Saturday, 26 February 2011

RIDERS BREIFING

JODRELL BANK CYCLOSPORTIVE 12th March 2011

RIDER BRIEFING

HQ - Poynton leisure Centre Yew Tree lane Poynton, Cheshire. SK12 1PU

Registration opens at 7.00 until 8.45

In registration your name will be on the start sheets on the tables. Look for your name and number.
You will be given your number and a goody bag. You do not need to sign anything. You have already signed on during the online entry system

ENTRIES ON THE DAY
If you are entering on the day you need to download an entry form and the revelent Route Card. Bring the completed form signed and with the correct fee to ON THE DAY registration desk. You will be given a number and a goody bag.

Numbers must be attached to your handlebars for timing purposes. If your number is not on your handlebars you may be missed from the results.

Start Time - 8.00 am until 9.00 riders can start anytime within the hour. Riders doing the 30 mile event will start at 9.00am to avoid congestion.

RESULTS - Results will be posted on the website on Monday

PARKING
There is a large car park at the Poynton Leisure Centre and also next door at the school.
You will be directed by the Leisure Centre Staff.

ON THE RIDE

Participents take part in the event at entirley at their own risk.

Participents should follow instructions from the marshals

The ride is run under British Cycling Cyclosportive Rules.

Participants will be responsible for the roadworthiness of their own cycle.

You must obey all Highway Code Rules. You are requested to ride in single file where appropriate and no more than 2 abreast at any time. Please be aware of your fellow cyclists and other traffic. Please indicate your intention to stop or change direction.

This is a great circuit and we would like to use it again next year. Please show courtesy and respect for other road users. A cheery wave and a smile works
wonders

There are toilets at the start and finish. There are also Public toilets in Prestbury and Bollington.

The route is marked by signage. A black arrow on an Flourescent yellow background.We wil be marking the roads with a yellow arrow. We also have a support vehicle that proceeds the riders replacing missing signs. Hopefully we can keep everyone on track.

ROUTE CARDS are available to download off the website

It is the responsibility of each participant to take the correct course. Participants are required to carry traditional map based route instructions.

All competitors are advised to wear a safety helmet to ANSI Z90/4 or SNELL standards

You may not use your mobile phone while riding. You must stop at the side of the road if you need to make or receive a call.

Having a mobile phone with you on the ride is encouraged. It is usefull if you get lost or need to be picked up by the support vehicles

JODRELL BANK CYCLOSPORTIVE will provide fluid and food at designated feed stations. This is intended only as a top up. You are encouraged to take enough
food and fluid for the full distance of the event.

POT HOLE WARNING
The roads around Cheshire are in the main very good quality however there are pot holes in places due to the winter weather please look out for them. If you are riding in a group shout out warnings to the riders behind.

Under 18's must have the consent of a parent or guardian and be accompanied by a nominated adult at all times whilst on the ride.

It is advised that all riders must carry a form of identification showing their name, address and contact details of person to be advised in the eventuality
cases of an accident. It is also advised that all participants carry enough food, drink, money and extra clothing to complete the ride being under taken,
taking into account the route and possible adverse weather conditions.

There are support vehicles on the ride. If you need to be picked up call the organisers tel: number below.
Mechanical falure or cannot continue. You can also stop at the feeding stations if you have any problems and they will bring you back to the HQ.

Marshals are there to help they are not allowed to stop the traffic you are responsable for your own actions at junctions throughout the ride.

Organisation Phone Number Tel: 07583234531

In case of an emergency please ring 999

There is food available after the ride in return for the FOOD VOUCHER in your goody bag. Food is being served by Poynton Girl Guides.

A would just like to wish you all a safe and enjoyable ride.

ROUTE CARDS

Route Cards download and print or just print off

Jodrell Bank 30 Mile Route Card

http://www.scribd.com/doc/49478676

Jodrell Bank 50 Mile Route Card

http://www.scribd.com/doc/49479150

Jodrell Bank 80 Mile Route Card

http://www.scribd.com/doc/49479523

Just TWO weeks to go

JODRELL BANK CYCLOSPORTIVE 2011
POYNTON LEISURE CENTRE
March 12th
Early Season Cyclosportive around the Cheshire Lanes. Three distances 30 miles, 50 miles and 80 miles. New bigger venue Poynton Leisure Centre.
Great event to kick off your 2011 Cyclosportive season, just two weeks before the Cheshire Cat or if your riding the Tour of Flanders Cyclosportive makes this an ideal warm up event






Last years event was covered by CYCLING WEEKLY and CYCLING ACTIVE reporters both magazines giving the event a great write up. We also had CYCLOSPORT'S  Howard Johnson who's chose it as his first event of the season. You can read all about the  ride in his blog.


