Press Report 24/12/15

Congleton and Leek cycling clubs recently held an inter club, roller racing competition, the first round was at Leek the return at Congleton Rugby Club.

Rich Coates and Mark Allen

Rich Coates and Mark Allen

Competitors rode their bikes on rollers which was connected to a large ‘clock face’ display which measured distance there were several different events all of which looked frantic with riders spinning at up to 200rpm!, Congleton’s secret weapon was Mike Jones who won everything he entered.

Both nights were superb fun and well organised with many non riding members turning up to support their club mates, donations were received for the charity chosen by Barney Swinnerton who kindly provided and managed the equipment.

Mark Allen

Mark Allen

Mark Allen rode in the Junior race at the North West Cyclocross Championships today in Heaton Park in Manchester. After a very good start Mark finished 12th. It was very soggy underfoot which made for a lot of running in the muddy bits, which were already churned up by the earlier races. Well done Mark. The club is proud of you.

The annual dinner and prize giving ceremony took place at Astbury Golf Course

The Awards were preceded by speeches. Sue Blake welcomed the visitors, before the guest speaker ‘Mega’ Megan Giglia resident of Congleton and Rider for Team GB Para Cycling, gave a superb spontaneous speech which had us all entertained, captivated, and inspired.

L to R Wayne Powell, Megan Giglia, Les Lancaster

L to R Wayne Powell, Megan Giglia, Les Lancaster

Megan went on to hand out the club’s trophies, assisted by Racing Secretary Wayne Powell. Winners were announced by Bob Norton. After which flowers were presented to Megan and to Georgina Norton, who organised the event.

 

Amongst a few toungue on cheek awards for none racing members the Club Person of the Year, as voted for by members was announced as Les Lancaster, for his relentless support of saturday social rides and tuesday night marshalling for the Time Trials, well done Les.

Santa (AP) with club run riders.

Santa (AP) with club run riders.

The weekend rides including the saturday social, training rides and sunday club rides continue with great success, these well supported and social events, take in some beautiful lanes of cheshire and expect the training ride always stop at a Cafe.  Recently much welcomed new Cafe stops have found their way onto routes.  The weather of late has been rather wet, mild but often windy, one exception was the icy snap a few weeks back which meant it was a close call on safety grounds to run the saturday rides.  The most recent club ride included a visit form Santa, members were given some hints how to ride safely and efficiently as of course Santa has a lot on this time of year!

New Years day walk to clear the head and lungs will be taking place again,  this one will be in and around the beautiful scenic area of Tittesworth.  Meet in the visitor Centre 10:30, all welcome hope to many of you there.

Merry Christmas to all.