Fusion Cycling Club

Home of Dronfields only cycling club - Est 1986

NEWS

Sunday saw two of our club members competing in the most popular hill climb in the country at
Monsal Head.  Despite the weather conditions not being favourable both Ryan and Abbie put in fantastic performances on the day. 
Ryan finished as 11th schoolboy and Abbie finished just off the podium as 4th female. Take a look at our racing page to see how hard they had to work 
 

Fusion riders out on the road 

Darren, Andy, Bruce and Dan looking "fresh" after completing the coast to coast route in one day.  This included riding through torrential rain which contributed to numerous punctures.  151miles in one day is a fantastic effort but include 12,000 feet of climbing and it turns into a mamouth effort.  WELL DONE LADS 

Sunday 9th July saw the club take our annual pilgrimage to Cleethorpes for Fish and Chips on the seafront.  With a group of 11 riders setting off from the meeting point to the first cafe of the day at Gainsborough, it was clear that this could be an even faster ride than in previous years.  With Barry riding home solo and Matthew & Ryan grabbing a lift it left 8 riders to enjoy Fish & Chips on the seafront and then to complete the ride with a 19.2mph average speed over 131 miles. Photo taken by a random "fisherman" 

Sunday 21st May saw the A group visit Langsett Café and take in the roads used by "Le Tour" and the "Tour de Yorkshire".  It also gave us chance to wear our new club kit whilst climbing a total of 1,900 meters on smooth roads.  The route included the climbs of Bradfield, Wigtwizzle,  Ewden Bank and Midehopestones.




BIG THANKS to Dan for organising the design, order and delivery of the new kit.    





Adam was happy to provide evidence that Ewden Bank (aka deliverance) was taking its as toll on some riders   

The last weekend in April saw the Tour de Yorkshire visit local roads again as every year seems to get bigger and better.  The 2017 event did not disappoint and with over 1 million watching from the roadside on Sunday`s queen stage it did exactly what it was designed to do, destroy the field.  After riding over to the Strines on his own in the morning to sample the final 15km loop on closed roads, Richard enjoyed watching big hitters grimacing and being minutes down on the eventual winner Serge Pauwels.  


It was great to see Sky`s young pretender Tao Geoghegan-Hart leading the chasing pack and local rider Tom Stewart dropping last years winner Thomas Voeckler due to the noise and roar of the local crowd.  As for Harry Tanfield well he needed a push from the Bramhall`s but don`t tell Gary Verity!   ssshhhh


Trevor went to Harrogate to meet our namesake Womens team "Fusion RT" at the finish.  They were unable to beat Queen Elizabeth but all looked like they enjoyed themselves in a tough 1 day race.  Great team name ladies!

The B Group took advantage of some dry roads to see the breathtaking views from Longstone Edge last weekend.  One of those places we take for granted being able to ride in the Peak District every weekend.  Daryl paced Trevor up the climb whilst Jane looks comfortable tackling it on her own. 


Photo`s courtesy from Les whilst taking "a breather"    

The last Sunday of February can only mean one thing.  The Tom Simpson memorial ride taking in 55 miles of flat roads. For a small donation towards the fund for the upkeep of his memorial stone in Harworth where Simpson was born as well and his stone on Mont Ventoux, you are given the opportunity to pretend you are a pro rider and aim for a 22mph+ average speed.  This year over 450 riders took part on a damp day around Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire.  

Its a fantastic morning giving you the opportunity to talk and ride with local riders such as Dean Downing, John Tanner and Graham Briggs until the hammer goes down and then its just eyeballs out hanging onto David`s wheel from 7 Hills CC! 

This year did not disappoint as other than Trevor, Richard and Steve everybody else went "Carbon Crazy" with deep section rims and grovelled into some very tricky cross winds.  But remember, its not a race and its February.  Well Done to Andy, Dan, Adam, Richard, Steve, Tom, Trevor and Gary for contributing to an eight strong Fusion CC turnout.  

Sunday 5th February saw the clubrun take place on a fantastic sunny morning worthy of an April or May day.  After riding up to Eyam, Bretton and then over Pindale (the easy way) into Castleton it then turned into a team time trial training session all the way to Hathersage café for a welcome pot of tea with the B group.   
Sunday 29th January saw the clubrun pop over to Bolsover Castle via some icy roads making riding very tricky at times.  Fortunately nobody was hurt or injured during our two wheeled ice skating trip! 

It was great to see the group sticking together, looking after everybody and ensuring safety was at the top of out agenda.  

What a shame the cafe does not sell toast or teacakes though :( 

Even when the weather was against them, Richard and Dan still managed to get out to support local riders in the Beeley hill climb on 16th October

A groups most experienced riders Phil, Steve and Les looking like they have enjoyed the sunny ride up Abney Moor far too much on 9th October.

The A group after topping up the caffeine levels at Hassop Cafe