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Jul
25
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7:00 pm Club 25 Mile Time Trial series @ Course D25-5
Club 25 Mile Time Trial series @ Course D25-5
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm
Club 25 mile time trial series on course D25-5
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7:00 pm Club 10 Mile Time Trial Series @ New Course D33-10
Club 10 Mile Time Trial Series @ New Course D33-10
Aug 1 @ 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
8
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7:00 pm Club 10 Mile Time Trial Series @ New Course D33-10
Club 10 Mile Time Trial Series @ New Course D33-10
Aug 8 @ 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
11
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9:00 am Women Only Ride @ Club Room
Women Only Ride @ Club Room
Aug 11 @ 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[...]
Aug
15
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 15 @ 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
18
Sun
8:30 am Ben Gautrey – Event
Ben Gautrey – Event
Aug 18 @ 8:30 am
Sunday August 18th (TBC) Ben Gautrey Flattish ride. About 50 miles.
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
15
Sun
8:30 am North Wales – Club Ride
North Wales – Club Ride
Sep 15 @ 8:30 am
Sunday September 15th North Wales Hilly ride. About 80 miles.

Tom Receives a Gold Medal from Bradley Wiggins at the North West Champs

Words by Neil Robinson – Images by Graham Moreton

Throughout the season whether it is youth or adult races there is an army of officials who ensure the events are run efficiently, within the rules and goodBrad and Tom natured. Many have devoted their daily lives and spare time to ensure the competitive aspect of the sport continues and the next generation of professional riders are nurtured.

Often we can overlook these stalwarts of cycling, their grey jackets helping them blend into the background but for one it was time to celebrate his service to the sport.

Tom Greep started is cycling career in 1956 with St Christopher CCC and has performed just about every job in local cycling including Chairman of BCF for 18 years and the first ever Chairman of North West British Cycling. Tom still officiates as a road commissaire, track commissaire, race judge and organiser of too many races to list here. He has already been awarded a life member of British cycling and on Saturday was awarded a gold medal. It was only right and proper that a man with such a rich history in cycling to be presented the award by another medal winner and the first ever British winner of the Tour de France, Sir Bradley Wiggins.

brad tom david joseph and danielWhen we talk about grassroots cycling what more could epitomise the phrase than a Saturday morning in a windy park on the North West coast, tea and cake in a club house, parents huddled around shouting encouragement and volunteers keeping the track safe. It was with such ease that Sir Brad was able to be a part of grassroots cycling, happy to hand over the award, pose for a photo or two and then watch the racing with family and friends.

There are many more who deserve a mention but will often shy away from the limelight such as our own Ken Beck and Colin Baldwin, organisers of races and time trials known by many as the pillars of local cycling.

Thank you to all the volunteers, parents and riders for making the day a great day.

If this has inspired you to get back into cycling why not contact your local club, we meet every Monday at 8pm in our clubhouse on Rotten Row.

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