Mountain Biking – Wednesday 21st

20 04 2010

This Wednesday evening there will be a Mountain Bike ride at Swynnerton Park (aka Hanchurch Hills). We’ll meet at the Square at 6.30pm. From there we can drive to Swynnerton Park just off the A51 to Stone (takes about 15 mins). If you wish to drive straight there, click on the links for directions.

Club members affected by volcanic cloud

18 04 2010

Three club members, Ian Middleton, his son Stuart Middleton and Domonic Crisp, having been on Mallorca for a short training camp have been left stranded on the island as a result of the volcanic ash cloud affecting flights all over Europe – there is no sign of any improvement in the current situation so who knows when they might get back?   Still there are worse places to be stuck as the photo shows!!

The mountain in North Mallorca around Puerto Pollensa

Meanwhile at this end one of our younger members, Olivia Ball, was due to be flying out top Mallorca for a two week training camp yesterday- poor Livvi is stuck here rather fed up with Iceland and its volano!!   To keep her legs turning she entered a mountain bike event at Swynnerton Park (Hanchurch Hills) today Sunday – photos and report to follow

XC Racing at Hanchurch Next Weekend

11 04 2010

Next Sunday (18th April), will see the first round of the Midland XC Series taking place at Hanchurch Woods.  If you fancy a go, head over to for entry details. Race categories range from Under 10’s to Fun, to Super Vets (60 – 69), so there’s a category for all.  Audlem CC will fielding a couple of entrants but, if you don’t fancy a go it will still be worth a trip out to see some entertaining racing, and to cheer on our Chairman and myself!

Join us for a sneak preview of the course on Wednesday, when we will be heading over to Hanchurch for an evening ride.


Wednesday 14th – Evening Mountain Bike Ride

8 04 2010

Next Wednesday evening there will be a Mountain Bike ride at Swynnerton Park (aka Hanchurch Hills). We’ll meet at the Square at 6.30pm. From there we can drive to Swynnerton Park just off the A51 to Stone (takes about 15 mins). If you wish to drive straight there, click on the maps for directions.

Contact me for more info, Dan.       07988668544

Easter Sunday Club Run

4 04 2010

A dozen riders enjoyed a steady 50 mile ride meandering through the Cheshire lanes looping towards a pit stop at the Tattenhall ice cream farm.

On the start at Audlem it was good to see Audlem CC rider Stuart Jones racing through the centre of the village proudly wearing Audlem CC kit on CCW 17 time trial course.

Our journey back was helped with the wind behind us as we had endured the elements on our way out, however the showers were kind to us as we managed to avoid them. It was nice to see new member Eric Wilkinson taking to the peleton. We were also joined by four riders from Market Drayton – Bruce, Dave, Scott and Richard who were warmly welcomed – Audlem CC hope to see you all next Sunday!

Mountain Bike Rides

31 03 2010

With the summer approaching and an increasing number of mountain bikers within the club, we are looking at organising a regular weekly evening ride at Swynerton Park (Hanchurch Hills), and with enough interest a Sunday ride too, maybe going further afield to The Long Mynd or Wales.

We also plan on competing in various events over the summer including the MTB Marathon Series. Keep an eye out for further details of upcoming events.

If you are interested contact Daniel Tomlinson at:

Team Time Trials

31 03 2010

A number of clubs in the Manchester and District Time Trial Association(MDTTA) organise a series of Team time Trials which may be of interest to some of our members.
Wednesday 2nd June start (first riders off 7.15pm) Wills Wheels 10miles 2 up TT based on the Chelford/Knutsford/Chelford course.
Wednesday 16th June Start(first riders off 7.15pm)Wills Wheels 25mile 2up TT based on the Goostrey/Knutsford/Cranage circuit 2 laps .
Thursday 24th June Warrington RC Start(first team off at 7.0pm) 25 mile 4 up TT based on the Goostrey/Knutsford/Holmeschapel circuit 2 laps.this event has a maximum of 30 teams. Entries have to be in at least 2 weeks before race date.For more details call me on 01270780107/07769650518 Ian

Who is on for a 4 up?

30 03 2010

There are 4 team time trials in May / June, we would like the club to place an entry.

The main one being the Warrington Road club 4 up TTT in June. the chain gang will install the correct discipline required

Let Gav or Ian know if interested….

Cheshire Cat Sportive

29 03 2010

Sounds like the ride was good yesterday based on the comments received – especially this from Gav…

Hi All fellow Sportive riders,
A good tough start to the 2010 season I thought – Mow Cop was awful, and the headwind back form Macc to Church Minshul was a real grind.
Some really fast decents, I think that the Cheshire Cat had it all this year – a reall good all rounder and a good test of overall fitness.
How did you all get on ?
Tony and Paul did you do the 100 miler, and if so what time did you do ?
Keep Pedal’in

Sunday Club rides April

29 03 2010

Routes and Cafe stops ….
4th April Malpas / Tattenhall Loops cafe stop Tattenhall Ice Cream Farm
11th April Gawsworth/Brereton Green Cafe stops at Jackies cafe and Gawsworth Garden Centre
18th April Staffordshire/Shropshire borders Destination and Cafe stop to be confirmed
25th April Road Race day . No club run .
All Sunday rides prompt 9am from Buttermarket ,centre of Audlem .
If you require further details please contact Ian Middleton 01270 780107