Report – 4th February 2013

Congleton Cycling Club’s Chain of Events

Up-Coming Events:

 65-mile Reliability Ride on Sunday 10th February

Meet at Rugby Club from 09:00 for 09:30 Start. For Rules,Route and Entry fees – see website.

Social Ride on Saturday, 16th February at 10 a.m.

Meet outside Unicorn P.H. on Holmes Chapel Road for a 15 mile ride to a favourite café for a drink / eat / chat then return on different lanes – at the pace of the slowest rider. All cyclists welcome.

Recent Activities:

Cold Club Ride on 13th Jan to Dones Green – 47 miles

Five riders participated, on a very cold but bright day. They kept to the main roads through Holmes Chapel, Cranage and Lach Denis. Bob Norton, Jim Cook, Wayne Powell, Dean and Tristan Roberts, then chanced the more minor roads into Northwich and on through Marbury Country Park to Comberbach and Dones Green for a cafe stop and a warm up. The temperature by now had risen from zero to about 2 degrees for the return trip through Antrobus, Great Budworth, Plumley and Goostrey. The ride was short at 47 miles but long enough in the cold.

Bowling Evening on Thursday, 24th January at Macclesfield

Our latest social event saw 23 at the ten pin bowling in Macclesfield, using 5 lanes. Everyone had a great time (easier than cycling in this weather). We bowled two games each and an aggregate score was kept. There was a bag of Skittles (sweets) for the biggest total on each lane and a plastic trophy for the overall winner.

The lane winners were Tony Elliot, Pam Dean, Edgar Reynolds, Stephen Jackson and Glyn Hewines. The overall winner was Edgar Reynolds with an aggregate of 269 pins. Perhaps we will have to have a proper trophy next year.

Sunday, 27th January – Club Ride to MDDTA Lunch & Prize Presentation, Middlewich

Georgina and Bob Norton and Peter Nelson formed the Clubrun and enjoyed ice-free lanes and even some sunshine as they worked up an appetite for the usual excellent meal. They were joined by motorised Members, Denise and David Hurst, Lynn and Edgar Reynolds and Peter Hayhurst.

Denise Hurst (still off the road bike since her accident last August) received well deserved applause when she was presented with the Edith Massey Trophy for Lady Champion in the 12-hr event.

Everyone was looking forward to the racing season (and improved weather).

Mavis Tweedale presents Edith Massey 12-hr Trophy to Denise

The Congletonians at M&DTTA Prize Presentation

Sunday, 3rd February – Reliability Rides of 29 & 50 miles

Sixteen Members and six Guests started these rides but 2 had to abandon due to cold and wet conditions when repairing punctures – with 3 other riders also suffering same defects. In spite of the many potholes, ruts, mud and gravel, there were no accidents – so all riders must have taken great care! When enjoying tea and biscuits at the Rugby Club, the riders were very satisfied with their performances and are looking forward to the 65-miler this coming Sunday (10th).

22 Riders on the 27 and 49 mile Reliability Rides on 3rd February 2013

22 Riders on the 27 and 49 mile Reliability Rides on 3rd February 2013

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View our “refreshed” website:  www.congletoncyclingclub.org.uk.

The Club meets every Thursday at 8.30 p.m. at the Rugby Club, Park Street, except for the first Thursday of the month where the venue is Beartown Tap. Anyone who would like to swap ideas and stories on all cycling topics is welcome to attend.