December Newsletter now on line 08/11/2018.

Wishing all our members a very Merry Christmas and Happy 2019

Club History

The Janus was formed in 1953. Following repeated attempts by the founder members whilst in another club to have ladies accepted into that club, and in spite of the passing of a resolution to allow this, opposition was such that the proposal was reversed. The 9 founder members of the Janus eventually felt that their only way forward was to resign en masse and start a club of their own... Janus is a Roman god and Apollo was thought to be a Greek god. However it appears that Apollo was both! Quote: ’Apollo is one of the most important and complex of the Olympian deities in classical Greek andRoman religion and Greek and Roman mythology’.

Club Runs

Meet most Sundays at the Rising Sun, Hazel Grove at 09.30am Depending on the time of year, the runs cover between 30 and 60 miles usually with a short lunch stop and returning normally by mid afternoon. When a race is taking place within a reasonable distance the club run will generally head out to that race.

Start Here.

Club Meeting

Club meetings usually take place The next club meeting will take place on the second Thursday of the month. the next meeting is on Thursday 8th November. They are held at the Navigation Hotel, Hyde Road, Woodley and start at 8.00pm. Unless stated otherwise, members will usually get an email reminder a few days before.

Meet Here.

GDPR

Our policy can be seen at the bottom if this page

December 2018

Club Runs

Meet most Sundays at the Rising Sun, Hazel Grove at 09.30am Depending on the time of year, the runs cover between 30 and 60 miles usually with a short lunch stop and returning normally by mid afternoon. When a race is taking place within a reasonable distance the club run will generally head out to that race.

Start Here.

Club Meeting

Club meetings usually take place The next club meeting will take place on the second Thursday of the month. the next meeting is on December 13th September. They are held at the Navigation Hotel, Hyde Road, Woodley and start at 8.00pm. Unless stated otherwise, members will usually get an email reminder a few days before.

Meet Here.

Club Run Updates

Recent club runs: 4th Nov- Astbury Garden Centre. Four members set off from the Rising Sun, Pete B; Colin P; Rob G and myself. You can’t beat their Early Riser breakfast for £2.25, a real bargain, although you need to be there for 11.30 to get one!

18th Nov- “Four at the Rising Sun this morning for the clubrun, but we split it into an A and a B run. Rob G and Pete W went to the Tradesmans Entrance café at Buxton for their Staffordshire Oatcakes, and then back via Dove Holes and into Chapel. Pete B and Barry went for a ride round Mobberley (Barry's recuperation ride!).” 25th Nov - The Club went to Grasslands Nursery at Peover on the 24th. A little chilly at first but otherwise ok. Only Rob G and myself out at the start but we met Pete B there who rode from Chelford. We could do with more members out especially when we have a designated destination (just make your own way there if you need to!). Planned run for December 30th. A special invite to Andrea’s house in Bramhall.

Christmas Lunch

This had just been arranged for next Sunday (9th December) at the Spring Gardens, Marple at 1300. More info. in a separate E mail but you need to order so let Chris Aimson know asap.

PRIZE PRESENTATION LUNCH

Sunday 20th January 2019 at the Alma Lodge, The club lunch will be at the Alma Lodge and will be priced at £17.00. There will be a choice of menus for a 4 course meal. As in previous years, the raffle is an important part of the proceedings and prizes are welcome. Please let Harry Fletcher or me know if you plan to attend. Please support your club’s events

Subscriptions

If you require information on how oe who to pay, please mail the club fro details

Annual subscriptions are now due and can be paid to the treasurer Christian Aimson, or at the next club meeting. Those joining after 30th September are covered for the following year. Senior Racing Member –£12.00, Junior Racing Member (under 18) - £5.00, School member - £4.00, Social member - £5.00. You may pay by cash, cheque, standing order or direct debit. Please put what you are paying for (Subs, clothing etc) in the ‘reference’ section so Chris knows what it is for. It would also be a good idea to send him an E mail just to say that you are going to pay this way.

Annual General Meeting

The following we appointed as the committee for the coming year:-

Chairman - Harry Fletcher

Hon Gen Sec - Peter Brocklehurst

Hon Treasurer - Christian Aimson

Hon TT Sec - Harry Fletcher

Hon RR/Track Sec- Christian Aimson

Hon Social Sec - vacant

Member of Committee- Rob Pierce, Pete Williams

Auditors - Colin Pierce, John King

Welfare Officer – P Brocklehurst

Delegates: CTT - H Fletcher & P Robinson & BC - C Aimson

Not much to report from the club recently so here are some photos from the early days, before even I joined the club!

