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Upcoming Events

May
30
Thu
7:00 pm Club 25 Mile Time Trial series @ Course D25-5
Club 25 Mile Time Trial series @ Course D25-5
May 30 @ 7:00 pm
Club 25 mile time trial series on course D25-5
Jun
6
Thu
7:00 pm Club 10 Mile Time Trial Series @ New Course D33-10
Club 10 Mile Time Trial Series @ New Course D33-10
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm
Weekly 10 mile time trial. First event of the season starts at 6.45.pm. All other dates at 7.00.pm
Jun
8
Sat
6:30 pm Open 10 Mile Time Trial – Saturd... @ Course D33/10 - Tarleton - Banks
Open 10 Mile Time Trial – Saturd... @ Course D33/10 - Tarleton - Banks
Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Southport CC members will be competing for the Neil Smith and Norman Rimmer trophies for fastest Male and Female rider Southport CC open 10 Flyer 2 Note – Entries close on 28th May. In addition[...]
Jun
9
Sun
9:00 am Women Only Ride @ Club Room
Women Only Ride @ Club Room
Jun 9 @ 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[...]
Jun
13
Thu
7:00 pm Club 10 Mile Time Trial Series @ New Course D33-10
Club 10 Mile Time Trial Series @ New Course D33-10
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm
Weekly 10 mile time trial. First event of the season starts at 6.45.pm. All other dates at 7.00.pm
Jun
16
Sun
8:30 am Settle – Club Ride
Settle – Club Ride
Jun 16 @ 8:30 am
Sunday June 16th Settle Undulating ride. About 110 miles.
Jun
20
Thu
7:00 pm Club 10 Mile Time Trial Series @ New Course D33-10
Club 10 Mile Time Trial Series @ New Course D33-10
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm
Weekly 10 mile time trial. First event of the season starts at 6.45.pm. All other dates at 7.00.pm
Jun
27
Thu
7:00 pm Club 25 Mile Time Trial series @ Course D25-5
Club 25 Mile Time Trial series @ Course D25-5
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm
Club 25 mile time trial series on course D25-5
Jul
4
Thu
7:00 pm Club 10 Mile Time Trial Series @ New Course D33-10
Club 10 Mile Time Trial Series @ New Course D33-10
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm
Weekly 10 mile time trial. First event of the season starts at 6.45.pm. All other dates at 7.00.pm
Jul
7
Sun
8:30 am Buttertubs – Club Ride
Buttertubs – Club Ride
Jul 7 @ 8:30 am
Sunday July 7th Buttertubs Hilly ride. About 60 miles.

A Good Friday Outing for the Club Audax Members

Looking up the Lamb Fell Road

Looking up the Lamb Fell Road

Friday 18 April saw Peter Gawthorne, Steve Ginty, Allan Taylor and Will White making an early (7.30.am) start from Ainsdale Post Office control on the road to Settle. Missing from the group was Mark Davies aka The Iron Man – where are you Mark? – who has not been seen on his bike for some time.

The morning was bright and sunny but with a cool breeze and this was to set the pattern for the rest of the day. Taking the route through Preston as opposed to the Woodplumpton option the group where joined by Lee Hunt and Dave Walker – making a come back to the Audax world again.

Will takes a rest

Will takes a rest

First control at Chipping with 58km completed was reached just after 10.00.am. On over Little Bowland, Dunsop Bridge and Slaidburn. Left at the monument in Slaidburn to start the climbs of Lamb Fell and Tatham Fell. Right in Bentham and on to Settle for lunch after 110km

A brief stop at Settle station – as a (diesel) train arrived we were told by the Station Master that there was not enough room on the train for all the bikes – so back on the bikes.

Peter, Steve, Will, Dave and Lee (Allan on the camera)

Peter, Steve, Will, Dave and Lee (Allan on the camera)

Substituing Clitheroe for the Waddington control allowed some additional climbing through Whalley and via York, Ramsgreave, Mellor and Samelsbury Bottoms – the climbing created a split in the group exploited by Will to make the only off route detour of the day.

Back to Ainsdale by 6.00.pm – a Good Friday day out

That bit is done!

That bit is done!

Statistics

Time: 8:40:12
Moving Time: 8:36:42
Elapsed Time: 10:50:19
Avg Speed: 23.9 km/h
Avg Moving Speed: 24.0 km/h
Max Speed: 70.2 km/h
Total Climbing 2,400m

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