Subscriptions (£10 per member) are now due. Please send payment to the secretary, Linda Felton, with cheques made payable to ‘Rossendale Road Club’.
Rossendale Road Club meeting 26/9/16
Attendance: Luke Dabbs, Richie Watts, Damian Ludlow, Adrian Watts, Will Brown, Lisa Greenwood
Apologies: Mick and Tracey Taylor, Paul Warrener, Linda Felton, Derek Schofield, Chris Thomas, Si Ollerenshaw
Training rides: Chris Thomas asked about being able to vary the Thursday evening rides to include other areas, it was discussed and the feeling was that the system worked well and there is scope to vary the rides so long as the initial direction is kept to so that riders know where to join in if late. If there are other rides that could be fitted into the schedule are wanted then we can insert them into the range of rides.
Tuesday training: We would like to formalise Tuesday evening rides September to May so we are seeking ideas.
Kit: There is the potential for another manufacturer for the kit and this will hopefully be on show at the October meeting, there is website that can be accessed to view the offer.
CX at Landgate; this was a success and the help that was given on both the Saturday and Sunday was greatly appreciated by Richie and Adrian. The event earnt the club over £100. There has been one complaint this year about the parking which we will respond to in the near future.
Club Events: The two events we run in the Ribble Valley have failed to attract enough interest to make them worthwhile to put on and the meeting felt it was time to stop them, no decision has been made to give other members the chance to come to the October meeting with other ideas.
Harry Law 10’s: After the success of the road bike only event on the last event in August it was suggested that we try running two competitions in one next year and splitting the results as road bike and TT bikes when published.
Hill Climbs: A suggestion was made at the Roadmans Hill climb that we could try another one during season.
Presentation: This years presentation will be on Saturday 19th November at Sykeside as in previous years. Please return all trophies to Adrian ASAP.
Open Events: Next year we are only committed to two time trials, Spoco on 25th February and Hill Climb 7th October.
The AGM will be held at the November meeting 27/11/16.
Next meeting 31st October at the Jolly Sailor at 8pm.
Rossendale Road Club Annual General Meeting
Present: Will Brown, Linda Felton, Paul Warrener, Adrian Watts, Damian Ludlow, Norman Lomax and Riche Watts
Apologies: Derek Schofield, Mick & Tracey Taylor
|1. Opening remarks – Chairperson
It has been a good year for the club, 5 open events, 2 time trials, I mtb event, 1 cx event and a hill climb, for a small club we punch above our weight, my personal thanks to all who get involved with making these a success. They are all well received by the competitors and officials alike.
We ran over 20 club events, some more successful than others, which are up for discussion later.
Thanks to Damian again for organising the Sunday rides , these could be better attended, if anyone has any ideas we can discuss them at the end of the meeting.
The press results have been good again this year thanks to Derek Schofield, but he can only report on what we as members tell him.
Thanks to Mike O’Shea for administering the SPOCO league and also collating the Harry Law series
2. Minutes from last meeting – 30th November 2015 Proposed Seconded
Post Willing to Stand Proposed Seconded
a. Chairman Adrian Watts
b. Secretary Will Brown
c. Race Secretary Paul Warrener
d. Treasurer Linda Felton
e. Social Sec Norman Lomax Richie Watts Paul Warrener
f. Publicity Derek Schofield All position passed enbloc
g. Welfare Lisa Greenwood
h. Website Russ Milnes
Subscriptions to be left at the same level and the preferred payment method is BACS payment with a copy of the membership form emailing to Linda Felton and Secretary Will Brown.
It was felt that we should look for a course nearer to the valley to continue the Festival event.
b. Tuesday ‘Harry Law’ Hapton 10 dates for 2017
i. Dates Evening 10’s – 2/5 9/5 16/5 23/5 30/5 6/6 13/6 20/6 27/6 11/7 18/7 25/7 1/8 8/8 15/8 22/8 29/8 There will be 2 categories for this series the usual TT series and also a Roadmans series where road bikes only are used (no TT bars allowed) It will be the best 8 to count and we will be awarding an open series award to non club members.
ii. Roadman Hill Climb 4/7/17 and 5/9/17 The result will be decided on both event ie the total time for both events will decide the winner of the Roadman’s Hill Climb Cup
c. Club Open Events
i. SPOCO – Bolton by Bowland – 25 February 2017
ii. Woodplumpton Hill Climb – 7 October 2017
d. Midweek Mountain Bike Race Lee Quarry – July 2017
6. AOB The future direction of the club was discussed and Norman Lomax offered to produce a ‘SurveyMonkey’ survey to go out to all members to get a feel from all members hopefully on what is required to include the possibility of a name change to show that we are and inclusive club not confined to the road.
It was proposed by Richie Watts and seconded by Paul Warrener that we elect John Leach as an Honorary Life Member, this was carried unanimously.