 

November 2018

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Annual General Meeting will take place on THURSDAY 8th NOVEBER 2018 at the NAVIGATION HOTEL, Hyde Road, Woodley starting at 8.00pm. Invite to the meeting attached to this news sheet. Items normally discussed at the monthly meeting can be dealt with after the AGM. Please make every effort to attend and be on time as we have a lot to cover.

Club Runs (Extra)

Meet most Sundays at the Rising Sun, Hazel Grove at 09.30am. Recent runs - Sunday 7th October: "Just Rob G and PW out to watch the hill-climb. Then we rode to the Peak View Cafe and met Pete B, but no room inside so we ate outside - it was a bit cool!" "Sunday 21st October: the clubrun went to Sandbach (The Cafe on the Square). Colin P; Rob G and PW rode the full distance and Pete B rode from Chelford and we all arrived at the same time! Excellent cafe, good food, good service and a good price!" Sunday 28th October: "The clubrun went to the Ice-cream Farm at Davenham. Rob G, Colin P and PW went via Goostrey, there was a traction engine meet going on at the Crown pub."

Christmas 10

The MDTTA Christmas 10 takes place on Sunday 16th December 2018 on course J4/20 starting at 11.00am. The event includes a fancy dress section. Entry via the online entry system on the Cycling Time Trials web site or on a standard entry form to the organiser:- Dave Fearon, (mail us for contatc details) to arrive by 4th December so plenty of time to enter. Entry is £8.00 solos & £16.00 tandems.

Annual Prize Presentation

This will be at lunch time on Sunday 20th January 2019 at the Alma Lodge Hotel Stockport. Please make a note of the date There will be a choice of menus for a 4 course meal at £22.00. Arrangement to be discussed at the meeting after the AGM.

Hill Climb Result

Long Hill J9/13E 7 Oct 1. Kyle Fletcher 24.58 Only one rider this year. Thanks and many congratulations Kyle for representing the club on what was a hard day with a strong headwind.

Club Member of the Year

Your chance to nominate someone who in your opinion has contributed most to the club in the last year. It is not a racing award and will be decided by the number of votes received at or before the December meeting. Nominations can be made on the slip below given or sent to Harry Fletcher or to me via E mail.

September 2018

Annual Prize Presentation

The numbers attending the Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation have been declining for quite a numbers of years. We have therefore decided to hold it on a Sunday lunchtime next year. It will still be at the Alma Lodge and on Sunday 20th January 2019 and there will be a choice of menus for a 4 course meal at £22.00. More information later.

Club Events

For our second nominated club 25 this year we will be using the Stretford Wheelers 25 on Saturday 22nd September on course J2/9. Still time to enter online or as per CTT handbook. Our other event for this year is the Club Hill Climb which will once again be the Cheshire Roads Club event on Sunday 7th October. The event is on Long Hill starting at 1100 and entry on the day. The starting point is on the A5002 Whaley Bridge to Buxton road just further up past the lay-by a short way out of Whaley Bridge. Park and meet in the lay-by. The course is 4.2 miles long finishing just before the top of Long Hill.

Track Racing Dates

The Monday night ACT track league starts on 3rd September followed by the first of the Manchester Track events, the Premier League commences on Tuesday 2th October. The Division 1 League will start on Friday 5th October. This session of racing will continue until the first week of December. There is a round of the RGG Skoda National Sprinters League and Youth Omnium on Saturday 22nd September at the Manchester Velodrome. Entry is free to spectators.

10 Series Results

Actual (Net)

Event 12 1 August J2/1

1. David Flux 22.26 (17.28 1st)

2. Barry Beardsall 29.48 (17.32 2nd)


Event 13 8 August J2/1

1. Nick Haining 28.34 (19.55 2nd)

2. Barry Beardsell 29.32 11.57 (17.35 1st)


Event 14 15 August J2/1

1. David Flux 22.39 (17.41 1st)

2. Chris Aimson 24.56 (18.10 2nd)


Points Fastest: Fastest: D Flux – 36 (from 6 events), C Aimson –25 (5), B Beardsell 24 (5), N Haining – 14(3), G Coghlan – 5 (1), K Dyson – 4 (1).


Handicap: D Flux – 36 (6), B Beardsell – 26 (5), C Aimson – 25 (5), N Haining 16 (3), G Coghlan – 5 (1).

Other Results

Congleton CC 50 J4/16 Phil Robinson 2.00.38 4 Aug


Some more dates

Sun 16 Sept Weaver Valley Hill Climb J9/7 (Cat & Fiddle) 1000

Sun 23 Sept Glossop Kinder Hill Climb J9/5 ( Snake Pass) 1000

Sat 29 Sept Warrington RC 2 up Team TT J2/9 1400


Sun 7 Oct Cheshire RC Hill Climb-club event (Long Hill) 1100


The Withington Wheelers Hill Climb on Sunday 30th September is a special anniversary, the 80th running of the event. In 1953 the Janus had first Roger Booth, second Roy Carr and William Ken Smith making the winning team. If you fancy riding a hill climb then this is the one, £80 first prize !

