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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[...]

On Yer Bike – Visiter Column – Article 79 – Bens Ride

A slice of ‘On Yer Bike’ to savour – Bens Ride

By Ian Bailey

After a week of fascinating cycling action at the Olympics congratulations go the GB team who has won an incredible 10 medals in the games. This week we are turning our attention to a week last

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Southport riders preparing to head off.

Sunday and the Ben Gautrey Foundation’s challenging cycle ride.

Starting out from Meols Hall in Churchtown two idyllic routes of 30km or 50km distance had been planned by David Williams from Kuota Cycles; 20 miles and 35 miles in old money for those that are unfamiliar with our European measurements. Both routes followed Ben’s training routes that meander across the flat lands of West Lancashire via Crossens and Banks. They cross over the busy A565 at a safe point near Mere Brow then the routes continue on along route 91 Green La and into Bretherton. Further on the route split allow a shorter return for the 30km riders whereas the 50 km riders are to experience the infamous Stoney Lane climb before they made their return to Churchtown.

I arrived at Meols Hall just before 8am and had the opportunity to speak to one or two of the riders that were about to embark on the ride:

Carl Burns was riding the event for the first time having only started cycling 3 years ago and was riding the 50km ride and getting up Stoney Lane was his only worry in completing the ride!

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Southport youth yiders trying the motorcycles for size.

Alan Abram and Justin Waddington felt confident in completing the 50km route although Justin had to badger Alan to do it both seemed confident and were looking forward to trying the great route. If all goes well they were thinking of using the route for training as they got fitter.

Kevin Downey had entered the 50km for the first time this year. He normally rides solo but was looking forward to riding with a group on the day.

Alison & Claudio Equizi had rushed back from completing the end to end challenge raising money for the Line Twin Network a part of the Project Endeavour to take part in this ‘BGF’ ride. They

settled for the 30km route as they hadn’t recovered after their 900 miles in 12 days as yet! Phew!

Good friends Kevin McCormack, David Blundell and Keith Naylor decided a 30km ride would be just the ticket to help with raising funds for the foundation and enjoying the day.

Ride buddies Jimmy Hayes and Josh Davenport were hoping to complete the 50km ride in good time with Josh riding a vintage Keith Coppell cycle against a more modern cycle that belonged to

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Ken Beck and Peter Scott leading the riders out.

Jimmy.

Before long all the riders had all left the beautiful surroundings of Meols Hall, all 225 of them (25 being Ben’s number). It wasn’t long before they started to return but in that half hour or so before they returned I had chance to reflect. I would have loved to have ridden but for my long time trial the day before and my need to recover I thought it wise not to. Next year I will though and I hope you will come along and ride this great route in support of the Ben Gautrey Foundation especially as it helps to ensure that young riders are supported and have opportunities to become great sporting successes like Ben. Although Ben isn’t with us now his legacy lives on through his foundation that helps young local sporting talent achieve so that they may one day in the future emulate last week’s Olympic successes.

If you would like to pledge or to find out more about the foundation then please visit the website:

http://www.thebenjamingautreyfoundation.org.uk/pages/the-foundation.php

Or if you wish to donate then:

https://www.justgiving.com/TheBenjaminGautreyFoundation

Heads Up

Coming up this weekend is the Ride of the Roses charity ride that starts in Banks. You can choose from a 50 or 75 or 100 miler that takes in some beautiful lanes towards the Trough of Boland and beyond. For more details and how to register use the link below:

http://www.clatterbridgecc.nhs.uk/charity/events/bike-rides/ride-of-the-roses

The Sefton & District Classic Bicycle Group will be meeting on 24th August 2016 11am at the Hightown Pub in Hightown for a retro cycling attire photo shoot, a 10 or 20 mile ride and refreshments. All Welcome

Email Melvyn Blake on [email protected] if more details are needed

 

Keep peddlin’

If you have any further comments or stories then please drop me Ian a line at [email protected]

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