“Putting the Clocks Back” Reliability Ride – Sunday 26th October

6 10 2014

The superb summer weather seems to have deserted us and the nights are drawing in all too quickly.  The clocks go back at the end of the month and as usual we will be running our “Clocks Back Reliability Ride” to sign off the racing year on 26th October.

Rel Ride ACW

As ever we will follow the route as shown on the picture but we may run it clockwise – we’ll tell you on the day.  Either way it’s a 55 mile (88km) ride that has a great mix of flat and lumpy riding

Sign on at Audlem Cyclesport – £3 per rider –  in time for a 9am roll out. There will be at least 2 groups with a staggered start – let’s hope for some fast, safe riding and better weather than last year!

Sunday 14th – YOUR HELP IS NEEDED – TLI National Championships Road Race

9 09 2014

It’s Road Race time and as usual it’s when we ask for the help of our members to ensure this prestigious event runs as smoothly as ever.     Sunday 14th September is the date with race HQ being the Public Hall in Audlem – please be available from 9am to 1pm. Following on from last years successes with road race promotion we are again running the event under TLI (The League International) regulations and as a result we need to maintain the high standards we have already set.   The need for marshalls (20) at appropriate points on the course is essential for safety purposes and lead car drivers are needed too.   Don’t worry if you are not sure what this entails – we will brief you fully on the day!   Marshals need to meet at 9-20am for a full briefing.  If you or your partner can help in any way possible please e-mail Tim Ball or Mike Wilson  or contact any of the committee members indicating that you are able to help out.   This a major event so please help out and “put a bit back into the club”.   There will be no club run on that day so come and lend a hand.      Thank you for your help and support

Audlem CC presents the 2014 TLI National Championships

27 08 2014

Sunday 14th September – riders, please see the “Racing” page for details of start sheets, rules and regs, HQ location etc.SONY DSC

Members please note there is no club run on that day – your help with marshalling etc will be greatly appreciated – please meet at race HQ for 9-15am



Audlem CC at Exmoor Explorer

7 08 2014

The annual pilgrimage to the south west to take part in the Exmoor Explorer Mountain Bike Challenge – officially not a race but when it’s a mass start with a time at the end – that’s a race!!Schurter-Wins-Pietermaritzburg_XC-World-Cup-650B-1
32 miles this year with three loops all radiating from the HQ at Minehead Rugby Club. 400+ riders faced 1500+ metres of climbing through the stunning National Park scenery. Sadly no time to enjoy the views.
Last time I took part resulted in a hospital visit following a major off. This year went without incident finishing in just over 3 hrs 30 and 55th overall – reasonably happy as this is not an age categorised event
The SCOTT SCALE 710 carbon hardtail was a pleasure to ride and got me round without any problems 

Next events – the SCOTT MTB MARATHON at Ruthin in September and then the Dusk ‘til Dawn in Thetford Forest in October
(That’s not me in the photo it’s Nino Schurter – 2014 World Cup XCO Champion, rider of the SCOTT SCALE and also rides with ORICA GREENEDGE)

July Road Race Series Review

31 07 2014

The five Tuesdays of July have come and gone which means our summer road race imageseries has finished for another year and what a successful series it was.   The sun shone every week which meant that the racers were ” up for it” and lap times were very quick.   The first two events were held on the longer  Hankelow, Woore, Nantwich circuit and each of these were split into under 50 and over 50 races.  Close finishes and bunch sprints were the order of the day both weeks.    Burst water mains and the inevitable traffic lights meant that the final three weeks of racing moved onto the shorter circuit of our “National Championship” course.   Three laps this time taking riders from Audlem towards Burleydam through to Adderley and back into the village.  This time we were able to split into 3 age categorised races per week.  All races were fast and very closely contested with the main highlights being race wins for Audlem’s Richard Wilkinson and Todd Hotchkiss with great support riding from John Backhouse, Paul Woodrow and Tom Ford.   Other Audlem riders racing in the different age categories were Paul Mason, Mike Wilson, Tim Ball, Ash Cooper,Andras Lazslo and Rob Lockhart who sadly crashed in week one and was unable to race in the rest of the series.  Also injured following a crash was Scott Wallace of the Graham Weigh Race Team – we wish them both a full and speedy recovery

Thanks are due to ALL who were in anyway involved in these events – organisers, riders, marshals, lead car drivers, finish line judges, first aid, catering (special thanks here to Audlem Guides) and the patient motorists out on the circuits!

That’s not it for racing in Audlem though – Sunday 14th September – we again host the TLI National Championship races.   More details to follow shortly




Sunday 27th – Le Tour comes to the Lord C again !!

19 07 2014

Sunday 27th sees the final stage of what  has so far been another fantastic Tour de France.   Sunday too will see some questions answered… will Nibali hold on to yellow?…..will Kittel add to his sprint victory tally?

tour3_087As last year this is  an evening event and to add to the atmosphere all (that includes partners, children etc) are invited to join us at the Lord Combermere in Audlem from 5-30pm onwards to watch the race come to its conclusion whilst enjoying a beer or two and some light bites that will be laid on .   There will be opportunities to win  prizes in the Tour Sweepstake too.

To help with organising the event please could you let Phil Stockton know that you are going    philstockton123@sky.com   or 07970780989

Allez Allez !!  We’ll see you there

Sunday 13th July – the Chez Stockton “Summer Do”

1 07 2014

Many will remember the hospitality extended to us by Phil Stockton’s parents – Liz and Keithcheers-wine – on the “Mince Pie Run” back in December last year

On Sunday 13th we (riders and non-riders etc) are invited back to ‘Chez Stockton’ in Wybunbury for a bite to eat, nibbles, drinks etc and to watch Le Tour.   This will be built into our club run on that day which is scheduled to be to the Tattenhall area

Please could you help out by letting Phil know that you will be going by droping him an e-mail or text  to  philstockton123@sky.com   or 07970780989


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