 

 

August 2018

Marshalling

We have finished this year’s allocation of marshalling both at Ashton and helping the Westmead at the evening 10’s. The Ashton ones have been a bit demanding as one of the clubs who agreed to assist pulled out at the last minute. The race organiser, Fred, had to cover these weeks so understandably he asked his on club, Mossley. As we have been sharing the marshalling duties with the Mossley, that drew us into the extra dates to cover. We will have to consider our position for next year as it has been getting a bit much trying to find cover for all those events.

Club Events

The final club event is the Stretford Wheelers 25 on Saturday 22nd September on course J2/9. Enter online or as per handbook. Our usually finish the year with the Club Hill Climb which will once again be the Cheshire Roads Club event on Sunday 7th October. The event is on Long Hill starting at 1100 and entry on the day. It would be good to get a strong turnout this year as occurred in the past but not recently.

10 series

Just 4 weeks to go so there’s still time to ride a few if you fancy having a go. The events are on Wednesdays starting at 1900. Entry fee £5.00 when signing on at Siddington village hall and collecting a number. Points scored in your best 6 events will count. You will need a working rear light before being allowed to ride .Dates as follows: August 8 15 22 29

10 SERIES RESULTS

Event Nine 4 July J2/1

Actual Time (Net)

1. David Flux 22.26 (17.28 3rd)

2. Chris Aimson 24.23 (17.25 2nd)

3. Ken Dyson 25.54 (no Qualyifing Time)

4. Nick Haining 26.16 (16.50 1st)

Event Ten 18 July J2/1

1. David Flux 26.36 4.58 (17.38 2nd)

2. Chris Aimson 24.15 6.54 (17.21 1st)

3. Barry Beardsell 30.15 12.16 (17.59 3rd)

Event Eleven 25 July JC15A

1. Barry Beardsell 30.54 (18.38 1st)

10 Series points after 11 events.

Fastest: D Flux – 36 (from 6 events), C Aimson – 20 (4), B Beardsell 14 (3), ), N Haining – 8(2),G Coghlan – 5 (1), K Dyson – 4 (1).

Handicap: D Flux – 33 (6), C Aimson – 20 (4), B Beardsell – 14 (3), N Haining 11 (2), G Coghlan – 5 (1).

Other Results

Salford CC 25 J2/9 Phil Robinson 58.19 2 June

Bynea CC 25 R25/3 Ken Dyson 57.48 24 June

Yorkshire CF 50 V259/1 Ken Dyson 2.06.07 30 June

VTTA (National Champs A23/34 Phil Robinson 57.20 28 July

Some good rides being produced with Phil and Ken both doing 57’s. Ken has now gone back to Australia.

CLUB RUNS

Some recent runs include Blaze Farm on 8/7 with PW, RG, RP & C Lumb, 15/7 to Dones Green (PW, CP, RG, RP & BB) and Sutton on 22/7 in the rain (PW, RG & BB)

Picture 1 Sutton Blaze Picture 2 Farm Run Picture 3Sunset over Hyde

 

 

SOME DATES

Sat 25 Aug Withington Whlrs 10 J2/1 1400

Sun 2 Sept Buxton CC Hill Climb J9/13 (Long Hill) 1000

Sat 8 Sept Stone Whlrs 25 J5/8 1400

Sun 9 Sept East Lancs RC 2 stage Hill Climb J9/19(Blackstone Edge) 1100 J9/11 (Blackstone Edge) 1100

Sun 16 Sept Weaver Valley Hill Climb J9/7 (Cat & Fiddle) 1000

Sat 22 Sept Stretford Whlrs 25 J2/9 1400

Sun 23 Sept Glossop Kinder Hill Climb J9/5 ( Snake Pass) 1000

Sat 29 Sept Warrington RC 2 up TTT J2/9 1400

July 2018

CLUB MEETING

The next club meeting will take place on THURSDAY 19th July 2018 at the NAVIGATION HOTEL, Hyde Road, and Woodley starting at 8.00pm. Please note: date changed, back one week.

CLUB EVENTS

We have been asked to marshal at the Westmead 10’s again this month. Next week, although Wednesday 11th July IS NOT TAKING PLACE due to the England Crotia World Cup Semi Final. Again, we will need at least 4 available, please let me know if you can help. For those riding, entry fee £5.00 payable when signing on at the new location of Siddington Village Hall. Points scored in your best 6 events will count. All events start at 7.00pm, You will need a working rear light before being allowed to ride. Remaining Dates:

July 18 25

August 1 8 15 22 29

THE FRED GRATTON 25

After last year’s disaster with courses and weather, this year everything went well for a change. A great big thanks to all those who turned out to marshal and staff the headquarters, loads of support which was very nice to see.

