On Monday 7th November at 7.30. pm. at the Club Room
British rider Hugh Carthy will ride for the Cannondale-Drapac team from the 2017 season, the American WorldTour squad confirmed on Tuesday.
Carthy has enjoyed a stand-out year so far with Spanish squad Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, winning the Vuelta a Asturias overall and placing ninth overall at the Volta a Catalunya, where he also topped the best young rider classification.
The 22-year-old had previously ridden for the British-based Rapha-Condor team, where he originally caught the eye of Cannondale sports director and former professional Charly Wegelius. Carthy revealed that he and Wegelius have been in regular contact throughout this season – and the two historically shared a trainer.
Reportedly, Carthy was offered deals with other teams but settled on Cannondale.
>>> Hugh Carthy becomes first British rider to win Vuelta a Asturias
He also finished the Vuelta this year
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Pete Scott is leading Saturday’s ride. Start Club House 8:30, Plough 8:45, drift over to Leyland, up the Ever Rising Road, Down to Cedar Farm, Home.
Distance will be about 55 miles. A flat route except for the Ever Rising Road which goes up.
Words by Pete Leonard
It’s Sunday and I am riding to Blackgate Lane to meet like minded members for the Sunday
Eddie O’Brien in action on the SCC hill climb event once again dominated the freewheel competition. Picture by Ian Bailey.
ride and the freewheeling contest which for many is the highlight of the
Continue reading Freewheel Competition 2016 Report
A message from Howard Massam, Club Kit Secretary.
Winter club kit is due in late October/early November. I will be at the club the first Monday in the month for kit sales, from 7pm. A separate night will be arranged to pick up Winter kit orders.
The fiercely contested Freewheeling / Downhill championship for the coveted shield will take place at Bleasedale as usual.
Depart Plough 9.15, Blackgate Lane 9.30.
Cafe stop will be either Chipping – make sure you’ve got the right change – or possibly Cobble Hey ( if they have gone back to giving decent sized portions of
Continue reading Downhill / Freewheeling Championship – October ‘Third Sunday’ Ride
This Saturday’s ride meanders around West Lancs. Club House 8:30, Shirdley Hill, Halsall, Rainford, Billinge, Roby Mill, Appley Bridge, Skull House Lane, CF, Burscough, Home. About 52 miles. Flat…just a couple of steady climbs.
If you want to join us ‘en route’ please let Geoff know.
Click here for the route.
This week’s addition of Cycling Weekly (Thursday 13th of October) features a report on Southport Cycling Club from their visit on the 4th of September.
On sale now, make sure you get your copy.
To read more about Cycling Weekly’s visit to the club click here.
Continue reading Southport Cycling Club appears this week’s copy of Cycling Weekly
By Ian Bailey – Edited by Mike Lloyd
On the Sunday 2nd October the Merseyside Wheelers / Southport Cycling Club Inter Club Hill Climb took place once again on the 1.7 mile Ashurst Beacon course. Those involved were greeted with near perfect conditions with a dry, sunny and windless autumn day.
Riders were able to
Continue reading SCC / Merseyside Wheelers Inter Club Hill Climb Report
A pleasant ride out into the countryside, flat, then some small lumps around Brindle and Brinscall. Coffee at the ‘Shed’. Distance 54 miles. Leave clubhouse at 8:30, Plough 8:45. Return at 12:30.
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Cycling safety on our roads is a major issue
Good morning fellow peddlers and pundits. This week I have been asked to convey a few safety messages to reinforce the need for more tolerance and better conduct whilst we go about our daily commutes in and around Southport. Also on Friday this week I will
Continue reading On Yer Bike – Visiter Column – Article 84 – Cycling Safety