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I received news from Paul Morris last week that John ‘Jock’ Caldwell passed away just before Christmas. Not many will remember Jock but he was an active member of the Club along with his wife Betty during the 1950’s / 60’s / 70’s. I’m a little late with this post but his funeral was at Willerby on 2nd January near where he lived in Barton on Humber. I’ll send a card to Betty from the Club but if anyone else wishes to get in touch then please give me a shout and I’ll let you have her address.
For those of you that need something to start training for, entries for the 2020 North Mids Road Race League are now open…
You will find all details on the NMMRL tab to the left, on the TLI website and on the NMRRL site.
Our Christmas fancy dress dinner at the Cheshire Cheese Inn at Hope is a week earlier than usual so that we may get a few more people there than last year.
Price will probably be about the same as last year, £20 for a three course meal payable in cash on the day.
If you need a vegetarian meal then please let me know, otherwise you’ll get a full Xmas turkey dinner.
Usual meet, 11am Bents Road for those riding out and yes, fancy dress is compulsory !
Pete Fouldes emailed me this week to let me know that his Dads brother Jack passed away last weekend aged 97 in Rotherham hospital, he had been unwell for some time.
Jack I guess will only be known by a few club members i.e. John Clarke who would have met Jack possibly on the Saturday morning runs to Retford, attended by John , Jim & Kate Hall, Ernest Keeton, George Steers and others, also some of whom, have sadly departed.
Jack’s funeral will be held on Thursday 22nd August at 3.30pm Hutcliffe Wood.
Jack Fouldes Obituary (1922 – 2019)
Jack joined the Rutland CC pre-war (WW II) and was active keeping the club going through the war years (1939 – 1945) with regular club runs into Nottinghamshire. Jack kept the Rutland CC name on the results board down at Blyth when the sporadic, war time, events did take place and held the club record for the fastest 25 for several years.
He completed the Manchester and District 12 hour during the 1940s with little or no support, having to ride there and back from Sheffield.
Jack finished his racing years with the Scala wheelers, the top Sheffield racing team of the wartime era. During the war time years, with little or no traffic the bike was king of the road it wasn’t uncommon for Jack with the Rutland club members to come up against the Sheffield Phoenix coming out of places like Matlock and to be engaged in a kerb to kerb battle as the two clubs attempted to outpace one another. A similar competition used to occur heading to the tea stops out in Nottinghamshire where the Rutland club members would be en-mass all across the A1 in an attempt to be first into the café.
Jack in his later years went on to live in Sutton near Retford where his cycling activities included time trial marshalling and meeting up with the Saturday morning run to the café in Retford attended typically by – Jim & Kate Hall, Ernest Keeton, George Steers, John Clarke and others.
Results form the Club 10 at Hatfield Woodhouse can be found on the Time Trialling forum website.
On behalf of the Club a BIG THANK YOU to Steve Ellis and his wife Louise for their efforts yet again for organising Tumby’s Road Race last Sunday at Braithwell.
It was an incident free event with six riders going clear on the last couple of laps and Cameron Blake from Prologue RT taking the win, second was Toby Tanfield from Cleveland Wheelers and third was Mark Walker from Wold Top The Edge RT.
Thanks to everyone else that came out to marshal as well. If you click on the link below it should take you to a Google gallery of photos taken on the day by Mike Blake.
Next Friday (5th) should be the Club meeting but it’s also the Bradfield Hill Climb on Woodfall Lane and I know several people like to go out and watch the hill climb, some people even ride it!
With that in mind we’ve changed the date of the meeting to the following Friday the 12th July.
Hill climb starts at 7:30 for those that are interested…
Race report from Joe LeSage on his record breaking ride in the:-
ECCA 100 – 26th June 2019.
High expectations. The ECCA is THE fast 100 – as the event approached, conditions looked good and the time trialling forum was full of predictions of just how fast could Marcin go? Sub 3 hours 10 minutes was mooted as a possibility. 31.57mph for 100 miles and over 7 minutes better the current comp record.
I was off 16 minutes ahead of Marcin Bialoblocki, and was hoping to hold him off to halfway, and in the process go somewhere around 3:45. I was off at the back end of the field, with a 6am start (slept in the van at the HQ but still needed a 3:30am alarm call).
There’s not a lot to report about riding a 100. Don’t start too fast and just endure the rising discomfort and try not to think about the final 45 minutes or so that are pure purgatory.
Anyway, I wasn’t going as fast as I’d hoped, and a pb looked very unlikely at one-third distnce. Stay positive and keep pushing. Halfway came and went, and no sign of Marcin. Two-thirds distance, temperature and speed rising, it started to look as though things were coming together. Still no Marcin.
As expected, the final hour was awful. I managed to push on to hit my pb speed with 10 miles to go. Touch and go. Off the final turn, just over 4 miles to go, and 9 .5 minutes to do it in… couldn’t do the maths, but it seemed feasible.