The result was as follows:

1. Mark Turnbull, TORQ Performance 521:35 2. Andy Wilkinson, Port Sunlight Whlrs 52:07, 2. Darren Maironis Velotec RT 52.44.

!st Handicap. Peter Howarth Stretford Whlrs 42:05. Vet on Standard. Andy Wilkinson +16:45 Lady. Melissa Lowther Storey Racing 59:00, Fastest Junior. George Elliott, Innovative RT 57:42 Team. Velotik Racing Team 2:46:14 (D Maironis 52.44 / D Williams 55.42 / J Green 57:48)

10 SERIES RESULTS

Event seven 6 June

Actual Time (Net)

1. David Flux 22.38 (17.40 1st)

2. Nick Haining 29.20 (19.53 2nd)

Event Eight 13 June

Actual Time (Net)

1. David Flux 22.21(17.23 1st)

2. Chris Aimson 25.18 (18.20 2nd)

4. N Haining 27.06 (16.38 3rd)

Points after 7 events.

Fastest: D Flux – 24 (from 4 events), C Aimson – 10 (2), G Coghlan – 5 (1, N Haining 5 (1), B Beardsell – 4 (1).

Handicap: D Flux – 24 (4), C Aimson – 9 (2), N Haining – 5 (1), G Coghlan – 5(1), B Beardsell – 5 (1).

OTHER RESULTS

East Lancs RC 25 J2/9 23 June

Phil Robinson 59.16

Barry Beardsell 1.17.44

Westmead Club 25 JC/24 27 June

David Flux 58.19

Ken Dyson 1.04.58

Chris Aimson 1.05.06

SUMMER JUMBLE

There is a summer jumble coming up at the Manchester Velodrome. It is on Sunday 19th August between 10.00 and 1300. A chance to maybe pick up a bargain if there is something that you are looking for.

CLUB RUNS

There are regular runs on Sundays with the few regulars getting plenty of mile in and the occasional ones (me) doing a lot less. Here are a some from the last few weeks

10th June: The Cafe On The Square in Sandbach, Four out today. Rob G; Colin P; Martin L and Pete W

17th June:The club went to Redesmere today. Martin L; Colin P and Barry B.

24th June Colin, Rob P and Pete W having lunch at Tittesworth Reservoir

1st July: Astbury Garden Centre today. Just three out, Rob G, Barry B and Pete W

CYCLE RACKS

Alan Prince has a couple of almost new cycle racks which he is trying to dispose of for a relative. They are a Thule rack holding 2 or 3 bikes that fits on a tow ball and a strap on rack suitable for a hatchback. I do not have a price at this time but if either are something that you might be interested in then mail the club and we will pss on your interest.

June 2018

TAMESIDE CIRCUIT SERIES

Just to add to the pressure for marshals our next stint at Ashton is on Tuesday 5th June. We need at least 3 to help run the evenings racing, again contact me if available. Further sessions for us are 26th June, 10th & 31st July. Racing takes place here every Tuesday until 14th August. Spectators and riders always welcome.

CLUB 10 SERIES

The evening 10’s organised by Westmead Team 88 are well under way. They are all on Wednesdays on course J2/1 starting at 1900. Entry fee £5.00 payable when signing on at the new location of Siddington Village Hall. Points scored in your best 6 events will count. All events start at 7.00pm, You will need a working rear light before being allowed to ride. Remaining Dates:

June 6 13

July 4 11 18 25

August 1 8 15 22 29

The Westmead are also running a club hill climb on the Cat & Fiddle on Monday 18 June and a 25 on Wednesday 27June. We have been asked to marshal on 11th July, 4 people needed.

10 SERIES RESULTS

Events 1/2/3 &6 no club members riding Event 4 16 May

Actual Time (Net Time)

1. David Flux 22.45 (17.33 1st)

2. George Coghlan 24.12 (21.11 2nd)

Event 5 23 May

Actual Time (Net Time)

1. David Flux 22.19 (17.07 1st)

2. Chris Aimson 25.13 (18.05 3rd)

3. Barry Beardsell 29.53 (17.37 2nd)

A slow start to the 10 series but its nice to see David doing a couple of fast rides and Barry beating 30 minutes. More to come from both I am sure.

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS (GDPR)

I am sure that you will have been inundated by E mails and post regarding GDPR. As an organisation holding some personal data we are required to conform with the regulations. We are therefore taking steps to ensure that your data be it electronic, paper or as photographs will be held securely. A copy of our Privacy Policy will be sent out with this news sheet.