Event Features
Well signed Routes
GPS downloads
Route Cards
Timed Event
Good Quality Quiet Roads
Mainly flat course
Professional Photographer Cycle Sport Photos
Feeding stations with High 5 products at half distance
Suport vehicles
Free post event food & drinks

Changing rooms
Toilets
Showers
Friendly marshals
Videos
Goody Bags

We have taken some of the hills out around Pott Shrigley for the 30 and 50 miles routes but left them in for the 80 miles.

Post event food and drinks are being seved by the Poynton Girl Guides.


PHOTOGRAPHS


Rick from CYCLE SPORT PHOTOS will be taking photographs on the day.. Rick has covered some of the top cycling events and riders from around the world. Check out his website, he always gets great action shots. Photographs are available within 48 hours of the event.

http://www.cyclesportphotos.com/


ENTRY FEES


In Advance
30 Miles 15.00
50 Miles 25.00
80 Miles 25.00

On the day
30 Miles 20.00
50 Miles 30.00
80 Miles 30.00

ENTRIES NOW OPEN

Enter/Update Entry Online  https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=464
Entry List https://www.sientries.co.uk/list.php?event_id=464


Registration will open at 7.00am


Event starts at 8.00am for the 50 milers and 80 milers. You can start anytime between 8.00am and 9.00 am. Start for the 30 milers will be at 9.00 am


ROUTE MAPS
Route Maps and GPS


Venue
Poynton Leisure Centre
Yew Tree lane
Poynton
Stockport
SK12 1PU


Local information website for hotels, b&b's,cafe;s restaurant;s and  places of interest ,
www.poyntonweb.co.uk

WEATHER

BBC Weather for Greater Manchester

http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/9

Pictures from last years event

     

Thursday, 24 February 2011

ROUTE CARDS

Route Cards download and print or just print off

Jodrell Bank 30 Mile Route Card

http://www.scribd.com/doc/49478676

Jodrell Bank 50 Mile Route Card

http://www.scribd.com/doc/49479150

Jodrell Bank 80 Mile Route Card

http://www.scribd.com/doc/49479523

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Tip of the day (spring weather)


Spring is just around the corner. The weather starts to warm up but then can turn nasty very quickly. It's difficult to know what to wear when you go out. One tried and tested way is to use a gillet with Arm and leg warmers. Each item can puton or taken off as and when the weather warms up or down. When your not using them they will fold up neatly and slip in to the back pocket of your jersey.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Tip of the day (The Bonk)


The Bonk, Hitting the wall each sport has it's own name for it. It's when you blood sugar levels drops and you run out of energy. Your body usually has enough stored energy to last two hours before it hits.
The first signs of the Bonk it you actually start to feel stronger you pace usually increases, then you'll find that you start sweeting then it hits. It's like have a puncture in both legs. Every cyclist has had the bonk at some yime.

Friday, 18 February 2011

ON THE DAY ENTRIES



ON THE DAY ENTRIES

We are one of the few Cyclosportives to accept entries on the day. You will need to follow the link at the bottom of the page to a pdf file which you can then download and print or just print it off.

You will need to bring the completed form on the day of the event. We will not be giving out any forms on the day.

This is to speed up Registration. Last year we had over 100 entries on the day.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Cycle Film



Cyclefilm is a company that makes recce films on leading cyclosportive events. Check out their website

http://www.cyclefilm.com/?Name=Value

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

London to Paris L2P


Fancy a three day event. Hot Chilli promote a 300 mile 3 day ride from London to Paris.



http://www.londres-paris.com/site/html/home/index.php

Monday, 14 February 2011

Tip of the day (no showers)


If you are riding an event and there are no showers do what the Dutch and Belgian riders do get yourself a spray bottle, fill it with water and a touch of eau de cologone, a flanel and a towel. Spray it all over your body, wipe of the dirt with the flannel and dry off with the towel. It's almost as good as a shower and very refreshing. It saves you having an uncomfortable drive home.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

TCR Triathlon Cycle Run Show this week



The Triathlon Cycling and Running Show will take place at Sandown Park on the 11-13 February and once again will be packed with the greatest products, services, seminars and features for the triathlete, cyclist and runner.

