Jim Lewis has come second in the ECCA Junior BAR with an average speed of 25.068 mph despite still being a Juvenile. Full details on the ECCA website.
This will be hold at the club 'Hut' at 14:30 on 3rd November, followed by a fireworks evening.
Any items for the agenda should be submitted by 24th October.
To coincide with the arrival in London of the World's biggest cycle race - the Tour de France - the Easterley Road Club are pleased to
announce that we are running a "Come Try It" 7.9km time trial for newcomers on Tuesday 10th July starting at 7:30 pm.
This distance is the same as the riders will cover in the opening 'prologue' time trial of the 3 week event and there will be special prizes if any rider can do a time that would be quick enough to get into the official Tour 'general classification'.
Q. What is it?
A. A Time Trial - riders are set off at minute intervals and the winner is the one with the fastest time. There is lot's of useful information on the Cycling Time Trials (CTT) website. Also have a look at our Beginners Advice page.
Q. What kind of bike must I have?
A. Any kind of bike will do as long as it is road worthy. Remember the idea is to have fun.
Q. Where is it?
A. Navestock Common near Brentwood. Parking is available on the common.
Q. Do I need to be a member of the club.
A. NO! This is a Come and Try it event to see if you enjoy it. If you do, and you fancy joining the club afterwards then you will be more than welcome.
Q. Do I need a crash hat?
A. No although the club recommend that you wear one.
Q. What will it cost?
A. Nothing! Gratis!, Zilch!, Not a sausage!
Q. Will refreshments be provided?
There is a petition on the Government website to remove VAT on Bikes:-
"We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to encourage people to cycle by removing VAT on bicycles, tricycles and human powered vehicles and on all cycling parts and spares.You can add your name to the Government petition at http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/NoVATonBikes/
There is an online petition calling for more and improved cycle lanes. To register your support, go to http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/cyclists/