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Rutland Legend…George Steers

11 Jul
July 11, 2014

Click the title above for an interesting article about Rutland legend George Steers on the VTTA North Midlands website.

Amazing on bike footage from the Tour De Suisse…

20 Jun
June 20, 2014

Nev Crane Memorial 25 mile TT – Sleaford Wheelers

04 Jun
June 4, 2014

Had an email from the organiser of this event and the prize list looks very impressive… anyone riding??

The Sleaford Wheelers Nev Crane Memorial 25 mile TT is once again on the horizon. The date is 20th July. Since this popular event first appeared on the Calendar it has been arguably the richest and best supported TT in Lincs DC. It is now its 8th year and it is hoped that another fine entry will happen. Usually the event attracts around 100 riders.

Last year Matt Bottrill lowered his course and event record for the single carriageway C25/35 course to 50:04. With three 49 minute rides in the previous months National 25 in Lincs District, Matt’s time is the 4th quickest ever recorded in the County.

Once again the event offers around £900 in prize awards with £200 being ring fenced just for the ladies.

I hope that I have aroused some interest. The Prospectus and Details of how to enter are as under:

Sleaford Wheelers Cycling Club sponsored by Chandlers of Grantham-Mitsubishi-Solo Club of Sleaford promote the Nev Crane Memorial 25 Mile Time Trial, July 20th 2014. A Prize List of over £900, £200 of which is ring fenced just for the Ladies.

£100 Fastest rider going down 10 places
£50 Fastest Lady going down 5 places
£30 Fastest Junior going down 3 places
£30 Fastest Juvenile going down 3 places
£10 Fastest Vet in 5 year Age Bands
£10 each Fastest Team of 3 Riders
£10 Fastest rider slower than 1:00:59 and each minute down to and including 1:11:59
£50 if winner breaks Course and Event Record. (Matt Bottrill 50:04)
£50 if winner does a 49 or better.
£50 if Fastest Lady breaks Ladies Course record. (Wendy Houvenaghel 54:17)

Internet Entry or by Post
On CTT Entry Form along with Entry Fee £8 (Cheques payable to D. Laidlow) and
sent to: Doug Laidlow, 17 Fen Road, Little Hale, Sleaford, Lincs. NG34 9BD
Tele: (01529) 461018. Email:
Closing date for entries is 6pm Tuesday July 8th.

Bike hire in Mallorca?

14 Jan
January 14, 2014

Thinking of heading to Mallorca for a training camp this year? Or maybe you off for a week with the family in the summer? Whatever your requirements, friend of Rutland CC and part time Mallorca resident Phil Axe has started a cycle hire company in Port de Pollensa, Mallorca.

If you want to rent a bike for a day or a month, is the only place you need to look !!!

These days with the amount it costs to transport your bike by plane and obviously the risks from damage that you face by trusting those baggage handlers, renting a bike instead makes a very compelling case. At Phil has assembled a quality fleet of Orbea’s, Felt’s and Moda’s so you will be getting a quality ride not a clunker! The pricing is also very competitive, being cheaper for a quality bike than some are charging for a basic bike.

Who knows if you let him know that you are Rutland member you might even talk him into a discount.

The very first Sheffrec vs Rutland – Friendly Football match

15 Dec
December 15, 2013

Thursday 19th December 2013 – Hilsborough college. If you fancy it get yourself over to facebook and stick yer name down.

Road bike party 2 – Totally awesome…

11 Dec
December 11, 2013

16 Oct
October 16, 2013

Not the weather that’s for sure but at least there is a new season of Behind the Barriers !!!

Sounds like an interesting ride for the retro boys…

10 Oct
October 10, 2013

…although I think the entry fee might be a bit steep!

L’Eroica Britannia launched

How much difference does a light bike make?

21 Aug
August 21, 2013

Having been battered all the way up Froggatt by Darren last night on his lovely shiny new bike, I can tell you quite a bit! But in this video, Dan Lloyd gets all scientific and tells us the actual difference in watts. Take note Tony and Thom, he’s basically saying, you would kick everyone’s arse if you traded up the steel for Carbon!

Tour de suisse

14 Jun
June 14, 2013

Great bit of behind the scenes action from the Tour de Suisse courtesy of the Orica Greenedge team. Enjoy.