Press Report – November 21st, 2010

Congleton Cycling Club

In spite of all the wet or windy or cold weather this autumn, we have been very lucky on our Club rides in that the conditions have been good-to-perfect for this time of the year.

7th November

Club-Run to Roaches Tea Room, Upper Hulme: Linda & Karl Austin, Denise & David Hurst, Georgina & Bob Norton, Peter Hayhurst, Stephen Kane, Kelvin Milward and Peter Nelson headed for the Roaches via Gawsworth, Sutton, Allgreave and Gradbach – although three riders headed for home before / for lunch. The autumn scenery was at its very best in the bright sunshine and the long-distance views were spectacular (see photo). After the well-earned lunch, the return ride included more steep climbs from Meerbrook to Rudyard and then from Horton to Lask Edge.

14th November

Club-Run to Shire Horse Café at Cotebrook: only David Hurst and Doug Taylor did the complete ride as Denise Hurst, Peter Hayhurst and Peter Nelson attended the VTTA AGM in Goostrey so only managed a short ride afterwards.

20th November

Social Ride to Plantation Garden Centre, Plumley: Georgina Norton led this monthly ride, accompanied by daughter, Kate; guests Adele Clint and Bev Hambleton, Peter Hayhurst and Doug Taylor. The chilly but bright ride via Brereton, Middlewich, Byley, Lower Peover to Plumley caused them to appreciate the hot coffee and cakes, as well as the rest and natter before the shorter return ride via Goostrey and Radnor Bank in slightly gloomier conditions.

Revolution Meeting at Manchester Velodrome: 6 members enjoyed the 2nd Meeting of the season with an evening of packed events and exciting racing between the established stars and the boys and girls “Future Stars”. The opportunity was not missed to meet up with friends from other clubs. We are looking forward to the next Meeting on 11th December.

21st November

Club-Run to Galley Café, Church Minshull: Denise & David Hurst, Georgina & Bob Norton, Peter Nelson and Doug Taylor rode via Goostrey, Lach Denis, Davenham, Whitegate and Oulton Park for a welcome lunch at this very pleasant venue; followed by a shorter ride home via Warmingham, Cledford, Brereton Heath and Astbury.

Future Fixtures

Sunday, 28th November: VTTA Lunch and Prize Presentation at Middlewich.

Saturday, 18th December: Social Ride, meeting at 10.00 at West Heath Shopping Centre, Holmes Chapel Road entrance.

Sunday, 19th December: Club Dinner and Prize Presentation at 6 p.m. at the Cheshire Tavern, Congleton.

Please note our new web-address: 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.