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Muddy Monsters Returns: Saturday April 28th

Well, sort of....

Hitchin Nomads CC are going to stage the round that was cancelled due to snow earlier this year. The races will not count towards the overall series, they are just a one-off, but they are being staged on Saturday April 28th.

There are not many opportunities to race in the summer so we will not hold a coaching session that day but hope that as many of you as possible are able to compete.

Details of the event can be found at https://hitchinnomads.cc/

In the meantime, we'll see you this Saturday, 21st April at 9:00am by the totem in Priory Marina Park as usual.

See you then.

Sam, Peter and Brian.

Priory Marina on Saturday 14th April

This Saturday's session will be at the Priory, hopefully the rain will have stopped by the weekend!

Meet at the Totem at 9am as usual.

See you Saturday.

Sam, Peter and Brian

We're Back: 7 April

Hope you all had a good Easter, not sure the weather was suitable for riding so we'll try and put that right this weekend.

To start our summer season off (well the sun came out today so we can pretend) we'll meet at the totem next to Priory Marina car park at 9am on Saturday 7th April.

We'll let you have further dates and venues where we know them in the next week or so.

See you Saturday

Sam and Brian

The Priory on Saturday 17 March 2018

I told you that last week's Muddy Monsters finale would live up to the name!!

Well done to all our riders who somehow managed to ride, walk and slide their way through the mud at Welwyn on Saturday.

I'm afraid that the results have not been published again and because I had to leave before the presentations I don't know the final season positions. I will chase the organisers but hopefully those of you who did finish on the season end podiums know who you are and received your medals etc on Saturday.

I'll make sure I share the results when we receive them but in the meantime congratulations to Jake, Harry, Jack, (shoeless) Ella, Amelie, Cecila and Will for finishing each race.

This Saturday will be our last before Easter as all three of us are away on the 24th March. We'll meet by the totem in the main car park at Priory Marina at 9am as usual.

As we've all had enough mud to last us for a few weeks we are going to ride out to the cycle path on Route 51 and we'll be back by 10:30 as usual. Just in case you thought spring has arrived it is forecast to be cold and windy so come prepared!

Our next session will be in 3 weeks time, on April 7th.

By way of advance notice a number of people have suggested that we take part in the Icknield sportive on Sunday April 29th.

Details can be found at http://icknield-roadclub.org.uk/irc-sportive

There is a 15 mile event which will probably be the best for most of our riders. Entry for Under 16's is free but they must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that neither Sam, Peter nor I can be that adult (unless we are riding with our own kids of course).

We'll sort the details out nearer the date, if you want to ride let us know either at a session or by email and we can ensure we meet and, where practical, ride together.

See you Saturday

Sam, Peter and Brian

Last Muddy Monsters Race 10 March 2018

It's the end of the cyclocross season this Saturday with the final Muddy Monsters race being held at the track at Welwyn. Given the weather over the last couple of weeks I suspect this event is going to live up to its name!

The venue is at Gosling Sports Stadium, Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6XE and you can find out more at:

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/167435/Muddy-Monsters---Round-8#Zk86GPPhj1l0DFS2.99

Races start at 10:00 as usual.

The current standings and results from Ashwell haven't been published still, I will try and get hold of them before Saturday if I can.

See you Saturday

Sam, Peter and Brian

Races on Saturday 3 March Cancelled

Hitchin have just taken the decision to cancel this Saturday's Muddy Monsters races because of the weather. The course is frozen and the forecast means that it is unlikely to change.

Ordinarily we would arrange a session instead, but under the circumstances, we hope you will agree that we should put the safety of our riders first, so we won't be riding this Saturday.

Stay inside and watch the British team competing in the World Track Cycling Championships instead!

Sam, Peter and Brian

Muddy Monsters Round 6 on Saturday Feb 24th

It's back to Muddy Monsters action on Saturday with another visit to the grass track at Ashwell.

As always, registration is at 9:30 and the races begin at 10:00am. For those of you who haven't been before the address for the venue is:

Ashwell Grass Track
Small Gains Lane
Off Station Road
Ashwell
SG7 5LT


The course is at the end of what appears to be a farm track, there are usually banners at the entrance to reassure you that you are in the right place.

More details are at here

Most of our riders are in contention for podium places at the end of the series and the more races you are able to enter, the greater the chance of getting the best overall result. Let's hope we can continue the good results everyone has achieved so far this season.

See you Saturday

Sam, Peter and Brian

Priory Marina on Saturday 17 Feb.

More good results for our riders at the Muddy Monsters event at St. Albans on Saturday.