7. Date of the next meeting: Monday 30th January 2017 at the Jolly Sailor.
8. The meeting closed 21:45
|20||David||Huck||Lakes Road Club||Male||Senior||2.37.4||1st overall|
|21||Aidan||Holgate||North Lancs RC||Male||Senior||2.46.9||2nd overall|
|27||Thomas||Brook||Lancaster CC||Male||Senior||2.52.4||3rd overall|
|15||Sam||Anderton||North Lancs RC||Male||Senior||2.53.4||4th overall|
|10||Mark||Tickle||Leigh Premier Road Club||Male||Senior||3.00.8||5th overall|
|24||David||Stammers||Bury Clarion CC||Male||Senior||3.22.4|
|22||John||Hartley||Salford Cycling Club||Male||Veteran||3.24.6||1st vet|
|23||Russell||Milnes||Rossendale RC||Male||Veteran||3.31.6||2nd vet|
|16||Paul||Targett||Pendle Forest CC||Male||Veteran||3.34.1||3rd vet|
|6||Charlotte||Gorman||Bury Clarion CC||Female||Senior||3.49.6||1st lady|
|4||Holly||Carter||Manchester Wheelers||Female||Senior||4.19.4||2nd lady|
|8||Julie||Holden||Salford Cycling Club||Female||Veteran||4.23.9||3rd lady|
|13||Carol||Westmorland||Border City Whs CC||Female||Veteran||4.26.2|
|18||Paul||Drake||Clitheroe Bike Club||Male||Veteran||5.24.6|
Nine riders from Rossendale braved a threatening forecast to ride the Impromptu 10 mile time trial at Garstang on Sunday, after roadworks on the A6 forced the Combined Clubs’ 25 mile tt on the L2528 course to be shortened. The rain held off for the Rossendale Riders’ late start times, although blustery conditions made going difficult at times. It being particularly tough on the outward leg through Nateby, but stronger riders were able to take advantage of the strong tailwind through St Michael’s to the finish.
Steve Irwin (NLRC) took the first place in a strong field with a time of 21:52 but there were some excellent rides from our club contingent, with Paul Warrener (24:03) leading the pack, followed by Derek Schofield (24:49) and Russ Milnes (25:02).
Eyes turn to the hills now with the Woodplumpton Road HC this Saturday 1st October, followed by Lancashire Road Clubs event on the Rake the following Sunday.
In the absence of the ‘big hitters’, it was the turn of the lesser lights to shine at Tuesdays’s latest round of the Rossendale Road Club’s summer time trial series. Andy Horner of Bury Clarion took the opportunity to record his first win of the season in an excellent time of 25:31min for the 10 mile circuit in blustery conditions. Close on his heels was valley club member Derek Schofield, making a rare appearance in this series, in 25:44 with Russ Milnes just another 24 secs back in 3rd.
Riders from both North Lancs and Clitheroe bike clubs made an appearance, in preparation for next week’s running of the Malcolm Eccles Trophy, raised in memory of Malcolm who was a long serving member of Rossendale RC. This will be run over Tuesday and Wednesday evenings over the Hapton and Bashall Eaves circuits, with the aggregate scores from the top 5 riders from each club counting towards the event, and the valley club will be hoping to retain the trophy they won in 2015. With 5 riders counting, strength in depth is the key and all members are urged to turn out to support the club over the two nights of racing. Marshals will also be needed and all help would be appreciated.
For the second week in succession, Chris Thomas of Edenfield, riding for the Rossendale Road Club, broke his PB for a 10 mile time trial. At The Lancashire RC’s event at Garstang on Saturday, Thomas finished in a time of 24:42 min, average speed 24.29 mph, to take 35th spot in the full field of riders. It was success all round for the valley club with Paul Warrener and Linda Felton taking the tandem award in 27:24 and Lisa Greenwood in the Ladies race with 28:43. Derek Schofield completed the valley team with a time of 23:57 to take 28th spot overall.
Warrener continued his good form on Tuesday to be top local rider in the evening Harry Law TT series, in second spot being North Lancs’ Paul Taylor, and just 3 seconds in front of Andy Horner of Bury Clarion. Roy Flanagan was 5th in 26:22 with Luke Dabbs a further 30 seconds back in 6th. The action continues at Hapton next Tuesday with sign on from 6:30 pm, all are welcome to come and give time trialling a go. The club events are open to novices and newcomers, ordinary road bikes are fully suitable and no club membership is necessary.
200 Mile Bike ride – Sunday 29th May 2016
Not only a personal challenge but a way of raising money for a charity raising money to buy a Neonatal ICU incubator for Pennine Acute Hospitals Charity, “Life and Comfort”
I am asking all riders to give a voluntary £20 donation to the charity and also to share this page with friends so they can sponsor you.
The route is shown on the Map, basically we will cycle to the coast and back, but the long way, a tcx file is available.
We are also looking for somebody to possibly support the ride by driving the route carrying spares and nutrition, any volunteers to contact Damian, Adrian or myself.
The more riders we have the easier it will be to complete, so please do join us, it is open to anybody, not just RRC riders.
It will start at 6 am from Kay Street car park in Rawtenstall.
Please email Richie on firstname.lastname@example.org if you want any more information, and if you are going to ride, please let me know as well.
Saturday saw the time trial season begin with an excellent turnout for the 11 mile hilly circuit above Bolton-by-Bowland. James Gullen took the honours with a time of 23:11, which was 26 seconds quicker than second-placed man Adam Hartley (23:37). … Continue reading
|1||Ian Stott||Blackburn CTC||00:23:53|
|2||Duncan Park||North Lancs RC||00:23:59|
|4||Matt James||Rossendale RC||00:25:25|
|6||Nick Cooper||Rossendale RC||00:26:17|
|7||Paul Warrener||Rossendale RC||00:26:35|
|8||Julian Monk||Rossendale RC||00:26:40|
|9||Richie Watts||Rossendale RC||00:27:11|
|10||Mike O’Shea||Rossendale RC||00:27:18|
|11||Joe Curran||North Lancs RC||00:27:27|
|12||Patrick Hamilton||Rossendale RC||00:28:01|
|13||Chris Holt||Rossendale RC||00:28:38|
|15||Andy Lacey||Rossendale RC||00:29:09|
|16||Duncan Allton||North Lancs RC||00:29:48|
|17||Dave Baron||Rossendale RC||00:31:27|
|18||Vanessa Hamlet||Ross Tri Club||00:37:09|