AGM 2018

The AGM for 2018 will be at the Club Room starting at 7.00. pm on Monday 10th December.

The official notice for the AGM can be seen on this page (click the text to go) or at the Club Room.

The Agenda will be published on 26th November

Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation

This year on Saturday 24th November at the Bold Hotel with a start time of 6.00.pm. for drinks and the meal at 6.15.pm.

Tickets £25.00 for adults and £12.50 for Juniors

Ticket Sales are now closed

 

 

Membership Applications

 

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Upcoming Events

Nov
24
Sat
6:00 pm Annual Dinner and Prize Presenta... @ Bold Hotel
Annual Dinner and Prize Presenta... @ Bold Hotel
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm
The Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation. This year on Saturday at the Bold Hotel with a start time of 6.00. pm. for drinks and the meal at 6.15.pm. Tickets available from Aaron at the club[...]
Dec
3
Mon
8:00 pm Informal Forum hosted by the Pre... @ Club Room
Informal Forum hosted by the Pre... @ Club Room
Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An informal forum to hear the news, whats on next month, what happened last month and to have your say about any cycling/ club related issues. Come along and join in.
Dec
10
Mon
7:00 pm Annual General Meeting @ Club Room
Annual General Meeting @ Club Room
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm
Extracts from the Club Constitution The Club shall hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) every year, normally in December. Notice of the AGM shall be posted on the Club Notice board and on the Club[...]
Dec
26
Wed
9:30 am Boxing Day Time Trial
Boxing Day Time Trial
Dec 26 @ 9:30 am
Boxing Day Time Trial, 9:30 start time. Meet at the Club Room from 9.00.am. Up and down the Coast Road (Weld Road  to Pontins and back). Prizes for the best decorated bike and rider.

Club Hill Climbs

Club Hill Climb SUNDAY 28th OCTOBER 2018

This was the first time the event has been organised as a ‘stand alone ‘ version on the climb at Ashurst,this being due to large numbers of club members away in Mallorca for the usual Inter Club trial.

The morning was was fine and dry with a moderate chilly wind, around 7 degrees.

The assembly of riders at the start near Lees Lane, met with the usual myriad of pre race excuses…I.e..not fit…had a cold…lack of hills etc, but the best one of the day went to Mike Lloyd who had been juggling all week with 40cms width handlebars and cleat position and a 65 mile ride the previous day!

14 riders of mixed ability and ages (14 – 71) faced the start timekeeper Dave Ritchie.
Bill Lloyd holding the finish watch had quickly ascended the climb in his car in time to greet the first rider home.

A lively crowd of family members and supporters was gathered and spectating near to Dalton Church prior to the steeper parts of the climb, James Holloway being the principal photographer, not opting to compete this year…said it was too cold!

The event over, much activity ensued in the car park of the Prince William where times we’re examined and the category awards sorted and confirmed with the timekeepers.

A prize presentation and buffet were held in the hotel,around 50 or so attended and it was good to see members with young families in attendance…

As anticipated the 2 way battle with the favourites ensued with fast rising Junior rider Conor McKinnon and club best all rounder Martin Bailey went as planned with Martin winning in a club record time of 6 mins 10 secs to Conor’s 6 mins 19 secs….both of whom must have benefited from recent training on the hills in Majorca. A number of other riders posted PB’s

I feel the event was a success and I have received positive feedback, which is encouraging and rewarding..

Thanks to everyone who helped in any way to support the event and the staff of the Prince William Hotel at the summit for their hospitality.

Times.

