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New Monthly Women Only Rides

Calling all Ladies!

How do you fancy spending a couple of hours on a Sunday in the fresh air – exercising and socialising. Southport Cycling Cub are introducing a monthly WOMEN-ONLY ride (over 16s only) for both beginners and experienced riders. Current SCC female members are very welcome.

See here for more

Upcoming Events

Feb
28
Thu
7:00 pm Turbo Session – Clubhouse
Turbo Session – Clubhouse
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
If  you’re interested in the joining the club turbo session at the club house on Thursdays please let Pete Scott know. We also have ‘Turbo Thursday’ Whatsapp group, please let Pete know if you wish[...]
Mar
7
Thu
7:00 pm Turbo Session – Clubhouse
Turbo Session – Clubhouse
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
If  you’re interested in the joining the club turbo session at the club house on Thursdays please let Pete Scott know. We also have ‘Turbo Thursday’ Whatsapp group, please let Pete know if you wish[...]
Mar
10
Sun
9:00 am Women Only Ride @ Club Room
Women Only Ride @ Club Room
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
A ride exclusively for ladies and a great chance for beginners to try out riding in a group. More details nearer the date. Start time from the Club room at 9.30. am. and back by[...]
Mar
14
Thu
7:00 pm Turbo Session – Clubhouse
Turbo Session – Clubhouse
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
If  you’re interested in the joining the club turbo session at the club house on Thursdays please let Pete Scott know. We also have ‘Turbo Thursday’ Whatsapp group, please let Pete know if you wish[...]
Mar
17
Sun
8:30 am Peak District Club Ride
Peak District Club Ride
Mar 17 @ 8:30 am
Sunday March 17th Peak District Hilly ride. About 80 miles.
9:30 pm SCC Road Bike Challenge (SCC mem...
SCC Road Bike Challenge (SCC mem...
Mar 17 @ 9:30 pm
First TT of the season on the new course starting at Tarlton Sun 10 D33-10 Tarleton Start time 9.30  
Mar
21
Thu
7:00 pm Turbo Session – Clubhouse
Turbo Session – Clubhouse
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
If  you’re interested in the joining the club turbo session at the club house on Thursdays please let Pete Scott know. We also have ‘Turbo Thursday’ Whatsapp group, please let Pete know if you wish[...]
Mar
23
Sat
8:30 am Dolan Youth Races – Victoria Park
Dolan Youth Races – Victoria Park
Mar 23 @ 8:30 am
The date for this year’s Dolan Youth Races have been set as the 23rd & 30th of March and the 6th of April. As usual the events will take place on the park next the[...]
Mar
28
Thu
7:00 pm Turbo Session – Clubhouse
Turbo Session – Clubhouse
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
If  you’re interested in the joining the club turbo session at the club house on Thursdays please let Pete Scott know. We also have ‘Turbo Thursday’ Whatsapp group, please let Pete know if you wish[...]
Mar
30
Sat
8:30 am Dolan Youth Races – Victoria Park
Dolan Youth Races – Victoria Park
Mar 30 @ 8:30 am
The date for this year’s Dolan Youth Races have been set as the 23rd & 30th of March and the 6th of April. As usual the events will take place on the park next the[...]

A day out in the Lancashire Lanes

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The group gather their strength at the top of Belmont Hill Click to view full size

Not All Sportives Are Made Equal
The Lancashire Lanes ride has been a firm resident on many North West riders calendars for some years. Its humble beginnings from village hall car parks is now a past memory however the challenge of the route is a constant.

Previous years have seen a large contingent of Southport riders take part, although the size of the group was a little diminished this year the Yellow and Blue was still resplendent in the early morning sun. Most of the group set off from Ainsdale and cycled to the Kirkby start line with the remainder opting for motorised transport.

Having signed on we grouped near the start (where’s Mike?) and waited for the whistle to set us off, Mike Lloyd, Pete Scott, Chris Stone, Geoff Caton, Dave Walsh, Rosie Walsh (guesting), Ray Lyons, Steve Crossen and Neil Robinson. For more picture see Gallery here

Once underway the course took some interesting turns and had clearly been tweaked to avoid as many main roads as possible however the usual climbs had been retained. This year there was plenty of signage and the Southport group only had to improvise once to get back on track keenly followed by some bewildered unattached riders. There seemed to be a good spread of riders over the route from the beginning however it started to bunch up at Ashhurst and then Appley Bridge and Red Rock climbs with groups of 40 to 50 riders lined out on the road. Once Rivington and Belmont were in sight the chatting soon stopped and the hard work kicked in, the group final agreeing to a “top of Belmont” rendezvous. Once all met, including a surprise appearance by Kevin Chicken usual pictures taken and then a fast decent to Belmont village and the knowledge that the worse is over including a 3 mile, 40 mph downhill section into Abbey village.

Brindle village hall hosted the feed stop, a time to gather thoughts and breath, catch up with friendly faces and recharge before the push for home.
There is never more of an opportune time to describe the phenomenon of “Café Legs” the dull feeling after a stop when your legs just don’t want to get started again and protest at the slightest of inclines. Within 100 metres of the stop the road rises up sharply to remind all the riders that it isn’t all downhill from here!

The weather had been quite dull however the occasional burst of sunshine had warmed our backs and the afternoon became a good mix of spring sun and tail-wind which kept the groups spirits up. The signage seemed to run out near Eccleston with the Marshals scratching their heads we pushed on and used some local knowledge to get back on track. Finally as we got to Scarth Hill the group split with some heading back to Kirkby for cars and others heading home to Southport on a more direct route.

Another grand day out, no mechanicals, plenty of miles and loads of smiles.

Text from Neil Robinson, Pictures Mike Lloyd

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