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      It's that time of the year when club membership subscriptions are due. Payment can be made via PayPal or by visiting the club house on a Monday evening from 7:30pm and paying by cash or cheque. For information on membership renewal or to apply or change your current details please click here

Upcoming Events

May
10
Tue
all-day May trip to Majorca
May trip to Majorca
May 10 – May 19 all-day
The May unofficial SCC trip to Majorca.
May
19
Thu
6:00 pm Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Southport CC 10 Mile TT
May 19 @ 6:00 pm
Southport CC 10 Mile TT Signing on from 18.00 to 19.00. Please bring exact cash £ 5 per rider. Bring your own pen. CHANGE WILL NOT BE GIVEN ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A HELMET –[...]
May
26
Thu
6:00 pm Southport CC 25 mile TT (signing...
Southport CC 25 mile TT (signing...
May 26 @ 6:00 pm
Southport CC 25 mile TT Signing on from 18.00 to 19:00 at  Mere Brow Village Hall. First rider off at 19:01 . Please bring exact cash £ 5 per rider. Bring your own pen. CHANGE[...]
Jun
2
Thu
6:00 pm Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm
Southport CC 10 Mile TT Signing on from 18.00 to 19.00. Please bring exact cash £ 5 per rider. Bring your own pen. CHANGE WILL NOT BE GIVEN ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A HELMET –[...]
9:00 pm QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE RIDE – ...
QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE RIDE – ...
Jun 2 @ 9:00 pm
Thursday 2nd June 2022 Meet:- Criffel Stone 9am. Tarleton Lower Lights 9.30am. Bottom of Church Brow, Walton le Dale 10.10am. Approx 70 miles. A few lumps and bumps. Coffee at Potters Barn Route:- https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39103659
Jun
9
Thu
6:00 pm Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm
Southport CC 10 Mile TT Signing on from 18.00 to 19.00. Please bring exact cash £ 5 per rider. Bring your own pen. CHANGE WILL NOT BE GIVEN ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A HELMET –[...]
Jun
16
Thu
6:00 pm Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm
Southport CC 10 Mile TT Signing on from 18.00 to 19.00. Please bring exact cash £ 5 per rider. Bring your own pen. CHANGE WILL NOT BE GIVEN ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A HELMET –[...]
Jun
23
Thu
6:00 pm Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm
Southport CC 10 Mile TT Signing on from 18.00 to 19.00. Please bring exact cash £ 5 per rider. Bring your own pen. CHANGE WILL NOT BE GIVEN ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A HELMET –[...]
Jun
29
Wed
6:00 pm Southport CC 25 mile TT
Southport CC 25 mile TT
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm
Southport CC 25 mile TT Signing on from 18.00 to 19:00 at  Mere Brow Village Hall. First rider off at 19:01 . Please bring exact cash £ 5 per rider. Bring your own pen. CHANGE[...]
Jul
7
Thu
6:00 pm Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm
Southport CC 10 Mile TT Signing on from 18.00 to 19.00. Please bring exact cash £ 5 per rider. Bring your own pen. CHANGE WILL NOT BE GIVEN ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A HELMET –[...]

Boxing Day Time Trial

Boxing Day TT

Recovery after the effort

Winter Miles mean Summer Smiles

It’s been a long tradition with cyclists that once the weather turns and the days shorten the real hard work starts. Looking out of the window on a cold and windy winters morning and deciding to head off for any ride rather than stay in bed can make the difference later on in the season. We have already enjoyed the long ride on the shortest day, just three riders to Rivington (no gold, frankincense or myrrh), the Christmas Eve café run and the icing on the cake, the Boxing Day Time Trial.
Time Trials pit the rider against the clock, it is not a traditional race rather more a labour of mind and body often with an inner voice telling you to get off the bike and go home for a cup of tea. This year the weather was kind, the temperature albeit low wasn’t freezing and the wind and rain far to the east so it should have been a well-attended event, however there were a total of ten competitors and only nine bikes.


Controversy started immediately when 3 riders turned out in full aero kit, including skin suits. This gave rise to plenty of comments from the other competitors and ultimately a post-race disqualification by Allan Stark, the official for the day. The other riders armed with standard road bikes and one tandem (novelty leggings from Dave Cockram) numbered only seven so the TT’ers were allowed to race just to bring up the numbers, after all we are an inclusive club.
In order of the push off, Chris “chopper” Stone (TT), Ray “the brickie” Lyons, Neil (the elder) Robinson, Graham Norton (TT), Jim “The hill climb” Henderson. Ian “Santa hat” Bailey (TT), Josh (and Dad) Reid, Allan “the chairman” Taylor and Dave and Liz “Daisy Daisy…” Cockram on the Tandem.
The route from Weld Road down the coast road to Pontins and then back to Weld Road was mostly dry and with few cars on the road, the whole event was without incident and nor did we lose anyone en-route. The distance, a little over 5 miles, can be tricky to gauge the effort required as it sits somewhere between sprint and endurance, I am sure all had a little left in the tank by the end.

The results, including adjustments for trying too hard and turning out in full TT kit were as follows:
Jim Henderson, riding a fixed gear bike, 1st place: 14 minutes 12 seconds, Neil Robinson, standard road bike 2nd place 15 minutes 29 seconds and Dave and Liz Cockram, tandem 3rd place 15 minutes 52 seconds.
Josh took the quickest junior time in 18 minutes 10 seconds. As for the skin suit’ d, funny shaped helmet headed TT riders, Graham Norton 12:57, Chris Stone 13:55 and Ian Bailey 14:14.
As always any event cannot run without the willing and selfless help from other club members, Alan Stark ran the proceedings with road side marshalling by Mike and Gill, pushing off by Eddie and timings by Dave. Thanks guys.

See Images here for more pictures

Neil Robinson

Official Result

Southport CC Boxing Day TT
No. Rider Name Time Position Age Notes
1 Chris Stone 14:55 2 46  TT kit
2 Ray Lyons 17:47 8 47
3 Neil Robinson 15:29 5 42
4 Graham Moreton 12:57 1 21  TT kit
5 Jim Henderson 14:12 3 41  Fixie
6 Ian Bailey 14:14 4 49  TT kit
7 Josh Wazner-Reid 18:10 9 13  Junior
8 Allan Taylor 16:15 7 65
9 Liz and Dave Cockram 15:52 6 Witheld Ladies privilege, cakes by Dave
Timekeepers Alan Stark, Dave Ritchie
Pusher Off Eddie O’Brien
Marshalls Mike Lloyd, Gill Taylor (and dog)
Coffee Ken Beck and Assistant
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