Report – January 2nd, 2011 – Part 1

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

GOLD MEDALS:

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

SILVER MEDALS:

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

BRONZE MEDALS:

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:

STEVE SLADIN

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.

Future Fixtures

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.