Author Archives: Bob Norton

About Bob Norton

Club Chairman.

The Karl Austin Memorial Inter Club TT’s June 2019

Every year the club competes with Macclesfield Wheelers over a two leg time trial in remembrance of Karl Austin, who was killed in a TT accident in 2011. Usually it is over two 25 mile TT’s but this year both … Continue reading

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June 15/16 2019. A big weekend of Time Trials

On Saturday afternoon in the Dukinfield C.C. 50 mile time trial Ben Norbury had another second place (also second last week in a 25). His time of 1:49:32 was just over a minute behind the winner and only 1 second … Continue reading

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Karl Austin Memorial Inter Club TT vs Macclesfield Wheelers, Leg 1, J2/1, 04/06/2019

Only the brave turned out in yesterday evenings atrocious wet weather in the first leg of the annual challenge for the Karl Austin Memorial Shield. It was run as a 10 instead of the scheduled 25, because of roadworks. Even … Continue reading

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Evening TT League, Congleton, JC/27, 28/05/2019

The Holmes Chapel Road JC/27 course was used for the third week in succession for tonight’s evening league 10 mile TT. Every week is different though. Tonight was characterised by cool bright conditions with a lot of traffic. The top … Continue reading

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Evening TT League, Congleton, JC/27, 21/05/2019

Roadworks on J2/3 meant we returned to the Congleton-Holmes Chapel JC/27 course again this week. It was again a bright sunny evening but this week it was a headwind out to the turn with a tail wind back, which was … Continue reading

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Evening TT, Congleton, JC/27, 14/05/2019

Just three seconds separated to top two in this weeks Evening TT on the Holmes Chapel Road. Alex Royle (Manchester Bicycle Club) just beat our own Ben Norbury 20:57 to 21:00. They were a long way in front of the … Continue reading

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Evening TT League, J2/1, 07/05/2019

After last weeks cancellation forced by roadworks at Chelford, this weeks event went without a hitch. Many riders said that they were doing PB’s on a cold night with a headwind on the return leg. It was very fast to … Continue reading

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Evening TT League, JC36, Lower Withington, 23/4/2019

Forty riders competed on a decent night, albeit with an east wind which kept the temperature down a bit and the times up a bit. Some still went fast though. Alex Royle (Manchester Bicycle Club) recorded 20:43. We questioned whether … Continue reading

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Evening TT Promotions Start

The first evening TT promotion was the 9.2 mile hilly, (over 1000 ft of climbing), around The Cloud from Bosley, took place on April 16th. Ben Norbury was quickest in 23 minutes and 23 seconds on his TT bike. Jake … Continue reading

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100 mile Reliability Trial 10/3/19 Postponed

 We are postponing the 100 mile Reliability Trial until the following Sunday, March 17th There is a yellow warning for snow across Cheshire East, Staffordshire and Shropshire over night and tomorrow morning. Added to that there are 40 mph winds … Continue reading

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Last Act of 2018 TT Season

The last act of the 2018 time trial season took place on Jan 27th 2019 at the Middlewich Masonic Hall. The Manchester and District Time Trial Association Awards Luncheon was attended by 21 members and friends of the club, there … Continue reading

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Club Hill Climb Championship 30/09/2018

The club’s hill climb champions have been decided for another year. A damp road and a cold wind greeted the riders. The overall champion is Ben Norbury in 5:27.9. This was a fraction of a second behind his own championship … Continue reading

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West Cheshire 12 Hour Time Trial

  The West Cheshire 12 hour TT took place on Sunday 19th August. This event incorporated the Manchester and District Time Trial Association 12 hour championship. The Club had 5 riders amongst the 68 competitors. The club now has the … Continue reading

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Club Evening TT League. New Hilly TT course

On July 31st we are trying a new hilly TT course at Bosley, especially for the hill lovers. The course is based on the old J8/9, which can no longer be used because of the road narrowing past the old … Continue reading

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Evening TT League 29/05/2018, JC/27

Four riders were inside 22 minutes in the club TT on the Holmes Chapel Road at Congleton on May 29th. It was very windy. Joe Dobson (Manchester Bicycle Club was under 21 mins with 20:40, beating Ben Norbury into a … Continue reading

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Evening TT League, 22/05/2018. JC/27

The biggest field of the year competed in the evening TT event at Congleton this week. It was windy and warm, and many riders achieved either personal, seasons, or course best times. Two beat 22 minutes with Ben Norbury leading … Continue reading

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Club Evening TT League, 15/5/2018, J2/3

There were some great times on in this weeks Tuesday evening TT, one of our slower courses. There was a wind but it was in a favourable direction. The top 2 places went to CCC riders with Ben Norbury taking … Continue reading

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Club Evening TT League. 08/05/2108, JC/27

Decent weather for a change for this week’s evening TT. Earlier  rain did not stop a good field of 38 riders from achieving a number of personal and seasons best times. Fastest again this week, Ben Norbury  recorded 21 minutes … Continue reading

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Club Evening TT League J2/1 1/05/2018

A stiff and cold south westerly wind made it a hard ride to the turn on the Monks Heath to Boothes Hall and back route this week. Never the less some excellent times were recorded by the 28 riders who … Continue reading

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Club Evening TT League 24/04/18

It was a wet evening on Tuesday this week. Five minutes before the start we were debating calling it off because of standing water on the roads, but we ran. In the event the rain subsided just as the first … Continue reading

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