Janus Road Club
September 2021


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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 and Roman religion and mythology’.
Janus Road club is based in Tamesisde, close to the borders of Cheshire and Derbyshire, our club rides frequently vist both these areas.

Club Rides

News of upcoming club rides will appear here.

Club Meetings

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September 2021 Edition


A DEEP DIVE INTO TEAM GB’S RADICAL NEW TRACK BIKE: ALL IN FOR 2%



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July 2021 Edition

No excuse I know …..
Really sorry this issue is so late & also a bit thin on content folks, but due to unforeseen circumstances things have been slightly out of sync this month. Whilst out on our usual Sunday morning ride on 6th June, I came a cropper at the top of Mam Tor and broke my collarbone. “Ouch” is all I’ll say, but making a great recovery. Thankfully I was not out alone, and I’d like to say a massive ‘thanks’ to Rob P for being there and starting the rescue mission ball rolling. Cheers Rob … Nick

Cycling Quotes (& other funnies)

Whenever I see someone cycling faster than me I assume they aren’t going as far.
This weekend will consist of cycling, cake and being awesome.
I only cycle on days that start with a “T”. Tuesday, Thursday, Today, Tomorrow, Thaturday, Thunday.

Club Race Results

10TT - JC/36 2ND JUNE N HAINING 30.22
If anyone has any race results please let me know so they can be included in the newsletter. club 10tt series run by westmead 88 and macc wheelers as usual. Best 6tt results count towards club 10tt champion and handicap championship. please see macc wheelers website for course details and timings.

CLUB 25 NEW DATE

– SUNDAY 8TH AUGUST AT 2PM – COURSE J2/9

JULY’S QUIZ QUESTIONS…

1. Who are the three English riders that have worn the Tour de France yellowjersey?
2. Lance Armstrong came clean about doping in an interview with which unlikely broadcaster?
3. Which flamboyant sprinter performed a wheelie while crossing the finish line at Gent-Wevelgem in 2013?
4. Sir Bradley Wiggins won gold at the 2004 Olympics in which event?
5. What is a wheel sucker?
6. Which mineral water company was an early sponsor of the UCI World Cup?
7. Who said” You need to make 100 split-second decisions in a sprint and theyneed to be right”?
8. The jersey worn by Team Europcar riders is primary what colour?
9. What nationality is long-haired climber Daniel Moreno?
10. Riders from which country have won the most stages of the tour de France?

JUNE’S QUIZ ANSWERS

  • 1. Who won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Coach Award in2012? Sir Dave Brailsford
  • 2. Who was the first Briton to hold the Tour de France green jerseyfor two consecutive days? Mark Cavendish
  • 3. If all the teams that started the 2013 Tour de France were listed alphabetically, whichwould be last on the list? Vacansoliel-DCM
  • 4. Since its creation in 1992, who is the only Frenchman to have won the Vélo d’Or award? Laurent Jalabert
  • 5. ‘L’arrivée’ is the French for which part of the race? The Finish
  • 6. Which Briton won the Tour de Romandie in 2012? Sir Bradley Wiggins
  • 7. Who was stripped of victory in the 2006 Tour de France over a doping offence? Floyd Landis
  • 8. Excluding France, which country has hosted the opening stage of the Tour de France the most times? The Netherlands
  • 9. Who is older – Frank Schleck or Andy Schleck? Frank Schleck
  • 10. Which veteran, who rode his 15the Tour de France in 2012, said, ‘I am confident that when I get really old, the human lifespan will be extended’? Jens Voigt
As always, safe cycling everyone. Enjoy the sunny weather. Nick Safe Riding Nick

De Ronde 100 - Behind the scenes

How did team directors, riders and press experience the 100th Tour of Flanders? Take a look behind the scenes! Link supplied by Nick S.... Cheers Nick :)

June 2021

Hello Sunshine.

Final reminder re CLUB SUBS. Thank you if you’ve already paid, but if you haven’t and still need to, please do so ASAP. Preferred method of payment by BACS as per the following
Senior £12.00 , Under 18’s £5.00, Social £5.00

CLUB RIDE RIDE REPORT

SUNDAY 23RD MAY – PETE WILLIAMS

Assembled on the “start line” today were Rob G, Barry B, Nick H, myself and also Pete Brocklehurst on his newly assembled e-trike!! It was really good to see Pete out again at The Rising Sun, although he did say that as he had ridden from Stalybridge he was heading straight back home. I hope he had enough of a power supply left to assist him up the “Col de Mottram Cutting”.

