April Newsletter now on line 05/04/2020

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

Cancelled until further notice.

Please try to join us on the club runs. They’re always fun, especially with an obligatory stop for a light lunch and refreshments. Additional riders are always welcome. It would be fantastic to see more Janus RC members on the runs this year. Bring along friends too to see if we can encourage more cyclists to join the club.

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.

Club Meeting

Cancelled until further notice.

The next club meeting will take place on Thursday 6th February 2020 at Barry house again starting at 8.00pm.
Unless stated otherwise, members will usually get an email reminder a few days before.

April 2020

April 2020 Edition

Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances club meetings are on hold until further notice as are club runs.

CLUB RIDE REPORT by Pete Williams

Sunday 1st March, four of us went to Wetherspoons at Congleton, Rob Gregory, Barry Beardsell, Colin Pierce and myself. On a fine and cold day. We have been checking out various Wetherspoons establishments as a change to the usual cafe venues due to the good value and service. No incidents on route apart from one member with a loose right-hand crank! Although there were plenty of flooded lanes en-route due to the recent heavy rains.

Sunday 8th March, three went to investigate Wetherspoons Sandbach (Rob Gregory, Barry Beardsell and myself). Quite strong headwinds and a cold shower through Twemlow, but it was worth it for the good food and bottomless coffee, followed by a fast ride back.

Sunday 22nd March, we (Colin, Rob G and myself) went to Redesmere burger van today, at least he was open! We might have to resort to filling stations as long as they have sandwiches, which is okay on a fine day, but fun if it's wet. We might have to use musettes like the old days!


UPCOMING EVENTS The CTT have cancelled all events until 31st May when they will review the situation according to the circumstances. This means that our opening 25 in May is cancelled and we will have to select a new event to count for the championship.

Club Clothing

1xWinter jacket Large £66.00
1xWinter jacket Medium £66.00
1xSkin suit Large £45.00
1xSkin suit Mediun £61.00
1xShort sleeve top ¾ zip Medium £34.00
1 Short sleeve top L £42.50
1 Long sleeve top M £40.00
1 Bib shorts M £39.00
2 Gillet M £22.00 1
Ankle socks white/red JRC One Size £7.00

Mail the cub for details

Possible future events

20th June J4/9 50 MDTTA
12th July D100/1 100 SCCA + WCTTA
19th September J2/9 25 Stretford Wheelers

All UCI cycling events have been cancelled for April. Watch this space for further news.

Bike Re-cycling corner

If you have any bike parts, spares or otherwise that you’d like to see re-cycled, passed on to a good home, please let me know. I’ll gladly build up a store and list items in future newsletters so you know what’s available. Let’s see if we can do our bit to help the re-cycling cause.


The same goes for any cycling books you’d like to pass on to our Club library (yes, we have a club library). Please have a look through your books to see if There are any you feel you can donate. Again, I’ll publish a list in future newsletters so you know what’s available in “the bike shed” - Reasonable to good condition please, no chain grease where possible.


More Cycling quotes to keep you pedalling …
“It never gets easier, you just get faster” - Greg Lemond
“Cycling isn’t a game, it’s a sport. Tough, hard and unpitying, and it requires great sacrifices. One plays football, or tennis, or hockey. One doesn’t play at cycling” - Jean de Gribaldy
“Don’t buy upgrades, ride upgrades” - Eddy Merckz

Any Other Business

As always, if anyone has an article or anything they’d like publish please email or phone me. Remember this is our Newsletter and the more we put into it the more we’ll enjoy reading it.
As always safe cycling everyone indoors and out.

Don't try this at home (or on the road)

Sorting through some old files on my PC, I found a saved link. Hopefully staying indoors hasn't made you as loopy as this chap from 1986. Got to admire his control thought.

