Grand Départ 09:00, Saturday, 16th June 2012.
Twickenham Cycling Club’s (TCC) fourth annual 380 mile London to Paris venture is more significant this year as they dedicate it to the man who tragically died last year, TCC’s chairman, Dave Peck.
Twenty-two Twickenham Cycling Club members will set off on Saturday 16th June for Paris on a gruelling 380 mile, capital to capital, four day ride.
For the ‘Grand Depart’ they will be flanked by other club members who will join them for the 70 mile first leg of this memorial ride to Portsmouth.
On reaching French shores, the twenty-two members, in their distinctive TCC kit, will ride from the historic medieval Breton town of St Malo to St Baudelle, in preparation for the longest and most challenging 95 mile day on Monday 18th June.
A first year anniversary tribute will be paid to Dave alongside members of the local community and Dave’s family at Germainville, the town where the tragic incident occurred, on Tuesday 19th. The TCC riders will then continue on to Paris, completing the 380 mile journey to the foot of the iconic Eiffel Tower.
Club Chairman Dave Peck, born in 1957, passed away as a result of injuries suffered from a fall whilst on the London-to-Paris ride in 2011. His death shocked the cycling community and saw messages of sympathy flooding in from saddened cycling fans across the country.
Kevin Bird, TCC London to Paris ride organiser, commented, “This ride is to celebrate and remember Dave. He loved riding and he loved his club. We want to have a fun ride out and show him our respect when we get to the spot where his tragic accident happened”.
About Twickenham Cycling Club (TCC): founded in 1893 TCC is one of London’s oldest cycling clubs. Based in west London, TCC are a cycling racing club taking part in Road, Time Trialling, Track, Audax, Off-Road, & Sportive cycling activities both locally and nationally, and for all age groups. In addition to this, they also have a well established Youth & Junior programme and a dedicated Ladies Squad.
Contacts: Denise Quinlan, [email protected]; 07774 613224 or Kevin Bird on [email protected]; 07775822203
Congratulations to Clem Halpin and Delcan Higgins who have gone up a category in the last few weeks.
Clem Halpin gained his 3rd cat by racing at Hillingdon Circuit throughout the year. Clem dedicated getting his 3rd cat license in memory of Dave Peck.
Declan Higgins has achieved his 2nd cat license, Declan has raced up and down the UK in 2011 winning a circuit race at Thorney Island and numerious other top 10 performances.
Results and Pictures from this years Rollapaluza social against Richmond CC.
Video of the final from Tim Killip.
Mac will be running cyclo-cross training sessions at Old Deer Park starting this coming Thursday (6th October) at Old Deer Park, next to Pools-on-the-Park, and running through to December.
•Sessions will start at 7pm and finish at 8.30pm. (Don't worry if you can't get there for the start you can turn up at any time during the session and join in.)
•The sessions are free of charge.
•You will need your own bike, either a cyclo-cross bike or a mountain bike.
•Please bring with you a drink and snack.
•Riders U18 will require a completed and signed Parental Consent Form - There will be forms available at the sessions or you can download from the website.
•Car Parking at Pools-on-the-Park (TW9 2SF) and at Old Deer Park (TW9 3RA) opposite is free after 6.30pm
The sessions will take place in the park alongside the A316 to take advantage of the street lighting and the banking. We will look to improve riders skills and abilities as well as helping with overall fitness and as part of the sessions we will explore race tactics for those taking part in cyclo-cross races particularly those in the Central League looking at the different courses and the best way to tackle them.
Any queries contact Mac at [email protected]
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