Christmas Meal Time – Sunday 8th December

8 11 2019

Christmas time is fast approaching and we will be having a morning ride and then enjoying a festive cheers-winemeal in the late afternoon of Sunday 8th December.   We are dining at The Combermere Arms, Burleydam – 4.30 for 5 pm which means riders will be able to get home and get changed before eating.   Partners are most welcome to come along too

Menu options and prices can be seen here ACC Xmas Menu 2019 

Numbers and space are limited so please could you submit your choices and a £10 deposit per person to Tim Ball by SUNDAY 1st December at the latest – full details on the menu (please note prices are being heavily subsidised by the club)

We look forward to seeing you on the 8th

MERRY CHRISTMAS !!





“Putting the Clocks Back Reliability Ride” – CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER

2 10 2019

CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER !!!!! – Sorry 

 

The daylight is decreasing, the leaves are tumbling and it’s time to run our annual “Putting the Clocks Back Reliability Ride” again on SUNDAY 27th OCTOBER

There will be two ride distances this year 55, and 34 miles – PLEASE NOTE – THE ROUTES WILL NOT BE SIGNPOSTED   Maps are shown below with route directions included – these will be posted at HQ with instructions for you to digest (we suggest a photo !)  or you can follow the links and print your own copy of the route + directions      There will be no printed copies given out on the day

Sign on at Audlem Scout and Guide Hall  CW3 0AH – £3 per rider –  in time for a 9-15 am roll out.    PLEASE NOTE – batches of riders will be set off at suitable intervals with NO MORE than 20 riders in each group.

Tea and coffee plus cake and biscuits after the ride

Please read the Shropshire Cycling Clubs Association (SCCA) guidelines below – this is for YOUR safety, to help maintain goodwill and for the safety of other road users

Click on the links below for a route map and direction guides

55-mile-route map and directions       Garmin Track 55 mile route

34-mile-route map and directions       Garmin Track 34 mile route

Rel Ride Route Feb 2104

32mile-reliability

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reliability rides are getting more popular and it is important for everybody’s safety a few basic principles of riding in a group are observed.

1. Please support the organising club by registering and paying the entry fee.
2. Whilst riding this event, you are representing yourself, your club, the SCCA and the sport of cycling.
3. It’s not a race; there are no prizes and no points to be earned.
4. You are responsible for your own safety and for that of your fellow riders.
5. Follow the Highway Code and respect other road users – even if they don’t respect you
6. Be courteous to drivers, horse-riders and other road users, even if they are not courteous to you.
7. Make sure that you know the route or have a map of it. Make a note of any emergency contact numbers.
8. Make sure you are self-sufficient and carry tools, spares, money, phone, wet weather gear and anything else you may need.
9. Ride no more than two abreast. Ride single file when it isn’t safe to ride in pairs.
10. Call out when you are passing someone and only ever pass on the right.
11. Point out hazards to your fellow riders and call out “Car up”/”Car back” or “Car down” when there are vehicles.
12. Try to only cross junctions when the entire group can cross. If this isn’t possible wait on the other side so that riders left behind aren’t tempted to take chances.
13. Do not use mobile phones while riding. Stop at the side of the road to make or receive a call.
14. No ‘selfies’ while on the move.
15. At least one hand on the bars at all times. No donning or removing of clothing on the move.
16. Dispose of gel wrappers or any other litter at the finish, not on the course.

With cycling getting ever more popular we need to ensure that everyone stays safe, and that we do not alienate the authorities. Although these guidelines have been produced for reliabilities many of them are equally appropriate for club runs etc.

Please remember the guidelines above and enjoy the rides.

Thank you





National Championships – A great success

9 09 2019

Audlem CC hosted the TLI Nationals yesterday and sunshine all day (well nearly all day) helped the racing go well all day

5 age category winners were identified with them receiving gold medals and the TLI National Champions jersey that they can proudly wear for the next 12 months.

Thanks are extended to all the riders,  all who helped with marshalling, the Bike Marshals, Nikki and Liv who looked after the catering and ‘Knocker’ Shields who travelled up from London to provide the finish line technology.

Full results can be seen here Nat Champs Results 2019

Congratulations to the worthy Champions

 





IT’S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS TIME

17 08 2019

Sunday 8th September is the date for the TLI National Championship Road Races with Audlem Village Hall being event HQ

The racing starts at 10 am so we’re hoping for some good weather, good racing and worthy champions.

Full details for riders can be found by following the link below

TLI National Champs Rider Info pack





JULY SERIES – all done and dusted !!

25 07 2019

4 weeks of great weather and great racing are now complete.

Thank you to everyone involved in the events – riders, marshals, volunteer marshals, Bike Marshals, sign on team, finish line helpers, photographers, catering team, Scout and Guide Hall officers, Cheshire Constabulary and West Mercia Constabulary.

Results for all 4 events are below

Event 1 Results 2019

Event 2 Results 2019

Event 3 Results 2019

Event 4 Results 2019

 

Our next event is the TLI Cycling National Championship Road Race (C cat and above + WJ) on Sunday 8th September.   Entries close on August 10th so don’t miss this deadline as no entries after this date will be considered.

 





JULY Series – Event 2 and 3 update

17 07 2019

The 2nd and 3rd events of our 4 week series are now done and dusted.

Week 2 proved to be a little eventful with a few issues that needed to be sorted out regarding placings and white line infringements – all sorted out now.

Week 3 was a much more straight forward affair with rider behaviour being much better out on the road – no white line mishaps – plus the move to have a big presence of marshals in the finish zone seemed to remind riders that the line should not be crossed.   It should be pointed out that this event nearly didn’t happen because of traffic  lights at Buerton.  Following discussions with United Utilities the work schedule was re-arranged, the job was finished early and the lights were off – a big thank you to everyone at UU – you were most helpful 

Only one more to go – here’s hoping to make it 4 out of 4 with warm, dry and sunny racing

Event 1 Results 2019

Event 2 Results 2019         

Event 3 Results 2019





July Series – Event 1 Results

3 07 2019

It was a fine sunny night with 2 races on the Woore circuit – thanks to all who rode and special thanks to the marshals, Bike Marshals and lead car drivers

Race 1 was contested by YA, M, A and C category riders – Tom McCormack was overall winner in a 3 man sprint for the line.  (Sadly 2 riders have been disqualified following a serious finish line discrepancy where an approaching car had to take to the grass verge to avoid them – when will riders learn!!!!)

Race 2 saw a great solo attack from the start with Allan Forester winning by a good three minute margin from the rest of the D, E and F age category racers.

Provisional overall and age category results can be viewed here  Event 1 Results 2019

These results will be confirmed and posted on the TLI Cycling website in the next few days

Riders are reminded that the race numbers they have been issued with are to be used throughout the series – don’t forget it as there are no spares – NO number = NO RACE