Rider                              Category                          Time
Martin Bailey  …           V41                                  6.10.1         –  Club Record
Conor McKinnon…       Junior                            6.19.0
Simon Deeley..              V40                                 7.03.5
Neil Wright……             Senior                             7.16.7
David Unsworth..         Junior                            7.26.3
Maddy Scott……            Female                          7.38.0
Mike Lloyd……..            V 44                               7.38.1
Joe Wilson…….             Youth                             7.42.9
Anthony Clampas…     V52                                 8.07.3
Mark Marshall….         V50                                 8.08.8
Adam Dillon….             Youth                             8.17.5
Issy McKinnon ..          Female Youth              8.18.6
Alan Stark..                   V71                                 11.07.3
Claudia Trecharici.      Female                          11.30.0

Category winners:-

Winner……Martin Bailey
Fastest lady …….Maddie Scott
Fastest Vet…Simon Deeley  ( one rider one prize rule applied)
Fastest Junior…Conor McKinnon
Youth male….Joe Wilson
Youth female…Issy McKinnon

Colin
El Prez

( edited A Stark)

 

SCC / Merseyside Wheelers Inter Club Hill Climb Report 2017

By Colin Baldwin

18 hardy souls from the club traversed the gradient today, with some really encouraging times, the event is held under CTT rules,so motors, drugs and cheating are forbidden!

Once again the McKinnon family were well represented with Dad Andy, Issy and Conor who all improved on last year’s times with Conor recording an impressive 6-37 to place second only to the winner Elliot Gough in 6-35, who has begun the Autumn with cyclo-cross already in full flow in the mud, congratulations to him.👍🏼

Have to mention Martin Bailey who was unlucky to shed his chain just as he was putting the power down, he finished with a creditable 6-44, the mechanical probably cost him the victory.👎.

At the other end of the field was our club stalwart Alan Stark who at 70yrs of age is still turning a nifty pedal and recorded 11-10, not quite the Lantern Rouge.

New lady club rider Carole James a seasoned triathlon athlete stopped the clock at 10-50. The weather was mild with only very light wind and the road in parts has been re-surfaced which made for favourable conditions.

Big thanks to Merseyside Wheelers (my old club in the 1970’s) John Clarke and our own Bill Lloyd for timekeeping.

A well supported local event with lots of encouragement from non-racing members..thanks to all…see you next year.

El Prez 👍🏼

Click here for 2017 Results

 

SCC / Merseyside Wheelers Inter Club Hill Climb Report 2016

By Ian Bailey – Edited by Mike Lloyd

On the Sunday 2nd October the Merseyside Wheelers / Southport Cycling Club Inter Club Hill Climb took place once again on the 1.7 mile Ashurst Beacon course. Those involved were greeted with near perfect conditions with a dry, sunny and windless autumn day.

Riders were able to sign on from 11am and the first rider was off at 11.36am. On the day 34 riders challenged themselves to try to be the fastest up from the start at Lees Lane to the Prince William Pub. Not the steepest hill climbing course at an average of 4.6% gradient but longer than many hills local to Lancashire and nearest to Southport Ashurst Beacon provides an excellent backdrop and safe riding conditions for the trial.

Timekeepers Southport’s Bill Lloyd and Stuart Dale from Prescot Eagles CC voluntarily oversaw the event together with course marshals from both Merseyside Wheelers and Southport Cycling Club. Eleven clubs were represented on the day with Southport fielding 12 competitors including a great number of junior and youth riders.

Thomas Hanlon from Harry Middleton CC took first place with a time of 6’03”40” second fastest was Daniel Gibson of Inspire VC UK in 6’25”10” closely followed by Joe Hanlon again from HMCC in 6’26”30”. Neil Wright was once again the fastest rider from Southport CC with a time of 6’40”, winning the SCC Hill Climb Trophy for the second year on the run. Fastest woman was Helen Aldred from Liverpool Phoenix CC in 7’28”40” heading up the five lady finishers on the day including a fantastic effort by Isabelle Mackinnon from Southport CC who posted the fastest Junior girl’s time of 9’35”50”. Fastest junior was Liam Keefe also from Southport CC with a time of 7’45”00’.

Well done to all the riders, marshals and well wishers who came to watch and enjoy this great traditional yearly event, chapeau!

Click here for results 

Click here for pictures

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