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Upcoming Events

Aug
22
Thu
7:00 pm Club 10 Mile Time Trial Series @ New Course D33-10
Club 10 Mile Time Trial Series @ New Course D33-10
Aug 22 @ 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
Aug
29
Thu
7:00 pm Club 10 Mile Time Trial Series @ New Course D33-10
Club 10 Mile Time Trial Series @ New Course D33-10
Aug 29 @ 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
Sep
1
Sun
9:00 am Women Only Ride @ Club Room
Women Only Ride @ Club Room
Sep 1 @ 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[...]
Sep
22
Sun
8:30 am Ben Gautrey – Event
Ben Gautrey – Event
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am
Sunday September 22nd (TBC) Ben Gautrey Flattish ride. About 50 miles.
Sep
29
Sun
8:30 am World Road Race Championships – ...
World Road Race Championships – ...
Sep 29 @ 8:30 am
Sunday September 29th Buttertubs – Men’s World Road Racing Championship Drive to Ingleton. Ride out to the course. Watch the race. Ride back.
Oct
6
Sun
9:00 am Women Only Ride @ Club Room
Women Only Ride @ Club Room
Oct 6 @ 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[...]
11:00 am Club Hill Climb Championship @ Prince William pub, Dalton, Wigan
Club Hill Climb Championship @ Prince William pub, Dalton, Wigan
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am
Club Hill Climb Championship
Oct
20
Sun
8:30 am Hebden Bridge/Cragg Vale – Club ...
Hebden Bridge/Cragg Vale – Club ...
Oct 20 @ 8:30 am
Sunday October 20th Hebden Bridge/Cragg Vale Hilly ride. About 80 miles.
Oct
27
Sun
9:30 am The Downhill / Freewheeling comp...
The Downhill / Freewheeling comp...
Oct 27 @ 9:30 am
Just a reminder, the Downhill / Freewheeling contest for the highly coveted Shield takes place this Sunday 27th October at Bleasedale. Leaving the Plough at around 9.15 am / Blackgate Lane 9.30am. Choice of cafes[...]

New Years Day to the Iron Men

nyd scc

The group at the Fisherman’s Path rail crossing

Success is often measured in numbers and 2015 ended with record breaking membership and record breaking distances recorded for club members.
Now the cycle starts all over again for 2016 and what better way to kick off the year than a ride which represents the breadth of the club.
No doubt many were nursing sore heads on the morning of 1st January but 21 cyclist met at the clubhouse for the annual Ride to the Iron Men in Crosby.
The ride has been a regular fixture since 2009 and has gained in popularity ever since no doubt due to its mix of road and off road riding which reflects the clubs inclusive ethos. The age gap between riders stood at 70 years and a good mix of experience and machines were brought out for some fun in the sun, the big yellow ball making brief but welcomed appearances.
The route strikes out along the coast road and swings right through the trees towards Freshfield and then continues on and off road until Altcar. Once on the cycle route past Altcar, through Hightown we head for the Mersey and Hall Road.
Some of the ride does involve deep sand, fine for the mountain bikes with wide tyres although a couple of plucky roadies did attempt the trails whilst others stayed with the tarmac perhaps not wanting their new Xmas presents to get too dirty.
Once into Crosby and with Antony Gormley’s “Another Place” in sight there was a realisation that the regular coffee stop was not available and the group set off in search of warm drinks in the centre of Crosby village.
The journey home forced a fracture in the group as the route to the Cheshire lines was only traversable by mountain bike whilst the non-mud plugging cyclist opted for the well-used cycle path alongside the bypass.
Maybe not the longest ride we will undertake this year but a great start to the season all the same.

Neil Robinson

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