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    Luck in Levens

    Riding her Wilier Twinblade Mel is proving unstoppable as she takes another win, this time up in the Lake District…

    Melanie travelled up to the Lake District to support her husband in the Great Lakes Fell Race and managed to coordinate a ride at the Kent Valley RC 10 mile TT, which was on the notoriously fast Levens course on the same evening.  Sadly, the weather was not on side for any rapid times but Mel took the win by a good margin.  Melanie said:  “I’m delighted and somewhat surprised to win after walking up and down hills all day supporting my husband.  It is a fantastic course though and one I’d love to ride again, perhaps with a little less of a headwind next time!”

     

    A big thank you to all our sponsors without whom, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do:

    Torq Fitness – Nutrition

    Wilier – Custom Carbon Track Frames

    FFWD Wheels – Race wheels

    Limar Helmets – Ultra light Road and Time Trial Helmets

    Limar Eyewear – Specialist optics

    Lake Cycling Shoes – Cycling shoes

    CeramicSpeed – Ceramic bearing upgrades; wheels, bottom brackets, pulley wheels

    Active Life Logistics – CeramicSpeed UFO chains

    Scimitar Sports – Race kit; skinsuits, shorts, jersey

    ithlete – HRV measurement and analysis with ithlete Pro

    Fenwicks – Lubrication and bike maintenance

    Race Ware – Custom computer mounts

    Lezyne – High pressure pumps and tools

    Amphibia Sport – Sports bag

    Zero Point Compression – Compression tights and tops

    ISM – ISM saddles 

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    Team Work

    The TORQ Performance track cyclists that secured the World Masters Team Pursuit title in a new World Masters Record time take a silver medal in the National Team Trial Championships…

    Picture: www.kimroy-photography.co.uk

    Three of the TORQ Performance Track Cycling Team descended on Devon in June to compete in the CTTC National Team Trial over a distinctly “sporting” 33 mile course. 

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    Mighty Victory

    Mel drives an eight hour round trip to ride for just over 22 minutes, but wins convincingly on the “Mighty V” near Hull …

    The ‘Mighty V’ near Hull in Yorkshire is arguably one of the fastest 10 mile Time Trial courses in the country, and it is where Time Trialists often go to set new PB’s.  With eight hours of driving in total, Melanie unfortunately met with strong winds and, as a result, there was sadly no PB for her, but she was undeterred nonetheless and won the event with a decisive time of 22m 06s. 

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    VTTA 10 Mile TT

    Mel once again delivers an impressive ride over 10 miles to finish 3rd fastest, a result which is good enough for 6th on Standard. 

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    Jan Tops Again

    Jan Birkmyre showed great form to win Round 2 of the National Omnium Series, hosted at the Newport Velodrome…

    Jan took another emphatic victory in the second round of the National Omnium Series, which took place at the Newport Velodrome in Wales recently. 

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    Omnium Win

    The Omnium Series #1 was held at the historic Herne Hill Velodrome and there was no keeping Jan Birkmyre off the top step of the Podium. 

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    Bordeaux-Paris

    The Bordeaux-Paris meeting at Palmer Park in Reading combines arguably Jan’s two strongest disciplines, with a scratch race qualifying the top nine riders (Women and U16 Boys) for a derny paced final. 

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    Riding a Storm

    It was a rather later than expected start to the 2016 season, with several races cancelled due to the weather, but Melanie finally got rolling with real style. 

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    VTTA 10 Mile TT Championships

    Mel puts in an impressive ride to finish thrid fastest and 6th on standard at these championships…

    This year the highly competitive VTTA 10 Mile TT Championships were to be held near Nottingham.  Being the youngest in the field, Melanie was carrying a large time handicap.  Melanie put in a strong ride and came 3rd on scratch (result excluding the handicap). 

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    Test Day for Lou

    With an eye on the next Commonwealth Games, Louise knew the time had come again to put down benchmark times for the squad. 

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    The Long Good Friday

    Maddy took to the line at this historic event and pulled it together for a good finish. 

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    Jan Kicks Off 2016

    Following a week of hard training, Jan had a choice: start the season with an FTP test in the garage, or a TT – it was a tough decision.