moray firth cycling club

Summer Schedule Starts

The Clocks have changed, the weather is getting better (no really) and it’s time to start riding more: Yes it’s summer! and that means the summer ride schedule is adopted. Monday : Development Ride A ride aimed at developing group riding skills – if you’re new to all this, this is a good place to start.  No one get’s dropped and we’ll ride at a pace suitable for all group members. More experienced riders can use this as a recovery ride. Meet: 6pm Castle Street Car Park Tuesday : Hill Reps Ride up the hill.  Repeat… then do it again Meet: 6pm the Dores Road roundabout Thursday: Chain-gang 20mile chain-gang ride. Meet: Culloden Battlefield (see instructions) time 6.15pm   Weekend rides stay the...

Entry Open for MFCC Womens Road Race – 3rd May 2015

Entry is now open for the 2015 MFCC Womens road race. Entry Closes on the 26th April 2015. This is the 3rd year the race has taken place on the Black Isle.  Last year saw one of the largest women peletons in Scotland take to the roads around the village of Munlochy, near Inverness. Dales Cycles Scottish Womens Road Race Series 2015 The MFCC Womens Road Race  will once again be part of the Dales Series. 11th April 2015: Glasgow 3rd May 2015: Inverness 23rd May 2015: Falkirk 21st June 2015: Dundee 29th August 2015: Banchory 13th September 2015: Aviemore Previous Winners 2013: Lee Cragie, Cannondale racing 2014: Peigi Series, ERC [full results]...

Big Step Forward for North Velodrome

Last year Hivelo and its partners (A4A Lottery, Scottish Cycling and NoSCA) jointly commissioned two independent studies to explore possible designs and a business plan for a low cost indoor velodrome serving the wider Inverness city-region. The results were positive and immediately made available to consultants advising Highland Council on the prospects for a new Regional Sports Facility to be located in Inverness.  Those investigations were reported to the full Highland Council at its meeting on 12 March 2015. The Council has unanimously endorsed the principle of developing the new multi-sports performance centre.  This will deliver ‘state of the art’ sports & leisure amenities for the public and elite competitors alike across the Highlands and adjoining areas. It will cut out the need to travel to the Central Belt or even further afield for regular training and competition.  It will provide guaranteed all-weather, year round facilities in a highly accessible location. It will provide a safe traffic free environment for participants and sports officials to get the coaching, support and confidence needed, especially the young. The options feasibility study has recommended a preferred mix of sports facilities in the new complex.  A raised 250m. indoor wooden cycling track is expected to form the main component.  Four tennis courts will feature in the sunken infield, with judo, gymnastics and fitness/conditioning suites positioned in the track understorey.  An indoor athletics complex including a 60m sprint track and warm up facilities is also incorporated. A number of sites around Inverness are available for these facilities, but the favoured location is adjacent to the existing Bught sports hub and Queens Park athletics stadium. ...