Nocturnal Chalice Champion Jamie Burgan

29 Jun
June 29, 2016

Well done to Janie Burgan for his Fabulous entry in the Nocturnal teacake annual Drinking Chalice Competition. He called in the pet shop on his way home from work and bought a mouses drinking bottle.

That’s the kind of effort that get’s you the win. The judging was decided by a clapometer where the sound level of clapping between first second and third was staggeringly varying and there was no doubt at all that Jamie was the clear winner. Next year there will be no Plastic cups for the lame people that don’t bother, so roll on next year, cheers Bren



Tumby’s Road Race 2016

25 Jun
June 25, 2016

Sunday 24th July is the date for your diaries and is a day off from training and racing as it’s OUR turn to promote.

After last years problems hopefully this years will run smoothly and Steve Ellis is again organising the event on behalf of the Club but he needs OUR help.

The event will be held on the Braitwell circuit near Rotherham, a 10am start with the event being 65 miles.

Steve still has the list of helpers from last year and is hoping that those people will all be able to help out this year, he needs 5 cars/drivers and they have to be BC members and a minimum of 20 marshals.

If you can help then PLEASE get in touch with Steve on our Facebook page or direct via mobile / email.

Nocturnal teacake – Friday 17th June 2016

13 Jun
June 13, 2016

The Summer Solstice is just around the corner which means it’s the time of year when we head out into our beloved Peak District by night to sample the sights, smells and long shadows cast by the almost midnight sun. There was talk of calling in at The Barrel for a pint but we’ll see how we’re going for time after the drinking chalice challenge around the Eyam stocks. The Norfolk Arms has been booked as usual and I’m going to do my best to get the triangle sandwiches back on silver platters but can’t promise.


Remember to bring your lights and plenty of beer vouchers.

RSVP via e-mail to so I can give the pub an idea of how many to expect.

NMRRL 2016 – Update

10 May
May 10, 2016

The major change for 2016 is that there is no longer 3 series. You now enter the whole programme in one go.

There are 12 events which will alternate on 3 different circuits. Riders will ride in 8 events and marshal/help out on 2 of the other 4 with 2 nights off.

Torworth & Serlby will have traffic management operating at the events, Dinnington will operate the same as in previous years.


1. Torworth: May 19th – Groups B & C.
2. Serlby: May 26th – Groups A & C.
3. Dinnington: June 2nd – Groups A & B.
4. Torworth: June 9th – Groups A & C.
5. Serlby: June 16th – Groups A & B.
6. Dinnington: June 23rd – Groups B & C.
7. Torworth: June 30th – Groups A & B.
8. Serlby: July 7th – Groups B & C.
9. Dinnington: July 14th – Groups A & C.
10. Torworth: July 21st – Groups B & C.
11. Serlby: July 28th – Groups A & C.
12. Dinnington: August 4th – Groups A & B.

TORWORTH/SERLBY. HQ – Harworth Sports Centre.

DINNINGTON. HQ – Dinnington Rugby Club.

Start times all events: 7.15pm

The field will be divided into 3 groups based on age/ability with possible movements between groups based on performances during the year.

In each race group, points of 15, 12, 10, 8, 6 down to 1 are awarded to the first ten places.

The first ten riders in the overall standings for all groups.
Best in category prizes for all groups.

As in previous years, to make events run more smoothly an Organiser will be picked for each race who will then choose 2 others from the field to help run the event that evening.

PLEASE JOIN/RENEW YOUR TLI MEMBERSHIP NOW if you have not already done so.
You can do this online at the TLI website:
or by sending your Membership Form to your TLI Region Secretary.

Rob Blackburn, 167 Arnold Avenue, Sheffield S12 3JD.

Rob is ready to turn around Membership Application Forms immediately…so get them to him straight away!

Membership & Entry Forms can be printed direct from the TLI website, just click on the downloads tab.

There will be a Entries Meeting on Thursday 12th May at Dinnington Rugby Club, starting at 7pm where riders can enter the NMRRL.

TLI Membership WILL NOT be processed at this meeting. You need to do this now!

ENTRY FEE: £40 plus a £10 deposit for your number. (£30 plus a £10 deposit for Juveniles/Ladies).

Cheques payable to: ‘North Midlands Road Racing League’ or ‘N.M.R.R.L.’
To: Martin Ellis, Lanehead, Salt Hill, Firbeck, Worksop, S81 8LH.

