Posted On: Mon 04-Nov 2013
By: Daniel MannBlazing Saddles - October 2013 Update
October is out of the way now and with just under 2 months until the winners of this years Blazing Saddles are announced here is the latest on how the competition is hotting up:
is still holding onto first place with an amazing 165 points (nearly 1 ride every 2 days). Jim Brown is in second on 148 with Bob Corbett just under the 100 milestone on 97 points.
In the ladies, Lynn Bonnici
has broken the 100 milestone and has a tasty 103 points in the competition with both Jackie Cooper and Elaine Walker joint second on 94 points and Alison Mills in fourth on 85.
is still leading the junior competition with 45 points with a good lead over Sean Browne in second place on 31 points and Kieran Higham is in third place with 26 points and slowly creeping up to Sean.
Head on over to our Blazing Saddles
page to check out the full results for October and for a look at the results from previous years.
Posted On: Mon 28-Oct 2013
By: Luke PetersEmitremmus Certificates
If any riders would like a certificate for the completion of their Emitremmus ride yesterday, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
to show your interest, and then get an A4 SAE with postage for a large letter.
Posted On: Fri 25-Oct 2013
By: Luke PetersEmitremmus on Sunday
Emitremmus is on Sunday!
If you have not already entered, you will need to come to the start on Sunday, preferably with a completed entry form
and an entry fee of £10
The 'Is your name here?'
has now been updated with all of the start groups. We are sorry if we have split anyone up but the grouping is necessary for as smooth of a start as possible.
We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday.
Rider Group Leaving Times
For those of you unsure when groups will be setting off from the start location on Sunday they are listed just below. Please make sure you arrive about 15 mins before your group is due to set off and make sure you have your brevet card and anything else needed before setting off. Please do not set off until your scheduled start time.
EB 9:45 A 10:00
B 10:05 C 10:10
D 10:15 E 10:20
F 10:25 L 10:30
Travel News - Rail
Be aware that if you are coming by train, there are planned disruptions due to engineering work. Riders intending to get the train between Cambridge and Royston will be unable to do so, replacement bus services are in operation until 10.00AM.
Trains depart from Royston 0650 (arr 0711), 0715 (a 0738), 0735 (a 0758), 0835 (a 0902), 0935 (a 1002).
Trains depart from Peterborough 0746 (arr 0839), 0846 (a 0939), 0916 (a 0958).
Trains depart from London Kings Cross 0610 (a 0706 - 1 change), 0630 (a 0741 - 2 changes OR 0812 - 1 change), 0900 (a 0937), 0928 (a 1006).
If coming by train, please allow yourself plenty of time and check with your train operator for any extra changes to train times. Costello's Cafe will be open so you can always grab a drink if you get there early.
Travel News - Road
Six Hills Way remains closed north of Fairlands Valley Park. If you are arriving by car, please either part in the large car park off of Broadhall Way at Fairlands Valley Showground
, or you can access Fairlands Valley Park from the south (via roundabout of Six Hills Way and Valley Way
) and then use the large car park
on the left as you enter the park. Please do not park in the small cafe car park as it needs to be used by visitors to the park throughout the day, we depend on their good will.
The weather forecast for Sunday doesn't look as bad as previously expected and even seems to be improving fast so the ride will be going ahead as normal. It is down to the individual rider to decide as to whether they will start the event or not.