Report – 3rd May 2013

Congleton Cycling Club’s Chain of Events 

Saturday / Sunday, 27th / 28th April

British Cycling Coaching Course for Pete Smith

Pete Smith reports: “Just finished my Level 2 Coaching Course down in Leighton Buzzard. We had sleet, hail and rain to contend with, in almost freezing temperatures! I had to do the group warm up and deliver a cornering lesson today. Now, have to complete an online written exam and plan and carry out 6 coaching sessions and then I should be qualified…”

Glossop Kinder Velo 25-mile TT on Chelford Course

Wayne Powell recorded 1:03:24 which was similar to that of previous week and David Hurst enjoyed his 1:34:42 on such a windy day. The winner was Simon Bridge (Manchester Wheelers) with an improved 52:45.

Clubrun to Delamere Visitor Centre – 60 miles

Rob Waghorn reports: “I was on the clubrun along with Jim Cook, Pete Smith, Stephen Kane, Sam French and Bill Boynton. We went out via Goostrey and Northwich to Delamere Cafe at the Visitor Centre and came back via Cotebrook and Sandbach. The weather was kind with no rain but quite a lot of wind which was helpful on the return. One special thing happened on the return when we were overtaken at speed by Andy Wilkinson with another rider tucked in behind. I called out to him and he waved in recognition.”

Club 10-mile TT on Gawsworth Course on Tuesday, 2nd May

Another big turn-out with 38 riders, including 24 Members, on another fine evening!

Result (Winner and Club Members): Scott Burns (G), 21:01;Pete Smith, 23:08; Jamie Willetts, 23:40; Charlie Evans, 23:44; Mike Jones, 23:57; Wayne Powell, 24:17; Pete Tatton, 24:23; Kelvin Milward, 24:28; James Bailey, 24:48; Paul Dentith, 25:18; Chris Goodwin, 26:04; Paul Turner, 26:10; Duncan Poole, 26:12; Mike Line, 26:22; Ed Wright, 26:52; Tony Elliott, 27:53; Tom Cowan, 28:16, Sam French, 28:29; Helen Evans, 28:38; Joseph Langford, 29:20; John Broadbent, 29:21; Mark Allen, 29:56; Beth Eardley, 31:00; Sue Blake, 31:04; David Hurst, 32:44.

Officials and Helpers: Sign on and Finish TK, Bob and Georgina Norton, Start TK Rob and Avril Waghorn, Marshals – David McVitie, Denise Hurst, Jill Elliott, Phil Allen; TK assistant Rob Langford, Pusher off Richard Cowan; Refreshments – Georgina Norton and Avril Waghorn.

Next Social Ride – Saturday, 18th May

Meet at 10 a.m. at Unicorn P.H., Holmes Chapel Road for relaxing ride to local café at pace of slowest rider. Total distance, approx. 30 miles. (with new web banner)

The Club meets every Thursday at 8.30 p.m. at the Rugby Club, Park Street, except for the first Thursday of the month where the venue is Beartown Tap. Anyone who would like to swap ideas and stories on all cycling topics is welcome to attend.