Please supply me your email address if you have one as this will be used for all correspondence, a stamped addressed envelope is only required if you don’t have an email address.

FIRST AID COVER: Can all F/A trained riders please indicate so on your entry form, you will be able to help us with F/A cover instead of marshaling duties.

All events are organised under the rules of TLI Cycling Ltd.

NMRRL 2016

16 Feb
February 16, 2016

THE NMRRL committee had a meeting last week to try and finalise this year’s events.

This is what was decided but a lot depends upon forthcoming discussions with North Notts Highways & traffic management companies and the applications to both North Notts & South Yorks police.

Assuming everything goes ahead without any further problems arising:

1. There will no longer be 3 separate series.

Instead there will be either a 9 week or 12 week programme starting middle/late May and running consecutively until the end of July/early August.

2. This will be based on 3 circuits, Torworth, Serlby & Dinnington with the circuits alternating each week, so each circuit will be used 3 or 4 times.

3. There will still be 3 groups with 2 groups riding each evening and the other group having a night off.

If it ends up being a 9 race programme, then each group will have 6 races, 2 on each circuit with one night off on each circuit.
For the 12 race programme, each group will have 8 races, 3 on 2 of the circuits and 2 on the other with one night off on 2 of the circuits and 2 nights off on the other.

4. Depending on how the traffic management discussions and costs turn out, we expect the marshaling requirement to be just a maximum of ONE evening for the whole programme.

5. There will be just one entry fee required. Obviously our costs are going to increase but we expect any increase in the entry fee to be minimal and generally in line with the cost of previous years.

I’ll be sending out another email with more detailed information shortly, but please be patient.

Martin Ellis
NMRRL Secretary

2016 Annual General Meeting

27 Jan
January 27, 2016

The Club’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 5th February, 8.00pm at The University Arms, Brook Hill, Sheffield S3 7HG.
Club subscriptions are now due and can paid at the meeting or via PayPal on the website.
We do have a fair bit of clothing in stock at the moment but if anybody is wanting anything that isn’t listed on the clothing page then we’ll try and get another order off during February ready for the start of the new season.
Hope to see as many as possible of you at the meeting.

From the South up…….Brendon on tour.

04 Jan
January 4, 2016

As well as Justin travelling the world again we have Brendon Tyree currently on a 3 month trip which is taking him from the southern Antarctic tip of South America to the Caribbean coast of Cartagena in northern Columbia.
The route is about 6000 miles and he’s got until the 11th March to do it as a flight is booked for his return back to the UK.
You can keep up with him via his website as and when he can update it…

January Club meeting with Pie and Peas…

29 Dec
December 29, 2015

Hi everyone,
Hope you’ve all had a good Christmas.
This Friday should be the Club meeting but seeing as it falls on New Year’s Day we’ve moved it back a week to Friday 8th and it will be held at the Lees Hall Golf Club.
As well as the meeting we’ll be tucking into a Pie and Pea supper at the same time so if you want a meal then please let me know ASAP so that I can give the Golf Club some idea of how many of us to cater for.
If anyone is interested in going for a steady ride or a level 4 intensive threshold training session before the meeting then maybe get in touch via Facebook.
From February onwards we will be back at our old meeting place at the University Arms on Brook Hill (S3 7HG). The Annual General Meeting (5th February) will be held in the larger upstairs room and then from March our meetings will be in the smaller darts room opposite the old Palin Suite.

Rutland Hall

02 Dec
December 2, 2015

The charity ‘In2change’ contacted the Club this week, they are the current owners of Rutland Hall, the birthplace of the Rutland Cycling Club way back in 1908.
On Friday and Saturday of this week (4th-5th December) ‘In2change’ are putting on a photographic exhibition detailing the history of the Hall, with pictures from 1906 onwards. This will include a picture of the Rutland Cycling Club from around that time.
The whole event is to try and raise funds and awareness for the charity to help them with renovation costs. For anyone who is interested in visiting the Hall then you are more than welcome to do so between 10am and 3pm on Friday or Saturday.

Christmas Fancy Dress Dinner

18 Nov
November 18, 2015

Yes it’s that time of the year again…..
Sunday 20th December is the date for your diaries, 1pm at the Cheshire Cheese in Hope for the Club’s fancy dress dinner. Price will be roughly the same as last year £16 – £17 payable on the day.
Let Brendon, Danny or Simon that you’re coming and start getting your outfit ready, NO excuses for not getting dressed up !