Cyclists’ Annual Prize Dinner
60 Members and Friends attended the Club’s Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation at the Cheshire Tavern. Georgina Norton organised this and her husband and Club Chairman, Bob Norton welcomed the Visitors and especially our Guest of Honour, Jim Gresty and his wife, Helen. The Grestys lived in The Potteries but now live in Market Drayton and know our Club Members very well due to their long-time Committee Treasurer / Auditor responsibilities at Club, District and National level, as well as their group rides and local Time Trials in our area. Consequently, it was not too difficult for Jim to talk about our Club history and activities. We enjoyed his stories about their racing and touring activities over the years, although he was too shy to mention his many National and Group / Area Championship wins and Age Records (so Bob Norton covered these in his Welcome).
The photo shows Jim Gresty on left being greeted by Bob Norton prior to the Awards Presentation.
CONGLETON CYCLING CLUB AWARDS 2010
AUDAX (GRAHAM McCARGO CUP) DENISE HURST
CLUB EVENTS (BILL MEES TROPHY) KARL AUSTIN 25.340mph
CLUB EVENTS POINTS (BOB JOB MEMORIAL) KARL AUSTIN 176 points
CLUBROOM ATTENDANCE KARL AUSTIN
CLUB RUNS (SID HANCOCK PLATE) GEORGINA NORTON
CLUBMAN OF THE YEAR GEORGINA NORTON
HILL CLIMB (TONY WILLIS CUP) WAYNE JACKSON 6m 45s
LADIES B.A.R. DENISE HURST 22.239mph
LADIES TOURING GERRY GOLDSMITH
MENS TOURING ROB WAGHORN
MOST IMPROVED (JACK ROSSITER TROPHY) BILL BOYNTON
MOUNTAIN BIKING STEVE SLADIN
SENIOR B.A.R. (FRANK BIDDULPH MEMORIAL) ALF HILTON 28.254mph
TRACK RACING (ALAN WAKEFIELD TROPHY) HOLLIE MULROY
VETERANS CLUB EVENTS (LYNDON TROPHY) KARL AUSTIN +36.57
VETERANS B.A.R (GRAHAM McCARGO TROPHY) NEIL SKELLERN +2h 13m 41s
VETERANS HILL CLIMB STEPHEN JACKSON 7m 17s
FASTEST 10 (DENBY BIDDULPH PLATE) ALF HILTON 20m 6s
FASTEST 25 (GEOFF BURT MEMORIAL) ALF HILTON 50m 54s
FASTEST 50 (VEN MACHIN TROPHY) NEIL SKELLERN 1h 44m14s
FASTEST 100 (L H BROOKS TROPHY) ALF HILTON 3h 45m 33s
BEST 12-HR (DENBY BIDDULPH TROPHY) NEIL SKELLERN 276.89 miles
KARL AUSTIN CLUB EVENTS POINTS
KARL AUSTIN CLUB EVENTS 25.340mph
NEIL SKELLERN VETERANS B.A.R. + 2hrs 13m 41s
ALF HILTON SENIOR B.A.R. 28.254 mph
KELVIN MILWARD CLUB EVENTS POINTS
PETER HAYHURST CLUB EVENTS 20.085mph
ALF HILTON VETERANS B.A.R. +2hrs 11m 05s
NEIL SKELLERN SENIOR B.A.R. 27.700 mph
MARK TILSTONE CLUB EVENTS POINTS
PETER NELSON CLUB EVENTS 18.906mph
KARL AUSTIN VETERANS B.A.R. +1hr 37m 50s
KARL AUSTIN SENIOR B.A.R. 25.044mph
12-HOUR AWARDS – PLAQUE:
NEIL SKELLERN 276.89 MILES
ALF HILTON 275.34 MILES
KARL AUSTIN 242.126 MILES
DENISE HURST 215.46 MILES
WAYNE POWELL 178.96 MILES
24-HOUR AWARDS – PLAQUE:
KARL AUSTIN 440.325 MILES
GRAHAM BARKER 423.227 MILES
WAYNE POWELL 356.238 MILES
LANDS END TO JOHN O’ GROATS – PLAQUE:
New Year’s Day Walk
It has become tradition that Congleton Cycling Club’s first event of the New Year is on foot rather than on bikes. This year there were 10 “walkers” who set off from Park Street to ascend the Cloud. This was achieved via a combination of Biddulph Valley Way, canal towpath, road and path, on what was a rather gloomy day. Panoramic views over Cheshire and Staffordshire and beyond could only be imagined. None-the-less the walk was enjoyed, especially the refreshment in the Church House on the way back. The photo shows, from the left: David Hurst, Denise Hurst, Roy Hayhurst, Peter Nelson, Linda Austin, Rita Waring, Georgina Norton, Bob Norton and Karl Austin. Joyce Austin took the photograph in the mist at the Cloud Trig Point.
Clubrun on 2nd January to Beeston
On a clear and dry but cold morning, eight riders headed for the Lock Tea Room at Beeston, via, Middlewich, Church Minshull and Alpraham. Denise and David Hurst, Georgina and Bob Norton, Roy and Peter Hayhurst, Stephen Kane and Peter Nelson performed various antics to try and get warm without having to ride too fast. After a warming lunch, they returned via Haslington and Hassall Green to complete this 65 mile de-tox ride in broad daylight.
Sundays 9th and 16th January: Clubruns at 9.30 from the Rugby Club
Saturday, 15th January: Social Ride at 10.00 from West Heath Shopping Centre, Holmes Chapel Road entrance.
Sunday, 23rd January: Reliability Rides – 49 and 27 miles. 9.15 for 9.30 start.
Sunday, 30th January: M&DTTA Lunch and Prize Presentation at Middlewich.
Sunday, 6th February: Reliability Ride – 65 miles. 9.15 for 9.30 start.
Please note our new web-address: www.congletoncyclingclub.co.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.