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Rutland 1-2 in the Thursday night road race league opener 2010.

23 Apr
April 23, 2010

It was a great start to the 2010 road race league campaign for Rutland last night who managed a one two in the first event at Torworth. Jamie Burgan (true Rutler currently riding for Boneshakers) outsprinted Marc Mallender at the end of the seven lap race to bag maximum points.

It was the first night of the revised structure of the event which is now split in three separate leagues. Last night Group C and Group B were in action and we had Rutland riders in both groups.

The new un-handicapped structure of the events suited the Rutland riders attacking style down to tea. The race started in a lively fashion with Rutlands Danny Lowthorpe involved in a early move which went away virtually from the gun. After three laps Jamie and Marc bridged the gap and then blasted straight past to form a leading duo that forged ahead to gain a gap of approximately one minute by the line.

Steve had a dig of his own on the last lap but that was brought back before the bunch contested a hectic bunch sprint which was won by Sheff Recs Marc Etches, who rounded the podium off in third.

In the Group B race…I’m not sure what happened….all I know is that Dave was riding and finished in the bunch. Fancy writing a report for us Dave ???

Were you invloved in the racing ??? Why not comment on the article and give us your opinions on the first weeks competition.

Congratulations go out anyway to Marc and Jamie for a great Rutland 1-2 !!!

Teacake tastic…

18 Apr
April 18, 2010

The sun was out and people flocked to make what has to have been one of the finest teacakes of the year…The turnout was amazing…something that I have not seen for a while but if you don’t believe me check out the pics below. (ps sorry for the quality they were taking using my sweaty camera phone!!).

I was also very pleased to see a great turnout for the slowcake also with eight or so riders tackling what turned into an epic slowcake of slightly elongated proportions.

All groups congregated back at the cafe for a well earned brew and plenty of banter. I’m sure I’m not the only person who feels really pleased to have found the Hathersage baths cafe. It’s great to actually feel welcome at a place and they have been brilliant catering for our ever increasing numbers with a smile. “Chapeau” to all at the cafe.

One of the main highlights for me though had to be newly signed Pinarallo test rider Dave Webster. Pinarello were apparently not getting enough of the right kind of feedback from their sky team members and so have turned to teacake stalwart Dave to put their product through it’s paces. Dave added, “Well Pinarello bosses approached me and said they were after some feedback on how the Dogma handled a rider capable of putting down some serious wattage, last week topping Cressbrook my SRM was reading 1500 watts and that’s a figure none of team sky can match.” We look forward to hearing more from our intrepid test teamer as the season progresses.

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Were you out on saturday ? Why not leave a comment and tell us what you thought of the ride ?

Sheffield’s finest chain gang ready to set sail…

30 Mar
March 30, 2010

chaingang

As of next Tuesday night (6th April) the chain gang will again be threading it’s majestic route through the peak district at warp factor 53×12.

We will be meeting as last year up at the Norfolk Arms at 6pm for prompt set off soon after 6pm (we may be able to relax the start time slightly as the nights get lighter).

Last year on occasion the group got a little large to be effective so if we get a big turn out again this year we are planning on splitting up into smaller groups down at Hathersage and having a bit of handicapped style pursuit down to Castleton and back. We may also lenghten out the route a little if there are any takers…

Anyway I for one can’t wait so engage that big ring and see you up at the Norfolk Arms !!!

Welcome to the new site (updated)

01 Oct
October 1, 2009

The new Rutland website has been installed using the WordPress blog software, it means it will be much easier for us and others to update the site.
You will notice that there are now more tabs along the top where we can post items into different categories and keep the site up to date with news, results,photos etc.
If anyone has anything that they wish to put on the site please e-mail it onto Danny or Simon.
If you are a fully paid up Rutland Member and would like to log-in and post witty comments on the news items please contact me at website@rutlandcc.org.uk to request your password. You will also be able to use this log-in on the Forum when it arrives.