Stay safe everyone ... Patrick

March 2020




  • 16th May J2/9 25 MDTTA

  • 20th June J4/9 50 MDTTA

  • 12th July D100/1 100 SCCA + WCTTA

  • 19th September J2/9 25 Stretford Wheelers

March UCI Races

Find out more @ www.uci.org

Some March cycling event dates for your diaries should you with to view, read about, watch or be lucky enough to attend – photos for the Newsletter if you do please.

  • Strade Bianche (Italy) 7th

  • Paris – Nice (France) 8th to 15th

  • Tirreno Adriatico (Italy) 11th to 17th

  • Milan – San Reno (Italy) 21st

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (Spain) 23rd to 29th

  • Ag Driedaagse Brugge de Panne (Belgium) 25th

  • E3 Binke Bank Classic (Belgium) 27th

  • Gent – Wevelgem in Flanders Fields (Belgium) 29th


Club Subs

Another gentle reminder if you’ve not yet paid your ‘club subs’ for the year ahead. It would be much appreciated if you could do so ASAP please.

Senior £12.00 : Under 18’s £5.00 :Social £5.00. Make Payment To: Janus Road Club (if you are a club member please see your mailed news letter for details, or contatc the club direclty if you are new or need to have the details for Chris Aimson)

You could set up a Standing Order (SO) ‘club subs’ via the bank details given above. If you do choose this payment method, please remember to put your name in the ‘reference’ section so that Chris can easily identify who the subs are from. You could drop him a line too to let him know if you’re going to set up a SO. If SO’s are not for you then cash/cheque are, as always, still a welcome method of payment.

Thanks to those who have already paid.


Bike Re-cycling corner If you’ve got any bike parts, spares or otherwise that you’d like to see re-cycled to a good home please let me know. I’ll gladly build up a store and list items in future newsletters to see if we can do our bit to help the re-cycling cause.


The same goes for any cycling books you’d like to pass on to our Club library. Please have a look through your books to see if there’s any you feel you can donate. Again, I’ll publish a list in future newsletters so you know what we’ve got in the bike shed. Reasonable to good condition please, no chain grease if possible.

Cycling quotes to keep you pedalling

“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“Thank goodness the days are getting longer so I can get out on my bike more.” Nick Haining

“Ride as much or as little, as long or as short as you feel. But ride.” Eddy Merckz


The committee position of “Press Secretary” remains unfilled. Please contact me directly if you would be willing to take up the post.

Please remember to forward any RESULTS from events entered this year so I can put them in our Newsletter.

And as always, if anyone has any articles or items for future Newsletters please email or phone me. Remember this is our Newsletter and the more we put into it the more we’ll enjoy reading it.

Safe cycling everyone.


February 2020


The presentation lunch on Sunday 19th January at the Alma Lodge went exceedingly well. 42 members, relatives and friends were booked in and had an enjoyable meal up to usual Alma Lodge standards with a choice from the full lunchtime menu.
Thanks to Harry for the organisation and once again obtaining some great raffle .


  • Club Hill Climb (Ken Foster Rosebowl) Fastest George Couglan

  • 10 Mile Junior Novice Shield (Under 18 years ) Josh Haining

  • 10 mile points series (Harold Samuels Trophy) Fastest David Flux 22:17

  • 10 mile points series (Handicap Shield) 1st Handicap Josh Haining

  • Fastest 10 of year David Flux 22.17

  • Fastest 25 of year (Hyde Roads 25 Trophy)Phil Robinson

  • Fastest 50 of year (William Howe Trophy) (“J” courses only) Phil Robinson 1.57.57

