Author Archives: Bob Norton

About Bob Norton

Club Chairman.

TT 11/4/17 OFF – Roadworks

Afraid we have had to abandon tonight’s TT because of roadwork’s near at Brereton Heath. They are situated on a curve and are about 70 metres long. We will look at adding the event on at the other end of … Continue reading

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Club do well in opening Cheshire Points Series TT

On Saturday March 18th, the Club had 5 starters in the first round of the Cheshire TT series points league. It was the the first of 3 Manchester and District Time trial Association 10 mile TT’s held on the Twemlow … Continue reading

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2017 TT Season Starts Now

The Manchester and District time trial season gets underway this weekend with the Nova C.C. “2 up” team time trial over 25 miles at Gawsworth. We have 2 teams riding. Steve Sladin is paired with Lee Wood and Polly Wilding … Continue reading

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Activities for Dec 31st and Jan 1st

Saturday Club Run Minshull’s Garden Centre  near Leighton, a ride of around 40 miles in length. We will meet, as usual, at the Unicorn at 10am. Leaders Jill and John Jervis. It looks like it will be a lot less … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas from Congleton Cycling Club

Happy Christmas and New Year to all our followers. Wishing you safe cycling in 2017. Note. No club night next week (Dec 29th). Saturday Club Run Dec 31st   New Years Day Walk. Jan 1st. Sam Alston is kindly leading for … Continue reading

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Club 10. 31/5/16 – Congleton JC27

Last Tuesday’s Club 10 was run on the Congleton to Holmes Chapel road JC27 course after an event clash at Chelford forced a move from the scheduled event on J2/1. In windy conditions, Ben Norbury recorded a winning time of … Continue reading

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Club Evening TT 10 miles JC/5 -24/5/15

Ben Norbury edged a little closer to breaking the 21 minute barrier with a PB 21:14 in last Tuesday’s 10 mile TT at Gawsworth. He beat Steve Hulme, back after a few weeks out with 21:57. Colin Lynch (Manchester Wheelers) … Continue reading

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Tuesday night 10 JC27- 17/5/16

Only the first few finishers got home in the dry in last week’s 10 mile TT on the Holmes Chapel Road JC/27 course. The first 4 places were taken by visitors. In first place was Joe Brennan (Pro Vision C.C.) … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night 10 10/5/16

Last Tuesday’s 10 at Gawsworth had a small (smallest for some years), but select field and rewarded riders with some good points in the club league. Ben Norbury followed up his superb PB in Saturdays Dukinfield 50 (1:53:31) with another … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night 10 J2/1 3rd May 2016

Last Tuesday nights 10 at Monks Heath had 32 riders. In cool but pretty good conditions there were some good rides and several reported PB’s. Ben Norbury was one, in 21:24 which won from Joe Brennan 22:17 and Jon White … Continue reading

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Jan Feb News 2016

This is a part of Adrian Penningtons recent press report. The first reliability ride of 2016 took place in late January, a stunning turnout of 83 riders.  There were a number of possible rides which were accompanied with a route … Continue reading

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Congleton start for Stage 3 of the 2016 Tour of Britain

The Tour of Britain race route was announced yesterday. Congleton is the start of stage 3 on September 6th. The route looks like it goes out through Alsager, Nantwich, Middlewich, Sandbach, Holmes Chapel, Chelford, Tatton Park and then a loop … Continue reading

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Clubroom Programme for coming weeks

This Thursday Jan 28th, don’t miss Stephen and Ann Jackson’s account of their epic ride home from Istanbul last year. The club meets every Thursday night in the Rugby Club at 8:30 p.m. except on the first Thursday of each … Continue reading

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Chronicle Report 21/01/2016

December the 28th saw the Macclesfield Wheelers Supercross.  Amongst the hundreds of riders in the Cross Country races, Congleton was represented by Mike Jones (finished 49th) in the veterans race and by Will Booth (finished 36th) and Charlie Evans (finished … Continue reading

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Velodrome Evening Dec 21st 2015

Twenty Four members enjoyed a two hour, club only track session at Manchester Velodrome on Monday Dec 21st.  The levels of experience on a banked track varied from expert to novice, but the club coach kept everyone safe by giving … Continue reading

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Club Dinner and Awards Ceremony 05/12/2015

Last Saturday evening 63 members and friends of Congleton Cycling Club assembled at Astbury Golf Club for the cycling club’s annual dinner and awards ceremony. The Chief Guest was Megan Giglia who is now established as a star rider in … Continue reading

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Club AGM Nov 5th 2015

The club AGM was held on Thursday November 5th in the Beartown Tap. There were no fireworks! The officers each gave a report, which described another good year for the club, in which the membership growth slowed with 129 members … Continue reading

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Club Members Compete in Hill Climbs.

The National Hillclimb marks the end of the season on the road. Ben Norbury represented the club in the in the event on  Oct 25th, at Jackson Bridge in West Yorkshire. His time of 5mins 20.7 seconds was only just … Continue reading

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Club Hill Climb Championship 27/09/2015 Ganney Bank

The Club Championship Hillclimb took place on 1.3 miles of Ganney Bank (Mow Lane), towards Mow Cop,  in fine weather, although with a slightly unhelpful breeze. There were 22 competitors including 7 guest riders.     The top 3 finishers … Continue reading

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10 mile Team Time Trial 18/08/2015. Holmes Chapel Road JC/27

  The final Tuesday evening 10 mile TT of 2015 season (on Aug 18th) was different. It was run as a 2 up team time trial. There were 17 teams and also 2 tandems and 5 solo riders. Although billed … Continue reading

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