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Upcoming Events

Aug
18
Thu
6:00 pm Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Aug 18 @ 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 –[...]
Aug
25
Thu
6:00 pm Final Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Final Southport CC 10 Mile TT
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm
The last 10 mile TT event of the season. Due to it going darker sign on starts at 18:00 and ends at 18:45 at Mere Brow Village Hall. First rider off at 19:01 . Please[...]
Aug
29
Mon
9:00 pm AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY RIDE – SCORT...
AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY RIDE – SCORT...
Aug 29 @ 9:00 pm
Monday 29th August 2022 Meet:- Criffel Stone 9am Tarleton lower light’s 9.30am Approx 75 miles. A few lumps and bumps. Two coffee stops, The Barn plus Roots. Route:- Coming soon
Oct
9
Sun
all-day October trip to Majorca
October trip to Majorca
Oct 9 – Oct 18 all-day
The October unofficial SCC trip to Majorca.
Oct
23
Sun
9:30 am SCC Freewheeling Competition
SCC Freewheeling Competition
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am
SCC Freewheeling Competition – Bleasedale Start: Blackgate lane 9:30 am for steady paced ride out. Lunch at Cobbled Corner Cafe,  Chipping

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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