Men’s 12 Hour Club record broken

08 Sep
September 8, 2018

Egged on by Peter McNally to have a bash at Darren Otter’s 18 year old club record of 277.26 miles Joe LeSage rode the Breckland 12 at the beginning of August and crushed it by a mammoth 0.62 miles, a whopping 0.21% increase. 277.88 miles.
Setting off at 6:12 in the cool, early morning for the 40 minute stretch to the A11, everything felt good and so it continued. Food & drink were going down well legs felt great, average speed was rising but so was the mercury.
Joe went through six hours at 24mph, just as the heat was really starting to bite. A five minute stop to replenish supplies and drench himself in water, and he was down to 23.8mph. The next two hours were rough. Temperature hit 30 degrees, with a relentless sun reflecting and radiating off the road.
A second stop at eight hours and the speed dropped to 23.5mph. Joe felt the club record was on, but it could all hang on when they sent him on to the finishing circuit.
As he came back round at 9.5 hours he desperately wanted to get off the main road and onto the lanes of the finishing circuit. He knew though, that he needed another lap on the A11. As he approached the roundabout he could see the marshal by his car getting ready to direct riders off the main road. He snuck through by a few minutes, and tried to put some power down.
With just under two hours to go, with 230 miles on the clock he left the DC and headed onto the Norfolk lanes. Undulating grippy roads and a rising wind sapped speed and strength, and by the time he hit the final hour he needed over 20mph to make the record.
If you’ve never ridden a 12, the final hour is the best bit. You can’t gain or lose too much, the hard work is done and there’s generally a good atmosphere and lots of support. That is, unless you’re chasing a distance. The final hour was hell. Despite getting caught up in some farm traffic he passed the old record with less than two minutes to spare crushing it by a mammoth 0.62 miles…..Sorry Darren, you’ve been well and truly robbed.

Tumby’s Road Race

26 Aug
August 26, 2018

A few belated pictures from Tumby’s road race organised by Steve & Lousie Ellis at the end of July on the Braithwell / Stainton circuit.
Jamie Ridehalgh riding for Crimson Perfotmance RT was the winner on the day ahead of Danny Winfield (J’s Cycle Shack) and Steven Guymer (Squadra RT).

Women’s 100 mile Club record broken.

01 Aug
August 1, 2018

Wet and windy conditions at the weekend didn’t stop Alex Deck breaking the Women’s Club 100 mile record in the Team Swift 100 on the V370 with a time of 4.36.30. The previous record of 4.44.43 was set back in 1960 by Elaine Herbert so after 58 years it’s time for a new name to be in the record books.

July meeting date change

01 Jul
July 1, 2018

The Club meeting due to be held next Friday (6th July) has been put back a week to the 13th.

This is mainly due to the fact that it’s the Bradfield Hill Climb on Woodfall Lane on Friday 6th and seeing as we have 7 members riding we didn’t think many people would be at the meeting.

Nocturnal Teacake – Friday 22 June 2018

14 Jun
June 14, 2018

It’s been a while but we’re back at the best part of the year yet again, the time around the Summer Solstice.

The nights are long and golden, the leaves at their fullest and mysterious spirits gather around the Eyam stocks awaiting the arrival of the Rutland CC to perform their ritualistic crowning of the Drinking Chalice Champion!

We’ll be meeting at the Teacake meet at 7pm, heading down Grindleford and then straight up to the Eyam stocks to drink some Rum and enjoy this year’s unusual chalice entries.

Last year Gerry Acari won with a condom, it was outside the box enough to make the final and then beasted the ‘Crowd ClapOmeter’.

We now have an official Trophy so make sure you have a spare bottle cage to carry it home is case you win.

We’ll then cruise up to the Barrel pub for one then down the beautiful Abney descent, up Burbage and over the hill to the Norfolk Arms for sandwiches, chips and ale’s (see flyer attached)

Please get in touch with Brendon by email, text or Twitter for food numbers before next Wednesday and I’ll look forward to seeing you (and your wacky cups) at the Teacake next Friday.

All the best

2nd joint vice deputy ex Social Secretary,

Brendon

@BrenTyree

brendon@rutland.cc

Mens Club 25 record goes again.

29 May
May 29, 2018

Nick Latimer reduced the mens Club 25 record last Sunday taking it under 50 minutes for the first time in the Clubs history. Nick rode the Acme Wheelers Rhonda event on the R25/3H and recorded a time of 49.39.

Can anyone help ?

29 May
May 29, 2018

This photo was recently sent into us by Melvyn Hirst and it shows Mike Gadd, a leading time triallist of his day leading his uncle Harry Aspden in a two-up time trial. Melvyn thinks it was taken during the Rutland GP des Gentlemen, held on the O2 in about 1968.
If anyone can throw any light on the actual date, time and position recorded by Mike and Harry it would be much appreciated.

Ernest Keeton – funeral details

30 Mar
March 30, 2018

Ernest’s funeral will be held at 12:00 o’clock at St. James Church in Woodhouse on Thursday 19th April – Tithe Barn Lane, S13 7LL.

The service will be followed by a burial at Handsworth Cemetery for family whilst everyone else is welcome back at the Angel Inn in Woodhouse for the wake at around 1:00pm – 59 Sheffield Road, S13 7EQ.

Betty has requested no flowers but instead any donations you wish to give may be placed in a box at the church and will go to cancer research and British heart charities.

Obituary – Ernest Keeton

19 Mar
March 19, 2018

It’s with a heavy heart that I write this post to let you know that my Uncle Ernest passed away early this morning on his 95th Birthday.
Ernest was one of the last elder statesmen of the Club who has seen many changes in the Club over the past sixty years or so. He was still getting out on the bike for short rides into his eighties and then when he started to slow down a little he moved on to the turbo he set up in his spare room.
Ernest had a fall at home about 10 days ago and so has been in the Northern General Hospital since then but sadly he passed away this morning.
I will post funeral details on here as and when I know them.
Thank you,
Simon

Brad Flix film night – Friday 6th April 2018

06 Feb
February 6, 2018

Friday 6th April is the date for your diaries, 7pm onwards. It may seem a long time away but we’re going to have a film night and we or should I say Bob has had to book early. It’ll be at Bradfield Village Hall (Brad Flix) and is the Friday night before the Paris-Roubaix (Sunday 8th) so we’ll show ‘A Sunday in Hell’ or equivalent. There will be bar facilities and some sort some of food will be available as well, this might be in the form of the Porter Pizza Company or Pie Eyed who come with a van. There is a charge associated with hiring the facilities and therefore the cost will be number dependent but it won’t be very much if there are around 20 of us, even cheaper if more come.
It is also the night of the Club meeting for April so we’ll either have a short meeting there or we’ll put the meeting back a week.
We can possibly invite other clubs too to see if we can generate a bit more interest but will see nearer the time. Thanks to Paul O. for helping to sort this out and please let Bob know if you’re coming via Facebook, Twitter or email.