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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 –[...]

On yer Bike – Visiter Column – Article 80

Good morning cycle buddies all. I managed to get out last week in the brilliantlya-view-from-part-way-up-hunters-hill-looking-west-copy warm sunshine to find many of you had taken the opportunity to engage in cycling too! It’s so heart-warming to see groups of people and families out enjoying themselves navigating in and around their local areas. Some looked to be using the bike as an alternative to driving the car. To the park, to the beach, to the swimming pool or just riding for pleasure it all counts to make travelling by cycle a healthy and sustainable activity that makes us happy.

This week I am saddened by the talk of banning cycles on the Merseyrail network due to a single incident that saw an elderly man pushed over by the actions of one individual with a bike on a busy train. Where was the guard? I always thought the guard was in charge of the train ever since reading Thomas the Tank when I was smaller? Did anyone get the attention of the guard who has the authority on the train to ensure safe passage no! Instead we have a series of pointless discussions about whether cycles should be allowed on the train fortunately it’s up to the guard on the train in question as to whether he wishes to convey the cycle or not.

Other news sees the final Southport CC time trail with the 10 Mile TT trophy still not secured by any rider. Meanwhile Southport’s Daniel and Joe Cosgrove have walked away with the North West youth rider titles for their respective categories great work boys but what next? Locally I am still awaiting more results from Southport Youth riders but it looks like another fantastic season under the leadership of club secretary Ken Beck for Southport CC in this an Olympic year. Again

if you live local and are keen to ride yourself onto the cycling podium in Tokyo in 2020 then get yourselves down to Southport CC where the hard work and fun times begin!

 

Heads Up

Another date for your diary is the next Sefton & District Classic Bicycle Group’s cycle jumble that is to be held on 15th October 2016 from 12 noon until 3pm. There is no charge or registration just turn up on the day!

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Back to school soon and Chris at C.J. Cycles and Buzzingbikes.co.uk has informed me he is fully stocked up with great choices of amazingly low priced cycles to ensure kids get to school on time this autumn. Just drop in to either of his shops opening times are on his website listed below:

http://www.cjcycles.co.uk/

Or find us on facebook

Last but not least may I say hello to Allen Barnes from Formby who won the Manx International Race and to Tommy who wrote to inform us that he is enjoying reading the column. I will also let Ken Beck from Southport CC know as he is always on the lookout for talented riders that’s unless Allen you prefer to ride with the Merc!

 

Keep peddlin’            

If you have any further comments or stories then please drop me Ian a line at [email protected]  chris-is-keen-to-get-your-kids-cycling-to-school-copy

 

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