 09-01-29, acc no.19987590) using reference <buffet name>.