Whether you are a seasoned competitor, or new to the world of multisport, TCR11 is for you. Two seminar theatres will have presentations from top coaches and athletes, the Zoggs SwimZone to help with your swim technique, the Saucony 10K run, Multipower indoor cycle competition and over 130 top brands and retailers exhibiting.

Although this event is aimed at Triathletes all the top bike brands will be there to show off this years models.

I went a few years ago and it was a great event. Loads of seminars where you can to and pick up training tips from top coaches.

If you are there near the end a lot of the exhibitors sell stuff off cheap it saves them having to pack it up and take it back. You could get a bargain, don't forget to haggle.

Well worth a visit.

Tip of the day (new jersey)


We have all been there. You buy a new jersey or get your new club jersey for the season and your first event of the year is coming up.
You want to show off your new colours. Stop! before you use any jersey wash it. especially if it's a white or a light colour.
At this time of year the roads are wet, dirty and soaked with diesel oil. You will finish the event black. When you try to wash it if is was white it will have turned into a horrible grey colour if it light colour it will have a tinge of grey.
The best thing to do is to wash it first, the soap particles will attach themselves to the fibres so when it does get dirty the dirt doesn't absorbs quite so much. When you wash it you stand more of a chance of it coming out clean.

JODRELL BANK 2011 (4 weeks to go)

JODRELL BANK CYCLOSPORTIVE 2011
POYNTON LEISURE CENTRE
March 12th
Early Season Cyclosportive around the Cheshire Lanes. Three distances 30 miles, 50 miles and 80 miles. New bigger venue Poynton Leisure Centre.
Great event to kick off your 2011 Cyclosportive season, just two weeks before the Cheshire Cat or if your riding the Tour of Flanders Cyclosportive makes this an ideal warm up event






Last years event was covered by CYCLING WEEKLY and CYCLING ACTIVE reporters both magazines giving the event a great write up. We also had CYCLOSPORT'S  Howard Johnson who's chose it as his first event of the season. You can read all about the  ride in his blog.


Event Features
Well signed Routes
GPS downloads
Route Cards
Timed Event
Good Quality Quiet Roads
Mainly flat course
Professional Photographer Cycle Sport Photos
Feeding stations with High 5 products at half distance
Suport vehicles
Free post event food & drinks

Changing rooms
Toilets
Showers
Friendly marshals
Videos
Goody Bags

We have taken some of the hills out around Pott Shrigley for the 30 and 50 miles routes but left them in for the 80 miles.

Post event food and drinks are being seved by the Poynton Girl Guides.


PHOTOGRAPHS


Rick from CYCLE SPORT PHOTOS will be taking photographs on the day.. Rick has covered some of the top cycling events and riders from around the world. Check out his website, he always gets great action shots. Photographs are available within 48 hours of the event.

http://www.cyclesportphotos.com/


ENTRY FEES


In Advance
30 Miles 15.00
50 Miles 25.00
80 Miles 25.00

On the day
30 Miles 20.00
50 Miles 30.00
80 Miles 30.00

ENTRIES NOW OPEN

Enter/Update Entry Online  https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=464
Entry List https://www.sientries.co.uk/list.php?event_id=464


Registration will open at 7.00am


Event starts at 8.00am for the 50 milers and 80 milers. You can start anytime between 8.00am and 9.00 am. Start for the 30 milers will be at 9.00 am


ROUTE MAPS
Route Maps and GPS


Venue
Poynton Leisure Centre
Yew Tree lane
Poynton
Stockport
SK12 1PU


Local information website for hotels, b&b's,cafe;s restaurant;s and  places of interest ,
www.poyntonweb.co.uk

WEATHER

BBC Weather for Greater Manchester

http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/9

Pictures from last years event

     

Friday, 11 February 2011

Google Earth 50 Fly Through

Win Free Tickets to see World Cup Track Cycling in Manchester





CITY LIFE Magazine are offering you the chance to wi Free Tickest to watch World Cup Track Cycling at the Manchester Velodrome.

http://www.citylife.co.uk/competitions/701/win_tickets_to_the_track_cycling_world_cup

TRACK WORLD CUP WEBSITE 18th to 20th February Manchester

http://www.trackworldcup.co.uk/