Press Report – January 24th, 2010

Congleton Cycling Club 

The Social Ride on Saturday, 16th was a disappointment as it was supported only by Georgina Norton, who later met Bob Norton on the way to Hopley House.

That evening, six members attended another exiting Revolution Meeting at the Velodrome.

Due to the icy weather in the first half of January, the first Sunday Club-Run of 2010 was held on 17th, to Audlem, in dry and mildish conditions, with only a gentle breeze – and was therefore very enjoyable. Nine riders: Georgina and Bob Norton, Denise and David Hurst, Mary Renshaw, Roy Hayhurst, Stephan Kane and Mark Tilstone rode via Barr Hill, whilst Karl Austin did extra miles via Baldwins Gate. They were met by Peter Hayhurst at the start of their return ride via Wybunbary and Haslington where they also encountered Les Lancaster.

The first of the annual Reliability rides, the 49-miler, was held last Sunday in cool and wet conditions. 42 riders, mainly from Congleton and Leek, headed for Bosley and then to Fools Nook, Gawsworth, Broken Cross, Alderley Edge, Warford, Ollerton, Toft, Middlewich, Warmingham to Maw Green (Crewe) and returned via Haslington, Hassal Green, Smallwood and Astbury. 32 riders successfully completed the challenge. The remaining 10 riders were forced to cut short their rides due to punctures, caused by the many potholes and stones – the aftermath of the recent icy conditions. We are grateful to our Organiser / Timekeeper, Joyce Austin and to Avril Waghorn and friends who served a welcome Tea and Sandwiches at the Rugby Club.

Future Fixtures

The next Reliability Ride, the 65-miler, is scheduled for 7th February, signing-on commencing at 8.30 a.m. at the Rugby Club.

The next Saturday Social Ride will be on Saturday, 20th February, commencing at 11.30 from West Heath Shopping Centre – Holmes Chapel Road entrance.

For full results and other details of Club activities see www.congletoncyclingclub.org.uk. The Club meets every Thursday at 8.30pm at the Rugby Club, Park Street and welcomes anyone who would like to swap ideas and stories on all cycling topics.