CLUB RUN 13th May

The Club had 5 at the Rising Sun today. It was decided to go into Cheshire so we went to Riverside Organics at Davenham. The weather was ideal , sunny and fresh to warm and a mainly tailwind home with a final bit of suffering up Artists Lane. Maybe Blaze Farm next week!”

Club Run 20th May

Four set off from The Rising Sun, Pete B went to Redesmere, Rob B was on-call at 12.00 and headed for home at Sutton and Barry and myself went to Blaze Farm on a fairly warm and sunny day.

SAFE RIDING IN TIME TRIALS

Here is a message from the General Secretary of the Manchester and District Time Trials Association which unfortunately they have found necessary to send out.

“Would riders please be extra careful at junctions and on roundabouts and obey the rules of the road. LOOK and give way where appropriate. DO NOT use the tri-bars when approaching and navigating Chelford Island. Seven riders have been disqualified for this already this season. Organizers and marshals are having to deal with an increasing number of complaints from motorists about bad riding (yes, we know there are bad drivers as well) in events. This is giving our sport a bad name. It also means that organizers and marshals are not happy giving their time when they are having to face verbal attacks from the public. No organizers and no marshals means no events. RIDE RESPONSIBLY please”.

May 2018

Ashton Race Series

Our next date for marshalling is Tuesday 8th May. Racing starts at 6.30pm and help needed from 6.00pm for signing on and gear checks. If you can help please contact me. Further dates are, 5th June, 26th June, 10th July & 31st July.

Evening 10’s

The courses used will be J2/1 Chelford(C) or J2/15 Lower Withington (LW), dates as follows:- April 25 (LW), May 2 (C), May 9 (C ), May 16 (C ) {marshal }, May 23 (C ), May 30 (LW), June 6 (C ), June13 (C ), July 4 (C ), July 11 (C ) {marshal}, July 18 (C ), July 25 (LW),Aug 1 (C ), Aug 8 (C ), Aug 15 (C ), Aug 22 (C ), Aug 29 (LW) This year we have been asked to marshal two events on 16th May and 11th July, 4 per event, anyone marshalling will get a free ride. Note change of marshalling to 16th May, not as on the last news sheet. The Westmead are also promoting a hill climb on the Cat & Fiddle on Monday 18th June and a club 25 on Wednesday 27th June.

Fred Gratton 25

Our open 25 this year is on Saturday 9th June. The event is organised by me and help is needed to marshal & run the HQ. So far marshals have agreed to the following locations:- Headquarters sign on: John Coghlan. Start: Bill Iley. Bomish Lane: Pete Williams. Chelford Island: Jeff Greenhalgh, Alan Shuttleworth plus 1 other, Ollerton cross Roads: Rob Pierce, John King. Seven Sisters / A50 Dennis Hornby, Paul Akren. Whipping Stocks: 1 other. A50/Twemlow Lane: Phil Robinson plus 1 other. Twemlow Lane sharp bend 220m from A50: 1 other. Twemlow Green (Colin Pierce plus 1 other. Finish: Pete Daniel. As you can see we need 16 out on the course ( 11 definite so far) plus a few more needed and helpers in the kitchen so it is a big commitment. Please let me know if/where you can assist, it’s our clubs only promotion now and we need to make it a success.

Club Events

The nominated club events this year are the MDTTA 25 on Saturday 12th May, the MDTTA 50,(16 June, the MDTTA 100,(1 July, & a final 25, date to be advised. Entry for all of these events as in the CTT handbook using a paper form or they can be entered online at CTT.org.uk.

OLD Photo

Not sure of the date for this one but I am sure I will soon find out from one of the two good looking ones on the left! Oh what the years do!!

Some Dates

Wed 16 May Saddleworth Clarion mountain 18 J8/7 1845 Sat 19 May Racing Chance Foundation 25 J2/9 1400 Sat 19 May Stone Whlrs 25 J5/8 1400 Sat 26 May Warrington RC 50 J4/16 1400 Sat 02 June Salford CC 25 J2/9 1400 Sat 9 June Janus RC Fred Gratton 25 J2/9 1400 Sat 16 June MDTTA 50 J4/9 1915 Thur 21 June Warrington 4 up 25 J2/9 1845

April 2018

Ashton Race Series

We are again involved in running the Tuesday night circuit races at Ashton under Lyne. Racing started on 3rd April and runs for 20 weeks. Our first date for marshalling was on the 3rd and adequately covered. Help is needed from 6.00pm for signing on and gear checks so anyone who can get there early will be a big help. If you cannot make an early start the still please come as parents of young riders will cover early on but need to leave once their children have finished. Future dates are 8th May, 5th June, 26th June, 10th July & 31st July. Riders also welcome, you will need a BC licence and register with the league.

