Fusion Cycling Club

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2018 Results

Date
 Event
 Rider
Time / Points
 Position
11.03.18
Magnificent 7
Darren Hull

Abbie Taylor

Dan Sudbury

Darren Miller
7th Senior Men

4th Senior Ladies




02.06.18
Wakefield CC Circuit Race (Darley Moor)
Richard Bramhall
1hour + 5 laps (33miles) 
Finished in the bunch / 5th in age catergory

2018 Race Reports

Fusion Four Take on Sheffield’s Magnificent Seven


Four of our members raced the Magnificent 7 cycle race on 11th March, as part of the Sheffield Outdoor City Weekend.  The event comprised of 130 competitors racing up seven steep Sheffield hills and riding leisurely between them.  


Highlights included Hagg Hill / Stephen Hill with its maximum gradient of 25%, average of 13% and 910m length; the cobbles on Fern Road / Thrush Street at 10% average gradient and the final climb of Cote de Bradfield 9% 644m.


Abbie finished 4th in the Ladies race and Darren H finished 7th in the Senior men's race.  


WELL DONE to both on fantastic finishing positions.   


Also in the Senior race, Dan finished mid-way up the results tables on all the hills and Darren Miller held his own, especially considering an injury a couple of weeks beforehand at the Tom Simpson memorial ride.  

2017 Results

Date
 Event
 Rider
 Time
 Position
14.04.2017
Richard Bramhall
1:52:44 (Avs 17.5mph)
Lap 1 35:41
Lap 2 37:46
Lap 3 39:17
38th
24.05.2017
Andy Hicklin
30:29 (Avs 22.2pmh)
13th
04.06.2017
Andy Hicklin (Group C)
Avs 21.8mph
3rd
02.07.2017
Andy Hicklin (Group C)
6th in race (5th in Group C)
07.07.2017
Darren Hull
2mins38secs
17th
08.07.2017
Richard Bramhall (Group A)   
Avs 24.5mph
11th in race (5th in Group A)
16.07.2017
Avs 24.0mph
14th in race (8th in Group A)
 06.08.2017
Richard Bramhall
Avs 23.9mph 
Dropped after 7 of the 8 laps 
 01.10.2017
Abbie Taylor

Ryan Williams
2m02.3secs

2m16.1secs
4th Female

11th Schoolboy

2017 Race Reports

Sunday 1st October 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.  

Darren Hull competing in the Sheffrec organised Bradfield Hill Climb.   

With poor weather from the start of the day on Good Friday, Richard found this event "brutal" in every sense of the word.  With strong cross winds for 7 miles of the 11 mile lap, and descents with tractor crossings this made for a very tricky event.  


Not many positives to take from the event as his time was over 4 minutes slower than 2016 although finding out that his lap times were equal to Olympic Gold medalist Dame Sarah Storey gave him a cheeky grin.  (and she only had to do two laps).


Looking forward to riding in 2018 when he will only need to complete two laps as he will be a vet!  

Road Racing - 2016

Andy gets an LVRC bronze medal in Towcester

Our very own Road Race star, Andy Hicklin rode the LVRC Foxley RR at Towcester on Sunday 21st August. 

 

He attacked from the off and soloed on his own for the first 45 miles.  His biggest advantage on the motorbike time checks was 2m30s, which then reduced down to 30s and then back up to 1m15s.  

 

With 12 miles to go he was caught by 3 guys so as we all know Andy can, he attacked and took 2 of them with him.  They were both stronger than him but he went to the line with them and ended up with 3rd place. 


For his efforts Andy won £15.00 prize money which he had to pay back to his daughter for the entry fee. 


WELL DONE ANDY on your efforts.  Keep up the good work!!

Time Trialing - 2016

Andy Hicklin's TT update 

Just rode the Stone Wheelers 25 on the A50.
Fast course on a busy dual carriageway. Straight out & back with a couple of roundabouts to negotiate.
Wet roads & a slight tailwind on the way home.
I clocked 53.30 with an average speed of 28mph

I am racing a 2,3,4 BCF road race 70 miles in Leicestershire on Saturday afternoon. That will be a hard race
Week after, I’ve hopefully got a ride in the LVRC Time Trial Championships 18 miles on a tough course near Warwick.

Buxton CC 33m Hilly TT - April 2016

Richard competing in what most describe as "the hardest time trial of the season". The course is run over three 11mile laps from Longnor to Axe Edge and includes 10% ascents and sections which see riders reaching over 40mph.  

Sheffrec 2up 25m TT - March 2016

Richard and Matthew on the way to a respectable time on a windy Hatfield Woodhouse course.  This is the opening time trial of the JE James points series which rewards riders for consistency over a range of events throughout the season.