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Upcoming Events

Mar
23
Sat
all-day North West Youth League – Southp...
North West Youth League – Southp...
Mar 23 all-day
The first race of the NWYL will be run by Southport Cycling Club at Victoria park. For entry details, please see the following link. https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/296342/SCC-Youth-Races-sponsored-by-Dolan-Bikes—Round-1-of-NW-Youth-League  
Apr
6
Sat
9:00 am SCC Annual Bickerstaffe Road Race
SCC Annual Bickerstaffe Road Race
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am
Men’s Start time: 9 am Women’s start time 11:30 am. Free entry and day licence for club members only. If you’ve not road raced before, this is an ideal opportunity to give it a go.[...]
Apr
11
Thu
6:45 pm Provisional First SCC 10 mile TT
Provisional First SCC 10 mile TT
Apr 11 @ 6:45 pm
First rider off at 6:45 due to low light conditions. Please bring exact cash £ 5 per rider.  ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A HELMET – CTT REG (15), A WORKING FRONT AND A REAR RED[...]
Apr
18
Thu
7:00 pm Provisional SCC 10 mile TT
Provisional SCC 10 mile TT
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm
First rider off at 7:01 pm Please bring exact cash £ 5 per rider.  ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A HELMET – CTT REG (15), A WORKING FRONT AND A REAR RED LIGHT  FIXED TO THEIR[...]
Apr
25
Thu
7:00 pm SCC 10 mile TT
SCC 10 mile TT
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm
First 10 mile TT event of the season. First rider off at 19:01. Please bring exact cash £ 5 per rider.  ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A HELMET – CTT REG (15), A WORKING FRONT AND[...]
May
2
Thu
7:00 pm SCC 10 mile TT
SCC 10 mile TT
May 2 @ 7:00 pm
First rider off at 19:01. Please bring exact cash £ 5 per rider.  ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A HELMET – CTT REG (15), A WORKING FRONT AND A REAR RED LIGHT  FIXED TO THEIR MACHINE [...]
May
9
Thu
7:00 pm SCC 10 mile TT
SCC 10 mile TT
May 9 @ 7:00 pm
First rider off at 19:01. Please bring exact cash £ 5 per rider.  ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A HELMET – CTT REG (15), A WORKING FRONT AND A REAR RED LIGHT  FIXED TO THEIR MACHINE [...]
May
16
Thu
7:00 pm SCC 10 mile TT
SCC 10 mile TT
May 16 @ 7:00 pm
First rider off at 19:01. Please bring exact cash £ 5 per rider.  ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A HELMET – CTT REG (15), A WORKING FRONT AND A REAR RED LIGHT  FIXED TO THEIR MACHINE [...]

Club Bickerstaffe Road Races Saturday April 22nd

After a hiatus of four years it was decided for the club to promote and organise the Club road races on the popular Bickerstaffe circuit to enhance grass roots racing.

Two events were advertised for men and women over the same distance 12 laps of
the circuit 63kms/39 miles. After a steady flow of entries the Mens race attracted 58 entries and 20 for the Womens.

Prior to the race and placing the event signs on the circuit the weather was overcast with slight drizzle which was still evident when the men lined up for the 9am start. A fantastic turnout from club members meant there was lots of help which were needed for marshalling duties on the course to supplement the five official British Cycling Accredited marshals.

I opened the Headquarters at the Bickerstaffe Football Club at 7am and was met with Allan Taylor who did a very proficient job in dealing with riders signing on.

Lone club member Mike Rimmer had entered having a taste of his first road race turned out a bit harder than he expected against some more experienced roadmen. The race was run at a high speed but ultimately a break of three riders escaped the peloton and the eventual winner was Matty Wales from Wrexham who also managed to secure a couple of primes.

The Women’s race was underway at 11.30 am throughout the race the peloton stayed together and as result the finish ended in a bunch sprint the win going to Harriet Graham riding for Brother/UK.

British Cycling had loaned us a podium for the prize presentation which was a nice touch for the prize winners to be elevated.

 

During the morning Wendy Scott did a fine job with the catering and refreshments were provided for all concerned.

 

I have to give thanks to the riders,officials and lead car drivers Eddie O’BRIEN and Aaron Green and for the support of club members without whom the races couldn’t take place. Also thanks to the generous sponsors for their donations to the prize list. Moda..Secret Training..High on Bikes..MeCycle Ainsdale and St.James Finance.

After the event there was lots of encouraging feedback which makes the effort worthwhile.

Colin Baldwin
Race Organiser

 

 

 

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