Subscriptions for 2022 are now due

      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

Jun
30
Thu
6:00 pm Southport CC 15 mile TT
Southport CC 15 mile TT
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm
Southport CC 15 mile TT Course D33/15 Note: Due to continuing roadworks at new Aldi – Tarleton, this event will be a 15 Mile TT and not a 25 as originally planned Signing on from[...]
Jul
2
Sat
9:30 pm SATURDAY CLUB DRIVE/RIDE – GEOFF...
SATURDAY CLUB DRIVE/RIDE – GEOFF...
Jul 2 @ 9:30 pm
An excursion into Wales Saturday 2nd July 2022 Ride Leader:- Geoff Caton. Meet:- 9.30am, Burton CH64 5QT Approx 51 miles. Its Geoff, so there will be a few lumps and bumps. Two coffee stops, Honey’s[...]
Jul
3
Sun
7:00 am Southport CC Open 15 Mile Time T... @ Course D33/15
Southport CC Open 15 Mile Time T... @ Course D33/15
Jul 3 @ 7:00 am – 10:30 am
Note – This event has been cancelled due to lack of interest  
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 –[...]
Jul
14
Thu
6:00 pm Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Jul 14 @ 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 –[...]
Jul
16
Sat
all-day SATURDAY CLUB DRIVE/RIDE – YORKS...
SATURDAY CLUB DRIVE/RIDE – YORKS...
Jul 16 all-day
Saturday 16th July 2022 Ride Leader:- Dave Miller Meet:- Details coming soon. Approx 50 miles. A few lumps and bumps. Route:- Coming soon.
Jul
21
Thu
6:00 pm Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Jul 21 @ 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 –[...]
Jul
24
Sun
9:00 am SCC CLUB 90th ANNIVERSARY RIDE
SCC CLUB 90th ANNIVERSARY RIDE
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am
Sunday 24th July 2022 Ride Leader:- Greg Callaghan Meet:- The Crown, Birkdale 9am. Approx 40/50 miles. Pan flat all the way. Coffee at Velo Brief visit to Shaftesbury Avenue, where SCC first formed.
Jul
28
Thu
4:19 pm Southport CC 25 mile TT
Southport CC 25 mile TT
Jul 28 @ 4:19 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[...]
Aug
4
Thu
6:00 pm Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Aug 4 @ 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 –[...]

CLUB HILL CLIMB COMPETITION 2019

The eagerly expected hype over who would take the coveted trophy this year was between last year’s winner Martin BAILEY, Conor McKinnon, Adam Dillon and Joe Wilson, never really materialised as Joe was unwell and Conor came to support his sister Issy….of course he’s now at Uni and has other issues to deal with.

After a quick check the course was rideable the required signage placed out on the slopes of Col du Ashurst,it was all systems go,save for the raised manhole cover oozing water like Niagara fall,due to the recent downpours., cones placed accordingly.

First of the victims to arrive was the evergreen former champion runner 70 yr old Geoff CATON whose heart rate was now back to normal after the previous day watching his beloved Liverpool team scrape a narrow victory. ,he has been training throughout the year for this event culminating with a trio to the Pyrenees in the Summer and didn’t disappoint.

Slowly but surely all the riders signed on 15 in all,some for the first time including 4 ladies and Alfie Lunt only 12 years old which is the youngest age eligible to compete in a CTT time trial.

Watches calibrated with the first rider off at 11.40am… Irene holding the start watch with Bill LLOYD at the summit with Jim Lee as ‘spotter’ Me at the start line holding up..pushing off not permitted in a hill climb.
No catcher required on this occasion… Something went awry with the clocks and as a result there were some discrepancies with the times which were later rectified by Alan (Time Trial sec) by using the new technological of Strava even that seems suspect.

One way or another with various styles of kit and bikes all 15 riders completed the course..somehow Claudia managed to ride with her rain jacket covering her race number closely followed by coach and mentor Spencer Coltman.

I’m reliably informed by spectators at Dalton church there was lots of huffing and puffing and in some cases even cursing…attending church for divine help might have proved useful.

The outright winner was Martin Bailey with a rime of 6.19 a worthy champion.
1st Lady was Maddy Scott:: 7.31
1st under 18..Adam Dillon::6.52

All the times as follows at the time of printing..

Martin Bailey. ………….6.19
Adam Dillon ………………6.52.6
Maddy Scott……………..7.31.6
Neil Laing …………………7.46.1
Geoff CATON ……………7.50.7
Mike Rimmer……………..7.51.6
Tom Williams……………..8.00.6
Issy McKinnon……………8.24.3
John Edwards…………….8.46.8
Carole James…………….9.11.7
Alan Stark………………….10.52.4
Claudia Trecarichi……….11.07.6
Steve Dillon………………..11.07.6
Gina Bellhouse…………….12.47.8
Alfie Lunt…………………….12.54.6

In my racing days I was always told never to argue or hassle the timekeeper, although on this occasion Bill has apologised for any discrepancies, in any case it doesn’t affect the overall result, maybe next year we will have 2 egg timers!

After the event I guess there must have been about 50 club members, families and supporters who attended the buffet in the Prince William pub which I feel rounds off the event nicely with banter of stories and excuses exchanged over a drink or two and promises and boasts of will go faster next year.

Thanks go to the riders, Marshall’s, supporters and photographers, really appreciated.

The weather stayed fine and reasonably dry with a following wind from Dalton church.

See you all next year and thanks for coming.

El Prez

Click here for 2019 hill climb images

 

Share

Comments are closed.