Monday, 7 July 2014

Three Peaks 2014

Just been checking the entry list for this year I fear that I am alone ?..



Monday, 30 June 2014

Mountain Mayhem

Mountain Mayhem done for the R4MB team B. Had a lovely time, Chris Davies brought some fantastic baking with him and he's not to shabbie in the photograph department. http://www.chrisdaviesphotography.com check out his work
Hope Tec did a stunning job with banter and putting up with "could you just have a look a this...."
I did get reports of other Velocakers but never spotted anyone where we're you all?


Thursday, 19 June 2014

Just because....



I'm sure you all know why*, but why not, buy a Trek.
(if you like them)

hashtag smiley face.

*inner circle VeloCakers 

Friday, 6 June 2014

SEVEN!


Velocake (Scotland) were out racing at the Glentress 7 in Peebles.  Part of the Tweedlove festival, its a 7 hour endurance race around a lap of Glentress.  However, its not really *that* Glentress, but a mix of some man-made and some more natural trails and with an imperial shedload of climbing per lap.

Last year saw me do 7 laps in about 7:15 and finishing mid table in Vet Male and a bit higher in the overall results.  Vet male is one of, if not the most competitive of the categories IMO, which explains some of that. So, this year, the plan was to basically do better.

The worst planned and executed journey ever saw us turn up seconds before registration closed and the race began as I was standing in a queue for the loo.  There was nothing for it - I just had to hammer the f*ck up the first climb and catch everyone, so I did.

After overtaking loads of people, I ended up stuck in a queue for the first descent.  Not good.  After 8 minutes of waiting, thankfully at the cake stand, I got going again and picked off more riders.

The first 3 laps went well, my back hurt a tad but some out of the saddle efforts made it go away.  I slowed a little after that in order to keep the laps coming but kept them about the hour mark with one exception. I continued to pass riders on the climbs to Magic Mushroom, above the Buzzards Nest and on route to the final descents, while only being passed by the truly fast folks and not many at that.

6 hours 39 minutes later, I finished lap 7 and, while I was inside the cutoff to get another lap in, there wasn't a 50 minute lap in my legs so I came in.

Provisional result:  22/58 in vet men, 42/146 overall.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Is this #Enduro?

At the risk of not being fashionable I failed to wear any goggles or use Mavic crossmax wheels in yellow whilst stumbling around the Altura Gravity Enduro. Due not having a baggy top in my fave (hint mike) Velocake colours I was the most not on trend cyclist ever to grace such an event normally I rock it in the cycling fashion stakes ahem......
Siskins cafe did have good cake I can recommend the date slice and hot chocolate.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

De Ronde and Lego

Greetings again everybody, my, it's been a while. Good job the rest have been filling in.
A little news from VCers lately.
The Andover branch have been busy in the merchandising department, firstly with personalized VC stem caps, and more impressively, a VeloCake  Lego man.



Tim Kershaw recently went over to Belgium with the Polocini cafe folks for the Ronde van Vlaanderen
and took in a few cobbled rides to boot.  Here he is at the bottom of the iconic hilligen  the Paterberg.