Nick stayed at the start to await Rob P while they went on the “B-run”. Which left Rob G, Barry and myself to head over to Congleton so that we could sample the delights of indoor dining at Wetherspoons for the first time since Covid restrictions were relaxed on the previous Monday. The continual rain of the last few days (weeks!!) had abated but we had to contend with a fairly strong headwind on the way out, accompanied by a few flooded lanes. This all transpired to nearly make us miss the 11.30 cut-off for the breakfast menu! And we then had the pleasure of a good tailwind for the ride home down Giantswood Lane, Siddington and the Alderley bypass, and we all arrive home without the rain which was expected in the afternoon!

CYCLING QUOTES (AND OTHER FUNNIES)

Cycopath Noun (siko.paTH) … a person with a chronic cycling disorder. Symptoms include the constant urge to be out on their bike.

“Four wheels move your body, two wheels move your soul” – Nicola Miller

“The older I get, the faster I was” – Paul Webb

CLUB RACE RESULTS

10TT J2/1
12TH MAY N HAINING 29.02
19TH MAY N HAINING 31.02
26TH MAY N HAINING 30.22

GREAT BARRIER REEF MASTERS ROAD RACE
22ND MAY K DYSON 1ST

GREAT BARRIER REEF MASTERS CRITERIUM
23RD MAY K DYSON 1ST

IF ANYONE HAS ANY RACE RESULTS PLEASE LET ME KNOW SO THEY CAN BE INCLUDED IN THE NEWSLETTER.

CLUB 10TT SERIES RUN BY WESTMEAD 88 AND MACC WHEELERS AS USUAL. BEST 6TT RESULTS COUNT TOWARDS CLUB 10TT CHAMPION AND HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHIP. PLEASE SEE MACC WHEELERS WEBSITE FOR COURSE DETAILS AND TIMINGS.

CLUB 25 NEW DATE – SUNDAY 8TH AUGUST AT 2PM – COURSE J2/9

INTERNATIONAL RACE RESULTS …

22nd May Vuelta Andalucia Miguel Angel Lopez Team Movistar
23rd May Vuelta Murcia Antonio Guirao Team Euskaltel- Euskadi
23rd May Circuit De Wallonie Christophe Laporte Team Confidis
30th May Giro D’Italia Egan Bernal Team Ineos

MAY’S QUIZ ANSWERS

  • 1. Lance Armstrong was born in which American state? Texas
  • 2. Who are the two Swiss riders to have won the Veló d’Or? Tony Rominger &Fabian Cancellara
  • 3. Which American rode his 17th Tour de France in 2012? George Hincapie
  • 4. Who was runner-up in the Tour de France points competition in 2009 and 2010? Mark Cavendish
  • 5. Sir Bradley Wiggins was born in which country? Belgium
  • 6. Sir Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Robert Millarare three of the four British riders to have enjoyed a top ten Tour de France finish. Who is the fourth? Tommy Simpson
  • 7. How many riders are awarded King of the Mountains points in the Tour de France on the highest category climbs? Ten
  • 8. What type of race is known as the race of truth? Time trial
  • 9. Where was Mark Cavendish born? Isle of Man
  • 10. In which year was the Olympic cycling team named Team of the Year at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award ceremony? 2008

JUNE’S QUIZ QUESTIONS

1. Who won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Coach Award in 2012?
2. Who was the first Briton to hold the Tour de France green jersey for two consecutive days?
3. If all the teams that started the 2013 Tour de France were listed alphabetically, which would be last on the list?
4. Since its creation in 1992, who is the only Frenchman to have won the Vélo d’Or award? 5. ‘L’arrivée’ is the French for which part of the race?
6. Which Briton won the Tour de Romandie in 2012?
7. Who was stripped of victory in the 2006 Tour de France over a doping offence?
8. Excluding France, which country has hosted the opening stage of the Tour de France the most times?
9. Who is older – Frank Schleck or Andy Schleck?
10. Which veteran, who rode his 15the Tour de France in 2012, said, ‘I am confident that when I get really old, the human lifespan will be extended’?


As always, safe cycling everyone. Enjoy the sunny weather and keep safe. Nick





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