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Sep
22
Sun
8:00 am Ben Gautrey – Event
Ben Gautrey – Event
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am
Sunday September 22nd (TBC) Ben Gautrey Flattish ride. About 50 miles.
Sep
29
Sun
8:30 am World Road Race Championships – ...
World Road Race Championships – ...
Sep 29 @ 8:30 am
Sunday September 29th Buttertubs – Men’s World Road Racing Championship Drive to Ingleton. Ride out to the course. Watch the race. Ride back.
Oct
6
Sun
9:00 am Women Only Ride @ Club Room
Women Only Ride @ Club Room
Oct 6 @ 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[...]
11:00 am SCC (MEMBERS ONLY) Hill Climb Ch... @ Prince William pub, Dalton, Wigan
SCC (MEMBERS ONLY) Hill Climb Ch... @ Prince William pub, Dalton, Wigan
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am
SCC Members Club only Hill Climb Championship. The Mersey Wheelers Ashurst open hill climb championship is the week after.  
Oct
27
Sun
9:30 am The Downhill / Freewheeling comp...
The Downhill / Freewheeling comp...
Oct 27 @ 9:30 am
Just a reminder, the Downhill / Freewheeling contest for the highly coveted Shield takes place this Sunday 27th October at Bleasedale. Leaving the Plough at around 9.15 am / Blackgate Lane 9.30am. Choice of cafes[...]
Nov
2
Sat
7:00 pm ANNUAL DINNER AND PRIZE PRESENTA...
ANNUAL DINNER AND PRIZE PRESENTA...
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm
This time of year again for the Annual Dinner. Saturday 2nd November from 19:00 Tickets on sale via the Club house and from website shortly. Hope to see everyone there!!
Nov
17
Sun
9:00 am Eureka – Club Ride
Eureka – Club Ride
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am
Sunday November 17th Eureka Cafe Flat ride. About 75 miles.
Dec
26
Thu
9:30 am Boxing Day Time Trial
Boxing Day Time Trial
Dec 26 @ 9:30 am
Boxing Day Time Trial, 9:30 start time. Meet at the Club Room from 9.00.am. Up and down the Coast Road (Weld Road  to Pontins and back). Prizes for the best decorated bike and rider.

Club Rides on Sunday 30th of November 2014

Blackgate Lane A Group Ride  – The last good weather of the year?

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The group near Abbeystead

Taking advantage of the fine weather for the time of year, a large group of riders headed out from Blackgate Lane to Scorton for the one and only cafe stop of the day.

Most of us enjoyed the welcome stop for food apart from Ian who was served cold beans on toast and promptly returned them. Unfortunately he didn’t have time to get something else. Considering what lay a head it was impressive he made it through the rest of the day so strongly.

Leaving Scorton we headed into the Trough of Bowland and stopped just southeast of Abbystead to have a group picture in front of the impressive scenery that greeted us on this sunny day. After the brief stop we headed to towards some reasonably steep hills that certainly got the legs working hard.

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At the Bill Bradley memorial Plaque

Stopping again to catch our breath at the Bill Bradley plaque we headed downhill towards Chipping where we thought we could stop for another break. However with the days getting shorter we decided to head home. With a slight tail wind we made good progress heading back with a welcome short stop at a shop near Preston for some extra supplies. Apart from a couple of punctures in Preston and a shoe cleat issue just before Chipping, the ride was largely incident free.

With light fading and the temperature quickly dropping we all made it back with Lindsey recording the longest distance of the day of 106 miles. This brought to an end another enjoyable Sunday ride and for some their last long ride of the year.

As well as the Scorton ride and the usual cafe run, another group taking advantage of the fine weather left the bus stop to climb Anglezarke and Belmont. Stopping at Rivington for the cafe for break before heading back.  I believe the group recorded a longest distance of just over 67 miles on a day where you were spoilt for choice of where to ride.

 

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At the Bill Bradley memorial Plaque

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Which way Lindsey?

Report and pictures from Mike Lloyd

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