Club Events

The first of the club events will be the MDTTA 25 on Saturday 12th May on course J2/9 starting at 2.00pm, HQ Goostrey. Entry as per CTT handbook. Other dates are the MDTTA 50 (16 June), MDTTA 100 (1 July) & a final 25, date and event to be decided. Entry as per handbook or online.

Fred Gratton 25

Our open 25 this year is on Saturday 9th June. The event is organised by me and help is needed to marshal & run the HQ. Marshals will be needed at the following locations:- Start (1 person), end Bomish Lane (1 ), Chelford Island (2 minimum, ideally 3), Ollerton cross Roads ( 2) , Seven Sisters / A50 (2), Whipping Stocks (1), A50/Twemlow Lane (2), Twemlow Lane sharp bend 220m from A50 (1), Twemlow Green (2), Finish (1). As you can see we need 16 out on the course plus someone to sign on and helpers in the kitchen so it is a big commitment. Please let me know if/where you can assist, it’s our clubs only promotion now and we need to make it a success.

Evening 10’s

The evening 10’s organised by the Westmead Team 88 start on Wednesday 25th April and we will be using them for our club 10 series. For our 10 series you can ride any or all of these events, best 6 to count for our championship. The courses used will be J2/1 Chelford(C) or J2/15 Lower Withington (LW), dates as follows:- April 25 (LW), May 2 (C), May 9 (C ), May 16 (C ), May 23 (C ), May 30 (LW) June 6 (C ), June13 (C ), July 4 (C ), July 11 (C ), July 18 (C ), July 25 (LW) Aug 1 (C ), Aug 8 (C ), Aug 15 (C ), Aug 22 (C ), Aug 29 (LW) This year we have been asked to marshal two events on 9th May and 11th July, 4 per event, anyone marshalling will get a free ride.

A Westmead Hill Climb will be on Monday 18 June on the Cat & Fiddle and a club 25 on 27 June All events start at 7.00pm. Entry fee (£5.00) and you will need a working rear light before being allowed to ride. The Headquarters and signing on are at Siddington Village Hall from 6.00pm, allow 20 minutes to reach the start.

MDTTA 10

The Manchester and District Time Trials Association 10 organised by Harry Fletcher and a Tricycle Association 10 organised by me took place on 24th March. The day went well with 84 riders entered in total. Many thanks to the club members and friends who marshalled and staffed the HQ for what was a long and busy day. We depend on this support to enable these events to take place.

A result from 1995

This is from the Withington Wheelers 25 on Sunday 9th April 1995. The course used was J2/7 which started near Monks Heath and went via Chelford, Holmes Chapel to the M6 roundabout, back to Chelford then Booths Hall then back to near start. Winner was R Harrington in 1,01,21

Image to follow shortly

up coming events

  • Sat 7 April Withington Whlrs 25 J2/9 1400

  • Tues 10 April VTTA (Mcr & NW) 10 J2/19 1400

  • Sat 14 April Macclesfield Whlrs 25 J2/9 1400

  • Sun 15 April Glossop Kinder Velo 25.6 mountain TT J8/4 0900

  • Sat 28 April East Lancs RC10 J2/1 1400

  • Sun 29 April Manchester Whlrs 20.5m J8/25 1300

  • Sat 5 May Dukinfield CC 50 J4/16 1600

  • Sat 12 May MDTTA 25 J2/9 1400

  • Wed 16 May Saddleworth Clarion 18m mountain TT J8/7 1845

  • Sat 19 May Racing Chance Foundation 25 J2/9 1400

As you will see from above there is not a great deal happening within the club at the moment, regular club runs are taking place with a stalwart group of hardy riders despite the weather. I am not aware of any results so far this year so if you have anything, MTB, Triathlon etc please let me know and apart from the need for marshals there has been not a great deal to put on the newssheet. If you have done any interesting rides such as on holiday then a short article would be a useful and interesting addition.

March 2018

CLUB RUNS

Meet most Sundays at the Rising Sun, Hazel Grove at 09.30 am. Destination to be decided on the day. In spite of the conditions we have experienced this year there are still members out most Sundays even though a couple were snowed in at a café recently and had to be rescued!

MDTTA 10’S

The MDTTA early season 10’s start on Saturday 10th then 17th 24th March. The one on 24th March is organised by Harry and also includes a Tricycle Association 10 run by me. It’s on course J2/19, a new course due to roadworks, starting near Astle Park, going via Chelford to Booths Hall and returning to finish near the start. Goostrey is the race headquarters. We will be providing marshals and helpers in the HQ on that day. We should have enough to cover the event but an extra pair of hands are always welcome. If you are available on the day please contact Harry and help run the event to the high standard we and others have come to expect.

