As the club secretary of Sarum velo I would like to say a big thanks to all the people who turned up today to support Alex.

12606907_10208693909012270_785289740_nit means a great deal to me that you all got out there to support and cheer him on Alex has done brilliantly in his first season in cx and I hope with his success we can attract a few more people to come along and have a go well done Alex you have done an amazing job well proud of you as is the club

Thanks also to paul Stewart @pasimages and other photographers who took photos of Alex racing means a lot to me also that you are willing to share

Best of luck to Alex Watkins racing in tidworth Wessex cx his final race of the season tmrw (go Alex ) ,let’s hope your injuries at the start of the week don’t hamper things will keep fingers crossed for you

all best from us all at Sarum velo full gas Alex you can do it!!!

Well done alex watkins currently moving up the table in the wessex cx league currently in 15th place overall. great news alex in your first season great respect to you for your dedication and also help from family and friends who come along and support you in the pits with helping out on bike changes mayeb we can have a pic of you all together at some point 🙂

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Dear club members I got a email from a well known mail order company today and well I was amazed at the cheek.

Offering the club commission to stick banners and advertising on club website.

Percentages for what members or people buy from link .

Well I’m a strong believer in the local bike shop ok they are not always the cheapest ,but we have to keep them going.

If we don’t we won’t have them anymore and the world will be a sorry place .
So please support local shop if you can

Paul club sec Sarum velo

Back at one of my favourite venues of the series after having enjoyed the first time round I was looking forward to the revisit as the conditions suit me really well.

After a few warm up laps to get the day started I determined that i would use both bikes as the ground was very sticky especially in the wooded sections which required a lot of running in fact the whole wooded section was a run after the first lap of the race.

I started from the second row at the start being 16th in the standings had a good start holding 13th into the wooded section only to come out the woods in 21st after being caught it in a fall with other riders.

As the race progressed I found myself with the familiar face of Toby charlton, Toby rides for Sotonia CC and we regularly have are battles in the races we managed to stayed together for majority of the race helping each other with encouragement until the bike change I managed to get the better of him as he changed bikes to a single speed mountain bike which gave me an advantage.
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Of the remained of the race I was on my own with various people in front of me dropping out due to bike failure as so on, on the last lap I could see I was catching James Evans so I pushed hard through the running section of the woods to catch up with James and pass him on the exit of the woods and charge for the line to finish 17th.

Overall a good day had with a 17th in the bag.

Many thanks

Paul (SarumVelo)
Tim ( hills cycles & fishing tackle of Amesbury)
And the Family for putting for me and braving the cold!

Cycle Wiltshire is back for 2016! This year’s 2 day event takes place on the 7-8 May.
On Saturday, 7 May the popular Cycle Wiltshire Sportive will be held at Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre in Salisbury with brand new routes of 85 miles, 43 miles and a 10 mile family route.
Sportive entry includes: great feed stations, signage and marshals on route, mechanical and medical support, chip timing, course photographer, goody bag, post ride food and drink at the finish and free parking. Plus, enjoy the event village with activities and entertainment for everyone to enjoy.
New for this year is the Group rate discount! So it would be great to get a lot of your club members taking advantage of this discount!
Book your place now! Prices are:
· 85 miles – £30 per person or group of 6 for £25 per person
· 43 miles – £25 per person or group of 6 for £20 per person
· 10 miles – £10 per person or family price £20 ( 2 adults and 3 children)
Under 16’s can ride and of routes for £5 per child but must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Sunday 8 May will see the return of elite racing to Wiltshire with the Landmarc Cycle Wiltshire Grand Prix which is part of British Cycling’s Elite Road Race Series Spring Cup featuring the top cycling teams from the UK! This year’s race will start and finish from the centre of Salisbury and will have lots of great activities through the day.

New Years Day Cx Fun Race Newbury.

It was a last minute decision to enter Newbury this morning for there New Year’s Day CX race with fancy dress as an option and a hair of the dog shot when you finished with a foam cannon near the finish which made light entertainment for the growing number of spectators.

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photo was care of alex Facebook page (hope person who took it does not mind)

The race was only 30 minutes long with vets/ Seniors / Women & juniors put into one race.

I started from the second row today as instructed made a good start and got away from the chaos behind in the first tight twisty section. I was left in a group of 4 from the majority of the race Julian Mann from VCVenta & and two chaps from banjo cycles after 2 laps Julian had a puncture and had to abandon the race which left me at the front of the pack with the two banjo boys hot on my heels.

As the race progressed further I found myself on my own and finishing the race in 10th position.

Moving on to Sunday’s race at Southampton I feel confident and am looking forward to what looks to be a mud bath!

Thanks again SarumVelo & Hills cycles and fishing tackle for the support.

well done alex another great write up by you which is much appreciated lets see if we can get you a load more people down to southampton to cheer you on this sunday https://www.facebook.com/events/1499371173692806/

please also note sarum veto club members can renew there club membership via the sarum velo British cycling web page sarum velo club page

all the best for 2016

Thanks again SarumVelo & Hills cycles and fishing tackle for the support.