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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 [...]

Third Sunday of the Month goes to Ribchester

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It was a healthy(ish) looking fourteen strong peloton that set off from the Plough on Sunday 18th May at 9.15am and it was already a warm, bright and sunny morning as the B Group riders took to the road. Today was the longer ‘third Sunday’ ride, led by Alan Stark, and we were heading for Ribchester.

With the notable exception of Chris ‘I had a bit of a late night’ Stone the group was pretty chirpy from the off. Bill Lloyd took to the front, despite still recovering from a relatively recent fall that had caused injury to his shoulder and broken a few ribs. Bill guided us in the early miles through New Longton, on to Lostock Hall and Walton le Dale. Earlier we’d caught a brief glimpse of the A Group riders as they passed us back in Longton headed north to Preston. We suspect they’d been hanging on to our wheels down the by-pass.

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As we left Walton le Dale and headed up the hill the peloton was stopped in its tracks by a crunching sound which came from Maddy Scott’s bike. The front derailleur, caught by a chain link, had come away from the frame. Despite his late night, Chris Stone took control and soon had us back on track, albeit with Maddy stuck in the small front ring for the remainder of the ride.

The group settled again and quietened down as we embarked on the steady climb through Mellor and on to Top of Ramsgreave. Here we paused briefly in the pub car park – Spread Eagle (that’s the name of the pub not what most of us where like after the climb) taking in the view. By now the sun was hot and the fast decent to Ribchester with the cooling breeze was welcoming.

Lunch followed at Potter Barn café. The arrival of fourteen cyclists all at once seemed to fluster the staff a little and the prospect of some having egg as well as beans on toast was all a bit too much. We were eventually served to everyone’s satisfaction and in the end the owner wanted photos with us all for her Facebook page!

After more photos and overcoming a general reluctance to move from the café, it was Alan who led us out of Ribchester up to Longridge and through Goosnargh and Woodplumpton to Preston. A puncture (Maddy again!) held us up briefly in Preston then it was Col de Penwortham and home (mostly) via the by-pass.

A lovely ride on a fine day and great fun. Thanks to Alan and to Bill. Looking forward to the next ‘third Sunday’ run.

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