ASHTON CIRCUIT

We have again agreed to marshal the Tuesday night circuit series at Ashton. Our first allocated date is Tuesday 3rd April followed by 8th May / 5th & 26th June / 10th & 31st July. If you can help at any of these please let me know.

THE FRED GRATTON 25

Our open 25, The Fred Gratton event is on Saturday 9th June, organised this time by me. First rider off at 1400 and on J2/9 course. Headquarters are again Goostrey Village Hall. To run this event we will need at least 14 marshals plus helpers in the HQ so please make a note of the date and reserve it. In the past we have had many complements on the organisation and I would not like this years race to fall short of that standard. Your help is needed, we are only a small club and if we are to continue running events then every member needs to be willing to assist if possible, not just leave it to someone else.

Hail the 'King'

Here are a couple of photographs of John King winning his medals last year at the World Masters Games in New Zealand. He won four medals in total, Gold in the 20 kilo time trial, Silver in the 2 kilo pursuit, Silver in the scratch race and Bronze in the sprint. The Janus colours have been promoted across the world, well done John. We also marked your success with our Best Performance trophy and a special award from the club.


SOME EVENTS

  • Sat 17 March MDTTA 10 J2/191400

  • Sun 18 March Crewe Clarion 17 2 up J8/2R 0800

  • Sat 24 March MDTTA 10 J2/19 1400

  • Fri 30 March Buxton CC mountain TT J8/3

  • Mon 2 April Manchester BC J2/?? 1400

  • Tues 3 April Tameside Circuit Races – event 1830

  • Sat 7 April Withington Whlrs 25 J2/91400

  • Tues 10 April VTTA (Mcr & NW) 10 J2/19 1400

  • Sat 14 April Macclesfield Whlrs 25 J2/9 1400

  • Sun 15 April Glossop Kinder Velo 25.6 mountain TT J8/4 0900

  • Sat 28 April East Lancs RC10 J2/1 1400

  • Sun 29 April Manchester Whlrs 20.5m J8/25 1300

February 2018

Annual Dinner

Once again the club dinner turned out to be a really enjoyable evening. Numbers were down a little on last year and concern was expressed beforehand that this might be the last time we were able to justify holding an evening dinner and prize presentation. A quick survey by Harry indicated that all those present were in favour of continuing the existing format so hopefully we will be there again next year. Many thanks to Bill once more for the organisation to Harry for running the proceedings.

Subscriptions

Another reminder for those who have not yet paid their subs for 2018. Senior £12.00, (under 18 - £5.00), Social - £5.00. To save on having to remember paying every year you can set up a Standing Order to make the payment. Bank details are available via the usual channels. Please put your name in the ‘reference’ section so Chris knows who the payment is from. It would also be a good idea to send him an E mail just to say that you are going to pay this way. Chris's deatils are available by mailing the club webpage. He is still accepting cash or cheques if you don’t want to use a Standing Order.

Events

This year’s MDTTA early season 10s promoted by Harry is on Saturday 24th March. It will also incorporate a Tricycle 10, racing starts 2.00pm with Goostrey Village Hall the HQ. Looks like it will be on a slighting different course than last time due to the dreaded road works. Details yet to be finalised but it should still include Chelford Island. Our open 25, The Fred Gratton event is on Saturday 9th June, organised this time by me. First rider off at 1400 and on J2/9 course. Last year’s 25 was unfortunately cancelled due to roadworks so we will have to hope for the best that all are finished by June and the event can go ahead without problem Both these events require marshal and assistance. If you can help please let Harry or me know asap.

Cycle Jumble

The Annual cycle jumble takes place on Sunday 11th February between 10.00am and 2.00pm. It is at the Manchester Velodrome and is always very popular with plenty of bargains to be picked up. Too late now if you want to sell something as you would need to book a table unless you know someone who has already done that.

Ashton Circuit Races

Tuesday night racing will again be on the cycling circuit at Ashton under Lyne. The series runs for 20 weeks from 3rd April until 14th August and we have again agreed to marshal at several of these starting with the first one on 3rd April followed by 8th May. Other dates requiring our services are 26th June, 10th July and 31st July. Help needed and always welcome. Any member planning to ride will need a British Cycling racing licence and register with the Ashton league

