Taster Session at the Velodrome - 26th February 2011
Saturday 26th February saw another gathering of OCRC and CTC members at the Manchester
Velodrome for another taster session or chain gang outing - call it what you will.
After the World Cup event the previous weekend there was much talk of 18" splinters in
the camaraderie of the changing room before our 5 o’clock session commenced. But the
stout hearts put all these terrifying thoughts out of mind and just 'touched wood' that
they would not fall off.
So round and round they went, some at not much more than touring pace, while others
gloried in burning rubber, well above the blue line. Mid-way the coach collected all
riders for a single lap, 250 metre time trial and Barry eagerly noted the times for
At the end when the clock reached six, all descended from the wooden bowl, sweaty
and thirsty for a photo shoot. Some to be photographed wearing the new club
clothing whilst other shots were of the reunion of old club members.