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Women’s Club 25 record lowered to 54.25

13 May
May 13, 2017

A good showing from the Rutland at last weekend’s South Pennine 25 at Etwall. With average conditions (warmish, windy and wet!) Karen Ledger finished in 2nd place, 19 seconds behind Victoria Smith from Aerocoach. Karen continued her good early season form and finished with a course PB of 54:25, a national age record and took a massive 9.42 off the Club’s 30 year old ladies 25 record.
Chris Ledger was 1st vet 55, 11th overall and did a PB with a 51.03. Alex Deck also had a good ride and competed the Rutland line up finishing 6th and 1st vet 45 in 56:56 only a few seconds off her PB.

Ladies Club 10 record lowered again.

10 May
May 10, 2017

Its like a game of tennis at the moment between Alex Deck and Karen Ledger with the Club 10 record. Alex knocked another 9 seconds off the current record on Saturday at the BDCA Womens event at Etwall lowering it to 22.50.
Karen actually went faster on Tuesday of this week in the Sheffield Phoenix event at Cuckney with a 22.44 but as that was only a club event it doesn’t count as a Club record.

Obituary – Bob Furness – Funeral details

05 May
May 5, 2017

Recently and more often than not I when post things on here it seems to be sad news and this is no exception. Geoff Hague let me know that another long standing member of the Club Bob Furness passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in his sleep at the weekend.

Bob’s funeral will be held at 2:30 on Friday the 12th May at the Chesterfield Crematorium and then at the Bakewell Golf Club for the wake.
Carol has requested family flowers only but donations can be made to ” The Air Ambulance Service”

15 Mile Club Records set – 30 April 2017

03 May
May 3, 2017

Another good weekend for the Club as our new members Chris and Karen Ledger and Alex Deck all rode the VTTA National 15 Championships on the V728 up at North Cave, Hull.
A good performance from Karen securing the win with a 33.42 establishing a new ladies Club record and setting a National Age Record and Chris setting a benchmark for other Club riders to aim for with a 32.03.
Alex Deck rode the tandem with Richard Dixon from Team Swift and won the event on actual time with a 31.01 and won it on standard as well with +9.24.

Ladies Club 10 record broken yet again – 22 April 2017

24 Apr
April 24, 2017

The two new ladies that have joined the Club this year have both got off to a flying start breaking the ladies Club 10 mile record in the first couple of months of the season. First it was Karen Ledger back in March taking the record down to a 23.28 and this weekend Alex Deck has updated that with a 22.59 in the VTTA Notts and East Mids event.

Ladies Club 10 record broken – 18 March 2017

19 Mar
March 19, 2017

A good day for the Rutland at Saturday’s Bolsover and District 10 on the 010/5 at Cuckney with Chris Ledger being the Club’s fastest rider with a 21.44, Joe Le Sage with a 22.02 and James Bell 22.58.
New Rutler Karen Ledger (pictured below) started the season as she means to go on with a 23.28, knocking 30 seconds off the Club’s eighteen year old ladies 10 mile record. Alex Deck completed the Rutland line up for the event with a 24.39

Annual General Meeting 2017

25 Jan
January 25, 2017

The Club’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 3rd February, 8.00pm at The University Arms, Brook Hill, Sheffield S3 7HG.
Club members will receive an email this weekend with a meeting agenda attached.

Bert Ridge – Funeral details.

10 Jan
January 10, 2017

Bert’s funeral will take place on Wednesday 18th January, 11:45 at the Grenoside Crematorium North Chapel and then afterwards at the Cow & Calf at Grenoside where all are welcome.

Hills, Haggis & a wee dram – 28 January 2017

08 Jan
January 8, 2017

Just a reminder that the ‘Burns’ Night’ social is coming up on Saturday 28th January.
@_PiEeyed are doing the catering and are providing haggis pies; mash and neeps (mashed turnip) and there is a vegan option.
The Blake Hotel in Walkley for £10 per person will give us a selection of whisky to sample with the meal which, if 20 people come along it works out at £6 a head for food so £16 per person is pretty reasonable.
Bob Cuff is organising and has nearly 20 names on his list but if you’ve not let him know yet that you’re coming then please get in touch via the Club website, Facebook or Twitter – @rutlandcc or @bobcuff_1
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Obituary – Bert Ridge

04 Jan
January 4, 2017

A belated Happy New Year to all Rutlers….
Not the best way to start the year but I received a message last night from Andrew Ridge letting me know that his dad Bert Ridge, long-term Rutland stalwart passed away peacefully in St Luke’s last night (3 Jan.2017) around 6pm with his family around him. I believe Bert was about 93 but he’s pictured here from a Club run back in the 1950’s.bert-ridge-club-run-1950s