- EVENTS -
Event planning for 2021...
In collaboration with Big Dave at No Two Cycles we at CVV HQ are planning some fab events for CVV/N2C customers.
We are really excited about the plans – the dates of the events are entirely dependent on the Covid-19 lockdown/tier/British Cycling rules/advice/guidelines which prevents us confirming dates BUT the plan is to follow some pro tour races with events based on the pro tour geographic locations…..
- Omploop Het Nieuwsblad – start of the Belgian cycling season – GRAVEL
- Paris – Nice – ORIENTEERING (to include checkpoints on gravel tracks)
- Giro d’Italia – ITALIAN THEMED EVENT
- Mont Ventoux Challenge – DOUBLE CAFÉ ROUTE
- Tour de France – FRENCH THEMED EVENT
- Cycling Japan Olympics (Omnium based MULTI EVENT EVENT)
- Vuelta a Espana – SPANISH THEMED EVENT
Watch this space!
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Friday 1st - January - 2021
For those still holding their breath, please exhale as here is the long awaited Bill and Dave’s Excellent Blow the Cobwebs Off Getlostathon Orienteering Extravaganza report.
As we know NYD was brass monkey weather so those that braved it to CVV HQ – complete hats off, especially to the very small people on very small bikes – an amazing and brave turn out. We had bikes for 5 year olds up to a tandem for big people. Just brilliant. Thank you all for braving the elements, buying a map, being briefed by Big Dave, planning cunning routes, getting out there taking silly selfies and returning in one piece. On returning to base some very cold adult cyclists were provided with a warming glass of port (part of your 5 a day), and the littlies with healthy fruit yo-yo’s (part of your 5 a day). I can’t mention everyone who turned out even though you all deserve to be; Josh (14) was first out and solo followed by Kiwi Wayne (considerably older) and solo. KW feeling the cold soon returned and was leader in the clubhouse for a few minutes not for points accrued but because he was first back. Rob and family deserve a mention for the number of kids bravely completing the challenge in wet shoes, Cortado Tom accompanied by sons Sam and Eddie (5 and 7 yrs) won the U10 category with an amazing mileage of 14 miles and an impressive points tally– well done boys!
Britta and Bob, both steely eyed and quietly determined blasted round on the yellow peril tandem and came agonisingly close to overall victory, but won the tandem category by a country mile (the only ones in that category but this shouldn’t take the shine of their victory).
Icy rain caused chaos, turning some rider’s maps into papier mache, the wise ones having photo’d them at the start had a bit of a titter about that. The titters became louder (Big Dave and myself) when a two husband team lost to their respective wives due to excess time penalty points, and louder still when Ian, freezing cold on his return sought sanctuary under a heater and had an Icarus moment when his crash hat started to melt. There can’t be many things more embarrassing than a dripping helmet. The overall winners however, were father and son team Paul and 13yr old Ethan who flew around their chosen course, opting to climb hills to bag most points. This is a great strategy if you are built like two racing snakes and have local knowledge! Congratulations to you both – a CVV gift voucher and a No Two Cycles discounted servicing are your prizes, but the real kudos of course is that you are the inaugural Bill and Dave’s Excellent Blow the Cobwebs Off Getlostathon Orienteering Extravaganza champions.
Dave and I (and a large quantity of port) thoroughly enjoyed our time under the CVV HQ heaters and got quite a tan in the process, the consensus from those participating appears to be that it was an enjoyable experience, a great format and definitely to be repeated!
A mention also to those that purchased a map, electing to ride on another day – thank you and we hope you enjoy the challenge; and to all who donated to the CVV charity for 2021 – Air Ambulance – we raised £79 – a good start to the year!
The final say must be of course to Ian, to have a mushy map and a dripping helmet is awful; he receives the kudos of holding (only virtually) the CVV Catarsetrophy trophy for the day. This soon to be iconic trophy is something to be coveted – you can never own it – you can merely be photographed in its presence so please return for your studio session!
Red Dots indicate the sites collected by the winning team. The numbers next to the dots/circles indicate the amount of times that site was visited by the participants.