PRIZEWINNERS 2017

  • TT Champion (Squires Trophy)not awarded

  • Handicap Champion (Stan Brooks Trophy)not awarded

  • Vets Champion (Hyde Roads Vets Cup)not awarded

  • Road Race Champion not awarded

  • Track Championship Chris Aimson

  • Club Hill Climb (Ken Foster Rosebowl) Fastest George Coghlan 14.35

  • 1st Handicap Barry Beardsell

  • Short Distance Championship 10, 25 & 50 miles George Coghlan 25.617 mph

  • Club Member of Year (The Bill & Kath Clayton Trophy) Peter Brocklehurst

  • Best Performance (The Harry & Jean Fletcher Trophy) John King

  • Most Improved Rider (The Bill Howarth Trophy) Kyle Fletcher

  • 10 mile points series (Harold Samuels Trophy) Fastest George Coghlan

  • (Handicap Shield) 1st Handicap David Flux

  • Fastest 10 of year George Coghlan 20.13<

  • Fastest 25 of year (Hyde Roads 25 Trophy) George Coghlan 56.47

  • Fastest 50 of year (William Howe Trophy) (“J” courses only) Phil Robinson 2.00.23

  • Fastest Vet on Standard over 10 miles (“J” courses only) Phil Robinson

  • Club 25 (Event 1) Fastest George Coghlan 56.47

  • 1st Handicap Andy Pyatt 1.02.56

  • Club 25 (Event 2) Fastest Phil Robinson 58.52

  • Club 50 Fastest George Coghlan 2.02.05

  • Club 100 Fastest not awarded

  • Special Award John King for a gold medal, two silver medals and a bronze medal in his age category at the World Masters in New Zealand.

  • The Fred Gratton Trophy and the Mike Collins trophy for the open 25 were not awarded as the event had to be cancelled.

January 2018

ANNUAL DINNER DANCE AND PRIZE PRESENTATION

on SATURDAY 27th January 2018 at the ALMA LODGE, 149 Buxton Road, Stockport The club dinner will be at the Alma Lodge and will be priced at £20.00 (£10.00 for under12s). This is a specially reduced price as agreed at the last club meeting to try and encourage more members to attend The main meal will be Lamb but alternatives of Chicken or Vegetarian are available provided they are ordered beforehand. Tickets are available from Bill Bolton detailsby mailing the club. Please pay in advance if possible. (cheques should be made payable to ‘Janus Road Club’) As in previous years, the raffle is an important part of the evening and prizes are welcome. Meet 7.00 for a 7.30 start. support your club – contact Bill and order your tickets NOW!!

Club Riding

I have been advised that a member of the club regularly rides through red traffic lights without stopping and while wearing club clothing. This as we all know is illegal, potentially very dangerous and could damage the clubs reputation. Please do not do this in your own and all of our interests, the lights will only be on red for a couple of minutes at the most.

Subscriptions 2018

subs due now Senior Racing Member £12.00, (under 18) - £5.00, School member - £4.00, Social member - £5.00. They can be paid to the treasurer :- Christian Aimson or at the next club meeting. Details of other methods of paying are on the last news sheet (December)

Velodrome

The Manchester Regional Track League starts racing again for the new year on Tuesday 9th January for the Premier Division and the First Division on Friday12th January.

Christmas Lunch

The Christmas lunch was attended by 13 members and friends and proved once again to be very enjoyable at the Vernon Arms Poynton, Thanks Bill, another excellent venue.

 

A long time ago

In the late 1950’sand early 60’s we organised several dances to raise money for club funds. Here is some information about one run in 1960. Tickets 4/6 ( 22.5p in new money). To get people home we hired a bus for £4 10s (£4.50). The bus journey was a bit tortuous as the journey was Piccadilly, Levenshulme, South Reddish, Cheadle Heath, Hazel Grove, Bredbury, Hyde and Denton. I remember people grumbling after about an hour, bearing in mind we did not start until the dance finished at 11.45. The arrangement with the Princess Ballroom was that we would keep the money from all the tickets we sold and that they would provide the band and keep all the money taken on the door. Going off the ticket sales we must have sold over 300 with a similar number of regulars turning up at the door. Bus hire was getting expensive(!) the previous year it was only £3 10s. That time we ordered 3 buses, only used 2 and sent one back which cost just £1.00. Still the evening was a good one and made a substantial contribution to the club accounts.

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JANUS ROAD CLUB PRIVACY POLICY

The Janus Road Club is required under the General Data Protection Regulations to keep data on an identifiable individual in a secure and safe manner.


It will be retained in an encrypted file and any paper records or photographs will held in a locked filing cabinet.


Data held can include name, address, phone number, date of birth, E mail address and possibly photographs. The data will only be used for club purposes such as the issuing of newsletters, membership renewal and events involving the club. It will not be passed to any third party or used for any other reason without your consent unless it’s a lawful request.


Should you wish to see what information we hold or change it in any way you should make contact on janroadclub@btinternet.com or to the club secretary. The data held will be reviewed on a regular basis such as when membership renewal takes place and any information no longer relevant or needed will be removed or destroyed.

 

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