Jake and Harry continued their domination of the Under 14 category with Jake's first place in the longer event meaning he took overall victory after Harry won the sprint race. Spare a thought for Ella who has to race the Under 14 boys each time as she is the only entrant in her age group most weeks.

Cecilia came third in the Under 10's race whilst Amelie and William recorded 4th and 5th place finishes respectively.

The number of races counting towards the overall results has been reduced from 5 to 4. At present Cecilia, Ella and Amelie are leading their age groups whilst Alexander is 5th in his.

In the Under 14 boys group Jake, Harry and Rebel respectively currently occupy the first three places.

We'll be meeting at the totem at Priory Marina this Saturday, usual times.

See you Saturday

Sam, Peter and Brian

St Albans Muddy Monsters on Saturday 10 Feb 2018

It's round 5 of the Muddy Monsters series on Saturday and the race is being hosted by Verulam Cycling Club.

Details can be found here:
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/167432/Muddy-Monsters---Round-5
The address of the venue is:
Marlborough Club
Via Old Oak Off Cottonmill Lane
St Albans
AL1 2EF

As always, sign on is at 9:30 and the races begin at 10:00.

Results have been published for the race at Icknield but unfortunately the organisers didn't record all of the names of the riders so they only have race numbers. I've managed to work out all but one and have asked the organisers to update their records so I am able to confirm those of you who didn't finish in a podium position as follows:

Alexander finished 4th in both races and was also 4th overall.

William was 5th in the sprint and 6th in the longer race so came 5th overall.

Good luck to those of you racing on Saturday

See you Saturday

Sam, Peter and Brian




30th Jan 2018 - Box End on Saturday

Some great performances from our riders at the Icknield Muddy Monsters event on Saturday, official results have not been added to the website yet, we'll let you know as soon as we have them.

What we do know however is that Cecilia and Jake both won their age groups. Cecilia won the sprint race and was second in the endurance event whilst Jake won both of his races, riding especially well in the longer event. Harry finished second behind Jake in both races, he had breathing problems in the endurance race and almost literally rode himself to a standstill, just managing to cross the finish line - a very brave ride.

Ella competed in the same races as Jake and Harry and finished 4th both times, followed by Rebel.

Amelie led the handicap race from the start, finally being overtaken with the finish line in sight to come second.

Alexander and William, riding his first race, both rode well and were not far off podium finishes.

This weekend we will be riding at Box End, for those of you who have not been before, the address is Box End Rd, Kempston MK43 8RQ. We'll meet in the car park at 9:00am and return at 10:30am.

See you Saturday




25th Jan 2018

Unfortunately we've had to cancel our Muddy Monsters race on February 3rd. The Priory Marina is very wet and there is little doubt that 50 riders would do it some considerable damage.

The Council have to consider the needs of other users of the park so have asked us not to stage the event.

It's disappointing but hard to disagree with their view and we want to maintain the good relationship we have with them.

Thanks to those of you who offered to help us run the event.

We will hold a coaching session on the 3rd, probably at Box End, we'll send the details out next week.

In the meantime, hope to see you this Saturday




24th Jan 2018 - Muddy Monsters this Weekend

Round 3 of this year's series is being held this Saturday at Harlington. The address of the venue is:

Harlington Village Hall
Sundon Road
Harlington
LU5 6LS

There is a charge of £4 per rider to compete.

Signing on starts at 9:30am with the races due to start at 10:00am. As in previous events there will be 3 races for each age group - a short time trial, followed by a longer race and then a handicap race in which everyone rides.

There has been some uncertainty amongst all of us about the age groups for the Muddy Monsters races because they differ from other events. For clarification, the criteria are as follows:

Under 8's - born in 2010 or later
Under 10's - born n 2008 or 2009
Under 12's - born in 2006 or 2007
Under 14's - born in 2004 or 2005
Under 16's - born in 2002 or 2003

For those of you who have not raced before this is a great way to start, the events are intended to be fun and are not taken too seriously. We've had some good results in the first two rounds so let's have a good turnout again and build on our success.

Our own race is scheduled to be the following weekend but at the moment it is looking unlikely that it will go ahead. The Council Leisure Dept are concerned that the Priory is very wet this year and we may damage it. Those of you who were there last Saturday will know that the grass got very muddy and after more days of rain, 50 Muddy Monsters riders will make it much worse.

I am going to speak to the Council tomorrow and will let you know the outcome. If there is no race, we will have a normal coaching session.




17th Jan 2018 Priory Again on Saturday

Just a short one this week to remind everyone that we are at the Priory this Saturday, meet at the Totem at 9am as usual.

Also, congratulations to Peter who passed his Level 2 British Cycling training course last week - we are now spoilt for choice with three coaches!!

See you Saturday

Sam, Peter and Brian



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