  • Fastest Vet on Standard over 10 miles (“J” courses only)Dave Flux

  • Club 25 (Event 2) Fastest Phil Robinson

  • Club 50 Fastest Phil Robinson

  • Open 25 Fred Gratton Trophy Fastest D. Maironis 54:53

  • Mike Collins trophy Vet on Standard Andy Wilkinson

not awarded in 2019

TT Champion (Squires Trophy)
Handicap Champion (Stan Brooks Trophy)
Vets Champion (Hyde Roads Vets Cup)
Road Race Champion
Track Championship
Short Distance Championship 10, 25 & 50 miles
B.A.R. Champion 25, 50, 100 miles
Club Member of Year (The Bill & Kath Clayton Trophy)
Best Performance (The Harry & Jean Fletcher Trophy)
Most Improved Rider (The Bill Howarth Trophy)
Junior championship
Club 25 (Event 1) Fastest
Club 100 Fastes

Looking at the awards there seem to be allot not contested. Lets try and fill all the blanks in the 2020 season and make the awards ceremony a celebration of all the hard work put in by you and all the other riders.


Our open 25, The Fred Gratton event is on Saturday30th May, Promoted by Phil Robinson. First rider off at 1400 and on J2/9 course. Marshals and helpers always needed so please reserve the date.
The first of the Westmead / Macclesfield Wheelers evening 10’s is on Wednesday 22nd April starting at 1900 and will be on JC/36,start at Lower Withington sign on from 6pm , followed by 29th April and 6th May.Then 13th , 20th and 27th on J2/1 , sign on at Siddinton village hall from 6pm . We will be using these again for our club 10 series, More dates to follow.
I will publish more event dates as and when I get them.


Here is one for all time trialists out there. This year all events you enter OPEN AND CLUB you will need a working rear light. No light, no ride. CTT Rule 14(i)

14. Competitor's Machine

(i) No competitor shall be permitted to start either a Type A or Type B event unless such competitor has affixed to the rear of their machine a working rear red light, either flashing or constant, that is illuminated and in a position that is clearly visible to other road users.


Can all racing members or non racing members please forward any results from events they enter so that I can put them in to the newsletter.


Another reminder for those who have not yet paid their subs for 2020. 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. Payment to Janus Road Club, Sort Code ,Account Number and deatils of how to contact Chris are available on request. 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.
He is still accepting cash or cheques if you don’t want to use a Standing Order.


This was held on the 8th January at Barry's house. Many thanks to him for the use of his room. The following posts were filled as follows :-

  • Chairman Mr H . Fletcher

  • Hon General Secretary Mr N . Haining

  • Hon Time Trial Secretary & CTT Representative Mr P . Robinson

  • Hon Road Race and Track Secretary / BC Representative / Hon Treasurer Mr C . Aimson

  • MDTTA Representative / Hon Social Secretary Mr H . Fletcher

  • Auditors Mr Mrs B. Beardsell

  • Committee Members Mr P . Williams and Mr R . Pierce

  • Welfare Officer Mr P . Brockhurst

  • Press Secretary not filled

January 2020

Happy New Year


The next club meeting and the Annual General Meeting will take place on WEDNESDAY 8th January 2020. The meeting will take place at a private address, please contatc the club for details. At the AGM/meeting we hope to put in place an active committee and arrange a location to resume regular club meetings.


on Sunday 19th January 2020 at the ALMA LODGE, 149 Buxton Road, Stockport Meet 1.30pm for a 2.00pm start

The club lunch will be at the Alma Lodge and will be priced at £17.00 (£8.00 for under12s). This is a specially reduced price as agreed at a club meeting to try and encourage more members to attend The main meal will be a selection from the Sunday lunch menu, 4 courses plus tea and coffee. Numbers attending are required so please indicate if you plan to attend. Tell Harry (details available by mailing the website.

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. support your club subscriptions. 2020 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. You may pay by cash, cheque, standing order or direct debit. Please Mail the club for our bank details. Please put what you are paying for (Subs, clothing etc) in the ‘reference’ section so Chris knows what it is for.


If you have one of the club trophies please return it to Harry asap so that it can be engraved.

Club 10 Series

1 May
1. Nick Haining Actual 28.56 9.26 19.3 6 6
2.Josh Haining Actual 30.03 NQR - 5
test results
test results
test results


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