Report – 31st May 2013

Congleton Cycling Club’s Chain of Events 

Week of 25th to 31st May 

Sunday Clubrun to Tilly’s Café, Bunbury – 55-miles

Denise Hurst organises our Clubruns but this was the first that she was able to ride since last August! Her welcome return was a very enjoyable success as she was rewarded with excellent summer-like conditions and the company of 13 riders: Georgina Norton, Sue Blake, Stephanie Cooke, David Hurst, Steve Kirkham, Bill Boynton, Andy Farr, Stephen Kane, Peter Nelson, Ed Wright, David McVitie, Mike Line and Sam French. They rode via Brereton, Cledford, Church Minshull, and Calverly to the popular café, Tilly’s at Bunbury. Fortunately, Denise had the foresight to book tables in advance. The return route was via Beeston, Tarporley, Eaton and then Church Minshull and the outward route.

Tuesday Club 10-mile TT on Gawsworth Circuit

A remarkable 11 members and 6 guests turned out in unseasonably cool and wet weather for the 10 mile Gawsworth event. Fastest was guest Will Thomas with 22:31. Pete Tatton took maximum points as fastest member. Fastest club junior was, once again, Sam French.

Other times of Members plus Guests (G): Keith Dutton (G) 23:30; Pete Tatton 23:59; Kelvin Milward 25:08; James Bailey 25:15; Ben Norbury 26:01; Paul Turner 26:05; Duncan Poole 26:31; Ivan Paul (G) 26:47; Rob Watson (G) 27:09; Ed Wright 27:16; Theo Jeffrey (G ) 28:52; Sam French 29:23; Joe Langford 29:45; Mark Allen 30:15; David Hurst 35:23; Michael Cox (G) 35:26 (Extended course).

Timekeeper: Rob Waghorn, Signing on: Rob and Avril Waghorn, Pusher off: David McVitie, Marshals: Peter Hayhurst, Denise Hurst, Avril Waghorn and Georgina Norton, Refreshments: Avril Waghorn and Georgina Norton.

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.