Club News 18 April 2019



Wishing all our members
Happy Easter & Happy Pesach


Despite the long weekend ahead of us, we only have our regular Saturday and Sunday Road Club rides planned for you however, those of you who would like to get a cycle in on Friday are welcome to join Jos Bretherick at Cradle Moon.  She will be doing an open water swim starting at 06h30 followed by a cycle.

The non-swimmers can meet her at the entrance to CM at 07h40.  You can either park at CM or at Valverde and then cycle to CM. There is a R50 conservatory charge for CM.
Northern Farm is open on both Friday and Monday – remember Club100 members get free entry to Northern Farm Bike Park – all you need is your membership card and to be in club kit.
Our MTB’er have a full weekend of cycling planned for you.  See details under  “Weekend Rides”


The Two Oceans Marathon is happening this weekend in Cape Town.  We have a number of members taking part and we would like to wish them Good Luck & Travel Safely.

Kick Your DOMS For Good
Delayed onset muscle soreness messes up our workout schedules and hurts like hell—but proper nutrition, training, and recovery can help you fend off this post-ride annoyance and have more fun.
It’s the day after you sprinted a few extra hill repeats, survived a long-overdue squat session, or finally got back into your cycling routine, and your muscles feel like they are made of rocks lodged between your bones. You can thank a condition called DOMS for that.

Developing muscle soreness after a hard ride is normal – even if it shows up a day or two after you’ve stopped pedalling.  The simplified explanation for your shuffling steps and groan-filled movement is that DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) is a symptom of exercise-induced muscle damage, and a sign that your body is experiencing inflammation – a necessary part of recovery involving cellular repair, which lessens as we adapt to exercise.

There are however ways to minimise muscle soreness post-ride.  Click here to see what you can do pre-ride, on the road, post ride to prevent DOMS

Cycle Mashatu 2019: 20 to 23 September 2019
Dust off your passports…. it’s time to cycle through Mashatu in Botswana for the 12th annual Club 100 MTB tour. Some say this might be the best tour yet, others say this is the one Club 100 tour not to be missed. After seeing the itinerary, it might just be your inspiration to get fit or stay fit in 2019.
Click Here for the full Itinerary


Ever wondered how quickly you lose fitness if you stop riding?

With winter looming, many of us are already thinking about racking our bikes for the winter and going into hibernation however this article may be just enough to keep you motivated.  Click Here


Weekend Club Rides
Road Rides
Ride Captains:  Terry Millar – 082 903 7695 & Brian Rowbotham – 082 652 9181
Saturday, 20 April
Venue:  Mugg & Bean Broadacres @ 06h30
Novice Group Marshal:  Charmaine Scheepers – 082 554 0805
Sunday, 21 April
Venue: Luca's Restaurant, Rivonia Crossing Centre @ 06h30.
Route: “Coffee Route” – Short but Hilly – Through Bryanston and onto Main Road. Through Randburg past Mnet, towards Linden and past Emmarentia dam.  Passing Milpark, Empire Road, St Johns School, Houghton Golf Course via Munro Drive and returning on William Nicol.
MTB Rides
Ride Captain - Sean Gallick - 060 500 6071
Friday, 19 April
Venue: Henops MTB Park @ 07:30
Ride Marshal:  Guy Imbert – 083 325 3703.  Guy has kindly offered to take us around the Henops MTB park. This is a great ride and is highly recommended.
Saturday, 20 April
Venue: Northern Farm @ 07h00
Ride Marshal.  No official ride marshal assigned for this weekend but please come and ride this Wonderful Park with us . Suitable for beginner and intermediate riders. 

Sunday, 21  April
Venue:  The Kitchen Kafe, Broadacres @ 06h30
Route & Ride Marshal:  Sean (Fat Boy) Gallick & Thys Neser – 060 500 6071.  Either Sean or Thys will be taking you out for a loop around the Cradle, at a slower pace for a change.
Monday, 22 April
Venue:  Cradle Moon @ 07h30
We thought a Cradle Moon ride would be good for Easter Monday.  If you’re lucky you may get to see Rhinos, Lions and even Fat Boys. Starting in the car park at a very civil time of 7:30am.

Happy Birthday

The following members will be celebrating their birthday during the upcoming week.
19 April – Sandro Righele, John Truter
20 April – Mark Maiden
21 April – Mark Hirst
22 April – John Donaldson, Anton Van Achterbergh
23 April – Lincoln Alcock, Elise Meyering
24 April – Corina Andrew, Mike Duff, Guy Ellis

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

Upcoming Race Events

Road Races 

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MTB Races
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Triathlon & Swimming Events 

Click Here for upcoming Tri events
Have a wonderful weekend & Cycle Safely
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