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|Fife Century Road Club||Summary Club details|
|Fife Midweek TT Series||Time Trial League|
|Loch Leven TT||Scenic Circuit TT|
|Reliability Trials 2014||Sunday 16th Feb. 2014|
|Sportives 2013/4||22nd Sept & Sunday 16th Feb. 2014|
|Steady Runs||Clubman's favourite|
|Training Events 2013||Group training|
|Chairman's Palmares - 1||(Achievements)|
|Chairman's Palmares - 2||(And There's More!)|
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The club was formed in 1931 and originally comprised of members who could do a 'century'. It should be remembered that this feat was undertaken prior to the invention of "Tri-bars" and most of the technology modern bikes now have as standard. This entry requirement has since been waived.
The 2011 edition club racing colours can be seen on the left.
For 24 years the club organised the Tour of the Kingdom, one of the top races in Britain, and was a main event in the Premier Calendar series. Today we enjoy training and racing both on and off-road along with other Fife clubs. On the 2nd Sunday in Feb [NB 16/2/14!] we run our Reliability Trials. In September [22/9/13] we run an Autumn 'Sportive'. Most of the year there are Saturday & Sunday morning training runs. On Saturday the Glenrothes group leaves Colydean Footbridge 9:30 and meets the North Fife group near Cupar (Uthroggle) at 10am.
During the racing season from April to September there are Tuesday training runs and mid-week time trial racing. There is also a scenic 12.6 mile TT round Loch Leven.
During the off-season from Oct - March there are 1hr+ training runs on Tuesday at 6:30. See the schedule for options of short steady laps of a street-lit circiut, or longer faster laps around the town.
Monthly Club meetings are usually held in Lumsden Hall, Freuchie at 7:30pm.
Apr→Sept - the second Monday of each month & Oct→Mar - the first Wednesday of each month.
New members and enquirers welcome.
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|To view or download the 2012 chairman's report,
click here → PDF (44K)
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| Saturday ||Glenrothes group meets at foot bridge (between Pitcoudie/Colydean) on Western Avenue 9:30. Ride out to Uthroggle (near deer farm, Cupar) for 10:00. Approx. 20 mile run round by Letham, Moonzie & Lindores to finish at Lumqhuat. We are currently replacing the double loop at the 'Ayton' triangle with the single 'Moonzie' triangle. (Take care on the right turns!) All are welcome and riders are grouped on ability. Hard shell safety helmets are strongly advised for training runs. In wet weather please use mudguards as a consideration to other riders.|
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|Download Saturday Training Route in preferred format|
|PDF (62K) [shows the new start @ Uthroggle & the Moonzie loop]||XL (37K)||Word (55K)|
|Steady Runs||For further info please check Leslie Bike Shop|
| Tuesday &
The training takes place near Cupar on minor roads on Tuesday evenings. Meet at Bow of Fife or Uthroggle (1 mile E of Bow of Fife.) All are welcome as there are groups to suit every ability. Hard shell safety helmets are strongly advised for group training.
2013 Training Calendar
|Download 2013 Training Calendar PDF format (35K)|
6:30pm prompt - road circuit with street lights in Glenrothes.
Ensure you have adequate front and rear lights.
Tue-Meet at Lidl for fast laps around town.
Wed-Meet at Leslie Bike Shop (Bankhead) for 2 steady 9 mile laps or Foxton Drive (Thornton end) to get your brains blown out.
The TT races are on road courses near Freuchie/Ladybank and Cleish. The 2013 calendar for the TT competition is shown below and includes 5, 10 & 25 mile races, hilly and circuit events. Events are on Wednesday evenings except for Loch Leven (Thurs). The Series runs from mid April through to the beginning of September. This year they will again be run under SC regulations. BC Membership (Silver) or a day licence (£10,£5,£1.50 paid at event) is required. Hard shell safety helmets are compulsory for racing in all SC events.|
Download revised 2013 Midweek TT Calendar in PDF format (44K)
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Course Record - Silas Goldsworthy 20:37 25/7/12
FI-13 10 miles hilly (Click for details)
FI-1 25 miles (Click for details)
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|Dist||1mile||5 mls||10 mls||12.7 mls||13.8 mls||15 mls||25 mls||50 mls||100 mls|
|Achievement||Date||Dist||Avg %||Max %||Time||Gears||Bike||Comment|
|Jaizkibel (St Sebastian)||21/09/01||8.0km||5%||9%||0h28m||39x19||Ribble||Classic St. Sebastian|
|Alto de los Buitres (Vuelta à Burgos Stg5 2002!)||17/09/01||20.0km||?||5%||0h42m||52x12||Ribble||Meta-Fuentes Blancas|
|Covadonga (Vuelta à España)||11/09/01||20.9km||8%||>15%||1h15m||39x23||Ribble||Unbelievable|
|Col d'Aubisque (Tour de France)||09/07/00||18.5km||7%||10%||1h14m||42x21||Flying Scot||Almost over-geared|
|Lac de Madine ITT (Tour de France)||13/07/93||56.0km||0%||4%||1h50m||52x12||Flying Scot||M.Indurain 1h12m|
|Alpe d'Huez (Tour de France)||20/07/92||13.7km||8%||11%||1h23m||42x21||Flying Scot||French bread works!|
|Century||Traditionally 100 mile cycle in 8 hours|
|Palmares||Cycling CV, achievements|
|Premier Calendar||UK Road Race series for top British and international riders|
|RR, Road Race||Mass start event; all start together, first over the finish line wins.|
|TT, Time Trial||Individual riders start at 1 minute intervals; timed over set distance, shortest time wins.|
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