RNLI – THREE SHIRES SPORTIVE

27 04 2017

If you’ve not already signed up for this excellent local ride why not do it now?

Sunday 14th May – HQ is Sandbach Rugby Club, Bradwell Road, CW11 1RA

Routes – there are 3 – the 63 mile (100km) one passes through Audlem too !!

It’s a great route with excellent signage, good feed stations and for an excellent cause  too

Further details and signing on here

You can enter on the day too if you wish

Entry fee covers an RNLI T shirt, finisher’s medal and a £2.50 food voucher to use at the rugby club bistro on the day, either for a breakfast sandwich or towards the cost of a full post-ride meal.





THE GOOD FRIDAY RIDE – Happy Easter everyone

4 04 2017

It’s a Bank Holiday so we thought a Good Friday ride would be worth doing – it will help offset all the chocolate you might be having on Sunday !

Audlem Cycling Club will this year host a ride on Good Friday (14th April) that will depart 9 am from the village and make its way around the Reliability Ride course. There will be a pickup at Nantwich Football Club at 9.25 am before the ride heads out towards Tarporley.

The ride will cater for all levels so club members and local cyclists are welcome including other clubs and racers not racing!

From the village to the pickup point will be a group ride but post Reaseheath there will be opportunity for those who want to stretch their legs to press on at a +20 mph pace.

Post ride coffee and cake will be available at The Old Priest House Coffee Shop in Audlem. Check the club website for the routes, the standard route is 55 miles but there is a shorter route that also heads back to Audlem.

It is expected that riders from across all disciplines within the club will be riding so the idea is everyone rolls out together and then groups will naturally form based upon the pace people wish to ride at

The routes can be seen by clicking here

ENJOY and let’s hope the weather is on our side





GREAT RELIABILITY RIDE

5 03 2017

A huge thanks is extended to all 115 riders that took part in the Reliability Ride last weekendAudlem CC front 2

The weather remained dry and windy which meant that the miles covered were tougher than normal

Thanks are also extended to those that helped out at signing on and return – especially Steph Lynch who did a great job on the catering front

Don’t forget we do this all again at the end of the season with our “Putting back the Clocks” reliability on the final Sunday of October – 29th – get it in your diary now !!!





Audlem CC Spring Reliability Ride – 3 routes this year!!

6 02 2017

The daylight is increasing nicely and we are ready to run our annual Spring Reliability Ride again on SUNDAY 26th FEBRUARY

There will be three ride distances this year 55, 41 and 32 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 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

Tea/coffee and cake available on your return

55-mile-route      41-mile-route    32-mile-route

Rel Ride Route Feb 210440-mile-rel-ride

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With Reliability rides getting more popular each year 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.
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.

 





AGM – 7th February

24 01 2017

You are warmly invited to the Audlem CC AGM which will be hed on Tuesday 7th Februaryagm-we-need-you
Venue is the Combermere Arms, Burleydam
Time is 7 for a 7-30pm prompt start – please see the attached agenda  ACC 2017 AGM agenda
There will be a light bites buffet provided and everyone will be able to enjoy 2 drinks care of the club
Please could you let me know by 3rd February  whether you CAN or CAN’T make it to the meeting as it will help greatly with catering and seating arrangements

PLEASE NOTE – VERY IMPORTANT – 

4 of the current committee will not be standing for the 2017 season (Mike Wilson, Secretary, is moving out of the area, Eric Wilkinson is taking a ‘backseat’ role with the
race team and will be doing a great deal of travelling this year, Graham Taylor, Treasurer, is stepping down and Phil Stockton has stepped down on health grounds)

That will leave Tim Ball, Tim Goodwin and Danny Yates.  We are asking for help from at least 3 members to run the club so PLEASE get in touch with nominations / proposals or questions as to what the position entails

We look forward to seeing you on the 7th – remember subs are due – same as usual £15 seniors, £25 family,
Please let me know whether you can or cannot attend

Many thanks

Tim





It’s Reliability Ride Time – a few points to follow please

18 01 2017

Sunday 22nd sees the start of the reliability ride calendar and we’re all looking forward to challenges they present.  We wish wrekineveryone safe and enjoyable rides but we also ask that you read through these guidelines put together by Nick Jeggo for the SCCA (Shropshire Cycling Clubs Association) events    Visit our Events page to see the full calendar

Reliability Trials – A few guidelines to ensure we all stay safe

With Reliability rides getting more popular each year 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.
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.





It’s 2017 – Happy New Year

29 12 2016

Midnight NYE

The New Year is here – best wishes everyone

New years bring new challenges so we hope you have a successful season and to get things started why not visit the Rides and Events page to view the calendar for the first few months of the 2017.

All the Reliability Rides we know of to date are included – others will be added as soon as dates are confirmed- so now you can start to plan your training

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE