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5:15 pm Litherland Circuit League @ Litherland Circuit
Litherland Circuit League @ Litherland Circuit
Apr 25 @ 5:15 pm
The league runs from 11 April to 22 August SCC are affiliated to Litherland Circuit League and carry out admin duties on 5 evenings.  Racing is for all age groups. If you can help please[...]
Apr
26
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7:00 pm Club 10 Mile TT Series @ Sign On Location
Club 10 Mile TT Series @ Sign On Location
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm
Signing on from 6.30 pm. Details of the course and risk assessment etc can be found here
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28
Sat
9:00 am CLUB ROAD RACES – BICKERSTAFFE. ...
CLUB ROAD RACES – BICKERSTAFFE. ...
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am
CLUB ROAD RACES – BICKERSTAFFE. SATURDAY 28th APRIL. On behalf of the club I’m once again organising the  above events. Same format as previous years. MEN 2/3/4/J …9am..63kms/39miles..12 laps. WOMEN E/1/2/3/4/J ..12noon..same distance. However,the Women’s race[...]
Apr
29
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9:00 am Club Rides to the Velo Cafe – 29...
Club Rides to the Velo Cafe – 29...
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am
SUNDAY APRIL 29th: THREE RIDES TO THE VELO CAFE In 2016 the club organised 3 rides to the Velo Cafe. We tried to repeat this in October 2017 but the weather beat us. So we’re[...]
May
2
Wed
5:15 pm Litherland Circuit League @ Litherland Circuit
Litherland Circuit League @ Litherland Circuit
May 2 @ 5:15 pm
The league runs from 11 April to 22 August SCC are affiliated to Litherland Circuit League and carry out admin duties on 5 evenings.  Racing is for all age groups. If you can help please[...]
May
3
Thu
7:00 pm Club 10 Mile TT Series @ Sign On Location
Club 10 Mile TT Series @ Sign On Location
May 3 @ 7:00 pm
Signing on from 6.30 pm. Details of the course and risk assessment etc can be found here
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9
Wed
5:15 pm Litherland Circuit League @ Litherland Circuit
Litherland Circuit League @ Litherland Circuit
May 9 @ 5:15 pm
The league runs from 11 April to 22 August SCC are affiliated to Litherland Circuit League and carry out admin duties on 5 evenings.  Racing is for all age groups. If you can help please[...]
May
10
Thu
7:00 pm Club 10 Mile TT Series @ Sign On Location
Club 10 Mile TT Series @ Sign On Location
May 10 @ 7:00 pm
Signing on from 6.30 pm. Details of the course and risk assessment etc can be found here
May
16
Wed
5:15 pm Litherland Circuit League @ Litherland Circuit
Litherland Circuit League @ Litherland Circuit
May 16 @ 5:15 pm
The league runs from 11 April to 22 August SCC are affiliated to Litherland Circuit League and carry out admin duties on 5 evenings.  Racing is for all age groups. If you can help please[...]
May
17
Thu
7:00 pm Club 10 Mile TT Series @ Sign On Location
Club 10 Mile TT Series @ Sign On Location
May 17 @ 7:00 pm
Signing on from 6.30 pm. Details of the course and risk assessment etc can be found here

Southport Six Rise Above

Super Six at the Finish  (R to L Ray, Mark, Geoff, Chris, Peter, Wendy)

Super Six at the Finish (R to L Ray, Mark, Geoff, Chris, Peter, Wendy)

The Southport Super Six took on a new ride on Sunday  around the Welsh borders. The Rise Above sportive cycle ride, supported by Mark Cavendish, aims to raise money for Help the Hero’s charity and offered 3 routes to test the legs of the 3000 participants. This was the first time the event has been held and excellent timing meant the weather gave the inaugural ride a fitting start. Southport club riders, Geoff (mountain goat) Caton, Ray (the brickie) Lyons, Chris (run out of gears) Stone, Mark (boy wonder) Baldwin, Wendy (where’s the hills) Scott and Pete (pedal on) Scott, headed out from Southport to make the early sign on for a closed road start in Chester.

Once off, the route rolls through some hills and countryside with wonderful views – all of which masks the uphill horrors to come.

The organisers had included one of the UKs top five hardest climbs, Bwlch Penbarras. It is hard to describe this piece of Welsh tarmac, its steep, very steep, the road just seems to keep on ramping towards the clouds with gradients over 25%. Whether it was ignorance or indifference the prospect of Penbarras seemed not to worry Geoff who managed an incredible 16 minutes from bottom to top, not bad for a man of a certain age!
As you see from the photo all six finished with a smile off their faces and a good sense of achievement having covered 120 Km with 2000m of climbing, well done all!

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