Author Archive for: Si Squeaker Keeton

Coronavirus

20 Apr
April 20, 2020

Due to the current situation with Coronavirus our Club meetings at the University Arms are obvously not taking place and all our events will either have to be cancelled or postponed, we will try to keep you all updated as and when we can.
The Saturday Teacake which is obviously a well attended group ride is currently not taking place either.
Stay safe everyone.

2020 Club meetings

05 Mar
March 5, 2020

With low attendance at the recent monthly meetings we decided at the AGM to have bi-monthly meetings this year at the University Arms and on the alternative Fridays we would arrange a ride out somewhere and have a few beers and an informal meeting.

The first ‘alternative Club meeting’ is set for Friday 6th March at the Norfolk Arms, Ringinglow.

This year’s meeting dates are listed on the MEMBERSHIP & MEETINGS tab.

White Peak Road Race

05 Jan
January 5, 2020

With help from the Peak RC the Club will this year be promoting the ‘White Peak Road Race’ at Flagg on Sunday 10th May. The event will be an LVRC (now British Masters Cycle Racing) event and will be a counting event in the Percy Stallard series, more details will follow as they are known.

Obituary : John ‘Jock’ Caldwell

05 Jan
January 5, 2020

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.

2020 NMRRL

22 Dec
December 22, 2019

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.
www.nmrrl.org.uk

Christmas Fancy Dress Dinner – Sunday 15th December

26 Nov
November 26, 2019

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 !

Obituary – Jack Fouldes

16 Aug
August 16, 2019

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.

Club 10 results – Saturday 3 August 2019

05 Aug
August 5, 2019

Results form the Club 10 at Hatfield Woodhouse can be found on the Time Trialling forum website.
http://www.timetriallingforum.co.uk/index.php?/topic/134229-rutland-cc-10/

Club 50 record broken.

05 Aug
August 5, 2019

Joe LeSage broke the men’s Club 50 record in the BDCA 50 on 13th July with a time of 1.44.39
Joe knocked 19 seconds off Darren Otter’s record which had stood since 2002.

Tumby’s Road Race – 21 July 2019

23 Jul
July 23, 2019

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.

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPiLBzDwWaTK4KiWR12piJcVxmPxTA1op0ftGA8yYTRx3yWGhzVoUQV1VVuRx5_XQ?key=M3J4TWZqU1p3MURuRFRLd2R1S2NRSy1pNmdtRWxn