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CLIC24 Endurance Cycle Event - 2009
Sports Therapy for Injured Riders. In aid of CLIC Sargent
Following last year's sunshine event the 2009 Clic24 charity 24 hour endurance cycling marathon, in aid of CLIC Sargent, became a complete mudfest. But did anybody care? Not likely!
The organisers, headed by Neil Wilkins, the event director, did a fantastic job of keeping spirits up and lap times down and everything ran as smoothly as the well oiled gear changes of some of these very expensive mountain bikes (except for a couple of power outages, but we won't go there!).
Inspiringly, the rain did hold off until exactly the moment the starting hooter sounded at 12 o'clock on Saturday, and then the heavens opened, for pretty much most of the weekend, including the pinging and drum roll of hailstones on faces and canvas, clearing up again just as everyone had packed their soggy tents and belongings into a huge convoy of cars, trailers and trucks, only to be greeted by a sunny drive home. Typical! But that's the British weather for you.
The course is a highly-rated, 10 mile track and road course, over the Mendip Hills, and this year's event was held on the weekend of 16/17 May from the Charterhouse Centre near Blagdon in the Mendip Hills. 500 riders braved the elements and their own demons as they raced (sorry, IT'S NOT A RACE!), rode, over the tough terrain, encountering such obstacles as gullies, stoney paths, low lying branches, barbed wire, muddy puddles, slippery grass banks and the odd half asleep driver.
Web Address for Clic24: http://www.clic24.org.uk (Sorry, this web address has now expired)
Web Address for CLIC Sargent: http://www.clicsargent.org.uk
I was delighted to be able to get involved with this event over the last two years. Not as a rider, you understand, I don't think my stamina would extend to one lap, let alone the 21 laps completed by the top solo rider, Chris Cooknell, or the team lap champions : Bike City (Payne, Grundy, Williams, Taylor) who managed a whopping 31 laps.
My area of expertise was proving beneficial in the sports massage tent, where I saw a wide variety of calf, ham, gluteal, and other muscle strains, cramps and injuries, including knee problems, lower back strain, neck pain and aching shoulders, ligament tears and just plain old fatigue.
Looking forward to 2010, when we can do it all again. Provisional date for CLIC24 2010 - will be on the weekend of 8/9 May 2010.
Update: Even though Clic24 continued for a year or two after, the event organizers finally pulled the plug. No one can deny the exceptional achievement of this event to raise money for CLIC and the help it provided the charity.
Sports Therapy, Sports Massage Event Cover: Event organizers, if you are organizing a major sporting event and need cover for sports massage or sports injuries, please email.
I have an established private practice and treatment room at The Haven Healing Centre, in Blagdon. The 'energies' here are good, and the views are spectacular, looking out over the lake and village. This means that sportsmen and women can avail themselves of the help they need, at a time to suit them, and at a facility within a superb location and setting.
Specialized areas include; spinal and postural problems, static lymph and oedema problems, muscle imbalance problems, joint mobilisation and neuro-muscular therapy, trigger point therapy, pain therapy, counselling and sports performance.
Sports men and women of all abilities, and with even the most professional approach, get injured sometimes. It matters not whether they are professionals, amateurs or just a parent spending time with their child. If you sustain a sporting injury, stop! Don't wait for it to get worse. Get treatment NOW!.
If you live in any of the towns and villages listed below, you are well within a 2-40 minute drive of The Haven Healing Centre, and I'd be delighted to see you. Please call Phil Chave on 01761 462722 to make your appointment or to talk about a treatment plan structured around your needs.
Just a few more pics of the weekend and the muddy riders.
All These Areas Are Within Easy Reach of The Haven Healing Centre, Blagdon, Bristol|
Abbots Leigh, Ashwick, Avonmouth, Axbridge, Babington, Backwell, Badgworth, Bagley, Banwell, Barrow Gurney, Bason Bridge, Bath, Beckington, Berrow, Biddisham, Bishop Sutton, Bitton, Blackford, Blagdon, Bleadon, Bleadney, Bradford-on-Avon, Brean, Brent Knoll, Bristol, Burnham-on-Sea, Burrington, Butcombe, Cameley, Catcott, Chantry, Chapel Allerton, Cheddar, Chelwood, Chew Magna, Chew Stoke, Chilcompton, Churchill, Clapton, Claverham, Claverton, Cleeve, Clevedon, Clutton, Cocklake, Coleford, Compton Bishop, Compton Dando, Compton Martin, Congresbury, Coxley, Cranmore, Cross, Downhead, Draycott, Dundry, Dunkerton, East Brent, East Harptree, East Huntspill, Easton-in-Gordano, Edithmead, Emborough, Englishcombe, Evercreech, Failand, Farmborough, Farrington Gurney, Felton, Flax Bourton, Freshford, Frome, Glastonbury, Godney, Green Ore, Gurney Slade, Highbridge, Highbury, High Littleton, Hinton Blewett, Hutton, Inglesbatch, Kelston, Kenn, Kewstoke, Keynsham, Kilmersdon, Kingston Seymour, Langford, Litton, Locking, Long Ashton, Lower Weare, Loxton, Lympsham, Mark, Marksbury, Mells, Midsomer Norton, Monkton Combe, Nailsea, Nempnett Thrubwell, Nettlebridge, Newbury, Oldmixon, Paulton, Peasedown, Pensford, Pilton, Portishead, Prestleigh, Priddy, Priston, Pucklechurch, Pudlow, Puxton, Queen Charlton, Radstock, Redhill, Rickford, Ridgehill, Rodney Stoke, Rooks Bridge, Rowberrow, Saltford, Sandford, Shapwick, Shepton Mallet, Shipham, Sidcot, Somerton, Stanton Drew, Star, Staverton, St Georges, Stoke St Michael, Ston Easton, Stone Bridge, Stowey, Street, Temple Cloud, Tickenham, Timsbury, Trowbridge, Ubley, Weare, Wedmore, Wellow, Wells, West Harptree, West Horrington, Weston-Super-Mare, West Pennard, Whatley, Whitchurch, Winford, Winscombe, Wookey, Wraxall, Wrington, Yatton
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The Haven Healing Centre is located at: The Haven, Street End Lane, Blagdon, Bristol, BS40 7TW