Press Report – February 7th, 2010

Congleton Cycling Club 

The M&DTTA Lunch and Prize Presentation was held on the last Sunday in January. A total of 17 Members – Prize-winners and Supporters – enjoyed the excellent meal and the friendly banter around the Prize Presentation. Our top rider was Neil Skellern (as usual) but he was ably supported by Karl Austin, Graham Barker and Edgar Reynolds in the Team Competitions and Peter Nelson won the 70+ Category in the Cheshire Points Series. The photo shows, from l to r: David Hurst, Peter Hayhurst, Denise Hurst, Graham Barker, Edgar Reynolds, Linda Austin, Mary Renshaw, Margaret Allen, Joyce Austin, Karl Austin, Neil Skellern, Peter Nelson, Georgina and Bob Norton. Lynne Skellern also attended but we did not realise that she was missing in this line-up. 

The second of the annual Reliability rides, the 65-miler, was held last Sunday in cool but dry and calm conditions. 35 riders, mainly from Congleton and Leek, headed for Middlewich and then Church Minshull, Utkinton to Oscroft / Tarvin, which was the furthest southerly point. The next section was through Delamere Forest and then Norley, Acton Bridge, Great Budworth. The return section was via Tabley, Knutsford, Bate Mill and Lower Withington. There were a few punctures and 6 riders stopped for elevenses at Dones Green but still managed to complete the ride within the time limit. We are grateful to our Organiser / Timekeeper, Joyce Austin who also served a welcome Tea and Hot Cross buns at the Rugby Club. 

Future Fixtures

The next Saturday Social Ride will be on Saturday, 20th February, commencing at 11.30 from West Heath Shopping Centre – Holmes Chapel Road entrance. We hope that non-members will join us for this short, leisurely ride which includes a lunch stop. 

The next Reliability Ride, the 100-miler, is scheduled for Sunday, 21st February; signing-on commencing at 7.45 a.m. for an 8 a.m. start, at the Rugby Club. 

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.