Not leading rides in the Firs – October 15, 22 & 29

Just a “heads up” to everyone about my Tuesday rides around Harlestone Firs.   I will not be around for the last three Tuesdays in October.  Family and work commitments should be done by November,  so I plan to be back for Bonfire Night – November 5th!

Ian

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Change of meeting place, 29th Sept. now Northampton

With Martyn still recovering and unable to lead the ride Ian Mansfield will lead a ride starting from Sixfields Northampton.    Same start time of 9:00, ride 50-60km and back around 13:00.  Will include a stop for cake and coffee.                     Meet in the Ten Pin Bowling / Pizza Hut car park.

Diary Dates September to Christmas

Here are the diary dates for the rest of 2013 including a few Sunday rides.
The Google Calendar has been updated and includes a link to a map of the meeting place.
Ian Mansfield will be starting up his rides around Harlstone Firs on a Tuesday evening on the 10th. Meet at the main gates at 7.20pm for a hour of riding the singletrack’s around the woodland.
SEPTEMBER
Wed 11th Brixworth Country Park,    6.45pm   Neil Holman
Wed 18th Wilbarston Village Hall,    6.45pm   Neil Holman
 Sun 22nd Cycle for Cynthia, Northampton OR MTQ at Chipping Camden in the Cotswolds
THEN AT 4pm IS THE CATS MBC SOCIAL AT THE STAG’S HEAD, MAIDWELL
Wed 25th King’s Head, Spratton,   6.45pm   Andrew Waller
Sun 29th Loddington Village Hall at 9am, Martyn Bevan is doing a ride, 50 – 60km with café stop
OCTOBER
 Wed 2nd Harlestone Firs,        6.45pm   Ian Mansfield  
                                         CHANGED TO ORIGINAL E-MAIL
Wed 9th Desborough (Oak Tree pub on old A6),  6.45pm  Alex Smith
                                      CHANGED TO ORIGINAL E-MAIL
Sun 13th MTQ at Lewknor, Chilterns
Wed 16th Naseby Village Hall,   6.45pm    Neil Holman
Sun 20th Market Harborough to Rockingham Tea Rooms 9am   Neil Holman
 Wed 23rd CATS AGM Stag’s Head, Maidwell. 7.30pm
Sun 27th MTQ at Cannock Chase
WINTER PROGRAM
Wed 20th  Cherry Tree, Little Bowden  6.45pm
       (addtion to original e-mail)
NOVEMBER
Wed 6th Brampton Halt    6.45pm
Wed 13th Cherry Tree, Little Bowden  6.45pm
Sun 17th MTQ
Wed 20th Brampton Halt  6.45pm
Sun 24th  Loddington Village Hall at 9am, Martyn Bevan is doing a ride, 50 – 60km with café stop
Wed 27th Cherry Tree, Little Bowden 6.45pm
DECEMBER
Wed 4th CATS Annual Drink, Stag’s Head, Maidwell. From 7.00pm
Wed 11th Brampton Halt  6:45pm
Wed 18th Cherry Tree, Little Bowden.  6:45pm
       (addtion to original e-mail)
HAPPY CHRISTMAS
Sunday 29th CATS CRACKERS TRAILQUEST

HAPPY NEW YEAR

JANUARY
Wed 8th Cherry Tree, Little Bowden 6.45pm

Quality Gurning at the FNSS Handicap race

Martyn Kew Andy Tandem

Sunday Ride out from Brackley (28/07/2013)

Jason is leading a ride from Brackley on Sunday morning.

Meet in town centre car park (right in the centre by the square) at 0900 ready to leave by 0915.
Approx 3hr ride (need to be back for 1230).
70% off road woods / bridleways / singletrack
30-40 miles in total.
Please can you confirm via forum / email if you are attending, jkew at outlook.com

Cannock Chase June 16th / FNSS Team Relay / Pictures & Video

I will be riding the trails at Cannock Chase this Sunday.   Everyone is welcome to join me.   I will be getting there early, but plan on meeting in the Birches Valley Car park and be ready to ride for 9:30.   We will ride the Monkey Trail, then head off to the cake stop.   Do not forget money for the car park and for cake!       Let me know if you are coming.

The FNSS team relay is now on July 26th at St. Andrews RFC in Rugby.  Who’s up for riding?   It is for teams of 4 and it would be good to have a least a couple of CATS teams entered.    It is a very laid back event, nothing technical and a great way to have a go at a race.   I suggest we try and get a couple of equal teams and have our own mini-race.

Pictures from the CATastic Tour can be found by clicking here.

Also checkout this awesome video of the FNSS race at Mallory, click here.  You can spot me at about 2:05  leading the Vets and Grand Vets out from the start! 

                                                         Ian

Upcoming rides and call for help.

The FNSS starts on May 10th and CATS are promoting the first two rounds at Borough Hill, Daventry and Avalanche Adventure, Sibbertoft.   We need members to turn up and help at these events.   We will need marshals   help with signing on and at the finish line.   Assistance in gathering in all the course markers will also be appreciated.   In return for you help you can claim free entry for a FNSS event or a ticket for the end of season meal.   Do not forget that if you race the series you can claim helper points.   Please come and support your club.

As a leg loosener for the CATStastic tour, Tony, Mark and Ginette will be riding from Rushden to Grafham Water on May 11th.   Start from the Rushden and Higham Rugby club at 7:30.   It will be about 75km with a cake stop at the reservoir.

With the BORS on May 12th, see Andy Waller’s message,   that makes a very busy weekend!

Tuesday Nights – Harlestone Firs starting on April 23rd Ian M will be riding round the firs for the next few weeks.  If you want to join him meet at the main entrance at 7:20.  Plan for a hour’s easy riding on the singletrack.