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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 –[...]

Conor McKinnon

The club now boasts a record membership of almost 200 riders of mixed ability and gender, amongst which there is  a dedicated number of ‘racing’ types and throughout the year have all recorded amazing results, none more so than Conor McKinnon.

Conor is a first year Junior rider and at 16 years of age has quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the road racing peloton, particular when the gradient is skywards.

That said the first race back in March was the notorious Eddie Soens handicap event held on the Aintree Racecourse over 50 miles..this year heavy rain faced the almost 200 riders, inevitably the groups form as one heaving mass at speeds of 30 mph, Conor was able to hold his nerve and finished in the main field, looking like he had just ridden Paris-Roubaix, covered in mud!!

The highlight of his racing palmares of which there are many must be winning the Junior category award in The League International (TLI) which is a series of road and circuit events throughout
the year.

The last race being a time trial over two ascents of the Horseshoe Pass in North Wales,where he excelled and finished a creditable 10th out of 120 riders! Plus which, once again held in atrocious conditions .

In a rare appearance in the club evening time trials, he faced the ‘timekeepers ‘ for a 10 mile TT and recorded a 25 mph ride of 23.36 an excellent ride for a ‘roadman’.

As we are now in the throes of the Hill Climbing Season and the leaves begin to fall, Conor is full on with the anti-gravity training and who would bet against him going one better than his second place in last year’s club hill climb at Ashurst Beacon….I fear for Elliot Gough (current champion) and Martin Bailey who are both serious contenders, but will have the ‘youth’ and ‘energy’ of Conor to compete with, watch this space!

I for one will be looking forward the event on Sunday 28th October, a tussle not to be missed!
After which there will be a Prize Presentation and free buffet.

I feel a vote of thanks must be in order to his parents Andy and Claire who have supported and driven him to the events all over the country and the same with his sister Issy (herself a rising talent!)

Best of luck to Conor and for representing the Southport Cycling Club for the rest and forthcoming season.

El Prez

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